Tahzoo Reviews

Updated Jul 27, 2020

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28 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome insurance, cool offices, great coworkers,"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Tahzoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    All insurance for employee and their kids is paid for by the company. Tons of opportunity to learn about the business and grow in other areas besides your background. Energetic office culture, very heads down work at times, but much more flexible during less busy times. The CEO talks to people- sounds silly but I always knew I could go talk to him when I had a problem.

    Cons

    Some senior people in the company seem to be only focused on their SME and aren't as open to other technologies/ ways of working as they could be.

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  2. "Great people, dedicated leaders, good opportunity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tahzoo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fortune 500 clients Good company culture Challenging work

    Cons

    Demanding clients with high expectations Somewhat silo'd

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  3. COVID-19

    "I love my job"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tahzoo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I work with my dream team. I have all of the hardware and software I need. I am on projects that fit my skills and challenge me to learn new ones. The company offers paid training and certification. We meet twice a week and connect with what each other is working on. We are supported by management. I have great co-workers, We have a nice office even though we are all currently WFH due to COVID-19.

    Cons

    Training and certifications are mandatory.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Fired after a month for no reason and not a single task assigned"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tahzoo full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    You cant be a good person and leave a good review for this company. I know good ones here are fake

    Cons

    Managers don't have a clue, the project I was going to work for is going total mess. It will require constant maintenance since the software stack was randomly picked by a monkey they rented from a zoo. I'm a very honest person and I will tell you, if you get a development job at this place you will be blamed for a missed deadline and get fired. Its all ego and no brains "culture" type of place

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Worst company to work for. Ive been a developer for more than 20 years"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Tahzoo full-time

    Pros

    No pros, company is a scam. Clients should stay away

    Cons

    Too many to list. I will be a torture

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  6. "Fast paced company for independent learners"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Digital Strategist 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Tahzoo full-time

    Pros

    Love the people and the culture of Tahzoo. Everyone is very smart and qualified and there are a lot of opportunities to move into different career paths because the company is on the smaller side.

    Cons

    The experience you have at Tahzoo is heavily based on the client you are assigned to, similar to other consulting jobs (tough client = tough work, great client = great work). It is a very self-sufficient job because everyone is pretty busy. If you're looking for a job with a lot of formality and structure Tahzoo isn't for you.

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  7. Helpful (3)

    "Smart but Unhappy Staff, Unhealthy Leadership"

    1.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Director 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tahzoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Most of the consultants were great at their jobs and fun to work with, which was the one good thing about working there. Managers and Directors were mostly good, but powerless. One positive was that health insurance was good, when coverage wasn't denied due to a "glitch" with the provider. There were moments of promising improvement.

    Cons

    Most senior leadership was... not good. The stress on me and my team was very high, and it took a major toll on my health. Moments of promise were met with disappointments and failure to meet some promised obligations. I would strongly encourage people to look elsewhere—or at least talk with any past employees in your network first. Stay away if you are a contractor or partner or vendor—unless you don’t mind not getting paid.

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  8. Helpful (4)

    "Toxic Management Avoid!"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Worker in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tahzoo full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    None that I can think of.

    Cons

    CEO and executives are incapable of working together. Passive aggressiveness covers it up but the workers all feel it. Very toxic. Stay away.

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  9. Helpful (9)

    "Front Row Seats To The Sh%t Show"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tahzoo full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Amazingly talented people doing amazing work in spite of the so-called "management". The experience gained by these employees will allow them to find meaningful employment elsewhere soon.

    Cons

    This place is a PONZI scheme by definition. Scoring big clients by overpromising and then underdelivering. Missing payroll at least 5 times over the past 18 months. Not funding 401Ks. Lies and deception to keep the actual fiduciary health of the company from employees, partners and investors. Smoke and Mirrors elevated to an art form.

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  10. Helpful (5)

    "A dangerous employer"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Tahzoo full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You will work with large, Fortune 100 and Fortune 500 clients. Great experiences with amazing companies. You are given lots of freedom to set your work hours. You get a chance to "think on your feet" every day. Get to learn new technologies. Great colleagues who will help you grow and learn. Opportunities to work with cutting-edge, 5 year old technology. You are given a computer* There are bonuses**

    Cons

    Do not work for Tahzoo if you don't have 100% legal authorization to work in the US. If you are here on a work visa of any kind, Tahzoo will extend a lower salary and refuse to promote you or pay you market rate based on the fact that they sponsor you. Tahzoo will not treat employees here on work visas with the same respect and dignity as US citizens. DO NOT WORK HERE IF YOU ARE NOT A US CITIZEN. Do not work for Tahzoo as a contractor. They will not pay you. Tahzoo still owes independent contractors upwards of $100 thousand dollars. Tahzoo's management is laughably bad. It is 100% sales-driven. Tahzoo will tell a client literally anything to make a sale. A statement of work (SOW) will be written against whatever it took to make that sale, with zero consultation from anyone who has touched a computer in the last 4 weeks. Engineers, business analysts, and architects will then be held accountable for whatever the output is. Additional people will not be put on the project, regardless of how unreasonable the deadline or deliverables are. The project will miss deadlines, the client will be unhappy, no one from management gets fired, but engineers and analysts get blamed. Attempting to help in the SOW authoring process only ends in sorrow, as VPs don't know how to use "track changes", and will overwrite an engineer's attempt to make a statement of work sound less foolish. Tahzoo is constantly desperate to make a sale. That desperation drives every decision made in the company. There are no technically competent managers higher than the director level. None of the 8-10 vice presidents know how computers work. 8-10 vice presidents are involved in every project. Every project is over budget. No one understands how projects end up over budget. No one above director level knows anything about code -- at even a basic level. Ask anyone at a VP level if they know where the source code for their products is located. <br> *Tahzoo only buys new computers for VPs. Engineers will work from their own hardware, or leftovers. There's a senior architect working from a 6-year-old macbook. <br> **Bonuses are only paid if a project is successful. Financially, projects are never successful. But the company gets to tell you, "there's bonuses".

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