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Stuck in the past

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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 for more than a year

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 ManagementAdvice

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.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    A great company overall and a fine place to work

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    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 for more than a year

    Pros

    - Management are excellent, they trust employees and give a lot of support when needed.
    - Colleagues are also very nice, a good and postive atmosphere overall
    - Flexitime
    - Can work from home
    - Overtime available if wanted
    - Agile implemented properly (mostly)
    - 9/12 on the Joel test

    Cons

    - Some very mediocre employees
    - Code base isn't as nice as it should be
    - Unit tests exist, but writing them is always harder than it should be
    - A little bit too much bureaucracy for an agile company
    - Stories aren't always as well defined as one would like
    - A promise of lots of on the job training has not been fulfilled

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve the quality of the developers, either through more training or better hiring practices.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Short, and not very sweet

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Tribal Group

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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