Trianz Reviews

Updated June 22, 2015
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Trianz President and CEO Sri Manchala
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Pros
  • Better work-life balance than most other consulting firms (in 7 reviews)

  • Very perseverant senior management (in 5 reviews)

Cons
  • No opportunities for career growth (in 5 reviews)

  • Pay more attention to employee work-life balance (in 3 reviews)

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  1. Software engineer

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Santa Clara, CA

    I have been working at Trianz (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunities for fresher's. Good training

    Cons

    Not many. Has a bright future.


  2. Low compensation and benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clarita, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Santa Clarita, CA

    I have been working at Trianz full-time

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

    Pros

    - Good exposure to various management consulting and IT projects

    Cons

    - Low salaries compared to average consulting salaries
    - No cash bonus
    - No matching contribution for 401 plan
    - Expensive health insurance
    - Minimal salary increase for promotions from consultant to Sr. Manager levels

    Advice to Management

    Employees are your only resources to grow your business so don't look at them as resources that can be always replaced if they leave the company. Keeping strong and valuable resources is an art that needs to be learned and practiced by the Sr. leadership team.


  3. A truly motivating and inspiring company to work for. Relentless hard work and client success their motto!

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    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at Trianz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Company values, team work, thinking ahead, client success are some of the key inspiring factors at Trianz.

    Cons

    Cons are overshadowed by the pros of working here. Complainers are let off easily, need a stronger hand to deal with them.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to forge ahead with the the determination and foresight that you demonstrate notwithstanding the odds on the way. As always focus on the end goals, client success, quality of work and providing a great challenging work environment. AHEAD TOGETHER.........


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  5. Great Consulting Firm To Hone Operations and IT Management Skills (With Great Work/Life Balance)

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Trianz full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    -Work/life balance. Unlike some other consulting firms, you won't have to slave away on weekends. While you may have to work during some weekends, you can expect to have your weekends and late nights to yourselves or your families.
    -Growing client base. They have diversified their client base over the last 2 years and you will get an opportunity to learn about many different industries.
    -Strong leadership. The leadership is really focused on growing the business and the people. They are interested in making better consultants out of everyone and really know how to present well to clients.
    -Opportunity for travel. If you want to travel (maybe even internationally), there are opportunities to do so. International consulting experience is crucial for a resume.
    -Great place to learn about operations management / business processes. If you want to eventually pursue a career in operations, Trianz is a great place to learn how companies run and how they can be improved. The skills you will pick up here can carry you throughout your career.
    -Flexibility. Managers will let you work from home if there is no need to be on-site or at the office. Very accommodating.

    Cons

    -Lack of 401(k) matching. Most other companies match 50% of what you put up to a certain amount.
    -Can be difficult to figure out how to get to next level in terms of promotion.

    Advice to Management

    -Continue to grow the business, as you have been. I would suggest clearly laying how Sr. Consultants can rise to Managers and Managers to Sr. Managers. I would also recommend 401(k) matching.


  6. Great company to work with!

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, Client Partner in Sunnyvale, CA
    Current Employee - Director, Client Partner in Sunnyvale, CA

    I have been working at Trianz full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company to learn Consulting and IT Services domains. Very accomplished and caring management team lead by Sri. Have been working with the company for 8 years and have cherished every moment here. Every year here has been great from learning and growth perspective. Most of the folks around are the cream of other large companies they have worked with earlier so good learning experience for everybody. Very nice culture and everybody really likes working with each other.
    The basic value system of the company is very strong and we have been doing great over the last few years.

    Cons

    Not a large company like Accenture and Infosys (but not small either)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work and keep building the momentum


  7. A body shop organization with no real capabilities

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Santa Clara, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Santa Clara, CA

    I worked at Trianz full-time (Less than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good for anyone looking to get into consulting
    - Organization is good at investing in training for individuals even when there is no readily deployable project

    Cons

    - No consulting capabilities; the organization is made out of a bunch ex-MBB and ex-Big Four, but they don't seem to bring any of the structure or capabilities of their previous firms
    - No strategy for growth; the organization grew because of one client (CISCO) and has not find a 2nd or 3rd client to counterbalance

    Advice to Management

    Option 1 - Divest the organization
    Option 2 - Work on the cons by focusing on a more select set of service lines and capabilities
    Option 3 - Do both; start with 2 and then do 1


  8. Had a good experience on working on real good projects

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at Trianz full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good projects, good colleagues. Always worked on local projects, so very little travel. The projects were mostly cutting edge projects

    Cons

    Things are not good as they used to be. Focus has shifted to management consulting


  9. Helpful (4)

    RUN VERY FAST in the opposite direction!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Trianz full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Only reasons I can think of to take a job with Trianz are if you: 1) are new to the industry and trying to get some work experience, or 2) have absolutely nowhere else to go.

    Cons

    Trianz is a prime example of a small-minded, small-time company trying to make it into the big leagues, who has none of the machinery in place to make it happen.

    There is pretty high employee turnover at Trianz and you have to wonder why that is. While I worked there I saw people who either left on their own or were let go with no warning for not "fitting into the company culture", "not being willing to stretch themselves" etc. Read this as Trianz hiring people they MIGHT have a need for in a client engagement but then it falls through, or asking their employees to take on roles they aren't trained for at all in order to be billable. These are not good corporate / consulting practices, needless to say, and eventually both employees and clients figure it out. What goes around comes around.

    Also, Trianz middle to upper-level management is a very clique-y closely held kind of group, where you will get in if you fit certain parameters and can successfully kiss up to management. Don't let them fool you that this is in any way a meritocracy - I have worked for those types of companies and this ain't it! Bonuses may be promised but rarely delivered. I saw newly hired managers who could play the game get on the inside track within months, while other non-political animals just continued to slave away long hours without any obvious success.

    Also READ the positive reviews for the company very carefully. You will find that many of them are so obviously fake, down to the same themes and even the exact same phrasing, that you may want to discount them completely. I will be watching to see if after this post, there is suddenly a spatter of "positive" reviews that dismiss or counter some of the issues I have raised.

    Advice to Management

    Dissolve the company and start all over. Your operating practices as well as ethics are so flawed that I can't see how Trianz will be successful in the long-term, as clients figure out they are not getting services and results they are paying top dollar for. There are a lot of reputable and ethical consulting companies out there to choose from!


  10. Helpful (2)

    An adventure in futility

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Trianz full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Generally good intentions and smart people. Some good mentoring happening but sadly there is little effort to retain the talented leaders.

    Cons

    Lots of talk with little "wood behind the arrow". Haven't figured out who they want to be as a company.

    Advice to Management

    You need to figure out what your company values and culture is and head in that direction....hire leadership who support that direction. It appears that what you want to be does not sync with who you are as a company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Wasnt bad

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

    I worked at Trianz full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    seemed interesting during 2010 merging with megasoft

    Cons

    no walk after talk as opportunities within werent open and pm group/capacity services was head by incompetents

    Advice to Management

    n/a



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