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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 (4)

    "Great place to work, great leadership, but keep your nose to the grind stone."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good mission statement, the company really has a strong place in this world. The people who work there are very amicable, and stick together as a family. The work environment is relatively casual. You are on the cutting edge of emerging technology

    Cons

    Compensation is way below market rate.

    Advice to Management

    To pay better, you can afford it. And listen to your employees when they want to move.


  2. "software engineer"

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

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

    Pros

    Good Work culture. Can find really smart people.

    Cons

    Pays less than most of the companys

  3. Helpful (5)

    "Working for TASER"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    TASER has a fun environment and a good culture. The weapons sell themselves and is a known established brand. The company utilizes the creativity of its employees

    Cons

    While trying to be innovative, they have launched a product that generally across the board is unsuccessful and unreliable. While AXON and evidence.com are good ideas, they have been executed hastily and what comes off as carelessly. There is also a common theme of intensively rushing things too fast, rather than simply evolving the company rapidly


  4. Helpful (9)

    "Manufacturing Intern"

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    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.


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Typical Manufacturing Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineer Intern in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Intern - Manufacturing Engineer Intern in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TASER as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - High morale (excluding manufacturing)
    - Valuable Products
    - Treat interns VERY well

    Cons

    - Messenger is more important than the message.
    - For a company of its age, many processes are only beginning to be formalized.
    - Many problems and unnecessary work from departments not speaking to each other.
    - Not very challenging work.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your workers, including those without fancy titles. They know more than you give them credit for.


  7. Helpful (7)

    "Still needs a lot of works"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Phoenix, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company makes products that save lives.
    CEO Rick Smith is a down to earth, approachable and passionate in what he's doing.
    Most people there are nice and easy to work with.
    Nice work environment if you work in the front office.
    Company is financially sound.
    Car pool is provided.

    Cons

    Salary-Salary-Salary!!!

    Pay is very low for production employees and most employees are temps with very little chance to become permanent. Starting pay for temp is $9.50 per hour and stay at $9.50 forever until becoming permanent.

    Low pay also means low quality, low morale and high turnover. TASER has a big challenge retaining skilled workers.

    Pay for salary people is not great either and starting salary is lower than industry standard average. It's hard to attract and retain talents if pay is not right.

    Mid level management runs the company but it is weak and full of politics.

    Working environment for production people is bad, the place is very noisy but no ear protection provided. Smoking area is next to employee entrance and so you practically smoke 10 hours a day even you don't want to.

    Advice to Management

    Forget Wall Street and do what is right for the employees.
    Fix your mid level management.

  8. Helpful (9)

    "Above average opportunity with some growth issues."

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    • Senior Management
    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.


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