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TTP Reviews

Updated Dec 7, 2019

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4.5
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TTP CEO Sam Hyde
Sam Hyde
7 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome place for ambitious minds"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Melbourn, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TTP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There is a density of very high talent like in no other place, and with that comes an equally unusual level of autonomy and responsibility for individuals who pass the high bar set at the interviews. The company culture, reflected on consultants' freedom, employee ownership and relatively freeform team structure is phenomenal, something I'd highly recommend experiencing first-hand. Projects are at cutting-edge both... technology-wise and in terms of impact to society. The CEO and group leaders are very approachable and admiringly wise.

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    Cons

    Career development is very much self-driven, which is something I personally had to adjust to. There has been a historical scepticism about externally-provided training courses which doesn't deliver to certain types of learning styles. On the other hand, a newly empowered professional development team has its eyes on this issue already. There are also extensive opportunities to learn by doing. The company culture... and colleagues are very supportive of this approach.

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    TTP2019-10-04
  2. "Really difficult selection process"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer(Internship) 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TTP part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Decent salary for intern Good work life balance

    Cons

    Stale work and don’t feel like you really did anything revolutionary

    TTP2019-12-07
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Enterprising and smart"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourn, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TTP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Long-termism, culture of enterprise, no politics

    Cons

    You will struggle at TTP if you stay in your comfort zone

    Advice to Management

    Keep adapting, and be as open as possible

    TTP2019-09-28
  4. "Flat structure limits opportunities"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourn, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at TTP full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Employee ownership and general culture of wanting to share the business success Great benefits (especially bonus, health insurance) Generally bright and intelligent staff Culture of self starters

    Cons

    Opaque pay and career structure. Your manager decides what he thinks you are worth and there is no opportunity for discussion. Flat structure allows a few managers to wield great power without any oversight or much accountability. This can lead to limited scope for individuals to grow and develop. Group leaders become single point failures in that they are responsible for driving the group's sales, technical... quality, staff development/progression, project delivery and recruitment. This is too much for one person and one aspect will be neglected. Commercial success and 'talking the talk' is generally valued more highly than delivering technically valuable work. Desire to avoid any process often requires reinventing the wheel for each new project. High fee rates fit better with paper research and prototyping tasks reducing the number of opportunities to work on larger scale engineering projects.

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    Advice to Management

    Encourage more dialogue across the business and reconsider the flat structure. Improve transparency in the pay process and encourage feedback at all levels. Encourage internal projects and strategic investments outside of the overview of group leaders.

    TTP2019-09-23
  5. Helpful (2)

    "Exciting company to work for with inspiring colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourn, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TTP full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    The work is at the cutting edge of technology for ambitious companies, so is both interesting and fast-paced. The organisational strucutre is flat and far more meritocratic than other companies I've worked for/with. This benefits ambitious people who seek out opportunites which is great for the kind of people we hire, but can leave others frustrated. Your career progression is your own path to manage and not... limited by internal politics or the need to 'make space'. This is daunting at first, but with mentorship and ongoing discussion you figure it out. We invest a lot in internal development projects, so good ideas have a strong chance of turning into projects or spin-outs.

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    Cons

    The flat hierarchy and autonomy don't suit everyone. There is a lot of support, guidance and inspiration from peers and leaders if you seek it, but culturally it is assumed that you'll learn and figure things out. The culture of freedom and autonomy means that little is documented about 'how things are done'. It can take several years for a new starter to figure this out and understand how they're valuable. When... you're young this feels like an age, and some people leave before then. People have a slightly different experience across different groups within the business which depends on the style of the group leader and the type of work or industry they work in. This can mean that opportunities appear different to different people, but this should be largely perception rather than reality. Being a consultancy means that you are never entirely in control of your own destiny and you rarely get the 'glory' of launching the results of your work into the market. A project can (infrequently) stop before you feel like you've 'finished' which can be frustrating. About half the (non-voting) shares are owned by retired founders and it is a slow process to bring this ownership back into the business. Whilst there are good (collective, not individual) bonuses and dividends, profit going out of the business can be frustrating.

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    Advice to Management

    Keep it up. The recent changes to flexibility are a great opportunity to motivate and support younger employees. Anything which helps circulate ownership back into the business is great.

    TTP2019-08-29
  6. Helpful (5)

    "A great place to work - and getting better"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Cambridge, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TTP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    It's a great place to work for technical people who enjoy variety and challenge and who're also interested in business. In my view it's the people make the place: smart colleagues and a collaborative culture mean it's possible to achieve a lot in a short period of time - and to have fun doing it. You're also trusted to make decisions and get on with things.

    Cons

    Hours can be long on occasion - but not unreasonably so. Maternity / paternity provisions were quite limited until recently, but this is now being addressed with a flexible return-to-work scheme.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain the unique culture while continuing to modernise the business.

    TTP2019-07-15
  7. "Good employer but...."

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    Former Employee - Support 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at TTP full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good benefits and free tea and coffee

    Cons

    Excellent attendance and sense of duty don't count. People who play the system well will flourish

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees for attendance, absenteism punishes decent employees.

    TTP2019-07-11
  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great employer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TTP full-time

    Pros

    Amazing people and projects, great summer and anniversary parties

    Cons

    Support staff don't get the recognition they deserve

    Advice to Management

    Don't forget employees further down the food chain

    TTP2019-04-11
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work! - Year in industry Internship"

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    Former Employee - Consultant - Intern in Cambridge, England
    Recommends

    I worked at TTP full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with, there is always an expert in the field you need help in available to answer your questions. A very good place to learn given that you work with excellent people. A great pace to improve hands on engineering skills, client facing skills, communication skills.

    Cons

    Location. Well connected by the train station but a bit isolated.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe beneficial to both parties to offer a graduate position after a successful (year in industry) internship rather than just saying "we hope you apply again for a graduate role". Overall great employee focused management, keep up the good work!

    TTP2019-02-07
  10. Helpful (2)

    "good place overall"

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    Current Employee - Consultant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TTP full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    highly technical people; good team spirit; individual empowerment; fast pace; wide range of projects; freedom to focus on specific areas of interest

    Cons

    unconventional environment, it may take a while to understand how things work here and make the most of it; if expanding further, there is a risk of turning "corporate" and losing the flat structure

    Advice to Management

    keep true to the original ethos of the company, resist the temptation to become a corporate entity

    TTP2019-01-24
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