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14 August 2020

What is health insurance like at Third Bridge?

Pros

if you are just out of university, you will enjoy the social element, but this is impossible with WFH The base salary is high for a very easy job - and the healthcare benefits are great

Cons

This is not a research role - as an Associate you cold-call people on LinkedIn all day, and as a Client Associate you send repeated lists to clients. The job is incredibly repetitive and boring, it is essentially mis-sold as a research role. In the interview you are given value chain research, I do not know one person who has ever used this in their day-to-day. Active and independent thought is actively discouraged. You are expected to follow the exact same format for emails, and to effectively be 'cookie cutters' of each other - this role could be entirely automated and I'm not sure why they don't do this, it would be much cheaper and efficient. You are expected to respond to clients within 10 minutes at all hours of the day and night, despite working hours being 9-6. If you do not reply within this time, expect to receive group Slack messages on why you didn't do this, and for someone else to reply for you. In group presentations it will be praised that clients think we never sleep. There should be shifts where 24/7 responses are expected. There is a toxic culture of micromanagement. Promotions are given to who has been there the longest, and despite the company spending significant time drafting its employee journey, they have made it impossible for people to get promoted. Most managers are around 24/25 and have been promoted solely for being there the longest. They do not care about welfare, and value client delivery over everything. The new bonus scheme has left everyone significantly worse off. The company has tried to pretend that the qualitative side is as important as the quantitative, but if you do not hit your quantitative targets, you will be placed on performance review. The connections teams make up the majority of the revenue, and yet are not appropriately rewarded for this work whatsoever. Senior leadership are extremely out of touch, and handled the Covid-19 crisis appallingly with surprise firings and mis-management. Honestly, if you value your pride, sanity and mental health - I would avoid this place at all costs. It is clear which reviews below are planted, and which are not.

Advice to Management

Stop mis-selling this role as research, hire people who want to work in a call centre and not talented grads under the guise of research.

The base salary is high for a very easy job - and the healthcare benefits are great

14 August 2020

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19 August 2019

How are the career development opportunities at Third Bridge?

Pros

good line manager, good working environment

Cons

no work life balance, confusing future career path

no work life balance, confusing future career path

19 August 2019

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21 October 2019

How are promotions handled at Third Bridge?

Pros

- International, diverse background of people - Direct client contact and opportunity to develop people skills - Quick promotions and opportunity to work on bigger project/manage teams - Good work/life balance

Cons

- Little flexibility in terms of working hours, working from home etc. - Mid management team = micro management - Little opportunities for career development in the Research department

- Quick promotions and opportunity to work on bigger project/manage teams

21 October 2019

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13 April 2020

What is the feeling of job security at Third Bridge?

Pros

I had a fantastic time with the people in my team but the work itself and the constant atmosphere from the people in charge was toxic and draining everyone.

Cons

Third Bridge has many fantastic people to work with, however, the company is managed internally in a very unhealthy way. The people in charge have no leadership skills, limited previous experience, no empathy, and limited social skills. These people will not have your back!!! However, my teammates were the reasons I stayed. The co-founders are excellent people, but sadly they have passed the baton to others, who are clueless, unethical, and unprofessional. The company has a hard time being transparent to their employees. Poor strategies and an enormous lack of innovations. Employees have recently been laid off due to the COVID 19. the only thing that matters to them is to limit the impact of the current situation on the business, which I understand however it could have been done in many other ways. To be frank, I am glad I left as I had a fantastic time with the people from my team but the work itself and the constant atmosphere from the people in charge was toxic and draining every day. There is no future for you at ThirdBrigdge and you will spend most of your time powerless over poor judgment and strategy. There is no space for you to contribute or propose new ideas. The majority at ThirdBridge are just privileged kids, coming from prestigious universities, with no previous experience and not knowing what is the job like until its too late...

Advice to Management

Quite and grow

Employees have recently been laid off due to the COVID 19. the only thing that matters to them is to limit the impact of the current situation on the business, which I understand however it could have been done in many other ways.

13 April 2020

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2 June 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at Third Bridge?

Pros

You will be paid for your contracted hours.

Cons

The company runs in the style of a 'helicopter parent' and a true disconnect exists between those doing the day to day job and management. Favoritism is rife and employees do not speak out as they know they will soon leave the business anyway. The leadership team is multilayered without clearly defined remits. Whole divisions will also go without leadership for months on end. Your enjoyment of the role comes down to which client type you work with.

Advice to Management

Try setting achievable targets rather than making trying to make the numbers 'work'.

The leadership team is multilayered without clearly defined remits.

2 June 2020

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