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Updated 22 November 2018
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  1. 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.


  2. "Brilliant, fast paced work environment."

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    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!

  3. "Excellent place to work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
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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


  4. "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.


  5. Helpful (4)

    "There's good and bad"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  6. 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.


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (3)

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

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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 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.


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Fantastic place to work and develop"

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

    I have been working at TTP full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Flat management structure, open culture and fast moving workload. The diversity of employees backgrounds and skills allows working in multidisciplinary teams to minimise development risks and sharing of insight. Excellent remuneration, option to buy into this employee-owned company and stable place to work.

    Cons

    Environment best suits those who are self-motivated and have an ambition to improve themselves and the prospects of the company. Being able to problem solve and comprehend complex task is a daily requirement. This may not suit all applicants, especially those wanting a more structured career progression.

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in the staff and providing opportunities to explore left-field concepts so that future employees and reap the rewards. Consider building the TTP brand more proactively as there are many who are completely unaware of what we do and the great success we bring to the Cambridge area.


  10. Helpful (3)

    "A dynamic place to work"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    TTP is exceptional in terms of the variety of experience it offers to it's staff - both in technical work and in the rest of the consultant's remit - developing relationships with clients, planning and managing projects and in developing and building new technologies for the company. I don't know of any company that can offer something similar.

    Cons

    TTP places a lot of trust in it's staff to do the right thing - sometimes that means there are a few too many 'unwritten' rules and the first few months can be pretty difficult while you find your feet.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the trend of modernising and developing the support functions and benefits, to keep the staff happy and the package competitive. Also, the occasional lack of transparency and communication from the senior management is a bit at odds with the openness and collaboration displayed at the ground level.