Trouva - Wouldn’t recommend to my worst enemy | Glassdoor.co.uk
  1. Helpful (6)

    "Wouldn’t recommend to my worst enemy"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Trouva full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Coffee/tea and snacks in the office, some nice people, central London location. That’s about it

    Cons

    Micro managed company. Department heads have no idea what they’re doing and it’s a childish, negative culture. You shouldn’t feel lucky if you actually make it past probation, majority of people in this company do not. They have no idea how to recruit staff and retain decent people. It’s a culture where you’re worried to make any mistakes incase you get fired the next day, this will always be put down to someone ‘not...

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    Advice to Management

    - Actually keep to a company budget so you don’t have to fire people for no reason - Treat staff with respect and be honest - Improve communication company wide - Rethink the whole recruitment / HR strategy

    Trouva2019-05-17

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  1. "Rare opportunity to be a part of something great"

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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Trouva full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I joined the business with the intention of propelling my career to the next stage - and it’s delivered on exactly that. It’s a super flat structure and you’re hired because you’re generally the expert (and sometimes the only one!) in your field. This means you have a rare opportunity to build relationships with some incredibly smart, ambitious people who trust you to provide guidance and direction to your area in the...

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    Cons

    It’s a start up - there are some high expectations and teams aren’t huge, so you’re getting your hands regularly. It can be easy to slip into the habit of working long hours and you need to be disciplined with yourself about what is and isn’t feasible. That said, there’s overall pretty good flexibility to manage your time and days as you need.

    Advice to Management

    Keep getting feedback from the team to make sure time and resource is invested in things which will support their time at Trouva

    Trouva2019-08-20
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Fast paced, challenging but fun"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Trouva full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    I know Trouva has been subject to trolling recently, but for me as someone who is actually working there, Trouva is fast paced and challenging, but fun. It is diverse both in cultural and gender and experience within teams which allows for greater opportunity for knowledge exchange. It is pretty social and engaging, with quite a flat heirarchy, allowing for closer contact with senior leadership. You feel valued and rewarded...

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    Cons

    As in any fast paced environment, it is sometimes difficult to see the wood from the trees. Constantly moving at a million miles an hour comes with its own challenges, but you can thrive if this is your style.

    Advice to Management

    As it is a really high pressure, high stress, fast paced and challenging environment, there should be more done to educate on burnout and how to manage this in your teams. More focus should be put on team bonding as the high pressure environment can increase likelihood of team relationship breakdowns.

    Trouva2019-08-15

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