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Greedy Senior Management and lots of lower-level staff worried about the next redundancy round

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Former Employee - Computer Consultant in Abingdon, England (UK)
Former Employee - Computer Consultant in Abingdon, England (UK)

I worked at Tessella full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Some interesting projects to work on
Reasonable salary
Promotion is structured - it is like McDonalds, after 2 years you get promoted, then after another year or two and you get promoted to the next

Cons

It isn't your fault if there is no work. You are chosen for redundancy if you are not billing (in the redundancy rounds, no-one that was 'billing' was ever chosen in a redundancy round).
You can be put on projects that don't match your skills but you are just available.
You can be put on projects where you are 'just a pair of hands'
You can be put on projects that are boring. I am a scientist and I don't want to work on a mismanaged DIGITAL ARCHIVING project ever!
The internal systems used are dire. A timesheet program written in VB6, Lotus Notes, a home rolled CRM.
You have minimal autonomy and there can be micro management.
Lots of "know it all's" with opinions on everything.
Sales culture is to get every penny out of the customer. Often this means that there are stroppy email messages sent to existing customers for more money, and you as the software developer have to go and work there being a different face of the company and having to apologize for the hard sales tactics and behaviour.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Change the senior management, change the mid management.
Ask yourself why so many people leave dissatisfied.

Doesn't Recommend
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    OK

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winchester, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Winchester, England (UK)

    I worked at Tessella

    Pros

    Everything was OK but then I worked in the Winchester office which has now closed. The Abingdon office has moved.

    Cons

    The general day to day activities all had to be recorded on a time sheet and you were critisied if you didn't have the right hours in place.

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    Very Enlightening

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at Tessella full-time

    Pros

    Variety of projects
    Quick promotion
    Great work culture. Small and friendly staff
    Bi-annual conference in England

    Cons

    Small office space
    Lack of variety in project industries

    Positive Outlook
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