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Pros
  • Nice people, great work environment, Ping Pong, Foos Ball, Flip Flops but great people focused on solving the technical issues at hand (in 8 reviews)

  • Great team work and great management ard some of the other perks at working there are free drinks and a som ohter good extra benefits there (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Bought by Oracle and they wanted everyone to move to Silicon Valley (in 3 reviews)

  • Top level management and representation at Jacksonville FL office is non-existent (in 2 reviews)

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  1. "Taleo was a gem"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Sales in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Senior Director of Sales in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Taleo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    great culture, people, pay, products

    Cons

    Taleo was recently acquired by Oracle Corp and no longer in business. Taleo products are still being sold by Oracle


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Will not recommend"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Taleo full-time

    Pros

    I will not recommend anyone to work there. I don'r see any pros

    Cons

    Bad management, low salary and unpleasant environment to work


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Very productive. Many great people. Upper management a bit self-absorbed with their own personal gains."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Taleo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great product; great field personnel.

    Cons

    Management created competing comp plans which set up some antagonistic relationships. No celebration of wins or success. Mid level managers given too much autonomy and they abused their power in most situations. An air of selfishness was pervasive.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Immediate supervisor was immoral and manipulative to his employees."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Jacksonville, FL
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Jacksonville, FL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great industry, great software product offerings, many opportunities for career advancement.

    Cons

    Immediate R&D supervisor was mean and played tricks but was most likely only a reaction to pressure from management ... layoff threats were on a quarterly basis.

    Advice to Management

    Always be upfront and sincere to your employees because they can tell if you are not.


  6. "Great company and very comfortable environment."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Customer Support Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, benefits, and culture

    Cons

    Small company, did not have education reimbursement


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Disorganized den of incompotence."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Former Employee - Regional Sales Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can't really think of any.

    Cons

    This was a poorly run company from the top down. Most of the products were not well developed and upper management asked sales to push vaporware.

    Advice to Management

    You did the best thing possible and sold the company to Oracle. At least Oracle might actually develop solid products that actually work.


  8. "Great place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Taleo full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Awesome culture.
    Talented people
    Best solutions in the HCM industry

    Cons

    Acquired by Oracle in 2012.

    Advice to Management

    Do loose sight of what made you great.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "It was ok only"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Taleo (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial, fast-paced and quite a few career opportunities. There were sufficient politics but otherwise it was ok.

    Cons

    Too much management pride and hubris. Not fun. Lots of sportcoat culture


  10. "It was a great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Management
    Former Employee - Sales Management
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Taleo full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great people and culture. Everyone was very collaborative and focused on making the company successful

    Cons

    Several departments were short-staffed and it took to long to add new features.

    Advice to Management

    Be more brutal with teams that don't deliver


  11. "Vibrant, fast moving, fast growing company & not for anyone who wanted an easy-going job"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Co-workers were a very nice and remarkably smart group of people. Still maintained the start up feel, not much red tape, open communication between departments.

    Cons

    Several departments were short-staffed, so they squeezed everything from their employees. This "high productivity" really worked in favor for the executives with a lot of stock, but not so much for those working the long hours.

    Advice to Management

    I wish the focus had been on building a better product, rather than on selling whatever was produced.



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