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The Chemistry Group Overview

London, England (UK)
1 to 50 employees
2003
Company - Private
Consulting
$5 to $10 million (USD) per year
McKinsey & Company, CEB, Accenture
The only people consultancy in the world that definitively predicts performance at work by designing What Great Looks Like on a role-by-role basis for your organisation.

We’ve been in business for over 10 years, helping enterprise businesses all ... Read more

Mission: We exist to "Give People the Opportunity to be Brilliant at Work"

The Chemistry Group Reviews

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    "Business Psychologist"

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    Current Employee - Business Psychologist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Psychologist in London, England (UK)
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    I have been working at The Chemistry Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

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

    Cons

    -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

    Advice to 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.

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The Chemistry Group Interviews

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    Office Manager Interview

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    No Offer
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    Application

    The process took 3 days. I interviewed at The Chemistry Group.

    Interview

    I applied through Workable via their website after doing some research about what the company does. I was really enthusiastic about their product and their company ethos so spent quite a long time writing a cover letter as well as providing an extensive and thoughtful answer to the question 'Why do you want to work for Chemistry?'

    I sent all this through at midnight on a Saturday and by Sunday afternoon, had an email thanking me for my application and sending through an online Culture Fit assessment link. I was of two minds about this - was it a bad sign that someone in HR was working on a Sunday afternoon? But as I was keen, I looked at it as 'at least I don't have to wait until Monday to hear'. I completed the online assessment which didn't take too long and it posed some interesting work/colleague scenarios. You receive a report immediately giving you the results which I enjoyed reading and found interesting. I also felt that the report results did accurately reflect my personality (I came out very high on flexibility, transparency and curiosity).

    I received a generic email Monday morning saying: "After reviewing your application, we don’t feel we have the right opportunity for you in the business at the moment." While grateful that the process only took a few days, it struck me that the response wasn't reflective of the role that I had applied for (I had applied for a specific job they posted and the reply didn't fit). I came away thinking that they are taking a sort of 'fast food' approach to hiring and in hindsight, I can see that it is not the company for me.

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The Chemistry Group Awards & Accolades

  • Employer of the Year, European Business Awards, 2013

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