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Trimble Reviews

Updated March 22, 2017
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  • At times the work may get the better of you, but its in your hands to maintain the work life balance (in 9 reviews)

  • Upper management doesn't care about employee's and has done several layoffs to meet 20% profit growth for the company's stock price (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Great company overall"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work remotely from home. No ques or stars to be met just great customer service.

    Cons

    Have Been temp for over a yr with no raise but larger work load added.

    Advice to Management

    Management is great


  2. "Greatest strength is the greatest weakness"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Trimble full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Solid vision, great exec team, best in class solutions, R&D focus.

    Cons

    View on modern software is lacking, channel is not always the answer

    Advice to Management

    Create a sales focus organization guided by solid accounting principles - not the other way around.


  3. Helpful (1)

    "A downsizing the company"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    You can do nothing but still get the pay

    Cons

    This company has lots of office politicizes. Even CEO says the organization is lean but actual world is having bureaucracy. One senior VP has owned his private business with former Trimble staff in China.


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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Great if you like the way things were 20 years ago"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team members
    Ok Benefits
    Flexible work environment
    This is a great place to sit until you find something better

    Cons

    Projects lack leadership, direction and accountability
    Proper skill sets are missing and the skilled resources are over worked
    Don't ever volunteer to do something extra to fill in for a resource gap - you won't get kudos; only admonishment for not hitting someone's undefined expectations
    There are a lot of Big-Fish-Little-Pond and Queen Bee types - improvements and technology are out dated

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your comfort zones and challenge yourselves.


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Boulder, CO
    Current Employee - Director in Boulder, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Trimble (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of small autonomous businesses with high focus on market niches. Lots of smart people and interesting problems to solve.

    Cons

    4 waves of layoffs this year. Growth has stalled and the company has substituted acquisition for innovation. I expect management to change in the next few years.

    Advice to Management

    Chose what businesses are core and begin innovating again.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in Dayton, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trimble (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, challenging work, good place

    Cons

    corporate moves very very slowly

    Advice to Management

    get lean


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Software Development Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Software Development Manager in Westminster, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trimble (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    - Good group of core employees

    Cons

    - Frequent Layoffs to offset revenue shortfalls


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Sales Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Westminster, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work like balance (they don't care where you work from, when or how much)
    Good Benefits (which help to offset low pay)
    Mostly pleasant work environment and people
    Nearly carte blanche travel policy

    Cons

    Company relies too much on it's technology purchases and stock price and doesn't recognize that it's greatest asset is it's people.

    Many executives here are "accidental managers" and were often promoted 10-20 years ago from technical positions. I can't see where many execs here ever had any training (initially or ongoing) about how to manage people or projects, so they just seem to ignore a lot of people management issues and hope they go away. Eventually the nail that sticks up will get hammered down, because many execs here seem to be more concerned with self-preservation than moving the company ahead.

    HR is extremely weak, and I believe that's by design, not by HR choice. Change is very slow. Flying ideas up the flagpole often get completely ignored. For a company this size middle management has very little power or decision making authority. Most decisions seem to be made very secretively at the executive level only and then passed down from the top without much explanation or rationale for the decision.

    Advice to Management

    Bring some flesh blood in to the executive ranks.
    Hire more people from the outside, especially those with non -technical and scientific backgrounds.
    Listen to the new generation - that's who is going to take your company forward.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Too big for their britches"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good work/life balance
    Flexible schedules
    Good place for road warriors. Opportunity for international travel.
    Great technology

    Cons

    Under market salaries.
    Executive management lacks solid understanding of software, marketing and core business strategy.
    Growth through hundreds of acquisitions with no plan in place for integration = tons of redundancy and waste.
    Glass ceiling for woman. Absolutely no coaching, training or investment in employees.
    Tend to promote sales staff into senior level business managers.
    Culture of contempt and disrespect.


  11. "Sales"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in Sunnyvale, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Trimble (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Some business units are market leaders with strong leadership. Some of the businesses solve large, complex problems so it makes your job interesting. Very decentralized so experience depends on what group you're in. In the right business unit it's a great place to work. At its best, you're not micromanaged and the company/managers focus on results. The company culture encourages ethical behavior.

    Cons

    Depending on where you work, pay and promotion doesn't always seem tied to performance. There can be an insider/outsider culture. Depending on the business unit, it can be hard to get things done. Compensation could be more competitive.

    Advice to Management

    Depending on where you work, there are no obvious career paths. Not all managers are interested in employees' careers. Many of the business units/divisions could work more closely together.



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