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  1. Hilfreich (1)

    „Great company with amazing culture and people”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
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    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei The Chemistry Group (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    - Great company culture;
    - Fun and hardworking people who look after each other;
    - Flexible working: you are allowed to work from home (or anywhere really) which is something I really enjoy;
    - Plenty of opportunities to develop and grow if you're willing to work hard;
    - Focus on the development and progression of staff;
    - Opportunity to work with senior staff and learn from them;
    - Opportunity to work with major clients: you are able to attend client meetings and workshops and build your network even if you are still in the early stages of your career;
    - Opportunity to travel for work! (one of my personal favourites)
    - High paced environment with plenty to do constantly (this could be a negative for some);

    To sum it up, if you enjoy a high paced environment and enjoy variety in your work, you will love working at Chemistry. There is always a lot to do and a lot to learn either through internal training opportunities or on the job. You do however need to have a growth mindset, be willing to step outside of your comfort zone and work hard.

    Kontras

    Not a con per se (at least not for me), however, you do need to be a specific type of person in order to thrive at Chemistry. As mentioned above there is always a lot to do, not a lot of structure (which again is a plus for me personally) and the expectation to constantly learn and develop. If this is not something you enjoy doing on a constant basis you would probably not enjoy working here.

    Rat an das Management

    For the first time ever I can say that I genuinely enjoy what I do and love the people that I work with. I think you guys are doing a great job, and the fact that each Sunday evening I am looking forward to starting the new week is a testament to that.


  2. Hilfreich (7)

    „A company that allows you to thrive personally and professionally”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Executive Business Executive in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Executive Business Executive in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
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    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei The Chemistry Group (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    I was originally brought into Chemistry on a Temp to Perm basis, the reasons for me wanting to be made permanent and see a future within Chemistry is because:
    - The team atmosphere is one of support and fun, they're here to do a job and they get their heads down but they don't let the fun get sucked out of work. I thoroughly enjoy coming into work every day just to see everyone.
    - Passion, I have never met employees and senior management who are so passionate about what they do, love what you do and you never work a day in your life and all that jazz
    - As a newbie I was fully embraced, I have been brought on to support the executive team and lend hand to all and I couldn't have done that without the friendliness shown
    - The current office is in a WeWork, which I love. It is so sociable, they do free breakfast on a Monday, Free Fruit on a Wednesday, Free coffee by a barista, Free Alcohol (prosecco, cider, ale, beer), events for the WeWork community that allow you to meet all sorts of companies you never knew existed.
    - I have fully utilised my gym membership benefit, and love walking round Chancery Lane on my hour break to enjoy the London Sun while it lasts
    - I read the negative reviews and my heart sunk, when you see the people who these comments are meant to reflect, there's such a disconnect I felt I was reading a completely different companies profile.

    Kontras

    - WeWork doesn't allow us to spread out as much as we'd like but hopefully as we grow and expand so will our office

    Rat an das Management

    Keep the passion that you all have and I truly feel all companies/people make mistakes and past mistakes shouldn't deter people from looking to work for or hire Chemistry. If anything this company has learnt from their mistakes and it's only up from here.

    Antwort von The Chemistry Group

    27. Jul 2018

    Thank you! We love coming into work too. We think our team is genuinely wonderful. Everyone has something special about them, and here together we think we have a great mix of people committed to not... Mehr

  3. Hilfreich (6)

    „Great when it stays focused.”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
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    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei The Chemistry Group (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Pro’s:

    A powerful and distinct set of values.

    I’ve read the word cult in a number of previous reviews. A cult implies that no independent thought is encouraged or even allowed. That’s definitely not true. It is true that it is a passionate and emotional place that has really distinct values and a very powerful vision about people at work.

    Amazing client relationships.

    Clients love what Chemistry does and how its people go about delivering. Because of how it feels to work with Chemistry and how it engages stakeholders, you get to have really personal, fulfilling relationships with senior people at amazing organisations.

    The ability to explain and bring science to the top table of business strategy and decision making.

    Some recent posts imply that Chemistry’s science isn’t robust. That’s not true. What is true is that Chemistry doesn’t obsess about the science first - it obsesses about client problems, and explains how business psychology can be applied to solve those problems.

    Kontras

    It’s a maturing business.

    In the recent past, it was missing solid experience in business management. It still carries the legacy of that in that some things could be simplified and done with less effort, and last year it made some naive and very painful mistakes trying to reach too far too fast. Which is why I think you’re reading some negative posts recently. But the business is now intently focused on its current mission and has taken on some serious investors and executives who are operating very effectively as checks and balances to the enthusiasm of the CEO and founder.

    Rat an das Management

    Keep the renewed focus going.

    Antwort von The Chemistry Group

    23. Jul 2018

    Thank you so much! You sum up Chemistry so well. Employees, customers and investors have long loved the energy of Chemistry and we want that to continue far into the future. We did progress too... Mehr


  4. Hilfreich (4)

    „Wonderful Experience”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Project Manager in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Project Manager in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei The Chemistry Group (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    As a few other reviews make clear, Chemistry isn't perfect. However, I can confidently say that we've learned from the mistakes of the past and are doing our best to use those lessons to improve our ways of working. While there were pains in the latter half of 2017 (for various reasons), the business has made huge strides to understand the state of the business and is now reasonably and responsibly growing to best serve both employees and our clients.

    Personally, I saw the drastic improvements when I left Chemistry to go to a Big 4 firm and came back 3 months later to what was effectively a different company (in terms of finances and operations).

    I love working at Chemistry. My work has value. I'm heard, appreciated and supported by my colleagues. Our culture is unparalleled. I'm completely confident in the tools our science and delivery teams build, and have seen this evidenced by our clients.

    I have the freedom to pursue avenues that interest me for development and have opportunities to grow in ways that I've not experienced elsewhere. Honestly, it's a rare morning when I get up and don't want to come into work.
    Bonus: a million vacation days :)

    Kontras

    Work/life balance can be more greyscale than black and white, and some days can be quite long. I generally don't mind, but it is important to understand.
    The normal pains of a growing company - there can be a lot of change, and with that, a variety of pace in adopting those changes.


  5. Hilfreich (11)

    „People do get fired on the spot”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
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    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei The Chemistry Group gearbeitet (Weniger als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    Truly amazing people. Chemistry vibes are something you are likely to miss after leaving the company.

    Kontras

    Differently from what the company claims in response to the review below, people do actually get fired on the spot. There is no "if", the number of employees that have been asked to leave over the past two years is pretty huge (this is without even including the massive down-sizing that happened in November). At least 5 of those individuals have received this lovely explanation: "This is not working and we have received legal advice not to give you any justifications". A company that has well-documented performance-related reasons to let an employee go should not have any legal concerns providing their rationale, especially with "Human" being one of their core values.

    The narrative in the business was that "those people should not have been hired in the first place", and therefore no effort has been put on their development, which is odd to say the least for a company that claims to accurately predict success and provide everyone opportunities to be brilliant at work.

    UK laws allow for getting rid of people that have been in the business for less than 2 years easily, and it is fair to say that the company uses this to their advantage.

    So if people feel like walking on eggshells they have fairly strong reasons to say so, and it would be better to acknowledge and address this rather than brushing it under the carpet.

    Rat an das Management

    A lot of people left the company with wounds after having given their soul to the business. Please make sure that this doesn't happen in the future and be more honest in your responses.


  6. Hilfreich (12)

    „Built on favouritism -”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
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    Negative Prognose
    Negativ Geschäftsführer

    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei The Chemistry Group gearbeitet (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    - without the colleagues in the business, the company would crumble. Honestly, the people are amazing
    - opportunities are there, but only if you are in the right role
    - perks are good

    Kontras

    - work life balance is non existent
    - favouritism in this organisation is AWFUL, if you don’t make the cut, you come into work feeling as though you are walking on egg shells with management
    - CEO is rude and arrogant.
    - staff get fired on the spot and asked to leave with no real justification. Again, you constantly feel as though everyday could be your last if you don’t make the ‘favourites’

    Rat an das Management

    This really isn’t ‘the best company to work’, as much as you like to tell people. You need to remember that the people who work ridiculous hours to help your business are actually real people and should be shown a little more respect. You also need to look at your salaries within the business. Believe it or not, people talk to each other, so you need to be careful how you market salaries to new employees. Again, incredibly unfair and causes huge cracks in the moral of your ‘perfect business’.

    Antwort von The Chemistry Group

    2. Aug 2018

    Hi.

    We seem to disagree on a few points, although it’s sad that you no doubt started here with high hopes which seemingly got lost along the way:

    - People aren’t fired on the spot here. If... Mehr


  7. Hilfreich (9)

    „I just don’t know where to start. Don’t work here!”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
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    Pros

    The vision is amazing. The possibilities and what could be. But it just isn’t a reality they can uphold.

    Kontras

    - there is a bullying culture - you are made to work whenever and if you don’t, ‘managed out’
    - unfortunately the science is terrible. Endless bits of data sent out with mistakes and clients are using it to make big decisions
    - you can’t predict performance in the way that they promise. It doesn’t take an experienced psychologist to know that, just no one listens to the ones that are voicing this
    - the ceo needs to control his ego as it is driving the business in the wrong direction

    Rat an das Management

    There is no point

    Antwort von The Chemistry Group

    23. Jul 2018

    Thank you for saying the vision is amazing. We think so too. We'd like to address your points directly.

    People here aren't expected to work all hours. As with many, many places to work, our work... Mehr

  8. Hilfreich (10)

    „Business Psychologist”

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    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Business Psychologist in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
    Akt. Mitarbeiter - Business Psychologist in London, England (Vereinigtes Königreich)
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    Negative Prognose
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    Ich arbeite in Vollzeit bei The Chemistry Group (mehr als ein Jahr)

    Pros

    - good benefits
    - although no longer the case, there was once a good pool of talent
    - good clients

    Kontras

    -very poor business / financial management
    -emotional leadership that is very rarely pragmatic about their decision making
    - very poor methodology / science
    -looking to sell promises and not deliver them
    - toxic political environment that alienates people who don't "fall in line"
    -inflated view of themselves and significance in this space
    - no real long-term strategy

    Rat an das Management

    - Be honest with yourselves, you're not who you pretend to be. Stick to what you can do, stay small and lean, and maybe the business will find a way to sustain itself.
    -Be realistic with your vision, you're not going to be "the next big thing" it's delusional and puts unnecessary pressure on employees.

    Antwort von The Chemistry Group

    23. Jul 2018

    ​Thanks for your views, tough to read. In some ways we agree with you, yes, we tried to grow too quickly - seizing on a moment - which we have since learned was not the right way to progress as it... Mehr


  9. Hilfreich (15)

    „If you know what's best for you, avoid this company.”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Consultant
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Consultant
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    Negative Prognose
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    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei The Chemistry Group gearbeitet

    Pros

    - There were once some nice people
    - Lunches (though only on Mondays)

    Kontras

    If you are serious about pursuing a job in Industrial/Organizational Psychology please know that nothing about this business model is scientifically sound, nor based upon any rigorous research. The "IP" was drawn up by an individual with no credentials. Though there was once a great group of scientists in the business who were trying their hardest to validate this model, the work was being done as an afterthought. It’s not possible, even for the most skilled practitioner, to validate a framework in reverse.

    If the fallacy of their product is not bad enough, their capacity as a business adds insult to injury:
    - Financial ability and operational knowledge is zero to none, profit and loss is hardly monitored, and frivolous spending is bread & butter for this company (for example, in a period when the company was going through extreme financial difficulty the CEO went on a lavish “sales” trip around the US, on company money, and came back with no leads).

    - In 2017 three pay checks were missed, and although people did finally get paid it was after a seriously long and embarrassing delay.

    - Managers are incompetent and micromanage their employees.

    - Leadership readily lie to employees about the state of the business.

    - The culture is that of a cult, and your performance is often based by how much you are liked, as opposed to how well you perform.

    - If this is still not enough, you will likely be paid below market standard for your role (that is, if you get paid at all.)

    - Beware also of fake reviews and coercion – it’s common practice for management to write fake Glassdoor reviews and appeal to employees to do the same.


  10. Hilfreich (26)

    „Overall a really great business”

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    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
    Ehem. Mitarbeiter - Anonymer Mitarbeiter
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    Ich habe in Vollzeit bei The Chemistry Group gearbeitet (Über 5 Jahre)

    Pros

    Every business has two elements:

    The unique bit in the IP, the story, the 'why, and

    The standard bit, the bit thats the same in every business, the business operation.

    Chemistry has a great intent, a great 'why'. It was light years ahead of the competition and invested in technology when everyone else was napping. We ate our own dog food on hiring too which meant you would rarely work in a place with so many great and talented people.

    Responsibility - For those of you at the beginning of your career you will rarely find an organisation that will give you as much latitude as Chemistry does. If you want to be way ahead of your peers in other consultancies in terms of responsibility, including the big 4, then Chemistry is one of the few places you will get that.

    Flexibility - It's also an output focussed business. There is mention of the lack of work life balance in other reviews but, if you deliver, you can pretty much choose how and when you get stuff done. It's a flexible environment and one where you can truly be yourself.

    Culture - yes it can be described as cultish, but thats a good thing. Wishy washy cultures have no meaning. Clearly defined cultures have something that you can align to and have strong employer value propositions. If the culture fits you as an individual you will love it and you will be surrounded by like minded people.

    Kontras

    The operational bit - Chemistry is an ambitious organisation and unlike many others, we invested every penny back in the business. Progress was more important than profit. The ambition has at times stressed the business financially as the investments got bigger and this has led to some fall out which is a shame. How you run a business is separate from the business that you run and the ops side and its issues detracts from the great business that Chemistry is.

    Rat an das Management

    Focus - there is magic in that intent but it gets diluted by "possibilities" which end up distracting resources and energy. Stay focussed on the core magic because it works.

    Execution - separate the running of the business from the intent. Get great operational people in to run the business and leave them to it whilst everyone else focusses on delivering the magic that Chemistry is so good at.

    Antwort von The Chemistry Group

    24. Nov 2017 – Founder

    Thank you for the review, got to say the dog food is great and the team work super hard on ensuring that our own people get their opportunity to be brilliant. Yeh, the operational bit we are really... Mehr


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