Taleo - May learn a thing or two, but be prepared for long hours, impossible deadlines and unappreciative management. | Glassdoor
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"May learn a thing or two, but be prepared for long hours, impossible deadlines and unappreciative management."

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
Approves of CEO

Pros

If you live in Alameda County and want to work for a company that is publicly traded and is in a growth market (HRIS) and probably won't run into any serious financial troubles in the near future. Also you may learn a lot of good software development practices and procedures. Benefits are standard and they have an ESPP program.

Cons

Long hours and long commute if you don't live near Dublin. Long as in weekends and working through the night. A typical work week is 60-80 hrs.

The company is split into teams that support the enterprise product and those that support the product geared for the midsize market. The enterprise team tends to go through long (~6 months) development cycles whereas the SMB team tends to have short release cycles. Release cycles tend to be every 6 weeks.

If you miss deadlines, you get berated. If you work 'till wee hours in the morning for an entire month, you won't get any recognition for your hard work...not even a "Thanks for the hard work.". Just a here's the next project.

Advice to Management

Conduct 360 performance reviews. Anonymous reviews of employees for their managers would be beneficial.

Other Employee Reviews for Taleo

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - ???? in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - ???? in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good people in management for the most part. Very personal and interested in you as a person (not all departments are like this, but most are). A person can get exposure to different departments if they want to. A person needs to be up front to get that, but I have found that very little is denied those who ask for it. Also, management seems to respond favorably to those who take initiative. IT is paid very well in general and seem all seem to be very pleased with the monetary portion of their compensation package. Upper Management gets great perks.

    Cons

    Lower salaries. High stress environment. Long work hours.

    Advice to Management

    Improve the benefits package.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Taleo - a good place to work if you have experience"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Dublin, CA
    Current Employee - Sales in Dublin, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    SaaS and Talent Management Leader. Innovative, focused, agressive and driven management. Generous Perfomance based compensation. Opportunity for advancement for self-starters. Mostly very competent, bright colleagues. Increasingly global focus.

    Cons

    Increasingly hierarchical corporate structure. Poor internal customer support. Poor employee onboarding, training and ongoing support. To be succesful you have to be independent, entrepreneurial and experienced. No formal career development, veteran's often passed over for management position in favor of new outside talent.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in customer service training and overall services delivery.

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