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Updated 15 April 2019
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  • "Work/Life balance can be compromised particularly when on leave" (in 9 reviews)

  • "A great place to have a career growth" (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Exciting place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomas International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Thomas International is a place where change matters - free to make ideas, take responsibility and deliver. The people are great - friendly and dedicated

    Cons

    With private equity ownership comes more pressure with a desire to grow quickly. This brings opportunities but also the challenge of deciding what to focus on. New management team bringing experience at least.

    Advice to Management

    Keep communicating - it has improved in the last year and build on it more.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Energetic and Exciting Workplace"

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

    I have been working at Thomas International full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great product and great CEO vision for growth. The company was recently bought out by a PE firm, so many changes happening which (I am sure) have caused angst in many. I am relatively new to the company (started this year), but there is good volume in the office, laughter, and positive energy. Employees who want to achieve results are motivated and happy. I genuinely do not see the negatives that I’ve read on here. To the contrary, the environment is motivational and forward thinking.

    Cons

    The business is transitioning from a family run business to a professional company, so there is a real lack of good reporting and access to actionable data. However, if you clearly define what you want, there is the desire to deliver it from the teams. And there is a roadmap in place to develop a better infrastructure that will service the company moving forward. Solid CTO.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise the employees who are there for the long game. I think most are! It’s a happy place to work!

  3. Helpful (6)

    "Complete Shambles"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thomas International full-time

    Pros

    Staff are so friendly - not the management.

    Cons

    Management are the most two faced I've ever come across in my career.

    Completely unorganized can't even seem to get a simple task like setting targets or paying commission correctly.

    Managers are either bully's or just scared of the senior leadership team, no support offered just poor managerial style and appaling approach to 121's.

    Advice to Management

    Stop bringing in new people (staff & management) focus on what you have already and nurturing that environment. Thomas sells psychometric assessments and 'helps' other companies with their in house issues - maybe start practicing what you preach.

    Thomas International Response

    11 Mar 2019 – CEO

    Thank you for your post and it is a shame you were not able to come to me and discuss this at which point I am sure we could have had a thorough and honest conversation. Our business and its managers... More


  4. Helpful (6)

    "Slave"

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    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant General Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    None - Hated the job, colleagues were fun to work with though

    Cons

    Management is weak - they slave you and congratulate you one day hate you the next - you will find yourself working WAY more than your contracted hours and its seen as a must

    Advice to Management

    fix up

    Thomas International Response

    11 Mar 2019 – CEO

    Thank you for posting your review and it is a shame that it did not work out for you at Thomas. It seems from reading your comments that this was just not the right company for you and I do hope you... More


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Poorly"

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    Former Employee - Sales in Marlow, England
    Former Employee - Sales in Marlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The location isn't that bad

    Cons

    Unprofessional
    Poorly Managed
    Most employees are of low-level intelligence with superiority complexes
    Disorganised beyond belief for a business

    Advice to Management

    Start again?

    Thomas International Response

    11 Mar 2019 – CEO

    Thank you for your review and it is never pleasant when someone comments on other members of staff who they have worked with in such a negative way as you have here. I guess it is only for me to... More


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Exciting & Innovative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomas International full-time

    Pros

    Thomas is going through a huge period of growth and is transitioning from a family owned to a PE backed business.

    As you can imagine there is a lot of change, however, the CEO & SLT always ensured that everyone is kept up to date as much as possible with changes and business updates, through town hall meetings, weekly stand - ups and company events.

    The business is going from strength to strength and the CEO and SLT are passionate about our people and improving engagement. Today is a great example of how they are bringing Team Thomas together... the Zoomathon!

    Thomas is a fun, exciting and innovative business with the potential to do even more amazing things.

    Cons

    Thomas is still going through a period of change and transition, but the CEO & SLT are supporting all of the team members throughout this.

    As we continue to grow and evolve as a business, we are continuing to refine processes, but this will come in time. Thomas has made great progress this year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing! Open communication, remain approachable, give team members a voice and ensure collaboration across all departments.


  7. Helpful (11)

    "Don’t know what they’re doing"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Thomas International full-time

    Pros

    The people (not management), casual dress

    Cons

    expected long hours, expect you to attend every event you are invited to, do not care for your opinion, no trust, absolutely no support, two faced people looking to keep themselves in senior management’s favour, when you speak your mind, your cards are marked

    Thomas International Response

    11 Mar 2019 – CEO

    Thank you for your comments although this is not the company we are that you describe and I guess there is a very obvious reason you are not with Thomas now. We have a very open and honest culture... More

  8. Helpful (31)

    "Great company, toxic leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Marlow, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - We have some fantastic tools and instruments that can really help businesses to change for the better
    - There are still a number of awesome people working at Thomas, but this is under threat
    - The potential for change in the business is exciting, if the right leader can be found

    Cons

    The CEO is a bully who has no respect for people. His behaviour is emotionally erratic and manipulative, being Mr Nice Guy one moment and then driving people to tears the next. He claims to have an open-door policy, but that door is a one-way route to the exit, as has been shown by the disappearance of anyone who dares cross him (although he will tell you that they are all useless). He is personally responsible for the high staff turnover and declining morale since the start of 2018.

    Advice to Management

    Get a proper CEO who cares about the people, who can motivate and inspire them to grow the company the way the shareholders want.

    Thomas International Response

    11 Mar 2019 – CEO

    Thank you for your post and one thing I try and suggest to such reviews is that it is always better to try and talk facts than emotion where this can just get read as sour grapes for things not... More


  9. Helpful (8)

    "Needs improvement"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Thomas International full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great tools. Pockets of brilliance

    Cons

    senior team was incompetent. All the great people left. Hopefully, it has improved since bringing on a new senior team.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open and honest


  10. Helpful (8)

    "Clueless"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nothing anymore getting worse with more people changing things for the worse. Feel for Palamon

    Cons

    Too many to say. Continuing to over promise and under delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Give up

    Thomas International Response

    16 May 2018 – CEO

    Thank you for taking your time to express how you feel although without any specific detail it is impossible for me to comment. Clearly you are not enjoying being part of the Thomas family so please... More