Third Bridge Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 24 Nov 2020

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Third Bridge Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel Tahar
Emmanuel Tahar
292 Ratings
Pros
  • "balanced work and life, friendly working environment(in 37 reviews)

  • "Team members are given full freedom to build their own new initiatives and ideas that help improve life at Third Bridge(in 32 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work/Life Balance is a consistent issue as we are a client service role with a client base that barely sleeps(in 39 reviews)

  • "culture : culture at Third Bridge is EXTREMELY toxic(in 30 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "AVP"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Third Bridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great culture and people - Immense growth opportunities and career options - High learning curve - Helps maintain work life balance

    Cons

    None that I can think of

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    Third Bridge Response

    April 20, 2018Team Third Bridge

    Hello! Thank you for your feedback and more importantly, thank you for your hard work and loyalty to Third Bridge over the past three years. Your feedback can only help Third Bridge to improve so if there are any other suggestions you have then please feel free to get in touch at theteam@thirdbridge.com. - Team Third Bridge

  2. Helpful (4)

    "Not a great place."

    1.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Third Bridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Young People. Friendly employees. Good convos.

    Cons

    Lots of stress. No work life balance.

    Third Bridge Response

    November 9, 2020

    Thank you for leaving a review. I'm sorry to read that you did not have a pleasant experience, despite the people you worked with. If you would like to give further comments and feedback on your experience, please write to theteam@thirdbridge.com.


  3. "Money money money"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Mumbai
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Third Bridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good compensation, above industry standards.

    Cons

    No new learning. A new guy and a guy with the company for 4 years is doing the same thing just the volume of work is different. Work-life balance can go for a toss.

  4. Helpful (6)

    "Nightmare please beware, Toxic day-to-day, mindless work with terrible management"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Third Bridge full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You are working alone to locate individuals through Linkedin with certain references to back up, support, or provide insights into a current product or industry that is being researched by your client. Your manager is likely 24 years old and has never managed anything before. You're not doing any sort of "research" that was advertised, and are instead essentially working as a glorified telemarketer. This job consists of you sending 300+ LinkedIn requests per day, emailing those people when you don't hear from them, and then cold calling them. Over and over and over and over... The supposedly "new and improved" training program (implemented because higher management has been really scared of the insanely high rates of turnover at the company) involves learning ways to dig up people's personal cell phone numbers and email addresses using various internet subscription services. At one point a training manager advised us to call targets during dinner hours so that we'd catch them while they're home near the phone. If you're uncomfortable calling someone repeatedly until they pick up, and sending someone multiple emails asking if they got your previous email, this job isn't for you. Overall, this job likely isn't for you. It is extremely stressful and will most likely have a negative effect on you mentally. You will constantly be requesting, ney, rather nagging to get times for availability via text, phone, email, which in the end will be re-scheduled multiple times by your client who has no respect what so ever for these consultants that you are managing, they even cancel your scheduled calls within minutes to the actual consultation. It will also be your job to inform these individuals of the canceled or rescheduled meetings with false promises that you have spent days or weeks trying to schedule. If you are reading this I would urge you to find a place to grow where you can bring your knowledge and experience with you, this is not that place. The biggest mistake career-wise I made in over 10 years was accepting this position, with incompetent leadership & where your monthly targets are based largely on luck. - Competitive Salary - Young workforce - You get to understand the fundamental basics of major industries.

    Cons

    - Unqualified leadership that works and assesses you from a static template not open for interpretation. Increasingly toxic work culture: - You're expected to work during the hours of the night if a client sends in a project. - Managers are passive-aggressive, threatens with your monthly stats, and micro-manage. - Gossiping is common amongst junior to senior managers and HR. It is difficult to trust speaking with middle/senior management or HR on confidential topics when they'll gossip about what you've said. - You will be held accountable for things outside of one's controls (i.e. not hitting your targets due to projects being canceled, going on hold, or having difficult clients) - Quantity over quality mentality - No recognition of hard-work - Salary Base high because the bonus is irrelevant (don't be fooled) - Majority of C-level are leaving which should tell you something about the state of this company. No Work-Life Balance: - The work hours are rough with an always 'on-call' atmosphere in most departments. There's often tons of work thrown at employees at all times of the day and all of which is considered 'urgent and immediate,' which means working 60-70 hours per week is common. - While posted work hours are generally 9am-6pm, if you sign-off at 6pm or even 6:15pm, people wonder if you're even working at all. This feeds into the expectation of working long hours. - Overtime is not compensated rather required in order to meet "individual goals", you're guilted into working longer hours with no overtime but the expectation that you'll stay. - No matter how well you do, you will be told to do more cold calls, get more experts, put in more time, do more of everything. But you will have no pay to reflect this. It is a sales role where you will do the same exact tasks every day for however long you stay. - Analysts and senior associates do the same exact thing. People get fired left and right. The skills are not transferable to anything you wanna do except recruiting. -No Respect of Personal Hour (expectation to answer within 10 mins of emails at any time of the day/evening/night) - Working at Third Bridge showed me everything not to look for in a future employer.

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  5. Helpful (2)

    "A great place to start your career for those keen skill set development"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Operations Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Third Bridge full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -You develop core professional service skill sets that transfer well independent of where you want to go in your career long term: project management, time management, stakeholder management, negotiation, persuasion -You get exposure to a company during an important point in its growth: Third Bridge is no longer a small company, and it must meet goals outlined by its Private Equity backers, which allows you to see how a company goes about innovation and strategy to meet proposed revenue/EBITDA targets -You are exposed to a wide variety of investment strategies and industries, allowing those who are curious to learn basically everything they could want to learn about the investors who drive capital into markets/companies, and the operators who grow (or attempt to grow) those markets/companies -The culture and people are very strong - you like everyone you work with, and if you are willing to put in the time and effort (which is required of any entry level job), you develop faster and further than with 99% of other companies.

    Cons

    -Like most entry level jobs, the work can be repetitive - the level to which many feel the work is repetitive depends on how much they invest in the research process - if you treat the Expert Network industry like a call center, it becomes one; if you treat it like the opportunity to speak with important thought leaders about their industries, you basically learn for a living -Work/life balance can be challenging, as Connections is the service delivery arm of Third Bridge - the company can't control when a client is coming in with a request (Sunday morning, 9pm on a Friday) and your job (if you're a Client Associate) is to be responsive to that customer need -A couple that is trying to scale has its stumbling blocks, and Third Bridge is no different - sometimes processes are outdated and technology is slow to develop, and given so much of the team comes to the organisation for 2 years and then leaves (standard Graduate program), information retention is difficult

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    Third Bridge Response

    October 23, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed and informative review. We appreciate your commitment to Third Bridge!

  6. "good company"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Associate 

    I have been working at Third Bridge full-time

    Pros

    Able to learn diverse industries, Good teammates

    Cons

    Absolutely no work-life balance, low compensation

    Third Bridge Response

    October 23, 2020

    Thanks for your review. Pleased to read you are enjoying your experience so far. If you have any suggestions on how to improve work life balance, please share with your manager.

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Head of Sales, USA and Canada in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Third Bridge full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    -Team Culture -Ton of Market Opportunity -Engaging while providing the ability to be nimble and make decisions quickly -Great initial on-boarding experience -Good benefits and work-life balance

    Cons

    -Staff centralized in and around NYC

    Third Bridge Response

    September 7, 2020

    Thanks for leaving a review. I'm pleased to read that your experience has been so positive so far! Please continue to share your feedback with management, People Operations and through our global company wide surveys.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Third Bridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Third Bridge is a rapidly growing company (which of course results in some growing pains from time to time), but executive leadership is really quite transparent and are making the right decisions to scale the business. There is a priority focus right now on making sure every employee understands potential career paths within the company, including switching divisions and taking on brand new skill sets, which is a huge testament to how much investment into employees there is. Working in the Connections department is a customer service role, which is very demanding. The company has been quite introspective over the past year about how they view work/life balance, and has made a ton of great improvements. Pay is good, the new comp structure is very clear cut and allows for transparent conversations between employees and managers about bonuses, etc. Ultimately, your experience at Third Bridge is what you make of it. You can find a great mentor, take outside courses on the company's dime, challenge yourself, and lay a solid foundation for your career here.

    Cons

    As a rapidly growing company, things change quickly, which does not suit everyone. Sometimes, management will spend too much time listening to those complaining the loudest, even if that isn't indicative of how the general population feels. The company values winning, ambition, and excellence. Quotas are aggressive and the benchmark moves constantly. If you are the type of person who wants to be constantly praised for doing the bare minimum of what is asked of you, or the type of person who wants to be handed a promotion every 9 months, this is not the place for you. Finally, this is a customer service job, and that is not easy. The customer comes first, and since our customers are some of the largest consulting and investment firms in the world, you shouldn't expect to work strictly 9-6 every day.

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    Third Bridge Response

    October 23, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. We appreciate your dedication and commitment over the last 3-4 years and encourage you to keep sharing your feedback and suggestions for improvements we can make.

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Opportunities and growth"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Third Bridge full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - The vast amount of opportunities and exposure that the company gives to its employees from day one. - Senior management / executive team members are approachable and personable. There is very little hierarchy. - The drive for excellence, constant improvement and success. - The focus on people and well-being: the people here really care about other people and the well-being offerings are amazing from yoga to coaching and therapy for every employee. - Pretty much everyone you meet is welcoming and wants to help you succeed.

    Cons

    - Work life balance is always a challenge in a company where the majority of employees are client facing - working outside of hours has to be expected when you work so closely with clients in the finance / investment industry. - There is a seriously high expectation of hard work and excellence - this won't be for everyone as it holds people to high standards

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    Third Bridge Response

    September 8, 2020

    Thank you for taking the time to leave such a detailed review. I'm pleased to read that you have been enjoying your experience over the last 3-4 years. Please continue to share your feedback and any suggestions for improvements through our company wide surveys.

  10. Helpful (4)

    "Responsive leadership"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Third Bridge full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Third Bridge has a responsive leadership team that takes to heart their employees voices. While leadership does an excellent job in setting long term strategies to be ambitious and goal-oriented in traditional business metrics, they also take reflections from each employee into consideration for other initiatives. Examples include ESG objectives, work-life balance capabilities, and career development opportunities. Leadership is very clear in what the company achieved and didn't achieve in these initiatives, and what changes we're introducing to address the plan going forward.

    Cons

    As the company has grown and added divisions, roles, and programs, it's become difficult to know who oversees each. This has somewhat added a level of bureaucracy that slows progress/communication.

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    Third Bridge Response

    August 14, 2020Team Third Bridge

    Thank you for taking the team to leave a review, and for your dedication and commitment over the last 5 years! I'm pleased to read you have had a positive experience, please continue to share your feedback with management and in our global employee surveys.

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