Undisclosed (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 8, 2018
Third Bridge ownership are am amazing group of men who built a company with an amazing product and an amazing team that is doing great work. They were not good business leaders and smartly brought in help from the outside. However, these new leaders are making change for change sake with little regard for change management and looking at what is working. This is ultimately destroying the culture of this successful company.
What once was a great place to work is quickly becoming a case study for what not to do when trying to growing a business.
drinks and snacks, awesome product, good people
treat everyone like children, communication, childish behaviors of management
Fun Workplace with Plenty of Opportunity for Advancement
Research Analyst (Former Employee) – New York, NY – June 25, 2018
Worked with a global team of financial engineers and client stakeholders to produce analysis reports for investment management, mutual funds, and hedge fund clients. While there I managed research projects for Bain Capital and Boston Consulting Group.
Senior Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – May 29, 2018
Third Bridge cultivates good young talent and lets driven motivated people take the lead and take leadership initiatives early in their career. Management is young, cares about their individual teammates, and the company is full of expressive people that make a fun company culture. The downside is that due to a demanding client base and delays in staffing to meet capacity, often times researchers are expected to work longer hours in order to meet project demand. Normal hours are 9-6, but people will sometimes stay until 9pm or later. This would normally be alright given that the company offered good benefits and perks (global office travel, company offsites, good bonus structure), but due to the recent acquisition of a minority stake in the company by a private equity firm, management is slowly rolling back these benefits. Overall, I would still recommend working at the company, but I would note that you should be wary of of promises of perks and benefits that the company offers, as it's likely they could be rolled back.
Research Analyst (Former Employee) – London – March 6, 2018
Odd for a company's job description to focus more on what you would not get from a role, than what you would. At least they are highlighting what your experience will be! Come away with less than you went there with
Senior Research Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 8, 2018
Great place to start your career - lot of responsibilities very quickly. Incredible colleagues and work environment. Good training program Lack of transparency and fairness on target settings, promotions, bonus, and objectives
Good First Job, Solid Colleagues, Mind-Numbing Work, Limited Career Progression and Skills Development
Research Associate (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 29, 2017
The work itself is focused on juggling internal and external stakeholders. Client relationship management is placed entirely in your hands and you are effectively selling to both clients (who are known to be unresponsive) and the experts (who are often uninterested in divulging information to investment analysts for free). Overall, it is the nature of the work that leads a lot of intelligent and driven employees to dissatisfaction and eventually to move on. At the end of the day, the company does a fairly good job of creating a nurturing environment for those that take advantage of the opportunities.
Fun work place but middle management leaves a lot to be desired
Team Leader (Current Employee) – London, Greater London – October 24, 2017
A day at work is absolutely what you make of it and you have the autonomy to explore the areas most of interest once competent at the job e.g. client development; account management; training and development etc. The middle management are yes-men though and seem to lack vision, direction and real purpose though.
Research Associate (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 8, 2017
Great place to start your career. Fast advancement if you're good at your job. Bonus makes up more and more of your total income as you advance. Job can occasionally be monotonous. Lots of time on the phone recruiting executives into your network for your projects. Cool clients.