Trinet Internet Solutions

www.trinetsolutions.com
Engaged Employer
Add Review

Trinet Internet Solutions Reviews

Updated April 5, 2015
38 reviews filtered by
  • Any Location
  • Any Job Title
3.4
38 Reviews
Rating Trends
Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
(no image)
John Carley
28 Ratings

Employee Reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 2nd Happiest Place on Earth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA

    I have been working at Trinet Internet Solutions full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The friendliest and hardest working people work here. Coworkers take the time to get to know you and invest in you, so that you can grow in your skills. There are employees who have been there for over 10 years and are still loving it. Management works just as hard and will take the time to listen to you if problems ever did come up. There is open communication in human resources. There is never a dull moment in the office and there's ALWAYS something to do. It's definitely a place where innovation is the rule, not the exception.

    Cons

    They offer coffee but it's not the best coffee you'll get.

  2. They gave me a good job as a web developer, working in a great atmosphere, with wonderful people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Temecula, CA
    Former Employee - Web Developer in Temecula, CA

    I worked at Trinet Internet Solutions full-time (less than a year)

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

    Pros

    1) Comfortable atmosphere, yet professional and focused
    2) To quote one of my former co-workers, "Even if I didn't work with these people, I'd still hang out with them".
    3) They try to be innovative, and forward thinking in their selection of projects, and their approach to them.
    4) They offered a fair amount of time off for an entry level position (2 weeks/ year), which accumulates evenly throughout the day for each day you work.
    5) The management, especially the tech lead was very helpful, especially in explaining the reasons for different technology, and development decisions. They seem to really look out for the whole team.

    6) A design pattern snob like myself can learn a lot at this company, and I did learn a lot. One of the driving principles that they seem to operate on is the "Principle of diminishing returns" which is one that I failed to apply almost constantly, or until it was too late before working for this company.

    Cons

    1) In my personal opinion, it's a long term bad decision for any client to pay for a website that isn't mobile friendly (especially when they're paying a premium). I found that most of the sites being built by Trinet were not mobile friendly, and I think that's bad for their clients in the long term.

         a. This is a con for me, because I like to know that I'm giving the end user the best they could receive. That being said, they had some good short term business reasons for not building every website "mobile first".
         b. This is also a con for me, because as a web developer, it it in my best interest to work on the latest and best technologies and platforms. I think the web industry is at a place where if a business (client) is not having something built for mobile technologies, they shouldn't be spending their money to have it built. I say that specifically with reference to companies having a website or web application built.

    2) The long term maintainability and extensibility of the code written for each of their projects seemed to be a low priority. Just like number 1, this is a con for the client and the developer. Low priority for the long term maintainability and extensibility of the code, means that you rarely have opportunity to practice Test Driven Development, Object Oriented Programming principles (in the Gang of Four sense), or Inversion of Control patterns. In principle, this means that maintenance takes longer and costs more long term. It also means that as a developer, if you spend a long time with this company and seek another development position elsewhere, you may find that the skills that other companies are looking for, are not in your repertoire.

    Advice to Management

    I don't know how you would implement this, but if it were possible to put software design principles into practice more, for the benefit of your developers, and their professional growth, I would recommend that. In principle, when the principles mentioned in my cons list are practiced for long term benefit, while taking into consideration the principle of diminishing returns, your clients will benefit in the long term because overall maintenance and update costs should be lower. Of course, before theses benefits could be experienced, your development team would have to go through a growth period wherein they would have to get used to implementing these principles.

    That being said, keep up the good work, I admire your dedication to all of your core values, and I think you've got a good set of core values. You're clearly doing very well, and I can't argue with your undeniable success.

    Trinet Internet Solutions Response

    Apr 20, 2015Dir. of Tech. & Web Dev.

    Thank you for the positive feedback and taking the time to put a lot of thought into your review. We work very hard to hire quality people and provide an environment where people enjoy working and ... More

  3. If you're inexperienced, get what you need and get out asap. If experienced, avoid at all costs!

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

    I worked at Trinet Internet Solutions full-time (more than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    -The people (sans upper management). You will meet alot of talented and genuinely good people here. They were pretty much the sole reason I came out of this place with my sanity intact.
    -A good stepping stone if you're inexperienced. You will definitely gain some valuable experience, albeit at the cost of your well being.
    -Lots of good places to eat around the area.

    Cons

    Oh boy, where to begin.

    -Lower than average compensation. Pay range is way below industry standards.

    -Ridiculously high turnover. People disappear faster than a fart in the wind. I must have seen at least 30+ people leave in the first year alone. Simply put, there is no stability here. The average worker will last about 6 months to 1 year. Any longer than that is considered a miracle.

    -No growth opportunities. Most people use this place as a stepping stone and move on to better opportunities once they realize they've been played by upper management who made empty promises of potential growth.

    -Prepare to be micromanaged. Trinet really likes to put timer on everything you do on a daily basis, including your breaks to lunch. It wouldn't surprise me if they made you time how long it took you to use the restroom.

    -Dishonest management. HR asked me to write a positive review of them on glassdoor in front of them. I politely declined. Please do not be fooled by the overly positive reviews. They were likely written by upper mgmt or by employees who were pressured into doing so. The company has realized that these bad reviews are hurting them when looking for good candidates who are willing to take low pay, which is their key to sustaining their current business model. They put up a good front during the interview and do a good job selling themselves. Do not be swayed by their lies.

    Advice to Management

    Value your employees and provide fair compensation. Actually listen to what they have to say and apply it. Stop taking shortcuts and letting good people go just to save a few extra dollars. Stop making empty promises when you know you won't follow through. Actually live up to your company values instead of having trivial, unproductive, and self-serving company meetings that serve only to stroke your own egos. Stop lying to yourselves and realize that this company is marred by so many unethical and bush league practices.

  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5. Helpful (3)

    Terrible-you will regret working here!

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

    I have been working at Trinet Internet Solutions

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

    Pros

    Some of the people... That it is near the spectrum. Made some friends here .

    Cons

    It was such a bad experience I done even include it on my resume. Seriously it's not worth it. They will pull you in during the interview process but it's all downhill from there. No one I know works there anymore, which is 10 people in under 8 months.

  6. Helpful (1)

    Great learning opportunity

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

    I worked at Trinet Internet Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    I'm very thankful for my experience at Trinet. I was given a lot of independence, trust and self-sufficiency at my post which allowed for lots of growth opportunities and the ability to excel. I was given a lot of support and had bright team members to help execute the tasks at hand. My team and I were able to innovate new ways of doing things and contribute to the excellence we strived for at Trinet.

    I'm also very thankful for the times I was acknowledged for a job well done, which I believe motivates and drives people like me to continually work harder every day. Management was very good about encouraging me when appropriate, which I believe to be an important quality employees seek in their supervisors.

    I'm thankful for the resources we had through the talented web development and design teams, the expertise and integrity of the Account Manager, and the savvy digital media strategists, just to name a few. Every day felt like a crash-course learning in something new, and by the end of my term, I feel that I have gained so much in what seems like such a short amount of time.

    One of the most valuable things during the course of my time there were the co-workers. I can't believe the camaraderie I was able to build there with so many, if not all, of the team members there. Trinet genuinely has some of the best co-workers you could ask for.

    Cons

    Every company has its flaws but it's really what/how you make of it that will help you grow. Choose to make this a great learning experience for you and you will have tons to takeaway.

  7. Good place to start but not a career

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

    I worked at Trinet Internet Solutions full-time

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

    Pros

    The employees are great and fun to work with. The interactions between all teams: Design, Development, PM's, Marketing, and Engagement were the best.

    Cons

    Not much room for growth, the pay is on the low end of the scale, and the business model is too old to compete with other agencies.

    Advice to Management

    Please change the business model and allow for employees from different teams to ask questions or raise concerns to help improve the company.

  8. Helpful (1)

    Thank you for the experience, mentorship, and opportunities to excel...

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

    I worked at Trinet Internet Solutions full-time (more than a year)

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

    Pros

    When others won't give you a chance because you aren't from the same industry, you're grateful to the company who will...

    I entered Trinet with no prior web experience and what I appreciate from the company is, they gave me a chance to grow here. It was a risk they were willing to take and I appreciate it. The company was patient with my ramp up time to learn and excel at this company.

    You fall in love with a company's values, direction, and employees. Truly, a company is only good as its employees and Trinet has amazing employees. Other places I've worked, people will backstab you to gain an advantage, but the employees here want to help you succeed and do well. I enjoyed hanging out with the employees and going to lunch with them. Everyone is friendly and that makes the work place a huge difference! Imagine coming to work with negative employees who will backstab you.. it's miserable! However at Trinet, the employees are absolutely wonderful.

    Also, some of the clients we worked with, made each day more rewarding. It's not everyday you get to work on important projects for clients that will have a huge impact on their success and to know I was responsible to help them achieve that goal, made me feel like I'm contributing to the team.

    Throughout the year, there are events the company has to help promote cohesion and fun! We have a company picnic, BBQ outside the parking lot, Christmas party, etc.

    Cons

    Not a con on Trinet's part but Irvine Spectrum can get really packed for lunch because of construction. Bring lunch to beat the crowd!

    Advice to Management

    Finally, to end my review, i wanted to mention a "THANK YOU" to the management team and this includes the Director of IT and the Account Manager.. Your mentorship and friendship is appreciated. I've grown & learned so much working here and I know I can carry what I've learned into the next stage in my life.

  9. A place to grow, learn, and gain experience.

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

    I worked at Trinet Internet Solutions full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Most employees are AMAZING seriously awesome group of people to work with, it is truly like a family. Awesome opportunities are given for you to learn and grow and develop professionally for all levels. Definitely not a dog eat dog office.

    Cons

    You can only grow so much here until eventually you become the teacher, and sadly you may become the teacher of someone who gets paid more than yourself, even though they don't as much as you do. Experience, not skill and results matter here a little more to determine your pay. High turnover

  10. Helpful (7)

    Good chance to learn and then leave in 9-12 months

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

    I worked at Trinet Internet Solutions

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

    Pros

    Employees are given a pretty good amount of responsibility. I was an intern doing strategy reports for clients. There were some really smart and good people working there that I learned from, all of which were gone by the time I left after 9 months. You will get experience you might not get elsewhere - interns are not getting coffee, you are doing actual work.

    Cons

    Amazed at how many good, intelligent, highly productive people left the company while I was there. Turnover is high at all agencies but Trinet's model appears to be hire and pay low wages as a way to maintain their level of profitability. Because they choose to operate this way (which they have every right to), turnover is even higher here than at other agencies.

    I fundamentally disagree with this model and I think they really fail to understand the cost to their profitability with a continual revolving door of employees. This affects the quality of work they clients get and the amount of time they spend recruiting and training new employees is brutal to the bottom line.

    No company is perfect, but I think Trinet squanders opportunities as good, young talent is initially drawn to their company mission and client-types only to be disappointed at what they find when they get on the inside.

    Advice to Management

    Try harder to develop and retain good employees. Increase the level of trust and transparency internally and externally to clients.

  11. Helpful (4)

    Trinet Internet Solutions Just Don't Do It

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

    I have been working at Trinet Internet Solutions

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

    Pros

    An exceptional team of people, collaborative, creative, hard working, have their clients best interest in mind.

    Cons

    Upper management is paranoid to an extreme degree!! It's like an office full of robots who just do as they are told. People are consistently lied to about why people are no longer there. People who leave are ostracized, never allowed back in the building and have their email address blocked so no one can receive email. Human Resources will smile in your face while they stab you in the back repeatedly. They keep it gloomy, cold and woe to the person who smiles or speaks. Their bs open door policy is open the door to complain and the door will be opened for you to leave. Don't trust that anyone has your best interest in mind because they don't. There's a lot of good cop bad cop that goes on. Just remember, good cop is badder cop in disguise.

    Advice to Management

    Don't leave people in the dark. Don't pretend to be some Christian culture when second chances are not in your nature. Don't lie to people. Don't waste people's time by having them come to interviews when you don't actually have an open position. Hire someone in Human Resources who has resources other than write ups. I know honesty is not in your policy or business model. Recognize good people when you you have them. Where did the girl at the front desk go, she up and disappeared. Let your staff talk to each other. Give up leading by Tyranny and you may have a chance.

Work at Trinet Internet Solutions? Share Your Experiences

Trinet Internet Solutions

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.