Tribal Group Reviews

Updated June 7, 2015
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  1. 2015 a big year for Tribal

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tribal Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Worked with some talented and passionate people and achieved a lot in my time with the company. Developed very good working practices in local team and helped support wider business.

    Cons

    2014 was a very difficult year. Poor trading results and dwindling UK sales on the back of poor product development led management to embark on a major cost cutting exercise. Many talented people have left the company as Tribal seeks to realign its structure to global market. CEO leaving in June reflects board view on current status of company. Further big changes will inevitably follow as there is no chance of achieving projected results for 2015. Support functions have seen a lot of experienced people depart and replaced by cheaper resource. Lack of leadership and direction has seen major disconnect between head office in Bristol and other offices in UK. Management in Bristol have major deficiencies in people skills.

    Advice to Management

    Get out of your offices and understand the business. Don't pay yourselves huge bonuses on the back of poor trading results.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    work-life balance, good culture and values with in the team. Have benefits like cycle to work scheme, gym memberships etc.,

    Cons

    Cannot go ahead in your career ladder, there is so many opportunities.

    Tribal Group Response

    Jun 4, 2015 – Talent Partner

    Thank you for leaving this review and your positive comments regarding some of the benefits that we have in place. Similarly, thank you for your comments regarding career progression. Strong career ... More


  3. Helpful (1)

    Enjoyable friendly working environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Studio Artworker in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Studio Artworker in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good professional and personal support

    Cons

    Lack of understanding regarding personal commitments (ie taking the kids to the dentist)

    Advice to Management

    Office culture relaxed and friendly, as you would expect within an advertising agency


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  5. Consultant

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Highly diverse range of activities day-to-day. Forward looking company for sales and markets. Great people to work with. A great place to learn new skills so long as you put in the effort yourself.

    Cons

    Too many activities without adequate management. No project management for concurrent tasks. Line managers do not have enough time to actively manage their teams. Too many different requests with conflicting priorities makes the day-to-day job occasionally stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Build a PMO and get all the projects resourced and tracked correctly. Allow managers to manage rather than seconding them to high profile tasks and leaving their teams bereft of strategic direction.


  6. Test Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribal Group full-time

    Pros

    good working environment and easy going

    Cons

    no training and career planning


  7. Mixed Opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tribal Group

    Pros

    Depending on department great opprtunities for advancement and a very good atmosphere. If you are feted to be working in a profitable section you will have scope for career development and personal development.

    Cons

    Very variable across the country, Tribal is a series of small companies bought together by investors with a vision, what that was appears to have been lost and Tribal is struggling to define itself and within it's markets. This can must make management difficult and decisions often seem arbitrary with career development tied to whatever is the new vogue.

    Advice to Management

    A clear vision is needed for the future is needed.


  8. Helpful (2)

    Stuck in the past

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sheffield, England (UK)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Helpful and friendly people (mostly anyway) Global contracts with high potential Flexible working hours Attempting some agile methods Office newly refurbed Free tea and coffee

    Cons

    Software is dated Although there are a few good developers, innovation is stifled by those in charge. Very much a software hacking company with few industry standard patterns or methods used. It's all about bolting on some new half baked features and shoving it out the door. Lip service is as much attention as testing is given. Senior devs fear change due to their lack of knowledge and experience outside of tribal. They need to drag themselves into this decade and put more focus around quality. Management are very inexperienced and run around like headless chickens (literally) Much more agile methods are needed around the software development if they are to sell themselves as "agile", it's more than just two week iterations and a daily stand up.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage new ideas, there are developers with good experience on the floor. Learn more about the software development cycle. Place more emphasis on quality and a little less on new half cooked features.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Short, and not very sweet

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Tribal Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues were welcoming, supportive and always willing to give advice to projects, even if not personally invovled.

    Cons

    Unfortunately the Company has gone through many changes over the past few years, leading to dissatisfaction, unease and unrest amongst employees. Communication from the top down was poor, suggestive of a sentiment that the employees were merely commodities to be traded for the best possible share yield.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on your plan and stick to it; don't keep changing the goalposts for people.


  10. Helpful (3)

    Mixed feelings

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tribal Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Reputable public sector consultants - Opportunity to forge own career - Breadth of experience - Distinctive in that there is a blend of young bright graduates and those with industry experience

    Cons

    - Unclear progression within new structure - Low morale in current climate - Experience depends on quality of team - Many legacy businesses being brought together causes friction

    Advice to Management

    - Clearer comms about important changes - Create more unified culture


  11. All Change

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant

    I have been working at Tribal Group

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Committed colleagues and Interesting work

    Cons

    Too much change - not enough time for embedding in,

    Advice to Management

    Start to value your employees



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