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TASER CEO and Founder Rick Smith
Rick Smith
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    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.

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    Quit.

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TASER Interviews

Updated 2 Oct 2014
Updated 2 Oct 2014

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    Front-End Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at TASER.

    Interview Details

    Worked with a recruiter who initially scheduled a one-hour meet-and-greet with an Engineering Manager over coffee. The two of us discussed the company, the position, and talked in general about web development technology. Was great. Loved talking shop with this guy.

    A day later, I was scheduled for a technical phone screen with a Sr. Engineer. The interviewer described his role for about a minute, then went straight into having me do coding exercises.

    We signed into an online code editor that allowed the interviewer and myself to see each other type in the editor, real-time.

    The first question was FizzBuzz. I had heard this question before, years ago, and knew it was a simple loop with some modulus operators and if statements.

    After that, we proceeded onto the next question: write the algorithm to generate the "look-and-say sequence." He explained it and showed me example output in the code editor. It was easy enough to grasp.

    I stumbled for a bit, feeling panicked and nervous. He asked me to talk through how to solve it, which I did--and that helped a bit. I still struggled to translate my thought process to code under the pressure though.

    After about ten or fifteen minutes, I came up with a solution that was approximate but didn't produce the right output right away.

    The interviewer ended the call after this exercise. I felt like I was probably close enough that they would be fine proceeding, but they chose not to continue any interviews with me, ending my candidacy then and there.

    After I got off the phone, I spent about five minutes looking over and modifying my algorithm before I got the correct output.

    Interview Questions
    • Look-say sequence generation algorithm   View Answer
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TASER Awards and Accolades

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Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Award - Top 50 Medium Sized Companies, Glassdoor, 2014

Additional Info

Website www.taser.com
Headquarters Scottsdale, AZ
Size 150 to 499 Employees
Founded 1991
Type Company - Public (TASR)
Industry Information Technology
Revenue £50 to £100 million (GBP) per year
Competitors IBM, Google, Motorola Solutions

TASER International's weapons aim to take perps down but not out. The company is well known for designing and manufacturing various non-lethal TASER lines of stun guns, including its best-selling TASER X26. These electronic control devices (ECDs) are geared at the law enforcement, corrections, military, and private security markets, as well as consumers. The company also... More

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