GreySpark - Screaming need for competent overseas senior management | Glassdoor
  1. Helpful (11)

    "Screaming need for competent overseas senior management"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GreySpark full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Small growing company. Very strong and credible CEO who is a definite leader in the field. If you work closely or directly under the CEO, then you have a lot of value that can be gained from him. London-based Partners are quite competent and are genuinely good people.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Partner who manages every dollar as if it comes out from under his bed. Partner who is extremely scripted and is unable to think independently, or think on his feet. Partner who is very insecure - he is a good person, but is definitely out of his depth. Need to stop hiring experienced professionals if they are going to totally disregard their previous experience. Local management that is totally...

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    Advice to Management

    If you are going to hire experienced employees, take advantage of their previous experience. Put in competent overseas management - do not accept mediocrity.

    GreySpark2014-06-02

    GreySpark Response

    September 8, 2015CEO

    Thank you for your positive feedback on the dynamics of the firm. GreySpark HK operations have grown significantly under the consecutive stewardships of two Partners now and will keep on growing strongly for the years to come. With regards to the individuals that GreySpark ...

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    "Decent environment to realise your full potential"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • 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
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    • 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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