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Trilliant Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  1. "This is a top heavy company. All managers and hardly anyone doing real work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Systems Integration Manager in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Trilliant Networks is a smart grid company and some find that cool and trendy. The building in Redwood City, CA is attractive. The office is very modern with a lot of glass. The weather in Red Wood City is very special (even for the bay area). It's close to the Oracle building which is a nice place to have lunch and go for a walk at lunch time.

    Cons

    Lay-offs frequent. Top heavy with Management. Some promotions happen, but not many. Payed time off (PTO) is 10 days a year regardless of whether your sick or on vacation. 50+ hours a week but paid on salary to avoid OT pay. Training was very minimal and of poor quality. Salaries are low and a raises only happen when forced in my experience.

    Advice to Management

    If customers can't easily get the support they need to make the product work, then they will find another option. Making customers pay for support ultimately hurts sales. With regard to promotions, someone who has functioned at a lower level often knows the inner working of that department better than an outsider who's never worked at the company. We people see that salaries and low and promotions are infrequent, the smart one move on.


  2. Helpful (6)

    "One of the worst companies, incapable management"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great product, awesome people to work with, some of the smartest talent in the industry.

    Cons

    One of the worst Management team, lead by incapable CEO who treats employees as if they were in kindergarten. And HR is a disaster.

  3. Helpful (3)

    "Struggling on life support"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Firmware Engineer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    First mover in the Automated Meter Information (AMI) space. Some interesting projects in the UK. Highly competent and diligent engineers in the Granby, QC office. Andy White (CEO) is a very competent and personable man who's working very hard to make a go at it.

    Cons

    Below-market salaries (at least for rank-and-file tech staff in RWC). No annual reviews or merit raises. Too many managers & overhead (G&A) employees vs Engineers. Made some bad hires at the senior manager level that took too long to remove.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on product quality and margins, not market share. Hire fewer, but quality people.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Poor HR, management, and work environment"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Test Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Software Test Developer in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trilliant full-time

    Pros

    - An opportunity to learn about smart grids if you're proactive.
    - Some people can leave the office or not come in and nobody will notice

    Cons

    - HR is unprofessional, unfriendly, and slow to respond to e-mails or may never respond
    - Managers don't know how to manage a team and get the most out of their workers
    - The culture is depressing. Communication is minimal and motivated workers are non-existent
    - Workers are underpaid 30% below industry standard
    - Do not expect annual raises

    Advice to Management

    Stride to helping the team grow and work efficiently. If you don't care about the company or employees, your employees won't care either.


  5. "an introduction into the Smart Grid / Utilities in North America"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Management in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Market Management in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Trilliant full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leading edge technology, full service vendor

    Cons

    poor management, non technical sales force

    Advice to Management

    invest in market ready individuals


  6. "Carefully consider your career at Trilliant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Experience in smart grid
    Quality workers with great industry experience
    Cares about product quality

    Cons

    Poor leadership from upper management
    Lack of corporate direction
    Allows and supports a toxic environment

    Advice to Management

    Take responsibility for leadership
    Do "the right thing" not the easiest


  7. "Leaders without leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good Technology
    Good Quality and hardworking people
    Some exciting successes
    Honestly feel it has the best solution

    Cons

    Senior management lives in their own world
    No appreciation for the good work being done by the engineering team
    no clue as to how to sell
    feels like a lot of chickens with their heads cut off running around and away from the axe.

    Advice to Management

    Steady as he goes is not a strategy
    Steady as she goes will sink the ship
    WAKE UP!!!!!! need to be proactive!!!!!

  8. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA

    Pros

    good exposure in hardware related field

    Cons

    less salary they offer, career


  9. "Disorganized from the CEO on down to director level."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    401k actually matches to 5%, which is rare. Health, dental, and vision plans are typical, if not great. Lower level employees try their best to work within a disorganized structure.

    Cons

    Lack of personnel and lack of leadership from mgmt. Low pay for the space, confused departments heads lead to lack of quality, process, and success. Very high employee turnover from dissatisfaction.

    Advice to Management

    Fire those who fail to lead, not promote them. Listen to your lower level employees and use suggestions from those who know, not those who slow.


  10. "“Very unprofessional top management, managing by fear”"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Redwood City, CA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Great coworkers, lots of them are very brilliant in what they do.

    Cons

    Top management very unprofessional, favoritism is so obvious. They can be very childish in treating their employees.
    If they pick something they don't like about you, they will start treating you like a blacksheep although you have excellent work performance.

    Advice to Management

    Check the pulse of your employees, not juga the top tier.


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