GreySpark - Misleading Organisation - Not a good place to work | Glassdoor
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    "Misleading Organisation - Not a good place to work"

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    Former Employee -  in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at GreySpark full-time

    Pros

    Potential to work for top Investment Banks in the City (or just apply directly to these Banks). Office is in a great location - Heart of the City. Work with nice people

    Cons

    High staff turnover, this is solely because employees are misled from the initial interview process right through to service of employment. Clients are also misled on projects in regards to consultants background/experience. This is unfortunately not a company to work for if you would like to forge a career, work with the best, network within the industry, or develop your skills in your particular domain. As for development...

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    Advice to Management

    Have the integrity and professionalism to be honest with employees/clients from day-one, treat all fairly and guide them while they and your firm grow from within. Have a strict business model and formally stick with it. Invest in better software applications for all employees, this will only benefit them and yourself with client offerings. I wish the company the best of luck!

    GreySpark2014-05-30

    GreySpark Response

    September 8, 2015CEO

    GreySpark's core pillar is integrity. We make every effort to paint a picture of the company's vision and direction through a four-stage interview process, where multiple opportunities are given for candidates to ask about our firm, where it is today, and where it is aiming to be ...

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Other Employee Reviews

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    "Decent environment to realise your full potential"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GreySpark full-time

    Pros

    GreySpark has a strong culture in terms of ideas and knowledge sharing. People have the opportunity to contribute, to be challenged intellectually and to learn, leading to a natural tendency towards thought leadership and being in step with the current (and future) challenges that our clients have to contend with. GreySpark is an international firm with a client-centric approach and is able to successfully partner...

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    Cons

    Although GreySpark has a comprehensive career ladder framework which caters for people that can progress via a "Management / Commercial" track or an "Expert" track, continued investment in helping people to think of themselves as a "business owner" and not just an "employee" will help to define the mentality of whether people embrace the opportunity with GreySpark as a business opportunity as opposed to just a day job.

    Advice to Management

    Break down the long term objectives in to manageable short term targets on a more rigorous basis, aligned to specific regions. (Each region tends to be at a different stage of corporate development to the others, so a one size fits all rule book does not always work).

    GreySpark2018-09-18
  2. "McKinsey for Wall Street"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GreySpark full-time

    Pros

    Good Place for people who want to have exposure for Consulting, investment banking and IT Nice manager who cares about your Career; opportunity to work in multiple investment bank even for juniors Good reputation for client; good work-life balance;

    Cons

    need a new coffee machine for office

    Advice to Management

    Could invest more in recruitment procedure to hire the best talents. For a consultant to succeed in most investment banking client, both the hard skills and soft skills are essential. A ideal candidate may have the skills that enable them to work in either McKinsey, Goldman or Google. Could invest more resource on continuing training such as life long learning because the industry is changing rapidly. Focus more...

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    GreySpark2019-08-04

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