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

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  1. Helpful (20)

    "Major Boys Club"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Sales in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TASER full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great opportunity if you are hard working, ambitious and like working in technology.

    Cons

    The only way you will experience growth is if you are connected to an executive in the company or you are a white male.

    Advice to Management

    Just because someone didn't go to an Ivy league school does not mean they are not capable of leading. You might want to start hiring managers and directors based on experience instead of pedigree.


  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 (26)

    "It used to be a great place to work, most good reviews are from HR"

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    Current Employee - Current Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Current Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Most positive reviews are from new alumni, or recent hires, red thru and find some honest ones. Good bonus (recently), stock options (recently), nice clean well maintained building, large video wall with XBOX if that's your thing.

    Cons

    Promotion of military/law enforcement individuals over more experienced career oriented folks. Upper management and CEO surround themselves with recent college grads and allow them to grow office politics and silos that lead to favoritism amungst themselves. High level of office politics which gets old real quick. Lots of turnover and firings of upper mnagement in the form of forced resignations.

    Advice to Management

    Respect experience over ex LEO and military personnel, stop giving alumni with no work experience oportunities to manage they are not qualified for. Realize authority does not equate to respect.


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Honest Review"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TASER full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Being given opportunities to grow my career buy their former CFO/COO. Being trusted in, believed in feeling valued by that person. Unfortunately those opportunities are no longer given if you aren't a Grad student or and overpaid executive. Its sad but true. I also enjoyed working with the employees that helped build this co to what it was. Some are still there, but few. The products intent, is also an important reason to feel good about being a part of Taser.

    Cons

    CFO So many bad business decisions. And no one has the nerve to tell/challenge him. Too busy reliving his youth and trying to be like every other Big deal tech company vs focusing on why he started Taser to begin with. When the stocks up, its good. But when its not, reality is still there. That same ol toxic environment. Just my honest opinion.

    Advice to Management

    The company will succeed, because the product is a good one. Quality is an issue, but with the right people I'm sure it could improve. Invest in your employees that have committed to make Taser what it was and can be. Value your employees, ALL of them. Not just the VP's or College kids. Make them want to go to work in the am. Not feel sick to. Grow a pair, be honest about whats not working.....


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Over-worked, unappreciated by direct managers, solutions/ideas never listened to."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Contractor - Contractor in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TASER as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Taser itself it an awesome place to work. Culture, and saving lives.

    Cons

    over 6 months of 70+ hours with no OT or insurance. Constantly having to prove yourself over and over after they find out something that might contradict they will continue to ask. If its not mgmt idea it wont get approved,.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your Sr. Talented Certified employees.There is a reason for such high turn over in the IT dept wont get the talent required to fill positions. Be more professional treat your employees that way you want to be treated. And most of all if you have a problem with someone tell them in writing not verbal.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Revolutionary product"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Sales in Scottsdale, AZ
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at TASER full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Product actually saves lives daily. roots of the company were very strong. Cool facility, friendly co-workers. Very open working environment

    Cons

    Very open working environment
    Arrogance in the industry as they are the only manufacturer of a viable ECW
    No meaningful career path planning / counseling

    Advice to Management

    A little loyality to those who made them what they are would go a long way


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Think twice before working here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at TASER full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Hans Marrero is a great person if you get to meet him

    Cons

    All of the smart employees don't stay around very long. No loyalty between employees. No loyalty between employees and managers.. Mass lay-offs, weekly firings. Not to mention working with a product that by nature has many safety concerns.. that you will have to spin positive.. and it will leave you with many sleepless nights wondering..

    Advice to Management

    find new gigs

  8. Helpful (5)

    "A small company dealing with growing pains!"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very unique, leading edge products makes for an intriguing environment to work in. The office building is very high-tech and glamorous.

    Cons

    Despite leadership's intent to 'develop' within, the company has no career path program, and continues to onboard outside of the company.


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