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Trinidad Benham Reviews

Updated April 25, 2017
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  1. "Mid-tier Company with growing pains"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Broomfield, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Trinidad Benham full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Privately held, great people, interesting opportunities

    Cons

    Mid-tier company with a lot of growing pains. Big power struggles & a lot of sexism.

    Advice to Management

    Decide who is running the ship


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    "It's Crashing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Trinidad Benham full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    ESOP company with plenty of stability, good people in most of the locations. Good reputation with suppliers and customers.

    Cons

    Product assortment in declining/competitive market space will make growth challenging. Last two years of hiring and trying to develop mid-upper management in many departments have brought in lackluster talent with limited managerial/leadership abilities. Most of the worker bees are not motivated and there seems to be a lack of "fire" or desire to succeed. Very limited career growth.

    Advice to Management

    Was once a great place to be. Agree with another poster: Figure out who is really in charge and stop the in fighting at the top. Also, make sure you hire the right management team, some of these new hires in leader roles are sorely lacking in talent and people skills.


  3. "beans"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Centennial, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Trinidad Benham (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    can allow flexible hours but shifting more towards not

    Cons

    office environment is very toxic.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Not a great place to be at right now"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Corporate Office in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance at the corporate office is excellent; ESOP company and shares have been going up steadily; very easy work regardless of the area of expertise.

    Cons

    New CEO battling the old one who would not let go, causing ripples throughout the company; a lot of mid-level managers hired to solve issues who only care to excel themselves at a higher level; stagnation and rare advancement opportunities throughout; backstabbing at all levels, gossip inspired by a very fake HR department.

    Advice to Management

    It is understandable that with the new growth there are more challenges and the "old" traditional environment cannot be kept, yet pick better when choosing your mid level staff and take care to keep them balanced on a higher level.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Hard work pays dividends."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Trinidad Benham full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Forwards thinking company.
    Management appreciates and rewards people that think and suggest positive change. An Esop company that does very well. Longevity pays large rewards because of this.

    Cons

    Persons with degrees even if unrelated May be chosen over more qualified persons without one.

    Advice to Management

    Look past the degree at the experience.


  7. "OK"

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    Current Employee - Georgia in Lagrange, GA
    Current Employee - Georgia in Lagrange, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Four days a week and nice people

    Cons

    Very racially based , supervisor treats you like crap(to be honest)


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Company Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Trinidad Benham is 100% employee owned and the stock value has only risen in the last dozen years. The company is almost 100 years old and very stable. The culture is welcoming, friendly and team oriented. Compensation is fair and the benefits are comprehensive to include not only the ESOP but also a 401(k) with company match. Creativity is appreciated and work/life balance is excellent.

    Cons

    Historically, the interview process has been lengthy but great strides have been made to abbreviate it. The organization is flat which can been viewed as positive or negative. If you are a "corporate climber" and want to be the next VP in 3 to 5 years, then Trinidad is not the place for you. However, if you are looking for a stable environment where you can build upon your expertise then Trinidad is a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the positive strides!


  9. Helpful (1)

    "dead end"

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    Current Employee - Production in Bridgeport, CT
    Current Employee - Production in Bridgeport, CT
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good benefits
    Employee owned
    stable employer

    Cons

    No way to move up in the company.
    Don' appreciate there employees
    They hire Supervisors with no experience or training over guys that have done the work for years. just because they have a degree in nothing related to the job.
    The raises are horrible 3% is the max you can get. Raises are only once a year.

    Advice to Management

    Give the little guys a chance!


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Great Culture!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Denver, CO
    Recommends

    Pros

    This is a very stable company. The longevity here speaks volumes about the company culture and the way employees are treated. Since it is a 100% employee owned company people have a true desire to perform above average and be successful in their jobs. The work environment is relaxed and friendly.

    Cons

    Overall, the benefits are pretty good here but time off/vacation accrual could be better.


  11. "The work is ok, the secrecy is not.."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    ESOP is a great motivator to achieve sales goals.

    Cons

    Everything is a secret - upper management doesn't want to share happenings, sales results, etc. with the broader company.
    Very flat organization, no real room for growth & development.


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