Interested in knowing what it could be like to work at Digital Power? Read the frequently asked questions and the answers.
About working at Digital Power
Whether you are applying for a staff position or a consultancy role: you are probably eager to find out the answers to these questions!
We moved to a beautiful Amsterdam office in late 2019 and opened a second location in Den Bosch in 2020.
Thanks to the sit-down desks, table football table, delicious coffee, bar, canteens with good food and cosy corners, they are super nice places to work.
People work in the office every day. On Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, there are generally about 20 or so; on Wednesdays and Fridays, the whole office is full of consultants working remotely for their clients.*
We are all fanatical table footballers and regularly go out on our own initiative after working hours to go climbing, paddling, cycling, eating or gaming together.
Of course we all work hard, but we firmly believe that there should also be time for relaxation. A cup of coffee with a colleague you haven't seen for a while, a game of table football or hanging out at the vrijmibo is just as important as the content of your work!
* Per day, there are 40 available spots in Amsterdam & 32 in Den Bosch that you can reserve. Of course, you are still welcome at our office if you were unable to get a seat, only then you will not have access to a desk. Fortunately, our lunch corner offers enough space to work sitting down. Don't worry, when you start at Digital Power, we will keep a spot free for you every day for a month so that you can settle into the organisation and get to know your colleagues.
We fully understand that several employers are promising you a dream job. This is why we list what makes Digital Power unique.
- Best of both worlds - a down-to-earth group with the most challenging assignments
- Room for initiative: you shape your own career
- Cool clients in different sectors (both profit and non-profit)
- Unique team with unique synergy: we are proud of each other, give each other everything and have no in-house competition or unnecessary hierarchy
- Entrepreneurship is encouraged: do you see a great opportunity for us? Go get it!
- Creative and out-of-the-box mentality: 'I've never done it before, so I think I can do it'
- Strong emphasis on learning and development through our internal Data Academy, unlimited training budget and hugely motivated colleagues
- Humour, fun and a family feel: be yourself!
- Lots of table football games
- A great work-life balance
- Friday afternoon gathering for which many come to the office especially
- A team outing every quarter
Are you thinking: this might be where I will feel at home? Check out our vacancies and apply now!
With us, you have an unlimited training budget. This means that, by agreement, you can take any courses and training you want, as long as they are relevant to your (future) role.
If you want to pursue a Bachelor's or Master's degree, we will look together at how you can combine this with your work. For each individual, we look at what conditions we then apply.
Some of us annually participate in events such as MeasureCamp, Conversion Hotel, Adobe Summit, various meetups and Superweek. You can attend this event as a visitor, but if you would like to speak on our behalf at such an event, there are also opportunities.
Yes! Please do! At Digital Power, you will not only learn a lot, but we also expect you to share your knowledge and experiences within (and sometimes outside) the organisation!
You can share your knowledge in many ways, so please do choose the one that suits you. Present your new skills to the team, provide training to colleagues or a client team, climb on stage at an event like the Big Data Expo or a meet-up, coach a colleague one-on-one or share your knowledge by writing articles and ebooks.
Have you got a better idea? Rest assured that we are always committed to facilitating you in the best possible way.
Whether you are a consultant or a staff member: transport should never be an issue. What is your choice?
- An NS Business card that allows you unlimited free travel throughout the country by train, even for leisure.
- Own transport and a kilometre allowance of €0.21 per km, even if you cycle.
- A pool car, lease car or temporary rental car (we will be happy to provide you with more information on the conditions)
At Digital Power, development is paramount. We encourage this by providing an unlimited development budget and focus on knowledge sharing.
One thing we truly excel in is our personal support on your development path. You probably have a good idea of where you want to go. The two supervisors you choose will help you identify specific goals and actions. We call this "The Golden Triangle".
As long as you keep developing, you will also keep growing in our organisation. Because your pay raise is linked with your drive to progress. As long as that happens, you are guaranteed this!
At Digital Power, we’re aware of the many opportunities data has to offer. We enjoy working together with a diversity of clients to help them transition from data to action. But our ambition doesn’t end there. As the data partner, we want to make our data knowledge and skills accessible to everyone – including society and civil society organisations. That’s why, in 2021, we founded the Digital Power Datahub foundation.
We are committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation. This helps make us stronger as a company and as employees as it provides us with a wide range of perspectives that contribute to better solutions and decisions. It also ensures a good atmosphere and a safe working environment.
We appreciate you for who you are, so be your genuine self!
For us, diversity means awareness of differences in (in)visible characteristics of individuals within Digital Power. We accept and respect that these differences exist, everyone is unique and entitled to be there.
For us, inclusiveness means the inclusion of all colleagues, where differences in (in)visible characteristics of individuals do not play a role. This involves equality, where everyone has access to the same opportunities and resources.
About working as a consultant
Are you a specialist in Data Analytics, Technical Web Analytics, Customer Experience, Data Science or Data Engineering? When you become part of our team, we refer to you as a 'Consultant'.
As a consultant in our team, you must be able to collect, analyse and visualise large amounts of data. You then translate the insights you get from the data into concrete actions for different stakeholders.
Therefore, you must be able to relate well to your client's organisation: a Manager wants to see different information than a Data Analyst or Developer. As a consultant, it is therefore important that you speak different 'languages'.
During your assignment, you will constantly delve deeper into the organisation, actively ask questions and listen carefully to the client. This is how you find out what the real issue is and who you need to work with to get the most out of your assignment.
At our office. We strongly believe that if you want to land well in an organisation, you should not do it digitally but on location. During your first month at Digital Power, you are assured to have a desk available for you and your buddy is going to help you get off on the right track. He or she will show you around the organisation, become your focal point for questions and guide you in forming your team of experienced consultants as sparring partners (we call this the Golden Triangle).
This varies greatly for each consultant. After all, your daily schedule is both assignment- and person-dependent. You are responsible for the outcome of your assignment. To make an impact, you will be on-site at the client as much as possible.
When you work at home, in the office or with the client, you coordinate with each other. As a guideline (for a 40-hour week), we have 2 days per week at the client and 1 day at our office. By being physically present and visible, you can quickly switch and communicate with both your client and colleagues.
Fridays you work on your assignment, development & knowledge sharing. Have you been walking around with a complicated problem or question for a few days? On Fridays, there is always a colleague willing to share their thoughts with you.
Do you think now 'Nice text and all, but I would rather hear it from one of your consultants in real life'? Feel free to just drop by on Fridays!
Send an e-mail to email@example.com to RSVP for our Friday afternoon drinks.
Our Business Managers make sure new orders come in. So you don't have to worry about this. We do our best to match your ambitions with an assignment as much as possible.
Do you see an open vacancy? Propose it and we'll try to make it happen! When your input to this lead eventually leads to a partnership, the team bonus pot will be topped up. Every quarter we do something fun from this together.
The type of assignments you carry out depends on your job profile, the customer demand and your personal requirements. Sometimes you will have one 40-hour assignment per week, but you may also divide your time between several, different assignments at the same time.
Most assignments take place at the client's location. Sometimes, you may work with colleagues from our office on an assignment (e.g. a dashboard for a client). It is also possible to collaborate on in-house projects.
Below are examples of assignments in the field of:
- Technical Web Analytics
- Data Analytics
- Customer Experience
- Data Science
- Data Engineering
The duration of an assignment depends on the customer's demand. In practice, you see that most consultants spend between 6 and 18 months on an assignment. Sometimes you work on a project lasting a few weeks or months.
Are you ready for a new challenge? Please indicate this to us yourself so we can start looking for a new assignment for you that suits your needs. After a good handover of your work with your current client, you will start working on a new challenge. In the period between assignments, you attend training courses, learn new tools, actively engage in the organisation of in-house meet-ups, share knowledge with colleagues and provide input for articles and customer cases.
If you do not have an assignment for a short time or if you have hours to spare in addition to your assignment, you attend training courses, learn new tools, actively engage in the organisation of in-house meet-ups, share knowledge with colleagues and provide input for articles and customer cases. And yes, of course we will continue to pay you!
Did you start your assignment with enthusiasm but it turned out not to suit you after all? Your Business Manager will then discuss this with you (and possibly your client) to see what the reason for this might be. You may be able to try things yourself to make your assignment more challenging or concrete. We're happy to help you with this!
Is it not a match with the culture within the client's organisation and you as a person? And are you really reluctant to even go to your assignment? If so, we will do our best, in consultation with your client, to arrange for a colleague to take over your assignment.
You never actually work alone; in fact, you will join the client's team. Depending on your role, you might work in the Marketing team, the Analytics team, the Product Development team or the IT department, for example.
It may happen that within the client team you are the only one with your specific expertise. In some cases, you will work together with a Digital Power colleague at a customer site. In most cases, you pick up an assignment on your own. Are you not able to figure something out? Then there are always 120 colleagues ready to help you with your problem!
Sta je voor een complexe uitdaging, loop je vast of stelt je klant een vraag waar je niet meteen antwoord op weet? Je kunt altijd terugvallen op meer dan 120 collega’s!
Ondanks onze hybride werkvormen, blijf je in verbinding met Digital Power. Zo stel je vragen eenvoudig aan het hele team via Teams, of je belt/appt/mailt een specifieke collega.
Kan je vraag wel even wachten? Op vrijdag zijn er veel collega’s op kantoor en is er altijd wel iemand die met je wil zitten om kennis te delen en je te helpen bij je uitdaging.
A buddy will be paired with you once you start with us. This will help you settle into our organisation during your first 6 months and introduce you to how we work. Your buddy will also guide you along to the Golden Triangle
The Golden Triangle focuses on your development as a consultant. If you have been with us for a while, and are getting to know your immediate colleagues, you can set your own development goals. From knowing your colleagues, you can ask them to help you achieve your development goals. In other words, that is up to you. Together with your supervisors, you will draw up a personal development plan designed for you specifically. They will help you incorporate details and actions into this, becoming your personal sparring partner.
Follow an R or Python training course given by a colleague or join an internal knowledge-sharing session on Data Engineering. You can also develop by following training courses on subjects such as 'Dealing with resistance', 'Stakeholder management', 'Working more efficiently', 'Presentation skills' and 'Coaching others'.
Do you need extra knowledge about agile working for your assignment? Even then we can help you. It is also possible to get your SCRUM Master or Product Owner certificate.
As part of our team, your personal development will proceed in several stages:
1. Starter: your first months as a data professional
2. Junior: working in our team for up to 1.5 years
3. Medior: after approximately 3 years
4. Senior: after approximately 4 years
After five years, you choose which path you want to take. Do you want to become:
5. specialist/expert in your field...
6. ...or a wide-ranging generalist?
We too have developed a different perspective on working from home vs on-site/office, or The New Way of Working. We follow a number of principles here:
- Flexible working hours between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.
- Strive to be at one of our offices 1 day a week, more often is always allowed;
- Reimbursement for making a pleasant home workplace
Depending on your travel time, a fixed number of days on site at the client's premises. You discuss this with the customer. In consultation with the client, you may also be able to schedule a home working day(s).
Ultimately, you make the most impact by being physically present at the client's premises. And not entirely unimportant, that's also where your key stakeholders are! Fridays are always dedicated to learning, developing and sharing knowledge at Digital Power. Friday can therefore be attended both digitally and physically at our office. The week always ends happily with Friday afternoon drinks at both offices!
A challenging assignment at a cool organisation sometimes requires you to get out of bed early: that's the life of a consultant! Sometimes you are lucky and you only have to cycle 15 minutes.
In exceptional cases, it may happen that you have to travel longer than an hour by public transport. Of course, this is only done in consultation and we are happy to think along with you about the ideal work-life balance. You have the freedom to work partly from home anyway!
Most of our clients have a location in the Randstad, but we operate throughout the country. Are you the perfect candidate for an assignment in Eindhoven or Zwolle? If so, we will definitely introduce you! Any start is of course always done in consultation with you.