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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Titles Are for Elitists
    Current Employee - Titles Are for Elitists

    I have been working at Trialgraphix full-time

    Pros

    Casual but demanding work atmosphere. Hours that accommodate my schedule. Rewarding work. Ability to share my experience and expertise in a team atmosphere. Everyone who works here is very easy going. Management seems to be improving from a rough patch.
    Management gets out of your way to allow you to do your work.

    Cons

    No 401k Match, Insurance premiums are high. Limited Career growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve benefits to keep your trained talent longer. Offer more frequent raises and/or bonuses to show that you recognize the work that is being put forth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worked at TrialGraphix

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trialgraphix full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Prepared me for working in a prestigious Law litigation and pre-discovery department firm in NYC. Casual atmosphere, Great Team Work on large projects and comradery. Great Office Space, though since discovery's departure it is too big for the current staff. Very generous vacation policy (PTO) and decent health Benefits (HSA). Free Coffee.

    Cons

    401K policy has changed at the beginning of the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency of upper management and should revert back to a 401K match.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Consistent, but to a fault

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miramar, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miramar, FL

    I have been working at Trialgraphix full-time

    Pros

    Relaxed atmosphere. Everyone knows each other and there aren't any sour apples. Location isn't in a busy part of town (for now) and office attire is really casual.

    Cons

    After being purchased by Update Legal, many TG employees were let go and whoever stayed lost several benefits, namely 401k matching. Health insurance costs also went up and the break room was stripped of free soda, snacks, and soon, coffee.

    Company going-ons are largely kept secret, and things just tend to happen. The office isn't particularly well kept, with dead lizards and cockroaches being a common sight. Half the building - including some management - spends a good chunk of the day playing ping pong.

    The worst part is the lack of feedback or raises.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more open about TrialGraphix's standing in the industry. Give employees bi-annual evaluations - annual even - even if there aren't raises to go out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Manement

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trialgraphix

    Pros

    It gives employees a paycheck.

    Cons

    Management makes changes constantly with out meetings, thoughts, or ideas. The company does not have salary increases or employee reviews. Favoritism for employees that work and those that work hard are highly disregarded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn how to deal with employees. Have consideration that employees are NO lesser than management. Good moral creates good work ethics and commitments.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Was amazing at one time

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trialgraphix

    Pros

    Team environment and casual work environment when behind the scenes. Made up of many career driven individuals with great training. I learned a lot at TG.

    Cons

    Once the company was sold the first time, things went downhill fast. I'm not sure there is a turning back. Many huge layoffs in the past 5 years. Not a stable place to work. I know many very good and experienced people that were recently let go.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck, I know your hands are tied and you probably have a tough time staying afloat while having to manage a team in a rocky environment.

  7.  

    Has its ups and downs

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

    I have been working at Trialgraphix

    Pros

    good people to work with

    Cons

    hard to have a social life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good people but poor leadership.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trialgraphix

    Pros

    People are dependable, smart and willing to help you grow professionally. Probably the best team environment around. If you ask for some flexibility with whatever need you have, you will likely have a good chance of getting what you want - but you have to prove your value first.

    Cons

    Leadership shifted a lot and there have been several lay-offs. No company vision. Dangles bonuses like a carrot on a stick, as bonuses very rarely happen. Goals constantly higher and unachievable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees are not as appreciated as they could be. Many companies have adopted creative ways to alleviate the work/life balance, but TrialGraphix has yet to make steps forward. There are no boundaries to what management will ask of someone. Appreciate the staff, increase the morale. Increase the morale and people will be a lot happier and give their all without resentment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard working, talented people at a drowning company

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Great (excellent) group of jury consultants. They could rename the company "Trial Jury Consultants".
    - Consistent, exceptional reviews of their work and professionalism on the Jury Consulting side.
    - Generally good to great client experience for graphics. Several excellent graphics consultants.
    - Smartest group of experienced consultants I've worked with.

    Cons

    - Attorneys are not - just *not* - demanding a lot of graphics for trials anymore. Especially not expensive ones
    - Consistent Crashing revenue that is worrisome.
    - 3D output is a bit outdated, as are the website / marketing materials / marketing examples.
    - Most attorneys rarely have 'trials' anymore. They've just become rarer and rarer.
    - Most younger associate attorneys grew up with PowerPoint & Photoshop, know how to work it. Sad but true. Small projects have dried up.
    - Many slicker, faster, and cheaper competitors who do fantastic work.
    - On last 2 of last 3 big projects I worked on, the attorneys didn't use the graphics at trial. They weren't allowed, or thought they weren't accurate, etc.
    - Management provides little leadership or inspiration.
    - No sense of direction with sales plans, lack of communication between departments. No sense of interdepartmental community.
    - Terrible health plan. You will find yourself not wanting to go to the doctor under any circumstances. Found myself calling for months on 3 separate occasions sorting out billing issues. Large deductibles.
    - Not sure if HR cares anymore. They know your plans suck - sorry!
    - No sharing of information across offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good luck with that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    This senior management is drowning what used to be a great company

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

    I have been working at Trialgraphix

    Pros

    great pay and benefits; employees are mostly hard workers and very committed with the company. Mostly a young talent pool of professionals.

    Cons

    senior management do not know what they are doing

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    resign

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great for young, family-less professionals.

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

    I have been working at Trialgraphix full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    The company has a decent pay rate and ample opportunity to earn sizable bonuses, especially if you travel. When not face-to-face with clients, the work place is casual and can be fun. The company will pay for meals missed due to tight deadlines (see Cons below) and each office keeps a decent stocked kitchen with free drinks and snacks.

    Cons

    Life is/can be pure hell during busy seasons due to the company billing itself as available 24/7, meaning most employees are constantly on-call. If you think retail clients are bad, their clients tend to be the most abusive, unappreciative, and demanding people you will ever meet (small children aside). Fridays are consistently the busiest days of the week, as most of them spend years preparing for cases, then wait until the Friday before their Monday trial starts to secure TrialGraphix's services. False deadlines and a "more is more" mentality often leads to burnt out employees and large bills that clients only seem to pay about half of because management believes in a "discount the final bill, I mean undervalue our employee's efforts to keep the client" mentality. All of this would be slightly more bearable if there was more capital investment in better healthcare benefits for employees and the technology employees use. With exorbitantly high deductibles (i.e., $3,500/yr for family) and only 80% coverage after that, it often times makes more sense to secure private insurance. Each employee is equipped with a laptop that was high-tech 6+ years ago, running job/time management software that was in its prime in the early 90s. I challenge anyone to run more than one high-end graphics program on them at a time. This all equals lots of time wasted on waiting for these "work stations" to catch up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Learn to tell clients "no", learn what "work life balance" is and practice it, and invest in current technology so employees work smarter, not harder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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