Tribal Group

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Good in parts

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

I worked at Tribal Group part-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Great colleagues, great products, strong reputation and brand which gets you through the door of clients'.

Cons

Struggled to capitalize on all intellectual capital of the companies it bought or to leverage off the range of different relationships. Less of a tribe more of a collection of many tribes. Left its value base behind..

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    Stuck in the past

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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 (more than an 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
  2.  

    A great company overall and a fine place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 (more than an 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
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