Tribal Group Reviews

Updated December 4, 2014
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  1. Please think carefully before accepting a role with this Company

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at Tribal Group as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Quite difficult to say; some roles have reasonably good pay.

    Cons

    I was employed in the HR team so had good insight into how this Company behaves and manages people. After more than 10 years in HR in various companies, I can confidently say I have never worked for an organisation that has such significant problems with staff morale, staff grievances, communication, integration between departments and leadership. This is not a Company that treats people well - I've seen a lot of poor leadership during my years in HR but at Tribal, I was horrified by the sheer volume of grievances from staff and poor decision making in relation to people.

    My advice is to think very carefully before accepting a role with Tribal; jobs can be hard to come by but this is not a nice Company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. Don't expect Training or Management

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwich, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Norwich, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to travel.. Can be left to own devices for the most the time. Due to the lack of management at the office - can pretty much get away with murder.

    Cons

    No management. No training. Terrible team communication. Lots of office politics to contend with... Will happily expect staff to work until the late hours because of staffing issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ actual managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. A company with a lot of strenghs but led down by lack of structure and poor communications.

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Tribal Group

    Pros

    The company has a good reputation delivering a range of comprehensive services across to aa wide variety of clients within the public sector and this incluses health, education, local authorities, local government. The skill and knowledge within the organisation is excellent and they have very prestigious client list. There is almost an unprecidented range of servcies incuding architechts, IT consultants, housing and regeneration specialists, HR and recruitment, advertising. This when pitching to new clients was extremely powerful that the company had grown through acquisition and could provide almost a one stop shop to deliver this breadth of diffferent services. Also has the advantage of being abel to provide excellent geographical support to their clients.

    Cons

    The downsides to working for the Tribal Group are primiarily the lack of cross working between the different parts of the organisation, this is poorly manged from the top and within each operating untit within tribal, this is partly based on the company having grown through acquistion suffers from sub cultures and silo working and I beleive a hughe amount of opportunutes are not utised to truly deliver 'big ticket' sales and maximise account development within the organisaiton, There is also a lack of management strcure and performance management compounted vy poor HR support and inadquate communiations strategies within the operating divisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Analyse the potential of the benefits of working more cohesively and joint opportuities across the group.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. Excellent staff treated as commodities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Tribal Group

    Pros

    Nice bunch of talented people
    Training and development: not so much in terms of qualifications, but rather the opportunity to learn new software and gain experience, which is vital for career progression
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    We felt disengaged from the company as a whole: that was good in some ways, but not so in others.

    Salary didn't always reflect the success of the company: there were a lot of salary freezes, office and team changes and overall cutbacks during the bleak times and things didn't really change after new contract wins and improved market conditions. Similarly, as one improved their skills and ended up doing more to help the company, it wouldn't show in their pay. Aside from slight cost of living increases, things didn't change between joining with considerably less experience and three years later, when I was doing a lot more specialist work.

    Perks: the online scheme seemed to be designed to dissuade or at least it just targeted a particular niche (in other words, it wasn't useful at all).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work out where you are going, recruit accordingly and value your staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. Continual downsizing/cutbacks have created a company with little true integrity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Some really interesting contracts and work.
    A pool of talented people in some areas.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. When people are promoted to positions for which they lack the necessary ability, the company do not address the fundamental problems
    No CPD (continuing professional development) despite repeated promises.
    Lack of honesty about company plans. Sudden redundancies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be honest with your staff, value them and invest in them. It will reap much greater rewards in the longer term than short-term short-sighted profits.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. Stuck in the past, Management highly inexperienced

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good Salary, Free Tea & Coffee, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Management highly inexperienced! Really glitchy products! They tend to simply "add a new bit on" which should hopefully mask the broken parts, I think there software has more versions than I do hot dinners!!

    Developers living in the stone age! QA is almost none existent!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to staff more! Seek advice when needed and start looking further afield when developing software, all of it needs a fresh approach! Excellent development teams scattered around Tribal but terrible managers who don't utilize them to the full extent!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    Good in parts

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    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..

  9. Profit before all else

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)

    I have been working at Tribal Group

    Pros

    Work colleagues are good, management is poor, team spirit is good at times

    Cons

    Board do not undestand the software development life cycle and never let you return to 'finish off' an application

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talk to the chalk face workers, come down out of your ivory towers, open your eyes, stop taking bonuses earned by the chalk face workers, adn reduce some of your ridiculous salaries

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. Good Place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Enjoyable friendly working environment

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    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)

    Pros

    Good professional and personal support

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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