Tuesday 28th February 2006, that was my first day at Alchemis.
I was nervous; unsure of what was expected of me and whether I could deliver.
What would the people be like? Would I get on with them? Would they like me?
I needn’t have worried, because Alchemis turned out to be better than I could ever have imagined.
The people were warm, my bosses were cool (almost like me) and they’d go out of their way to help you with any issues that you had. I could tell right away that they worked hard to create a comfortable, happy office environment where everyone wanted to do well and were well rewarded for it.
Actually, the support from my bosses and the team camaraderie is something that I will never forget about Alchemis and it’s what carried me through when I have been stressed or up against it.
I won’t lie to you – working for Alchemis can be challenging. You need to perform consistently and manage the needs of your clients, as well as deliver an effective campaign over the telephone that will win them new business. It can be stressful meeting your targets (especially when you have a day when everyone says “no”) but the sense of achievement that you get when you finally hit target is fantastic and you want to do it again and again.
In my 4 years and 9 months at Alchemis I have worked on a number of marketing services clients from PR and design right through to branding and eCommerce and what strikes me immediately is the shift from traditional marketing methods to online mediums. It literally seemed to happen overnight!
I’m thankful for the opportunity I had at Alchemis. Without it I would never have been able to take up my new job, working for a fashion eCommerce agency with international offices.
I’ll miss everyone – the jokes, the laughter the support and the challenges.
Most of all, I’ll miss working with incredibly smart and talented people who I have go to know here.
Long live Alchemis, I’ll miss you.