Tribal Group Reviews

Updated June 7, 2015
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  1. A company with a lot of strenghs but led down by lack of structure and poor communications.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


  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)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    Employ actual managers.

    Tribal Group Response

    Jun 5, 2015 – Talent Partner

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  3. Profit before all else

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Good in parts

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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..


  6. Stuck in the past, Management highly inexperienced

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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!


  7. 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)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Excellent staff treated as commodities.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  9. Consultant

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    There are opportunities to work in different areas of the UK and abroad- not that I have looked into it. Large organisation with different areas of expertise. People come from a variety of backgrounds. Within the organisation there are different sectors that you can work in.

    Cons

    Not that much integration between departments. Not always kept in the loop. Management could handle employees in a better manner, giving feedback throughout projects and manage issues in a better manner.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees up to date with what is going on in the company.


  10. All Change

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    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


  11. 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)
    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



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