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TASER Reviews

Updated February 9, 2017
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Pros
  • Work life balance is overall good (in 7 reviews)

  • Part of something that was meaningful and helped make the world a safer place (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Sometimes the hours can get long, but the company pushes everyone to have a good work/life balance (in 11 reviews)

  • Transforming and scaling company is experiencing some growing pains of hyper scale (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "One of the top places in Scottsdale to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TASER full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great people to work with
    - Management team listens and is open to change
    - Company really cares about make the world a better place (products that save lives)
    - Lots of cool technology
    - Awesome building to work in

    Cons

    - There is a fair amount of office politics, for a company as small as they are.
    - Software business unit is small, lack of mentors or people with significant experience

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great purpose, good opportunities, ok comp"

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

    I have been working at TASER full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The company truly wants to improve the world, and actually does. They're customers love them and they are a truly world famous brand. The company itself is a fun place to work, and has an amazing HQ. The senior management thinks 10 years ahead and actually makes moves to get the company there, investing in new business models and products that will allow for continued growth in a sector they dominate. The company has also changed dramatically over the past few years, all for the better. They have gotten rid of toxic employees and ineffective managers and the company culture is far better for it. They recognize talent in their employees and there is ample space to be a contributor and take on responsibility.

    Cons

    Compensation could be better, and there are a few managers left that need to either step up their game or be replaced. Also the new business is still trying to find its stride.

    Advice to Management

    Stick with your growth strategy and continue investing in it. Don't get lazy on making sure that everyone on the team is a Grade-A contributor even though we're growing and need to fill roles quickly.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A place of innovation and accelerating growth"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Former Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TASER full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This is a fast-paced technology company that happens to have a public sector focus

    Cons

    the free snack bar is limited

    Advice to Management

    continue to carve out new responsibilities for new team members and foster their growth


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  5. "Changing growing company, great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Executive leadership very self aware, high caliber software investors on Board of Directors, company is changing, lots of transparency, converging on SaaS in addition to weapons sales. Safe place to work for high performers.

    Cons

    Growing pains transitioning from single product to multiple products.


  6. "Good experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TASER full-time

    Pros

    TASER is a good company with a flexible environment, in general a nice place to work.

    Cons

    Compensation could have been better.


  7. "On the brink"

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

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

    Pros

    TASER is about to take off for second time. Evidence.com & AXON are the next big thing. This is an exciting company that takes big risks. Great culture & people.

    Cons

    only con- they should have free food


  8. "The Rocket is on the Launchpad"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Positive mission to change the world for the better, passionate people, Scottsdale is beautiful, great access to executive team, fast-moving company, open culture, hackathons, rotational development program, First Friday happy hours, holiday parties.

    The company has dramatically changed for the better over the past two years. It's ready to make a massive impact and change the world again. I'm looking forward to where the company goes next.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult in some roles; sea of honeycombed cubicles; extremely slow hiring process

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to bring the hungry, driven start-up culture back to TASER. More focus on hiring.


  9. "Great place to grow your career"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TASER full-time

    Pros

    Easygoing culture, clear & inspiring mission to protect life & reduce crime, ample opportunities for advancement, managers that delegate & don't micromanage

    Cons

    Small, agile nature of the company can result in sudden shifts in focus and fluctuating workloads

    Advice to Management

    Do everything you can to keep your most talented people


  10. "Doing something that really matters."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TASER full-time

    Pros

    I've worked at several companies in my career. This is the best one. Working at TASER means being on the cutting edge of technology. Innovation is encouraged. We are making the world better by providing more options to resolve serious problems. And with our camera products, we help protect people from fraudulent claims made against them.

    Cons

    Some people perceive the company and its products inaccurately because media coverage tends to be negatively biased, and you have to explain this. Any cons about the company itself are minor.


  11. "TASER Cares"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Writer and MFG Trainer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Technical Writer and MFG Trainer in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I have been working for TASER for about a year and noticed a few things:

    5) Competitive benefit package (Awesome Holiday Parties)

    4) Great job promotion opportunities

    3) Coworkers have positive attitudes

    2) TASER has a Continuous Improvement program which allows everyone in the company to have a voice, TASER recognizes that every employee is essential for success.

    1) Most importantly, I have noticed that the CEO genuinely cares for his employees

    Cons

    An employee needs to be adaptable to change in order to be able to handle the fluctuating work load, as well as the occasional shifts in priorities due to customer needs.



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