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TriNet Group – Why Work For Us?

Helping Entrepreneurs Realize Their Ambitions

Quick Facts about TriNet.

  • 25 years of success
  • Based in San Leandro, CA
  • ESAC-accredited
  • CEO: Burton M. Goldfield
  • More than 9,000 clients
  • More than 240,000 WSE's

Companies turn to TriNet for human resources, benefits, payroll, workers' compensation, and strategic human capital services.
If you are:

  • an entrepreneur starting the next big idea
  • the CEO of a fast growing tech startup
  • the founder of a non-profit helping make the world a better place
  • the owner of a thriving professional service business
  • the director of a financial services company
  • the CFO or controller of any of the above
Just like our customers, we've built our business on hiring the most qualified people and helping them acquire the skills and knowledge they need to succeed. Our client companies depend on attracting, retaining, and motivating the best and brightest talent. So do we. The bottom line? We help some of the world's most entrepreneurial companies do what they do best. You'll see the results of your work every single day. Working at TriNet is no "ordinary" job—it's an "extraordinary" experience where potential is unleashed and innovation is encouraged. Founded in 1988, TriNet has become one of the largest HR outsourcing providers in the country. Thousands of organizations have turned to TriNet for human resources, benefits, payroll, workers' compensation, and strategic human capital services. As their trusted HR advisor, we help these companies contain HR costs, minimize employer-related risk, and relieve the administrative burden of HR.


A Word From Our CEO
Burton M. Gold?eld

Burton M. Goldfield 
President and Chief Executive Officer

"I am amazed at what our clients are doing. We have one CEO passionate about mentoring children through after-school programs. We have another working to cure a staph infection called MRSA. What I find wonderful is that TriNet gets to be a part of their success. We're helping them make it happen."

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We don't just have a set of company values—we aspire to meet them on a daily basis. We call those values POISE, and they've been the foundation of our company culture for the last 20 years.

POISE means Personal GrowthOrientation to the FutureIntegrityService, and Entrepreneurialism. We think it's a powerful culture in which to work, grow and advance. And whether you're a vendor, a customer, or a TriNet team member, we think you'll agree.


Take responsibility for continued self-development.
Understand client company objectives and how your role contributes to those objectives.
Give of yourself to benefit others including customers and the community.


Proactively innovate to improve services by anticipating client needs.
Demonstrate openness to change and innovations proposed by others.
Take action to implement positive change.
Leverage leading-edge technology to solve recurring problems and innovate better methods.
Consider international impact on all innovations.


Consistently demonstrate honesty and integrity to all audiences—customer, vendor, each other.
Feel comfortable offering (and considering from others) unconventional alternatives that support our mission.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Celebrate diversity and show respect for all individuals.


Consistently deliver friendly, hassle-free, exceptional service to all clients—internal and external.
Offer alternative solutions when faced with seemingly impossible requests.
Take the initiative to exceed customer expectations and take the extra steps to bring full closure.
Committed to teamwork and take individual responsibility for your contribution to the team's success.


Take calculated risks for the overall success of the company.
Use resources creatively and do a lot with a little.
Value independence to build a network of successful enterprises.
Take action to implement positive change and get things done.



TriNet provides a comprehensive benefits package to its customers that helps them rise to the level of the "big companies"—even in highly competitive, talent-driven fields like technology and professional services. We think our comprehensive benefit offerings are the best in the industry, which is why we offer TriNet colleagues these same great benefits. Take a look.

TriNet Benefits
Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • A choice of PPO, POS, HDHP/HSA, HRA, and HMO medical plans
  • Dental plans offered by national carriers
  • Vision plans offered by national carriers
Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Care Account
  • Dependent Day Care Account
Survivor Benefits
  • Basic Employee Life/AD&D
  • Supplemental Employee Life/AD&D
  • Supplemental Spouse/Partner/Dependent Life
  • Supplemental Spouse/Partner/Dependent AD&D
Disability Benefits
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) savings plan with partial company match
Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Seventeen (17) days of PTO can be earned in the first year.
  • Ten (10) paid holidays
Additional Benefits
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Voluntary Benefits and Services
  • Educational Assistance Programs
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
  • Colleague Recognition Programs
  • Referral Programs
  • TriNet Perks (Merchant Discounts)


Commitment to diversity isn't just a slogan. At TriNet, we are committed to making diversity part of our business plan that embraces and respects differences, develops our team members, serves our customers and builds upon community relationships. Values of diversity are embedded into our culture, which are fundamental to both our business and mission of helping our customers realize their ambitions.

Recruiting a diverse team is critical to TriNet's success. Our diverse employment advertising, outreach programs and relationships with diversity organizations help us develop a team with unique qualities that span a broad spectrum of our culture.

TriNet Group Reviews

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    Great place to work

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    I have been working at TriNet Group


    Excellent benefit package, opportunities for advancement


    Can be very demanding, guidelines can be communicated more thorough

    Positive Outlook
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TriNet Group Interviews

Updated Jan 21, 2015
Updated Jan 21, 2015

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    Contract Assignment Interview

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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at TriNet Group.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by someone through a referral, not my end supervisor, however, the two worked closely together. He was very professional, kind and asked the right questions to get to know me and see if I would be a good fit for the role. I could tell he was very experienced at this. He made me feel at ease and was not intimidating and didn't play games as so many interviewers out there do.

    Interview Questions
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TriNet Group Awards & Accolades

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100 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, 2011
Small Business Influencers - Honorable Mention, Small Business Influencer, 2011
Inc. 5000, Inc. Magazine, 2011
100 Largest Private Companies in the Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times, 2011
Most Admired CEO (Burton Goldfield), San Francisco Business Times, 2010
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Additional Info

Headquarters San Leandro, CA
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1988
Type Company - Public (TNET)
Industry Business Services
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Paychex, Insperity, ADP

TriNet Group helps clients focus on the bottom line. The firm provides employer and human resources services to about 9,000 small and mid-sized growth companies (with 5 to 5,000 employees) throughout North America. Clients primarily come from the financial, technology, and non-profit industries. TriNet offers administrative and human resources services, handling talent acquisition, payroll, benefits, and related functions such as managing health care plans, evaluating work performance, and running corporate Web portals. It also runs a Web-based HR portal through technology... More

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