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Gerson Lehrman Group – Why Work For Us?

Our professional services team is wholly focused on understanding our clients' diverse needs and leveraging our network to deliver meaningful learning opportunities, better business decisions and better outcomes.

We're looking for the most curious people in the world. We'll give you more responsibility faster, while supporting you and helping you learn. Just as we help our clients learn, grow and make better decisions, we do the same for you.

We’re looking for the most curious people in the world. We’ll give you responsibility fast, while helping you develop the skills to succeed. We help our clients learn and grow each day. You will too.

undefinedOur professional services team is wholly focused on understanding our clients' diverse needs and leveraging our network to deliver meaningful learning opportunities, better business decisions and better outcomes.

GLG connects top professionals with key experts for insight, advice, and perspective. We serve the world’s leading investors, entrepreneurs, corporations, consulting firms, nonprofits, and startups. Our professional services teams – research, sales, and account management – work with our clients to curate custom learning experiences with our teaching membership of leading thinkers and practitioners. We together support a dedicated book of current and prospective client relationships, designing and facilitating bespoke learning opportunities, including conversations, mentorships, small group convenings, surveys, and other interactions.

GLG research professionals become learning partners for our clients. They get to know clients and their particular needs, and they marshal GLG’s unique resources to deliver meaningful learning experiences, uncover crucial insights, and drive better decisions.

We're looking for the most curious people in the world. We'll give you more responsibility faster, while supporting you and helping you learn. Just as we help our clients learn, grow and make better decisions, we do the same for you.

Students & Recent Graduates

GLG hires curious and courageous professionals and gives them actionable responsibility quickly. GLGers come from distinctive professional and academic backgrounds and act with integrity, intensity, creativity, and professionalism. They work with and learn from top professionals around the world on a daily basis.

The GLG associate program places talented recent graduates on specialized research teams alongside seasoned Research Managers. These teams work closely with our business development teams, delivering our clients unique learning engagements with excellent service.

Recent college graduates at GLG enter the associate program in Austin or Dublin, depending on their region. After training with and learning from their colleagues, associates should be prepared for Research Manager positions in their region or in another of GLG’s 21 offices in 12 countries around the world.

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    I came to GLG from a background as an equity analyst on both the buy-side and sell-side, and it has been without question the best job I've ever had. The people have the youth and energy of an investment bank, the diverse and impressive backgrounds of a management consultancy, and creativity of a start-up.

    Working at GLG in almost any role involves doing many different things, and it often feels almost like a video game managing work flow. I've heard it described as a place where people with "intellectual ADD" prosper, and I can see why someone would say that. The people you are exposed to are some of the best investors and most accomplished individuals in the world, and as a research professional you're constantly engaged in both the world and your work. It's very social, very engaging, and it usually involves enabling a win-win situation for important people. That feels good.

    Finally, I cannot overstate the impact of the New York office on my day to day happiness. I spend more waking hours here than at home, and if I had a billion dollars I'm not sure I could design a better working environment. Perfectly located across from Grand Central, beautifully laid out, lots of natural light (do not underestimate the importance of that!) and an "activity-based working" layout that I think has re-wired my brain in some positive ways. I never feel constrained here, and I hope the other regions get something similar soon.

    Cons

    It doesn't pay as well as the buy-side, sell-side, or management consulting. It does have better hours if you want them, although if you're really ambitious and want to build the company you will end up working a lot. There's always regulatory/compliance risk that's out of your control.

    Oh, and it's impossible to describe what you do to people.

    Advice to Management

    The focus on New Markets will necessarily involve some "fast failures," and I get that. GLG Share seems to be a wasted opportunity as it has been managed to date, although I'm not close enough to it to say so for sure.

    I think a lot more could be integrated with the North American Financial Services business across the board. I sense that NAFS's growth potential with traditional asset managers and taking share from investment banks is genuinely misunderstood by management. New Markets are a vital investment area for a number of reasons, including diversification, but given the tremendous access to capital that GLG has I think perhaps NAFS should receive investment *in addition to* New Markets' current investment. NAFS is cyclical, but it is not mature.

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    I was referred through a current employee. I didn't have an initial phone screen. I had one phone interview with a current Senior Associate. They seemed to be looking for if you were able to talk and if you had experience and were comfortable reaching out to people you don't know. Immediately after that, I was emailed with a case to review with 3 days that I received on a Friday morning. After completing the fairly straightforward case, I had a phone review with a research manager. The research manager is looking for you to have looked outside the box and told me what he has impressed where I, and others, have thought to include. After that I was invited for an on-site interview, but I declined because of another offer.

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    GLG CEO Alexander for LinkedIn Pulse: Learning About Learning at TED2015

    Learning About Learning at TED2015

    Like millions of people I've enjoyed my share of TED talks online. Last year I had the opportunity to attend the main TED conference in Vancouver - but I arrived somewhat skeptical.

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    Asking Job Candidates the $50m Question by GLG CEO Alexander Saint-Amand: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vIfwL

    Asking Job Candidates the $50m Question

    Last week, Reid Hoffman, the chairman and co-founder of LinkedIn, told attendees at The WorldPost's Future of Work Conference that he asks every candidate pursuing a position at his company what job they want after LinkedIn. It's a great question, one that most companies don't ask.

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Additional Info

Website www.glg.it
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1998
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

GLG serves the world’s leading investment firms, corporations, professional services firms, startups, and non-profits to help them solve their most complex operational and developmental challenges.

We are the largest membership for professional learning. Our network of 400,000+ thought leaders and practitioners includes executives, scientists, academics, former public... More

Mission: GLG is transforming the way the world's top professionals share expertise and learn.

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