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GlobalData Reviews

Updated December 17, 2014
Updated December 17, 2014
77 Reviews
2.4
77 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • The work life balance is great, hours are flexible as long as you meet deadlines (in 10 reviews)

  • Is a good place to begin a career in market research or sales in energy and health industries (in 9 reviews)


Cons
  • no recognition,No perks, no hikes, no promotions (in 5 reviews)

  • lack of training and development (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Great place for a new analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at GlobalData full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible work hours; lots of very talented peers with PhDs and Masters in both pharma and medical teams; opportunity to interact with clients as soon as you finish your first report; Expert Insights provide great opportunities to get interviewed by great media outlets such as Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal. nice office location close to a major shopping mall; office park includes free gym access, onsite cafeteria and restaurants

    Cons

    lack of communication about company activities from c-level executives; decent salary but benefits are a bit low. Company is a bit UK-centric

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    increase standard vacation to 3 weeks, include 401k match,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to start your career as an analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Burlington, MA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Burlington, MA

    I have been working at GlobalData full-time

    Pros

    The work life balance is great, hours are flexible as long as you meet deadlines. Office culture is relaxed, people are accommodating and friendly and willing to help. There are plenty of opportunities to learn and grow, especially if its your first job.

    Cons

    Benefits are a tad less since it is a growing company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management should provide some more options for training and focus on employee retention.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Absolutely Disgusting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at GlobalData full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Not applicable. (Though the Grand Central area is nice.)

    Cons

    Only work here if you want a racist, sexist, classist, and homophobic work environment with incompetent HR to go along. If you'd like to face harassment on a daily basis, work at a place with poor business ethics, and be around people who don't care about what they do, this is the place for you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    What management?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Summer Intern at Global Data

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at GlobalData as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    People there are friendly, may find your alumni and talk to them, good work life balance.

    Cons

    analyst work is kind of boring, not suitable of people with ambitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good management, very thoughtful

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Title changes with associated responsibility changes

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at GlobalData full-time

    Pros

    The company is very good about allowing employees to work from home and on shifted schedules. The work is really interesting and is a great place to gain exposure to the market research field in either energy or healthcare.

    Cons

    The company is indifferent to culture. The analyst career path is littered with too many tiers with little to no change in responsibility or compensation.

  7.  

    The worst company to work for!!!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at GlobalData full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Can use this job to apply to other companies

    Cons

    Everything. Terrible pay, terrible leadership with no vision. Incredibly high turnover. At one point I was the most senior rep in the company at 5 months with GlobalData. From senior management, who is completely detached from everyone to the Managers, there is no vision or long term goal. Essentially hired people from a former employer and created a terrible environment. Does not pay out commission!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get ride of everyone from former company (Won't name) Hire new managers who are not completely useless/rude

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Growing Up

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Upstream Oil and Gas Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Upstream Oil and Gas Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at GlobalData full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great work life style, the original work force is intelligent, mid level management willing to help.

    Cons

    Growing so having problems with giving raises and priorities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Call center

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at GlobalData full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Learn for yourself - they do not offer training, be prepared to work in a call-center/ sweatshop

    Cons

    Micromanagement, no opportunity to develop skills - call center

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Worked as a summer intern in the Upstream Oil & Gas sector

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Upstream Oil and Gas Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Upstream Oil and Gas Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at GlobalData as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    It's a good place to start your career and learn about the oil & gas sector.
    There isn't too much work pressure
    Work-life balance is good

    Cons

    Not too many opportunities for growth
    Should focus on quality rather than quantity

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inclusiveness and a stimulating work environment will go a long way in taking the firm to the next level!

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Mediocracy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at GlobalData full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work - Life Balance
    No worries about being fired

    Work here if you want to cash an easy pay check.

    Cons

    Incredibly boring. Not challenging. Unrewarding. Management.

    Working here will make you want to jump in front of the 4-5-6 train.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Show some appreciation to the low level employees. Somehow you're able to hire incredibly smart people, then you treat them like cockroaches.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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