Functional ATS but not great
An expensive ATS used for larger more traditional companies. Personally, I won't recommend this product but it could be useful for some bare bones functionality.
-Lots of functionality
-Great for larger corporations
-Database is extremely large so candidate information is easily accessible.
-Old! It seems my larger more established clients use Taleo and it's just an old ATS. The overall user experience is a bit dated and clunky. There is not much customization, if you have multiple clients utilizing your companies ATS it can get quite confusing.
Excellent HR Tool
Great integrations, feature-packed, and makes us more efficient. Highly recommended.
We can keep tabs on applicants. Monitor their progression from initial evaluation, hiring, and building skills. Encompasses just about all of the human resources processes. The price is great for the features you get. We love having the employee paperwork all filled in before a new hire even steps foot into the office for their first day. Nobody likes paperwork. This software definitely improves our onboarding process, making us much more efficient. The integrations also allow our department to save time managing employees. Having things like our background check service integrated is great.
Needs an integration with payroll. Not the easiest software to deal with (it's Oracle...). You'll have that with software that is powerful, though. Still, could use some improvements for ease of use. Navigation could be improved.
I enjoy using Taleo for its wealth of features, integrations and ease of use.
I enjoy the wealth of features and customizability. The paragraph customization is intuitive. Oracle customer support is responsive and knowledgeable.
A lack of training options for Connect Client have limited my ability to use it to its full potential. Some configuration menus are dense.
Excellent For Applications and Resumes
Even though the initial set up is long, subsequent applications are easy and breezy since all your information is already in there. When I was looking for a job, there were a ton of companies that used this for their application process- a lot of quality companies and positions too!
I loved, loved, loved that it stored my resume and job application information and was easy to submit to multiple positions within individual companies.
The first time you apply to a job listing, it takes SOOOO LONG to enter all the information. Also, each business requires you to re-enter or upload your information, but once it IS in there, you can easily apply to multiple job listings!
Taleo is great. We use it for hiring of all positions at Life Time. You are easily able to create requisitions, match candidates with requisitions, initiate background checks, etc. It is easy to use & walks you through it. You can even share requisitions with other managers.
If I had to pick something that I liked least, it would be it is repetitive with it's descriptions/questions when creating requisitions.
Slow, Flash based
Reporting metrics are helpful but could be more conclusive and could be more filters available. Application information is not easily printable for those that refuse to use a computer to view.
Interface is dreadfully slow, it is built in flash which is outdated and unable to access from apple ipads, iphones which is difficult to manage at career events and providing instant feedback to potential applicants.
Cadillac of software
OK ATS System
Good produce but difficult to learn
Outdated software and poor support
I didn't choose this product and can only imagine that it used to be a great product.
Technically it got the job done. Jobs posted, candidates submit and we can review. But nothing is too easy along the way.
Flash based interface means I can't use modern browsers. Klunky and non-intuitive buttons mean I send reviews to the wrong people. Google Analytics integration, while possible was a nightmare to find someone who could help tell us how to do it.
Taleo... is this really representative of Oracle's products?
While the product is dependable, it is clunky, disjointed and not user friendly.
I have been using the product for a while now, quite dependable with virtually no down time. It's also from a very trusted and respected company.
The cons piggyback off of one of the Pros... namely this is a substandard clunky disconnected product with the Oracle brand labeled onto it. Should it really represent Oracle??? I don't believe so.
Luke Warm Impression
I think Taleo has the potential to be awesome. My issues with it mainly come from Customer Service. If there is an issue it is impossible to get any help. Our previous rep. told us that she "didn't really know much about Taleo" and most of what she could help us with was stuff that we easily figured out on our own. She would struggle to even show us how to edit email templates. We want to be making the most out of this ATS, but without some guidance or resources, we are struggling to find it all that beneficial to us.
It's great for the basics, but other than that, my team has yet to find the real value behind using it.
Frustrating and difficult
It is simple to add in candidates and positions, keeps good track of the candidates submitted for positions, reports are easy to make, easy to open the software, and it keeps track of your recent activity to candidates are easy to revert back to when needed
Duplicates names and positions regularly, can't search via zip code, not efficient enough for recruiting in my eyes unless your a smaller company (1 to 15), can't go back and delete things unless your an administrator (we all make mistakes but Taleo coerces even bigger issues when you have to get others involved). Can be frustrating
Taleo Not Serving Customer, Not Serving Ultimate Clients
Lighten-up Taleo, you're not that important. Allow applications to be submitted w/o registration and so many questions.
The service is technical, too technical. Long-time in the market place. Terrible reputation with most candidates and growing with their customers.
A L-T friend, bank exec, noted that Taleo gets much negative feedback from their recruits for mid-high level positions. Too much info, time, questioning, etc. VPs don't want to spend time filling in blanks in a data base. He said this to me because I filled a Taleo 'VP' application for his subsidiary bank with a Taleo internal rejection. The rejection was due to Taleo's issue with "Masters of Business Administration" vs "MBA" and "Masters Business Administration". Apparently, many people, even more mid-high level people are tired of this nonsense. The result is that they just won't use Taleo. The old method of give the friend a call, email a resume, etc are being kicked out by HR directors. It was replaced with a basic, load resume, fill in key info system. Thanks to Taleo, the current 2 hours of input by the recruit, no feedback to the recruit and the best candidates are not joining your company's team.
I have had a fairly positive experience with Oracle.
While I do not use this product daily, I can say that when I have used it my experiences have been fairly positive. It is easy to use and navigate, I have found it to be intuitive and easy to learn.
I haven’t dealt with it enough to have very many strong feelings on managing this software. The times I have used it, I have never had any negative experiences. Overall I am happy with it.
Full of features and easily customizable.
Employees got a better understanding of the technology and the clients were overall satisfied.
The product does its job, has great functionality, the price is acceptable and it's easy to use. I got accustomed to it in a few days and the overall experience was great.
There is still work to be done with platform integration. There are times when it gets crowded with not so useful options that you need to filter out.
Good if rolled out properly
In order to use Taleo Successfully you really need to do your homework and Have an implementation Specialist dedicated to building you process in taleo.
After that the product is pretty good. Thy have put more in place tpoassist with knowledge sharing and training.
Robust tool, for the management of Human Resources, recommended for large and medium companies
It is a robust, reliable tool for managing information, with a good variety of reports.
I like the application, its reports that are very friendly. The handling of candidate information and support is very good
I like the tool, however it is not very customizable and its interface is a little outdated. I think the application is very good
Well if u asked me to choose any cloud. Platform i would go google drive anytime.
But over this and icloud i prefer this
U COULD STORE ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING IN THE CLOUD
WELL IT IS RELIABLE ALTHOUGH NOT PRACTICAL STILL RELIABLE
COULD USE IT AS A BACKUP
Dashboards are super confusing
Very slow speed cuz it takes a lot of timeee