GlobalData Reviews

Updated August 6, 2014
Updated August 6, 2014
68 Reviews

2.3
68 Reviews
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Wayne Lloyd
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Fantastic work/life balance since the job is a joke (in 8 reviews)

  • Is a good place to begin a career in market research or sales in energy and health industries (in 8 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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  1.  

    Summer Intern at Global Data

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at GlobalData as an intern for less than a 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
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    Title changes with associated responsibility changes

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    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.

  3.  

    The worst company to work for!!!!

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    Former Employee - Sales  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at GlobalData full-time for less than a 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
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  5.  

    Growing Up

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    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 for more than a 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
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    Call center

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    Former Employee - Account Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at GlobalData full-time for less than a 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
  7.  

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

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    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 for less than a 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!

  8.  

    Mediocracy

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at GlobalData full-time for more than a 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
  9.  

    Only Work Here if You Have No Life Goals

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlobalData

    Pros

    Well if you are a stoner, have no life goals, this place is an easy paycheck. If you have ANY ambition, just don't even apply here.

    Cons

    Dismal pay, unresponsive hr, cliquish culture, abusive management.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Declare bankruptcy and do your employees and customers a favor.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    SCAM. do not work here

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    Former Employee - Business Development Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Development Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at GlobalData full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    NONE. the place is a scam and you will be cold calling people all day with unrealistic targets

    Cons

    the worst possible place you could ever work. run away NOW!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    stop being terrible

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Giving the benefit of doubt

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlobalData full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Introduction to market research. Is a good place to begin a career in market research or sales in energy and health industries. Good work and life balance.

    Cons

    Doesn't have a good training program. Direction isn't clearly defined. For the most part, I will agree with the remarks of other reviewers on this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be open to suggestions of staff. Give staff better compensation packages

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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