Trapeze Software

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Trapeze Software Reviews

Updated May 25, 2014

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2.6 9 reviews

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Rick Bacchus

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    Good career stepping stone...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsStrong corporate management and financial stability. Solid industry product lines that are competitive. Strong corporate bonus structure and good benefits.

    ConsEven with much female representation and management, still quite a male dominated environment especially in the technology departments. Also be prepared for constant flux in management and strategy without much explanation or direction. Many positions were on the lower end of the industry standard salary range.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore transparency with employees.

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    Working at Trapeze has its benefits, but in total it wasn't a good fit for me

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Scottsdale, AZ

    ProsGood pay. Small network/industry makes it easier to establish and develop long-term relationships. And the company has a strong market share and name recognition.

    ConsWhile the company has a dominant market share, it is often viewed negatively by its customers and perceived by them as difficult to work with. Trapeze is a relatively mature company in the industry and there seems to be less passion and excitement about its future in terms of product innovation. The company also struggles to maintain any kind of culture or cohesion among employees, making it at best disorganized, but sometimes downright hostile and uncomfortable to employees.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLike most companies, there are a lot of good people working at Trapeze. But the lack of culture and enthusiasm is mostly a reflection on the management. Focus on ways to create passion throughout your talented workforce.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    School Transportation Division struggling

    Implementation Specialist (Former Employee) Cleveland, OH

    ProsGreat vacation policy
    Good people at the Cleveland Office
    Nice downtown location
    Laid-back work atmosphere
    Employees not micro-managed
    Mostly insulated from parent corporation politics
    Heathcare benefits are excellent

    ConsSoftware suite is a hodge-podge of disjointed products that don't work together.
    Software is outdated, and competition has surpassed Trapeze
    Most of the developers have been let go, so enhancements and fixes are extremely slow to materialize
    Compensation is poor
    Career advancement opportunities are scarce
    401k Employer contribution is basically non-existant

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire developers and create a cohesive product suite, rather than acquiring a bunch of half-baked products and throwing a Trapeze logo on them.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    RFP responses are borderline illegal

    Systems Engineer (Former Employee) Cedar Rapids, IA

    ProsNo pressure to actually work for above average pay. Cost of living in Iowa is very low.

    ConsManagement is detached and not motivated. New customers wait six years for promised solutions to be developed and implemented.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNeed real budgets, objectives, and strategic plans.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Disappointed

    Technical Product Specialist (Former Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    ProsEnvironment was fantastic! Teammates were nice and helpful.

    ConsNo career growth what so ever, hardly any salary raises and way too much overtime without pay. Also, had to work on the weekends and travel on weekends.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive good raises, and have a growth plan for all current employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat environment, good people, and great exposure to work abroad depending on the type of job you do.

    ConsIf you keep yourself out of the politics. It is hard to grow in the company The company is well developed and mature. They have a lot of presence over the world but is fragmented.

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    Software Developer (Current Employee) Mississauga, ON (Canada)

    Prospretty free and friendly work environment

    Constooooo far away, 401 is a huge parking lot during rush hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decidedly mixed

    (Former Employee)

    ProsDecent salary and benefits
    Calm working environment
    Opportunities for travel
    Work/life balance is generally good (WFH is available)
    Approachable co-workers

    ConsSeemingly kind, yet clueless (senior) management
    Weak and aging product; not rigorously tested for quality
    Timesheets for everyone, in ridiculous detail. Micromanaged in some regards.
    Generally tight cost controls, oddly combined with mind-boggling inefficiencies in some aspects of how business is done. Intense focus on stock price.

    Overall, if you desire growth, independence, intellectual stimulation or a fast-paced environment, you won't find it here. If you're looking for a safe or comfortable seat, then it could be an ok move. To me it was a somewhat depressing work environment - calm but to the point where it was clear nobody had any passion or excitement for what they were doing and were simply putting in time, with fairly low morale

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhy treat "innovation" as a panacea for growing the business instead of improving the quality of the product or responding to competitors, which in many cases are hungry and driven, seemingly the exact opposite of Trapeze? Increase your competency and open your eyes to reality. Reach out to employees at the ground level - there is a clear perception of management doing well financially (stock options, etc), with little regard for those who are doing the "real work". There is a real and growing rift between you and the front line.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    My experience at Trapeze was a mixed bag, mostly because of constant changes in strategy and lack of strategic direction

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGood benefits package, opportunity to travel. They are the leader in the industry. Exposure to software and technology, with the opportunity to interact with varying levels of people within client companies.

    ConsAll key decisions made at headquarters which is in Toronto. Senior management does not take the time to get input from employees, nor to get to know their employees strengths, weaknesses or aspirations. Over confident, and they have not evolved their marketing approach as new, nimble and more aggressive competitors have entered the market.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPeople make the company, so take the time to get to know them. And get out and speak with people in the market so you can look at yourself through the market's eyes, and not just your own view of who you think you are.

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