TriNet reviews from startup founders

66 reviews by founders
July 29, 2017

I was complaining about TriNet’s UI before, but they rolled out a new UI that is a lot better.

Brad Hargreaves

Founder & CEO - Common

June 30, 2017

We use Justworks now. We used to use TriNet, but we like Justworks' lightweight simple solution better. TriNet is large and antiquated.

Patrick Poulin

Founder & CEO - API Fortress

June 16, 2017

We switched to ADP from TriNet mainly because of the cost, but also because we were using Ambrose before it was acquired and became part of the TriNet ecosystem, and the switch was confusing and poorly handled. ADP handles 401K, payroll, and HR. The interface is not pretty and it is slightly confusing, but overall they do what you’d expect them to do.

Ryan Nash

VP of Technology - Gust

TriNet - Best HR Tools for Startups

TriNet is a professional employer organization (PEO) that is a one-stop-shop for all of your HR needs, from hiring employees to managing benefits, payroll, travel expenses and more. It allows you to choose among a multitude of different, pre-assembled packages, dividing its services among four categories of software: expense tracking, time tracking, hiring and performance management. Managing all of your HR functions under the TriNet umbrella is often more expensive than picking and choosing a number of complementary HR tools, but the breadth of services and discounts it offers make it a staple among startups with fewer than 75 employees.

How startups use TriNet?

Some Seed-stage companies value TriNet for the way it manages every aspect of HR in one place, but it’s most often used by small- to mid-sized Series A and B companies who can afford its higher prices, don’t have their own HR staff and need a more robust service than TriNet’s cheaper alternatives.

How much does TriNet cost?

TriNet pricing varies based on number of employees and negotiated rate. Call the company for a direct quote.

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