Tragon Reviews

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
5 Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Engaging and Enjoyable Workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Tragon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    *Enjoyable work environment & staff
    *Great benefits including medical, dental, paid time off, paid holidays, and 401k matching
    *Upper Management encourages growth and development
    *Challenging work that keeps employees engaged

    Cons

    *Can't really think of any

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Response to comments about CEO

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Manager  in  Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in Redwood City, CA

    I have been working at Tragon full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    This posting is in response to the few complaints and personal attacks that have been written here about Tragon in general and Tragon’s CEO in particular. I am the Operations Manager for Tragon Corp. overseeing three offices and a staff of over 50 full-time employees.

    For starters, as the operations manager, I can tell you that our CEO is NOT a micro-manager as claimed. In fact, I don’t think he can be more hands-off without being totally disengaged. He is involved to the extent that he sets the direction of the company, delegates to the executive team and follows-up accordingly. He visits clients around the world and supports our account team whenever they request him too. His interaction with the rest of the staff outside the executive and account teams is much more of ‘social’ in nature, cheerleader and simply keeping a pulse on people and things.

    As for the comments about our CEO’s character, it is apparent that they come from a small group of disgruntled people who would have limited knowledge of how the company operates. These negative comments are clearly written by temp employees or low-level staff that would have little to no contact with him. They certainly don’t know that he matches 100% of all 401(k) contributions every year; or his tireless work with local charities and underprivileged kids; or the cars he’s purchased for staff; or the funeral expenses he paid for a deceased employee when the family couldn’t afford to. I could go on with more, but I think this paints a more accurate picture of the type of person that our CEO really is.

    Cons

    None that I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Bad CEO, bad company.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Temp  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Temp in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Tragon as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Fun co-workers, good work load and interesting projects.

    Cons

    The CEO is the worst man I've ever worked for.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Oust the CEO and establish better leadership. Stop micromanaging and drop the power trip

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Tragon Response

    Aug 15, 2014CEO

    As a temporary employee (as you clearly state you were), your interaction with Tragon's CEO would have been about zero!

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    This is micromanaged company, perception is reality.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tragon full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Exposure to international companies
    Easy access to 101 and easy to get to.

    Cons

    Micromanaging CEO whom bases his managing on his perceptions of people.
    Has favorites in the company.
    401K matching policy is not clear, based on vesting period which is not stated and CEO holds right not to match anyone if he so chooses.
    CEO also can deny medical coverage claims so have a lawyer ready.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Tragon Response

    Aug 15, 2014CEO

    Marianne,
    It is quite disappointing to read your comments. For one, you were terminated because the hours you work at your family bakery were becoming too large of a conflict with your work at
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    Something shady is going on....

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiter  in  Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Recruiter in Redwood City, CA

    I worked at Tragon full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great location to 101 and easily accessible
    Great experience
    Worked with international companies and honed business skills

    Cons

    Extremely micromanaged
    Played favorites
    Recruiting call center is has very few employees of Tragon - most are temps (constantly turning over new people)
    When hired, HR gave little to no information about paid holidays, company incentives. i had to ask about health, 401K and other benefits.
    HR shady and when questions are asked, you're black balled within the company resulting in "termination"
    No advancement opportunity or feedback until they're ready to get rid of you

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    CEO should not micromanage employees which he has no interaction
    Allow people to learn and provide streamline training

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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