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"Business Decisions that may Work in Silicon Valley May Not Work Nationally"

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Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Sales Development Representative in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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

Pros

HRIS is a nice selling point to prospects. Specific target markets such as Venture Capital, Green Tech, Bio Tech and the Organic Foods works well in California.

Cons

C-Level executives "Think Locally and Act Globally". Thinking locally will not always transfer to other markets.

 Management is focused on increasing revenue and client size through acquisition. Organic growth has been horrible, along with the client retention associated with acquisitions.

Most markets outside of California have had over a 200% turnover in the sales force in the past 3 to 4 years.

Most acquired markets have lost 100% of their client base due to a stubborn "one size fits all" perceived solution by Silicon Valley Executives.

Clearly, TriNet management was unprepared for the Gevity acquisition of 2009 (simply review client and internal employee retention rates). Let's face it, they acquired a company (Gevity) that was 5-6 times their size.

The acquisition and overall performance woes continue today based on Senior Management turnover. Who is left? Burton by my count. I feel as though "The Emperor Has No Clothes".

Advice to Management

Allow regional markets to have a greater influence!

TriNet Group Response

Oct 15, 2013 – Public Relations

Thank you for taking the time to voice your concern. We learned many, sometimes difficult, lessons with the acquisition of Gevity and have taken many steps since to make corrections where necessary... More

Other Employee Reviews for TriNet Group

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Not a Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at TriNet Group full-time

    Pros

    High growth due to nature client base expanding and many acquisitions
    Plenty of jobs and opportunity
    Company has tried to improve salary base for new hires to be competitive with top talent

    Cons

    Many new executives who are not experienced in the industry come in and have grand visions that cannot be executed. Highly stressful demands are made on existing staff to meet dates and deadlines which are unrealistic. While they ask for feedback, they don't want to hear anything contradictory to what they want to do.

    There is a focused effort to acquire many companies quickly to get to a certain client size. Integration plans have yet to be successful, causing strain and significant stress on existing employees (also client satisfaction).

    There are multiple re-orgs resulting in a highly political environment and lack of trust internally.

    Advice to Management

    Lose the ego and listen to employees who know the industry and have experienced failed attempts to what you are trying to do, given you don't yet have the experience yourself. History is repeating itself; clients and employees are leaving to join the competition.

    TriNet Group Response

    Jun 10, 2013 – HR Communications & Program Manager

    TriNet is in a high-growth period through both new sales and acquisitions of other companies. We recognize that the rapid change in the organization can be a challenge to manage and we will be... More


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Hopeful that the growth can be sustained"

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    Former Contractor - IT Contact in San Leandro, CA
    Former Contractor - IT Contact in San Leandro, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TriNet Group as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    There was a dramatic change of leadership whilst I was there - much of it quite hard to understand. I hope the leader know what they are doing...

    Cons

    Morale is quite low - a lot of good people have left and the exodus must stop.

    Advice to Management

    Retain your best people, be careful letting new people clean house on a whim...

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