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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 (2)

    "Hopeful that the growth can be sustained"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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...


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company has a good business model for HR solutions for small and medium businesses"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Former Employee - Human Resources Manager in Cupertino, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company can deploy HR management in a short notice

    Cons

    Business model needs to be tweaked to scale for larger businesses

    Advice to Management

    Business model is very scaleable for larger businesses, it is all in marketing tweaks.

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