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Thrive Tribe Overview

Stratford, London, England
51 to 200 employees
2009
Company - Private
Healthcare Services & Hospitals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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In 2009 Thrive Tribe was set up and won its first contract to become the local Stop Smoking Service provider for the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Despite only being a small organisation back then with a team of less than ten, we recognised we had ... Read more

Mission: To empower over 1 million people to change behaviours and thrive!

Thrive Tribe Reviews

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    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Business Development Manager in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thrive Tribe full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    I came to Thrive Tribe via the NHS, and my first reaction was (in the best possible kind of way)... what a culture shock! I instantly felt like part of the team (family), part of a special organisation with a purpose, and I felt trusted enough to contribute right away. Thrive Tribe is truly a values-driven organisation, and prefers to put out a quality product rather than growing at an unsustainable speed. That said, in my nearly 4 years with the company, I have seen a lot of growth and positive change. We literally have an Employee Experience team now, and representatives from each service who are responsible for ensuring the culture is amazing.

    If you are concerned about a couple of bad reviews- don't be- unless you are a someone who is miserable, does not know what hard work looks like, and can not play nicely with others. If I have just described you, I don't want you being part of my work family and you should definitely look elsewhere. An example-Terrible former employee X who never put in any effort anyway: "There is no progression opportunity- what an awful place...blah blah blah..."
    My response: I call bulls***

    I have held 3 different positions within 4 years, and every move has been a career progression. The only time there is "no career progression" is when someone is afraid to take a chance, or wants a handout without working for it. Yes, you have to work hard and be good at your job, and earn everything that you get. Yes, you have completely buy in to the mission and the values of Thrive Tribe (but if you are not willing to do that in the first place, then why are you considering working here?) Yes, there are limited roles WITHIN a particular service (they are publicly funded services with firm staffing structures, and the overall budgets are ultimtaely determined by Public Health Commissioners at the end of the day)... but guess what- Thrive Tribe has MANY different, geographically diverse services which each present their own opportunities. Take a chance- get out of your comfort zone. Try a new role. If you are determined, you will find a way to progress. I personally see Thrive Tribe as having plenty of progression opportunities (but I am determined, flexible, and patient enough to wait on the right opportunities). Keep in mind that progression comes in many forms.

    I actually get really annoyed when I read the negative reviews. I get that it might not be a good fit for everyone. It's sociable, fun, high-energy, and sometimes a little bit crazy. I get it. Maybe you are not built for that type of environment- fair enough... but where I really get annoyed is with anyone who has clicked the 'disapprove of CEO' button. It is literally impossible to not approve of Tim (our MD). Tim knows everyone in the company (200+ employees) by FIRST NAME. The publicly-funded healthy lifestyle industry is not the most lucrative in the world, but Tim still finds a way to invest in his staff every year- Company-wide Sports Days, Socials and Parties, Physical Challenge Weekends, and one day a year when you can get together with some of your colleagues and do anything physical to 'Be the Change' (I most recently went golfing with 4 colleagues as my activity- Thrive Tribe paid for it). You simply can not name another company in the same space (largely bidding on publicly-funded contracts) doing this much for their employees.

    The reason people stay at (and come back to) Thrive Tribe is because of the family feel to the workforce, the culture/ environment, work-life balance, and the opportunity to make a difference.

    Cons

    There are so many positive, like-minded people in this work family that it is 99% amazing. The lingering 1% who do not buy into the vision and mission, hang around working at minimal effort, and taking advantage of our nice ways need to be removed from the system. We have historically been too lax when it comes to addressing poor performance (attendance, attitude, etc.) issues, but I can see that we are starting to improve and take action against these duds who bring down the vibe for everyone else.

    Compensation is an issue- particularly in London/greater London- where there are so many other similar jobs which pay a lot more and the cost of living is so high (makes it challenging to keep great staff). Something to consider if you are planning on making the move to Thrive Tribe is that you won't be (money) rich (you also won't be broke, don't get me wrong), but you will have a good quality of life, and a good work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    I'm really proud to work Thrive Tribe- everything that I could have thought of in terms of advice has already proactively been done by management.

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Thrive Tribe photo of: Take Your Teddy to Work Day!
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Thrive Tribe photo of: Our annual Thrive Tribe football match in Luton!
Thrive Tribe photo of: The winning team at Thrive Tribe sports day 2016!
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Thrive Tribe Interviews

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    Community Health Coach Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Thrive Tribe (London, England).

    Interview

    Team activities followed by an interview if you were successful.

    I felt like their assessment methods were not useful for showing them how candidates would perform in the actual job. It was very subjective and observations could have been missed.

    Interview Questions

    • Did not make it to interview - they said my personality didn't come through enough in the group debate and problem-solving activities   Answer Question
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