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Updated 7 February 2019
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  1. "Great place to work! - Year in industry Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant - Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Consultant - Intern in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends

    I worked at TTP full-time (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!


  2. Helpful (1)

    "good place overall"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Current Employee - Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TTP full-time (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

  3. Helpful (2)

    "It's great to work with great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourn, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourn, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TTP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great, interesting projects to work that have a tangible impact. There's freedom to choose what you do on a day to day basis, with amazing opportunities for growth across the full range of business and R&D skill sets. Get to work with bright, intelligent colleagues who are all motivated to make things happen.

    Cons

    The lack of strong formal management structure enables all of the above, but the flip side sometimes it can be a bit of a struggle to navigate, and can sometimes feel like herding cats.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change things for change's sake, but also keep striving to improve the business and adapt with the times.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Brilliant, fast paced work environment."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at TTP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The only limit to your success and progression within ttp is your own ambition. The much touted flat hierarchy is very real, and allows one to create their own career path (within the context of business realism).

    Cons

    If you’re not comfortable with autonomy and personal responsibility this isn’t the place for you. It can be challenging to realise that, while there are group managers you are in many ways your own boss.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up - the flat hierarchy is real, and it works. A bit more diversity wouldn’t go amiss however!


  5. "Excellent place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TTP full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The people, work and culture make this a brilliant place to work.

    Cons

    Communication could be a little better


  6. "Great employer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TTP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Highly skilled colleagues, relevant projects.

    Cons

    Some politics, fixed working hours & low-quality canteen.

    Advice to Management

    Become more modern, flex-hours, etc.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "There's good and bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourn, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourn, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TTP full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Above average colleagues, probably due to the interviewing process.

    Some projects are truly groundbreaking and super fun!

    Employee ownership gives a lot of motivation.

    New head of HR is very dynamic and seems to truly care about employees.

    Company seems to be well managed from a big picture point-of-view.

    Possibility to learn a whole lot of different things, including soft skills.

    Cons

    Colleagues and projects can range from interesting/great to "not so great" (avoiding harsher words)/awfully dull. It's very much hit or miss, depending on the group you end up in.

    Way more value given to the commercial (versus technical) side when it comes to career progression, creating a perfect environment for most people to ditch the technical side to find time to evolve their commercial skills, which can be translated into "dropping your tasks onto someone else who won't say no, most often a graduate or student". A side effect is that it also creates a shortage of people doing technical work, doubling the load on the few who actually do it and who incidentally are the ones who make the company money.

    Reluctance to provide a shuttle from Meldreth station so that people don't have to walk/cycle in the rain and while it's freezing. It only exacerbates the problem of traffic/parking in the village/science park. It seems to be an unfortunate "I got mine, screw you" situation.

    Advice to Management

    Improve technical/commercial balance when it comes to progression.

    Sometimes it's worth doing something that won't directly benefit everyone.

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Engaging, educational place to work with great people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in Cambridge, East of England, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at TTP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Loads of responsibility from day one - you are trusted to get on with the job so you learn fast and its never boring.
    Amazing people to work with
    Very varied day to day - everything from running experiments in the lab to client meetings and business development

    Cons

    Lack of flexible work despite an obvious and outspoken desire for flexibility in the work force.
    An incredible lack of diversity in the work force
    A rather patriarchal management style - you get the feeling that senior management are a bit too content with what they have created - it's good, but its not perfect and they could be a lot more aware of that.

    Advice to Management

    Sort out flexible work
    Try harder to understand why the gender balance is so much worse than at competitors.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Internship at TTP plc"

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    Former Employee - Placement Trainee/Internship
    Former Employee - Placement Trainee/Internship
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at TTP (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredible amount of responsibility is given to interns. At TTP you are considered an employee with real responsibilities. This provides you with a sense of satisfaction and its a great opportunity for learning.

    Cons

    At my time there was not much introduction to new joiners so the first few weeks (or even months) you would find yourself confused and not knowing who to ask for help when needed. This can be overwhelming!

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the intro schemes for new joiners, its a great way to welcome people to the company and help reduce the natural stress associated with moving to a new place.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Challenging, varied role with both technical and softer skills"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourn, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in Melbourn, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at TTP full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Wide technical range of peers and skills that you are required to bring to projects. Always something new to learn. The wider consultancy piece is interesting, and something that I wasn't very experienced in when I joined. This side of the role is the part I find most challenging and where I'm doing the most development.

    Consultants are given a great deal of responsibility from day one. Don't look here if you want to be a cog in the machine.

    Company share ownership and salary reviews are very positive.

    Cons

    Current lack of flexible working can be restricting sometimes.

    Lack of internal "ranks" makes a defined career progression more nebulous.

    Advice to Management

    Strongly consider some level of flexible working hours.