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

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Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Chicago, IL

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 ManagementAdvice

Allow regional markets to have a greater influence!

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

TriNet Group Response

Oct 15, 2013Public 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    save your time and energy

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    Current Employee - Undefined in Reno, NV
    Current Employee - Undefined in Reno, NV

    I have been working at TriNet Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    its a paycheck for a while.
    pockets of good people that know what they are doing.
    my vp of operations is great to work for.

    Cons

    if they are smiling at you watch for knife at all levels, more politics then a government.

    Senior management first PEO experience is at this company all except three.

    acquisition strategy - whats that?

    Employees benefits are touted as great, they are ok to any other company.

    Many pockets of hostile work environments - thought they were HR experts.

    Sweatshop with no real direction.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    wouldn't make a difference

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    TriNet Group Response

    Oct 15, 2013Public Relations

    Thank you for taking the time to share your experience on Glassdoor. We are alarmed to learn you have experienced hostility and politics within your work environment and encourage you to reach out to ... More

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Hopeful that the growth can be sustained

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    Former Employee - IT Contact in San Leandro, CA
    Former Employee - IT Contact in San Leandro, CA

    I worked at TriNet Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    There was a dramatic change of leadership whilst I was there - much of it quite hard to understand. I hope the leader know what they are doing...

    Cons

    Morale is quite low - a lot of good people have left and the exodus must stop.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retain your best people, be careful letting new people clean house on a whim...

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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