TriNet reviews from startup founders

64 reviews by founders
March 30, 2017

TriNet gets the job done. They have good deadline reminders and communication on recent changes in employment regulation and compliance. Their website on the other hand is not very well designed and it is hard to push changes without contacting support.

Kirsten Chong

Controller - Polymaze

March 22, 2017

TriNet was good for the early days, but now that we are past 75 employees, we are thinking of moving on. At this stage we can start hiring HR professionals.

Todd Olson

CEO & Founder - Pendo

Feb. 23, 2017

Our administration uses TriNet--it is fine.

Nadav Shatz

Co-founder & CTO - Tailor Brands

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.

Vendor info

Visit the website:

TriNet Alternatives

Accretive Solutions

Your world, simplified.


In the business of your success.


The leader in private company compensation


More than benefits, HR, and payroll all in one place.

AXA Insurance Company

Redefining standards.


HR Software for small and medium businesses that have outgrown spreadsheets.