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Super place to work

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Vice President in San Leandro, CA
Current Employee - Vice President in San Leandro, CA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at TriNet Group full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Working at TriNet is a great combination of challenging, fast-paced, team-oriented, continuous learning, good people and fun. The employees are aligned toward a common vision (helping small businesses achieve their visions). There are minimal politics, and people are willing to go out of their way to help colleagues, even if it requires something beyond their core responsibilities. Burton Goldfield, the CEO, is extremely passionate and hard working, and his enthusiasm is infectious. It's nice to work at a company that is committed to community and service. TriNet Cares is a fabulous program. It is not a once a year activity; it is ongoing.

Cons

Sometimes the here-and-now work is so consuming that I don't get to spend adequate time of longer-term planning. The good news is that this is due to the rapid expansion and ambitious growth goals, but it would be nice to have more time to focus on longer-term planning.

Advice to Management

Keep over-communicating the vision so that as we expand all employees are aligned. Keep pushing for growth and disruption of our industry. Keep investing in hiring great people. Keep the element of fun in the culture. Keep supporting TriNet Cares.

Other Employee Reviews for TriNet Group

  1. Helpful (2)

    Doing more with less, to the max

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TriNet Group full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, great coworkers, mostly interesting work, great variety and good clients. Efforts are made to appreciate high performing employees.

    Cons

    Company adding workload to various roles without adding more resources, in denial of the toll it takes on people - instead claiming people are resistant to change if they raise concerns

    Advice to Management

    Implement real change management, not just a speech and a booklet, and include mid-level managers in your efforts to assist with translation to the front-line teams

    TriNet Group Response

    Oct 15, 2013 – Public Relations

    Thank you for sharing your perspective as a long tenured employee. As you can attest to, TriNet has experienced tremendous growth. We do take pride in our exceptional employees, and continue to look ... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    Business Decisions that may Work in Silicon Valley May Not Work Nationally

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TriNet Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    HRIS is a nice selling point to prospects. Specific target markets such as Venture Capital, Green Tech, Bio Tech and the Organic Foods works well in California.

    Cons

    C-Level executives "Think Locally and Act Globally". Thinking locally will not always transfer to other markets. Management is focused on increasing revenue and client size through acquisition. Organic growth has been horrible, along with the client retention associated with acquisitions. Most markets outside of California have had over a 200% turnover in the sales force in the past 3 to 4 years. Most acquired markets have lost 100% of their client base due to a stubborn "one size fits all" perceived solution by Silicon Valley Executives. Clearly, TriNet management was unprepared for the Gevity acquisition of 2009 (simply review client and internal employee retention rates). Let's face it, they acquired a company (Gevity) that was 5-6 times their size. The acquisition and overall performance woes continue today based on Senior Management turnover. Who is left? Burton by my count. I feel as though "The Emperor Has No Clothes".

    Advice to Management

    Allow regional markets to have a greater influence!

    TriNet Group Response

    Oct 15, 2013 – Public Relations

    Thank you for taking the time to voice your concern. We learned many, sometimes difficult, lessons with the acquisition of Gevity and have taken many steps since to make corrections where necessary ... More


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