J'ai travaillé chez The Chemistry Group en Contrat Permanent (Pendant plus de 5 ans)
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.
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.
Conseils à la direction
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.