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Pros
  • This is a place that great people have the opportunity to grow and make real contributions to the company (in 4 reviews)

  • Everyone is passionate about their job and providing great products to improve relationships between the police and the public (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Dismal work life balance:- Taser tries to operate like a startup where reality is that it's not (in 9 reviews)

  • 50% of glassdoor reviews are targeted employees requested to fill out reviews to help recruiting (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Awesome Company!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome feeling to get to work for a great company that has a purpose and a valuable mission.

    Cons

    Reading bad glassdoor reviews. To current folks- not happy? Find somewhere else to be happy. Life's too short!


  2. Helpful (17)

    "Terrible middle management and favoritism"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TASER full-time

    Pros

    Company has good technology and there are some really great people.

    Cons

    Middle Management is clueless and nepotism is rampant.

    Advice to Management

    Find competent managers who aren't focused on taking care of their friends.

  3. Helpful (18)

    "In the midst of massive change"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TASER full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    TASER is changing the technological landscape in public safety. What was once a company with a single flagship product is now a fast-growing, software-driven company with a platform of innovative technologies. There is no shortage of projects to work on, and the people you get to work on them with are top of the line.

    Cons

    The massive change in momentum has brought some turmoil, including the majority of the company having been around for <2 years. This feels more significant in a 20 year old company than it does in a startup, and the change of pace can be a bit much for some people.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to focus on the people, the product, and the mission.


  4. Helpful (7)

    "Love my job"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TASER full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    it's a fantastic place to work
    awesome culture
    belief in a life-saving product
    innovative startup culture
    unlimited PTO

    Cons

    too much focus on flashy things rather than substance
    a small percentage of execs have a bad idea of work-life balance (they don't have families and they expect others to act the same)

    Advice to Management

    trust your employees more.


  5. Helpful (10)

    "Great place to work for millennials ."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TASER full-time

    Pros

    1. Mission of the company is " Save Lives and Protect Truth". It is great knowing everyday that what you are doing is making actual difference in people's lives.

    2. Getting to work with some incredibly smart people

    3. Fun events like Halloween and Annual Holiday Party
    4. Lunch and Learn events
    5. Getting to watch people 'Tased'
    6. Appreciates employees who contributes towards savings

    Cons

    1. Dismal work life balance:- Taser tries to operate like a startup where reality is that it's not! This is a 500+ employee company and needs to realign its business strategy to reflect that

    2. Talented but inexperienced upper management:- Many of the top management is very young and even though there are very smart, it has to be realized that no amount of smartness can replace for actual experience. Decision driven by this inexperience is often a cause of confusion and unnecessary complications for employees down the chain

    Advice to Management

    1.Empower employees to make decisions :- Please empower employees to make business decisions. This would make employees more engaged and let senior executives concentrate on more important things.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Anonymous"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Phoenix, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TASER (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great career oppurtunities. Awesome encouragmnent

    Cons

    need better career path in mfg.

    Advice to Management

    Keep leading by example


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Above average opportunity with some growth issues."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TASER full-time

    Pros

    Excellent mission that is good for society. Interesting technical problems for engineers. Good pay. Leaders have passion to improve company and create awesome products. Leaders exhibit concern that employees have a life outside work - but also know how to work hard too.

    Cons

    Communication between teams and locations sometimes challenging. Career growth good at junior levels, bad in others. Overall career growth seems unimportant to execs. It is one aspect of culture rarely, if ever, addressed by management (excepting the "Leadership Development Program", which is for new hires, not existing employees.)

    Advice to Management

    There are some great people feeling held back and marginalized at TASER.

  8. "Inside Sales Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative technology driven company focused on growth

    Cons

    Fast pace and constant change


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Assembler"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    4 days working week. Some over time two times a monthros - Growing company, lots of users, high impact work, love my coworkers. It's a product that is changing the world.

    Cons

    Benefits, zero for temporary employees.
    Cons - Not an easy job, changes impact millions of users which can sometimes be very stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend - I'm optimistic about the outlook.


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Manufacturing Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Manufacturing Engineering Intern in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at TASER full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Unlimited resources to learn, friendly environment, no micromanagement and flexible hours

    Cons

    Poor pay, not enough room, and terrible reward system

    Advice to Management

    Reward those that are deserving and hire in house more often.


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