TASER

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TASER Reviews

Updated 23 October, 2014
Updated 23 October, 2014
49 Reviews
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Peyton Place ! (Looks good on outside but inside TASER is led by incompetent mgmt and Rick Smith brown nosers

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    If you can get past the new interview scheme which includes Mensa questions (likely the senior team wants an answer to), you quickly can rise to your level of incompetence. There you can bask in praising Rick and being his next pull toy.

    Cons

    Simple. Expect low pay. Expect to report up to an executive you're smarter than. Do not expect your opinions to be valued. If you voice your opinion on paper, months later you will get your own walking papers unless you're a buddy of the senior team.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Quit.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great work environment, extremely high tech, and very driven employees

    Current Employee - Intern in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at TASER as an intern

    Pros

    Everyone is very accessible in such an open work environment. Additionally, the HQ itself is one of the coolest looking places I've ever been.

    Cons

    They do a very thorough job with interviewing, etc to make sure that you are a good fit, which is good, since this you are surrounded by a lot of driven individuals.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at TASER full-time

    Pros

    - Everyone at TASER is passionate about their work, friendly, and talented.
    - Work-life balance is pretty good, though largely left up to the employee to maintain. As long as you are getting your stuff done, everyone is happy.
    - Company honestly makes an effort to do good in the world, despite the semi-frequent negative claims in the press.

    Cons

    - Company is experiencing some growing pains with the expansion into the software world, causing some strange tensions between departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Working for TASER

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at TASER (less than an 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Developing Leaders

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at TASER as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Everyone is more than willing to teach new employees
    -Valued as an employee
    -Growth opportunities are phenomenal!

    Cons

    I cannot really find anything negative about working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a little bit more specific feedback on work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Two day shoot.

    Current Employee - Video Production in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Video Production in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at TASER as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Everyone I worked with was friendly and professional. I wouldn't hesitate to work with them again.

    Cons

    As it was only a two day project, I didn't see any cons.

  8.  

    TASER - One Great Roller Coaster Ride

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at TASER full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Exciting - If you want to be part of changing the world, welcome to TASER

    Fun - If you want excitement, energy, and being in the action

    Stressful - Good stress - not bad stress. If it was easy then anyone could work here

    Titles Not Important - The job is key - not the title. If you can kick some tail go kick some tail. If not, this isn't for you. You get to do whatever you need to do to get the job done for the most part.

    You work for cops. These are frankly the toughest customers in the world but at TASER we've won their trust and we're trusted advisers here for them. It's on going so you don't get to rest on your laurels. But isn't what a job is supposed to require.

    Change is good here. We like that.

    Techie - it's all about using technology here to its maximum potential. We dream big here.

    We use Good to Great principles here for the most part.

    Great culture to work hard, play hard, and to do whatever it takes to get the job done

    Cons

    Little time for continuing education.

    Stressful - I said it was good stress. It is. But It can be tough on some of the employees if they are steeled in this environment. When we face controversy now it makes us release that we do have a tough job here but it also re-energizes most of the staff.

    Change is tough here. I just said it was good, but it's still tough now and then. But if we don't change, adapt and overcome, well... we'd be like dinosaurs so in the end that can be a con to some but for most we dig it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get some continuing education programs.

    Sabbaticals, anyone?

    Reward the superstars as well as the steady Eddie rock stars who work like madmen for the sense of pride, the customer and the loyalty of the company.

    We use the VOC here so make sure you stay in touch with the VOE (employee) a little more.

    We need more opportunities to make sure we know who all of us employees are since there has been a lot of growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Massive impact

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA (US)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Seattle, WA (US)

    I have been working at TASER full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Noble Mission- The tech that TASER/Evidence.com are creating is literally saving lives and bringing greater transparency to law enforcement making communities safer
    Excellent Talent- Smart people from top schools/former companies. On the brink with several exciting new developments.
    Flat environment- Initiative is encouraged and the best answer wins

    Cons

    hard work sometimes skews work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pressing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    An innovative company with a creative work atmosphere

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    Current Employee - Development in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Development in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

    I have been working at TASER full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work on products that save lives and change the world, every day.

    Cons

    Municipal spending budgets for new equipment and gear drive a great deal of our business, good and bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Ambitious Senior Management with lousy lower mid and low level managers

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ (US)

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

    Pros

    Cool Hardware Technology. Cool head quarters building that looks like a space ship. Very impressive to show off to friends and family.

    Cons

    Lousy place to advance the career. Very poor communication between mid and low level managers to troops. Worst medical benefits if you have a family. No training program. Poor salary for most positions, but get away with this because of location.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make the mid and low level management more responsible. Avoid random and sudden death firing squads.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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