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TriNet Overview

Dublin, CA
1001 to 5000 employees
Company - Public (TNET)
$2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
TriNet (NYSE: TNET) provides small and medium size businesses (SMBs) with full-service HR solutions tailored by industry. To free SMBs from HR complexities, TriNet offers access to human capital expertise, benefits, risk mitigation and compliance, payroll and real-time ... Read more

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    TriNet provides a comprehensive benefits package to its customers that helps them rise to the level of the "big companies"-even in highly competitive, talent-driven fields like technology and professional services. We think our comprehensive benefit offerings are the best in the industry, which is why we offer TriNet colleagues these same great benefits.

  • When you partner with TriNet, you get access to the tools and services you need to ensure the success of your business. Take a look at our products.

    TriNet Human Resources | Bundled HR Products

    TriNet provides three bundled HR products tailored to specific industries so you can streamline HR management and focus on your business.

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TriNet – Why Work For Us?

Helping Entrepreneurs Realize Their Ambitions

Quick Facts about TriNet:

  • HR Solutions for Small and Midsize Businesses
  • Based in San Leandro, CA
  • 14,000+ SMB Customers
  • 30 Years in Business (2018)
  • 37+ Billion Payroll Managed Annually
  • ESAC Accreditation
TriNet provides small and midsize businesses with a full-service HR solution so they can free themselves from the complexities of HR and focus on their goals. As their trusted HR business partner, TriNet assumes many of the responsibilities of being an employer and helps these companies contain HR costs, minimize employer-related risks and relieve the administrative burden of HR. TriNet offers bundled HR products tailored by industry and strategic HR services, resulting in a comprehensive and empowering solution.

Mission: Our mission is to power business success with extraordinary HR.

Vision: Our vision is to improve humanity through business growth and innovation.

Our client companies depend on attracting, retaining and motivating the best and brightest talent. So do we. We help some of the world's most entrepreneurial companies do what they do best. You'll see the results of your work every single day. Working at TriNet is no "ordinary" job — it's an "extraordinary" experience where potential is unleashed and innovation is encouraged. Founded in 1988, TriNet has become one of the largest HR outsourcing providers in the country.


A Word From Our CEO:

Burton M. Gold?eld

Burton M. Goldfield 
President and Chief Executive Officer

"I am amazed at what our clients are doing. We have one CEO passionate about mentoring children through after-school programs. We have another working to cure a staph infection called MRSA. What I find wonderful is that TriNet gets to be a part of their success. We're helping them make it happen."

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We don't just have a set of company values—we aspire to meet them on a daily basis. We call those values POISE, and they've been the foundation of our company culture for the last 20 years.

POISE means Personal GrowthOrientation to the FutureIntegrityService, and Entrepreneurialism. We think it's a powerful culture in which to work, grow and advance. And whether you're a vendor, a customer, or a TriNet team member, we think you'll agree.


Take responsibility for continued self-development.
Understand client company objectives and how your role contributes to those objectives.
Give of yourself to benefit others including customers and the community.


Proactively innovate to improve services by anticipating client needs.
Demonstrate openness to change and innovations proposed by others.
Take action to implement positive change.
Leverage leading-edge technology to solve recurring problems and innovate better methods.
Consider international impact on all innovations.


Consistently demonstrate honesty and integrity to all audiences—customer, vendor, each other.
Feel comfortable offering (and considering from others) unconventional alternatives that support our mission.
Seek first to understand and then to be understood.
Celebrate diversity and show respect for all individuals.


Consistently deliver friendly, hassle-free, exceptional service to all clients—internal and external.
Offer alternative solutions when faced with seemingly impossible requests.
Take the initiative to exceed customer expectations and take the extra steps to bring full closure.
Committed to teamwork and take individual responsibility for your contribution to the team's success.


Take calculated risks for the overall success of the company.
Use resources creatively and do a lot with a little.
Value independence to build a network of successful enterprises.
Take action to implement positive change and get things done.



TriNet provides a comprehensive benefits package to its customers that helps them rise to the level of the "big companies"—even in highly competitive, talent-driven fields like technology and professional services. We think our comprehensive benefit offerings are the best in the industry, which is why we offer TriNet colleagues these same great benefits. Take a look.

TriNet Benefits
Comprehensive Health Insurance
  • A choice of PPO, POS, HDHP/HSA, HRA, and HMO medical plans
  • Dental plans offered by national carriers
  • Vision plans offered by national carriers
Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Care Account
  • Dependent Day Care Account
Survivor Benefits
  • Basic Employee Life/AD&D
  • Supplemental Employee Life/AD&D
  • Supplemental Spouse/Partner/Dependent Life
  • Supplemental Spouse/Partner/Dependent AD&D
Disability Benefits
  • Short-Term Disability
  • Long-Term Disability
Retirement Plan
  • 401(k) savings plan with partial company match
Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Seventeen (17) days of PTO can be earned in the first year.
  • Ten (10) paid holidays
Additional Benefits
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Voluntary Benefits and Services
  • Educational Assistance Programs
  • Pre-Tax Commuter Benefits
  • Colleague Recognition Programs
  • Referral Programs
  • TriNet Perks (Merchant Discounts)


Commitment to diversity isn't just a slogan. At TriNet, we are committed to making diversity part of our business plan that embraces and respects differences, develops our team members, serves our customers and builds upon community relationships. Values of diversity are embedded into our culture, which are fundamental to both our business and mission of helping our customers realize their ambitions.

Recruiting a diverse team is critical to TriNet's success. Our diverse employment advertising, outreach programs and relationships with diversity organizations help us develop a team with unique qualities that span a broad spectrum of our culture.

TriNet Reviews

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    "Inside Sales Team"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bradenton, FL
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    I have been working at TriNet full-time (More than 3 years)


    TriNet is a company that provides many avenues to advance your career. It's vision and mission are inspiring and the work we do everyday allows us to make a positive impact on small business in america and all of those who are employed by our clients.

    Additionally, TriNet provides great benefits, retirement plans, wellness plans, maternity/paternity policies, etc. TriNet is focused on ensuring we are at the forefront of HR advancements and are always updating our policies to stay ahead of some our biggest competitors.

    TriNet will continue to grow and if you join the team you feel that have true opportunities to build a long-term career.

    As a sales consultant in the Inside Sales team you have the opportunity to make very good money and develop yourself. I have personally been able to make very good money, leverage the significant benefits that TriNet offers and be promoted within our organization. I have always done well, and I have been rewarded well for that success. If you feel that working hard, long hours, and diligent focus is too much for you and you work/life balance then this may not be the job for you. All sales requires tirelessly working long hours to achieve a goal.

    Our President's club trips are amazing and they continue to get better.


    While we have grown immensely we have not done the best job at adapting to that change. We need to work on getting better tools to be more successful. Our leadership team in Inside Sales specifically is undercompensated for their work and are not looked at as equivalent to their field counterparts. They have the same responsibilities, large quotas, and span of control as their field counter parts yet do not have equivalent titles nor comp.

    Additionally, our managers need better tools to help forecast the business - if they can better address those items then they can help be better at forecasting the business. I also believe that they had good intentions when they implemented Ambition and other tools to help manage and coach but they have not been leveraged appropriately. Our dept lacks the support team necessary to augment our sales leaders & equip them appropriately.

    Another con is the Stigma of Inside Sales versus Outside Sales. If we do this job correctly, we are true consultants and should be looked at the same as our outside counter parts.

    Advice to Management

    Now that ISO has grown significantly to this amazing group of talented people we need to grow up our structure and support systems. We need to reevaluate how we reward our sales leaders and continue to grow our sales consultant team.

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TriNet Photos

TriNet photo of: Employee volunteers during Big Sunday, our annual charitable giving initiative.
TriNet photo of: Ambitions Realized.
TriNet photo of: Employee volunteers during Big Sunday, our annual charitable giving initiative.
TriNet photo of: A trusted HR resource provider.
TriNet photo of: Debuting at the NYSE.
TriNet photo of: Our CEO Burton Goldfield speaking during TriNet Inspire.
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TriNet Interviews



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    Sales Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at TriNet (New York, NY) in November 2017.


    It's a really intense interview process. I went through so many rounds of interviews but it was totally worth it. They really make sure its a great culture fit and you interview with 3 different directors and 2 VPs.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your goals and ambitions.   1 Answer
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TriNet Awards & Accolades

  • Selling Power "50 Best Companies to Sell For", Selling Power, 2018
  • New Product or Service of the Year - Software - Human Capital Management Solution, American Business Awards (the Stevies), 2018
  • 100 Fastest Growing Companies, Fortune Magazine, 2017
  • Human Resources Professional of the Year (Gold Winner), The Stevie Awards for Great Employers, 2016
  • Most Admired CEO (Burton Goldfield), San Francisco Business Times, 2010
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