Tribal Group Reviews

Updated June 7, 2015
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  1. Test Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Tribal Group full-time

    Pros

    good working environment and easy going

    Cons

    no training and career planning


  2. 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.


  3. 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

    Thank you for leaving this review. At Tribal we take pride in employing bright, talented people. We therefore aspire to have an environment that is trusting and autonomous, and so it is positive to ... More


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  5. 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.


  6. Great place to work for a short while

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Research Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Research Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People where special - talented, kind.

    Cons

    Market conditions have left the company behind.

    Advice to Management

    Sell because it is not going to get better.


  7. Mixed Opportunities

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Depending on department great opprtunities for advancement and a very good atmosphere. If you are feted to be working in a profitable section you will have scope for career development and personal development.

    Cons

    Very variable across the country, Tribal is a series of small companies bought together by investors with a vision, what that was appears to have been lost and Tribal is struggling to define itself and within it's markets. This can must make management difficult and decisions often seem arbitrary with career development tied to whatever is the new vogue.

    Advice to Management

    A clear vision is needed for the future is needed.


  8. 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)
    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!


  9. Helpful (2)

    Good in parts

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    • 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..


  10. Helpful (2)

    Stuck in the past

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in Sheffield, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer 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

    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 Management

    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.


  11. 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)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Tribal Group full-time (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 Management

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



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