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60 English questions out of 60

November 16, 2021

What is paid time off like at GLG?

Pros

Flexible PTO, remote working and great benefits.

Cons

This is a great stepping stone but I would not suggest spending more than 2-3 years

Flexible PTO, remote working and great benefits.

November 16, 2021

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April 24, 2021

Does GLG offer massages?

Pros

- Client Servicing skill development & managerial experience at a young age - Opportunity for quick promotions and higher pay - Chance to connect with senior executives and develop business acumen - Opportunity to travel after a few years - Easy to make friends, especially if you are new to Austin - Social Impact program - Have had some wonderful mentors (though most were from my earlier years at GLG) - Good benefits, free coffee, lunch once a week - Navigated communication during COVID very well

Cons

- Experience is entirely dependent on your manager and sr. leadership within your segment - Certain factors cannot be changed - specifically the demanding nature of clients who work 24/7 & lack of autonomy - therefore you are always on in some capacity - Ask yourself this question - where does work rank on my priority list? If work is your #1 priority and/or you are a recent grad ready to our yourself into work, this is a great place for you. If you value family or other personal relationships, family, hobbies, work life balance, etc., this isn't a place you'll want to stay long term. - You will be expected to check your email and work at night and on weekends - There is not more autonomy with a more senior role. There is an extreme culture of micromanagement that is unhealthy. Managers are forced to micro manage because they themselves are micromanaged - Those who want to excel and continue to climb the ranks are praised. I did this for many years, but as soon as my priorities changed and work wasn't #1, I felt viewed as incapable or that I couldn't handle the workload - Clients view GLG as a service - there is little "thought leadership" or partnership. If you send an email 10 minutes too late, you lose. Speed is a huge priority and the industry is extremely competitive. You feel this every second of every day, night and weekend. - Clients are ALWAYS first, which comes at the cost of employees - Unlimited PTO is dependent on team capacity. Because work is shared at a team level, there isn't as much flexibility - Have had friends treated horribly by HR for opposing personal (yes, personal) views - Mid-level leadership (segment level down) is homegrown for the most part I was so scared to leave, but I can confirm the grass IS indeed greener on the other side of GLG. I am so much happier and have time to prioritize my family, eat dinner without anxiety of missing a client email or waking up and automatically checking email, and now feel I actually have a career working with extremely intelligent adults and clients who respect me. Oh and I work less, am paid the exact same salary, and can actually take PTO whenever I need to

Advice to Management

- Put employees first. Give them a reason to WANT to work hard for clients. - Take a hard look at mid-level management. You've done a good job of bringing in fresh talent at the exec level, but the mid level leaders are the lifeblood of the company. - Continue to invest in technology and engineers. - Invest more in developing managers. This should not just be offer for new ETLs... this should should be a regular topic for managers new or more experienced

Good benefits, free coffee, lunch once a week

April 24, 2021

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August 23, 2021

Does GLG offer relocation assistance?

Pros

GLG is a great place to work depending on where you are at within your career and what your objectives are. Regardless of your role, this is a good company to dip your feet in whatever direction you want to take your career in. The difficult part is figuring out how to carve your path forward and ensure your personal career goals match with what GLG has to offer. With that said, it's a great company to work with so you have a chance to build up your resume. A huge perk of GLG is their benefits package. I think GLG does care about their employees and they have gone above and beyond in ensuring everyone is taken care of especially during the pandemic. GLG offers exceptional benefits to working parents inclusive of all family types. They offer a generous maternity leave policy, up to 22 weeks depending on tenure and type of birth, including parental bonding time regardless of birth parent status in addition to infertility and loss of pregnancy support. They also have a flexible PTO policy which is beneficial for working parents as we know kids are always sick.

Cons

You will see based on other reviews that there is a difference across the firm for how each team culture is created so that needs to be addressed. Certain teams have different expectations and that toxic culture, while siloed to those departments, is not an ideal overall view of GLG. The core of GLG is a customer service, scaled-operations business model. In efforts to scale, there tends to be a loss of passion behind the work that is done as most employees are working towards speed rather than quality.

A huge perk of GLG is their benefits package.

August 23, 2021

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August 29, 2022

Does GLG offer dental insurance?

Pros

-Competitive compensation -Multiple benefits and perks like free subscription on Calm app, medical coverage to you and your spouse/parent, career guidance etc. -Encouraging company culture

Cons

-No work life balance -Lengthy number of work hours -slow growth opportunities

Advice to Management

Invest in people rather than investing in technologies

Multiple benefits and perks like free subscription on Calm app, medical coverage to you and your spouse/parent, career guidance etc.

August 29, 2022

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July 13, 2022

Does GLG offer family leave?

Pros

Good benefits as far as maternity leave and 401k match, opportunity for growth

Cons

Pay isn't comparable to the area, work life balance doesn't really exist for project support.

Good benefits as far as maternity leave and 401k match, opportunity for growth

July 13, 2022

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