Trapeze Software

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Trapeze Software Reviews

Updated September 21, 2014
Updated September 21, 2014
11 Reviews
2.7
11 Reviews
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  1.  

    Great

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trapeze Software full-time

    Pros

    A lot of great people at Trapeze and a lot of dedicated employees. Many have the clients and companies best interest at heart.

    Cons

    Inconsistent management and training needs to be more formalized.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good career stepping stone...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trapeze Software

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Even 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 ManagementAdvice

    More transparency with employees.

    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Scottsdale, AZ

    I worked at Trapeze Software full-time

    Pros

    Good 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.

    Cons

    While 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 ManagementAdvice

    Like 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    School Transportation Division struggling

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    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Implementation Specialist in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at Trapeze Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great 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

    Cons

    Software 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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    RFP responses are borderline illegal

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    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA
    Former Employee - Systems Engineer in Cedar Rapids, IA

    I worked at Trapeze Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    No pressure to actually work for above average pay. Cost of living in Iowa is very low.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need real budgets, objectives, and strategic plans.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Could be so much better

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer

    I have been working at Trapeze Software full-time

    Pros

    - Competitive starting salary
    - Full, comprehensive benefit plan
    - Open concept floor plan yet quiet atmosphere
    - #1 company in the industry
    - Many teams are under staffed, so lots of opportunity to take on new responsibilities

    Cons

    - Things move slowly at Trapeze (could be a pro or con depending on what you're looking for)
    - Promotions/raises are hard to come by, so there is a lot of turnover
    - No interaction with upper management
    - Industry-standard technologies are not used (company would rather develop their own, which doesn't translate well to other jobs in the future)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Get to know the people that are actually building your software
    - Very shortsighted.. Need to think past the next project and bring in people to actually execute on road map items

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Disappointed

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

    I worked at Trapeze Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Environment was fantastic! Teammates were nice and helpful.

    Cons

    No 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 ManagementAdvice

    Give good raises, and have a growth plan for all current employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Market Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trapeze Software full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

    If 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.

    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Software developer

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

    I have been working at Trapeze Software full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    pretty free and friendly work environment

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Decidedly mixed

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trapeze Software

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Seemingly 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 ManagementAdvice

    Why 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.

    Doesn't Recommend

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