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Talan Overview

Paris (France)
1001 to 5000 employees
2002
Company - Private
IT Services
$100 to $500 million (SGD) per year
Unknown

Talan Reviews

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Talan Président Mehdi Houas
Mehdi Houas
59 Ratings
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    "A Glorified Staffing Company with Mandatory Monthly CEO to Client Manager Meetings at Client Location"

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    Former Employee - Junior Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Junior Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Good point of entry for college grads

    Cons

    -You're long-term staffed at a client. This isn't a true consultancy - you don't make a bonus and aren't paid if you aren't on a client site, only some benefits in package differentiate this from a staffing company
    -You have 0 career development due to the above if you and your client aren't a good match. Talan will not move you to something in your better interests as they're more interested in making a lasting relationship with the client
    -If client terminates the contract when you put in your two-week, Talan will end your employment as well and not pay you for the last two weeks. Summary: you get punished for leaving respectfully by putting in a standard two-week notice

    Advice to Management

    -I referred someone into my client site and confirmed to Talan the client was willing to hire them. Talan deemed this person to not meet their requirements although consultants at Talan usually only ever work on one project in their employment, and the client ended up bringing the person in through another staffing company. Thus, I lost out on a referral bonus. Please better develop your talent inquisition process.
    -Sometimes a client and consultant aren't a good fit. After a management change on a client site is a great reason. If the change is not in the consultant's career developing interest, forcing them to stay there or find a new job isn't good for either party.
    -Stop changing your policies in the middle of the year when you can't bring in the revenue because of high turnover. Making it impossible to take a vacation day without 2 sets of approvals and messages while ON vacation because the process wasn't done correctly on the management side will ensure your employees don't feel valued.

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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
58%
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Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Talan (London, England (UK)) in July 2016.

    Interview

    To the point and less sidetracking. They were(are) very friendly however will grind you to the basics. Make sure you are well prepared with basics. Also, they would like to know more about travel time and if you live too far away.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Yeah, you can negotiate if you've got the right substance.

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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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