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Talan Overview

Paris (France)
1001 to 5000 employees
2002
Company - Private
IT Services
€100 to €500 million (EUR) per year
Competitors

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Talan Reviews

  • "Great colleagues, appalling senior management"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Talan full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Immediate colleagues onsite at Talan are consistently personable and very helpful. Talan takes care to select people with good soft skills. Theoretically, exposure to well-known clients is possible.

    Cons

    Middle management are also very helpful and positive, and only do the dirty work at the behest of senior management - they are clearly not comfortable doing so. Senior management assumes that non-existent skillsets exist, assigns blame without investigating both sides of the story and is as duplicitous as they come. I turned down a very lucrative contract to gain exposure to consulting. Avoid this company - it demands the extra stress that consulting requires, but offers no perceptible compensating benefits in my experience, nor any more job security than contracting via an agency, or engaging directly with the end client.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to both sides of the story before being judgemental. Interview candidates properly. I was honest with you about my experience and capabilities. If you then try to fit a square peg into a round hole, and the end client acknowledges that my behaviour, work ethic and attendance was exemplary, the blame is solely on you.

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Talan Photos

Talan photo of: Day 1 in the new office in Paris
Talan photo of: Welcome to your place - Follow the blue star
Talan photo of: The Talan Board Members welcome the employees the first day in the new Parisian HQ
Talan photo of: Concours de Pull moche
Talan photo of: Course
Talan photo of: Vivatechnology 2018
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Talan Interviews

Experience

Experience
48%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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29%
21%
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    Internal Recruiter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Talan.

    Interview

    Very positive approach from the interviewer`s perspective, competency based questions, assertive communication skills from both sides. Did not receive any feed back for several days after. After making contact myself, I was drawn into thinking I was not aware of the timing for the selection process. rather than apologising for the delay in processing my application, the company`s representative tried to make me feel in a negative way for expressing my feedback following the interview.

    Interview Questions

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Talan Awards & Accolades

  • Best Workplaces en Europe, catégorie plus de 500 salariés 2018, Great Place To Work, 2018
  • 8ème Best Workplaces en France, catégorie plus de 500 salariés 2018, Great Place to Work, 2018
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