TASER

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TASER – Why Work For Us?

We are committed to making the world a safer place!

Our Mission: Protect Life. Protect Truth.

Our industry leading Conducted Electrical Weapons(CEWs) are used worldwide by law enforcement, military, correctional, professional security, and personal protection markets. TASER CEWs use proprietary technology to incapacitate dangerous, combative, or high-risk subjects who pose a risk to law enforcement/correctional officers, innocent citizens, or themselves in a manner that is generally recognized as a safer alternative to other uses of force. TASER technology protects life, and the use of TASER devices dramatically reduces injury rates for law enforcement officers and suspects.

TASER International was founded in September 1993 and has remained committed to providing solutions which Protect Life, Protect Truth, and Protect Family. From our industry-leading CEWs, to our AXON/EVIDENCE.COM on-officer video and storage system, we are committed to reducing violent confrontation, providing accountability, and preventing danger. We are committed to protecting life by providing innovative, high quality products and services that exceed customer expectations every time. Our ISO 9001:2008 certification of our quality management system demonstrates our commitment to quality for our customers, employees, and suppliers. This supports a continual improvement philosophy which is the responsibility of every employee.

Protect Life. | Protect Truth.

As a measure of this commitment, TASER employees regularly undergo voluntary exposures with our various TASER CEWs. This includes our founders: Rick Smith, CEO and his brother Tom Smith, former Chairman of the Board.

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TASER International's products protect life, providing advanced Conducted Electrical Weapons (CEWs) for use in the law enforcement, medical, military, correctional, professional security, and personal protection markets. TASER devices use proprietary technology to incapacitate dangerous, combative, or high-risk subjects who pose a risk to law enforcement/correctional officers, innocent citizens, or themselves in a manner that is generally recognized as a safer alternative to other uses of force. TASER technology protects life, and the use of TASER devices dramatically reduces injury rates for law enforcement officers and suspects.

TASER's Culture is as innovative and dynamic as its products. Our employees embrace a common passion to protect life and protect truth. The TASER culture exemplifies our pride in our products and balances our commitment to growth and prosperity with our concern for our environment, our community and our respect for the quality of life.

Rick Smith CEO and Cofounder

As CEO, Rick leads the company with a constant focus on delivering innovative solutions that make communities safer. Rick’s quest to create technology solutions to reduce world violence began in 1993 when he founded TASER with his brother Tom. Since then, TASER CEWs are now in more than 16,000 law enforcement agencies in more than 40 countries.


Doug Klint President and General Counsel

Doug Klint serves as TASER’s President and General Counsel and has been with the Company since December, 2002. Doug oversees TASER’s Weapons Group including Operations, Research & Development, Medical & Technical Services, and Government & Public Affairs. As General Counsel, he oversees TASER’s robust legal department, managing risk management, litigation, corporate governance, securities compliance, intellectual property, employment law, and patent law.


Dan Behrendt Chief Financial Officer

Dan Behrendt serves as TASER’s Chief Financial Officer. He oversees all aspects of corporate finance, information technology, HR, and investor relations.


Marcus W. L. Womack General Manager of EVIDENCE.com

Marcus Womack serves as EVIDENCE.com’s General Manager. He oversees all aspects of TASER’s public safety software business.


Jeff Kukowski Chief Operating Officer

Jeff Kukowski serves as TASER’s Chief Operating Officer. Jeff joined TASER in June 2010 as Chief Marketing Officer responsible for marketing, communications, product management, training and customer service. Having shifted to lead TASER's Sales teams in June 2013, he now oversees all domestic and international sales operations and training. 


Luke Larson Chief Marketing Officer

Luke Larson serves as TASER’s Chief Marketing Officer. He is responsible for all domestic and international marketing and communications, and also oversees TASER’s Leadership Development Program. Luke joined TASER in June 2008 and has served in a variety of management roles including director of video products, product manager, product development manager and senior associate.

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

    I worked at TASER full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Being given opportunities to grow my career buy their former CFO/COO. Being trusted in, believed in feeling valued by that person. Unfortunately those opportunities are no longer given if you aren't a Grad student or and overpaid executive. Its sad but true. I also enjoyed working with the employees that helped build this co to what it was. Some are still there, but few. The products intent, is also an important reason to feel good about being a part of Taser.

    Cons

    CFO So many bad business decisions. And no one has the nerve to tell/challenge him. Too busy reliving his youth and trying to be like every other Big deal tech company vs focusing on why he started Taser to begin with. When the stocks up, its good. But when its not, reality is still there. That same ol toxic environment. Just my honest opinion.

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    The company will succeed, because the product is a good one. Quality is an issue, but with the right people I'm sure it could improve. Invest in your employees that have committed to make Taser what it was and can be. Value your employees, ALL of them. Not just the VP's or College kids. Make them want to go to work in the am. Not feel sick to. Grow a pair, be honest about whats not working.....

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TASER Interviews

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    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.

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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 ₹5 to ₹10 billion (INR) 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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