Mission: We exist to "Give People the Opportunity to be Brilliant at Work"
I have been working at The Chemistry Group full-time (More than a year)
The business takes a personal interest in helping you grow as fast as possible, including the CEO.
Small company, big clients, big ambition. If you show you're capable, you'll get chances to take on significant responsibility, quickly.
My co-workers are some of my closest friends. We're a close-knit culture and spend lots of time outside of work.
Autonomy - your opinion really can change outcomes from an early stage.
Intent and purpose - the business, and everyone in it, truly believes we're making a positive difference to people through what we do.
Feedback - it's candid and well-intentioned. You know where you can improve and aren't prevented from sharing your thoughts.
Integrity - we won't accept work if we don't feel we have a genuine opportunity to help the client, based on what we can do.
Science - if you're interested in psychology, we're taking some very cool and experimental steps forward. Some of the new hires especially blow my mind.
Immersion - be prepared to do what it takes to get the job done. If you overwork, you'll get the time back, but there will be times where you're pushed for a deadline and need to put in a few extra hours (I like this as it reminds me of the personal impact I have, hence it's positive).
The business in 2017 was poorly managed which led to a significant financial dip, that resulted in many staff being let go. With such a formed and close culture, this deeply and rightly upset people in the business and out. Many people in the business, myself included, have since had our eyes set on keeping the business' leadership open and accountable on its decisions. Over 12 months, in a smaller business, I have been impressed by the personal, open and most importantly, consistent approach taken by the business' leadership, both internally and with our clients. I still challenge much of what's said in business meetings (as anyone should btw), but leadership have my complete trust. I'm even excited about the future, which I couldn't say 12 months ago.
Advice to Management
Take a moment to focus on what we've done well this year, financially and culturally. Remove barriers that enable us to scale, even if that means a few changes.
I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at The Chemistry Group (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.
Highly informal interview process. I came to the office twice and met with several different employees, ranging from other interns to more senior employees. There was no case study style interview, simply a conversation about my reasons for joining, past experience, education etc. The company is very proud of its emphasis on culture, and so the interview process is more centred around establishing whether you are a good fit for the working environment, rather than your capabilities.
How are the heads this morning? What a game! What a team! Is it too early to say football's coming home?! As tension mounts ahead of Saturday's quarter final against Sweden, the Chemistry Shoot Out continues! Today you can catch our latest hire, Jessica Moore telling us why if she was a football player she'd play Wing Attack or Centre... Do you want to tell her or should I?!
#fifaworldcup #itscominghome #footballcrazy
What's it like to apply to Chemistry? One of our recent grads sheds some light on the process: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIKMr