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Digital Alchemy CEO Regan Yan
Regan Yan
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Pros
  • "Good place to learn everything about database marketing, colleagues are friendly and willing to offer help(in 6 reviews)

  • "Great place to learn, some really experienced and knowledgeable people(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Not the greatest work life balance but it depends on the clients you manage and work with(in 7 reviews)

  • "very low salary, negative management(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to learn but wouldnt stay for more than 2 years."

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digital Alchemy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn, some really experienced and knowledgeable people Access to tier 1 clients Very innovative company looking to challenge the marketing landscape Salary is pretty good (dependant on role) Laid back environment Can wear casual clothes Provide access to Gym Run frequent company events

    Cons

    Big cap between senior management and everyone else Some staff within senior management have been put into positions to manage and develop team due to tenure but don't have the skills to be able to do so Crazy work hours- work/life balance hard to maintain Log your work (by the minute) High staff turn over rate

    Advice to Management

    Seek advise from middle management and other staff when it comes to changes as you are not aware of the down stream impact Be more transparent with whats going on within the business Create more of a culture where people are open to talk and discuss issues Provide more training and development (not just PDPs) but actual training programs Have people in management who actually want to manage people and care about... their career and development.

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    Digital Alchemy2018-01-22
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Digital Alchemy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great place to learn and gain experience - Great people and great culture - Made many friends and still connect after working hours - Close to public transport

    Cons

    - Need to be willing to self learn and work overtime to meet expectations - Low salary compared to the current market - No bonuses - Challenging work/life balance - No defined career path. You MUST make it happen - No recognition and appreciation. Only those at Senior level are praised. - You can be praised for excellent work but then given a warning of termination - High employee turnover - Not enough... experienced employees.

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    Advice to Management

    Get straight to the point of what you want to be done. Don't beat around the bush.

    Digital Alchemy2017-12-18
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Test and Learn"

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    Former Employee - Solution Architect in Sydney
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Digital Alchemy full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great place to get exposure across the Direct Marketing spanning multiple verticals and countries. Everyone is always more than willing to help you out when you need it a real collaborative environment. The sky is the limit in terms of career progression but you will need to take charge and make it your own. You're encouraged to think different and challenge the status quo. Nobody would be fired for... taking a risk, the MD was proud of that.

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    Cons

    The hours can be tough but it is a consultancy, the clients are paying for a service. However there's peaks and troughs, so it isn't always full on. At times it did feel as though the majority of work was being done by a minority of the team but this can be true of a lot of places. The company does go through its fair share of restructures but it's all part of test and learn. If it's not working, pivot and... learn from the experience.

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    Advice to Management

    Remember that not everyone is inclined to speak up about what they really want to do, or feel as though they can't. Need to ensure that the everyone knows they have equal opportunity to progress and encourage them to let you know about it.

    Digital Alchemy2016-10-26
  4. "Challenging but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Alchemy full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You get a lot of support from both senior management and the peers around you. Regardless of what situation you are put in you know there is always a strong network of support around you. The company culture is great, Friday drinks, quarterly drinks etc, yearly work get aways! Great place to learn some new skills and be across some of the largest brands in Australia. You also get to work with teams based overseas... (Bangkok, Nanjing, Singapore)

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    Cons

    It can be a little hectic at times and quiet stressful. At times you are thrown in the deep end which can be overwhelming but you always have the support of your team and colleagues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!

    Digital Alchemy2016-08-04
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Open and Supportive Culture with Great People!"

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    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Digital Alchemy

    Pros

    - open and supportive colleagues - fun and young culture - great place to learn - alot of trust are placed on the employees to make their own decisions - no micro-managing of employees - lots of career opportunities - flexible work arrangements

    Cons

    challenging but definitely rewarding personally and professionally

    Advice to Management

    - more communication from management

    Digital Alchemy2016-04-11
  6. Helpful (2)

    "Young and energetic"

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    Current Employee - Talent Manager in Bangkok
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Digital Alchemy full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Fun place to work...with its young energetic and open working culture, opportunities to sell and implement our innovative ideas...Great place to work, play and grow.

    Cons

    We're in progress of process improvement, a lot of changes are taking place !

    Digital Alchemy2015-07-21
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