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Updated June 7, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good potential wasted by technical debt and questionable choices"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    G-Research hires really good people and the office environment is quite nice.
    The company is supporting the effort of modernising the large legacy codebase they own.

    Cons

    Employees cannot really express their full potential.
    Technical debt and all the focus put on security are slowing down development speed.

    Advice to Management

    Try to put paranoia aside and rethink the relationships between the different groups. Failing to do this you're just hiring very good talent and waste most of it.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "G-Research is a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very smart colleagues.
    New technologies.
    Plenty of resources available for investment in anything that's needed - i.e. more computers for the cluster.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    Very strict security procedures.
    No working from home except for support. Support is a pain due to procedures around logging on from home.

    Advice to Management

    Relax the security procedures and allow working from home for most jobs.
    Most jobs don't have access to the really sensitive data / code.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Best job I've had so far (and I've had a few)"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive working atmosphere - people help each other out, no prima donnas
    Smart colleagues - the standard overall is by some way the best I've ever had in a workplace. it's a great place to learn
    Sensible work/life balance - the emphasis is on sustainable work, no-one is expecting any death marches
    I find the day-to-day work interesting and challenging - we are trying to get and stay ahead of others in our sector, so things don't stay still for long
    Great location
    It's growing, so there are opportunities for those who might want to end up managing others
    Solid business model - I think the company is very well placed for the short/medium term (which is as far ahead as I care to predict)
    Decent pay
    Reasonable selection of soft drinks, although I am still not sure whether Diet Lilt should have made the cut

    Cons

    Security concerns mean home working is off the menu. Not a problem for many, but
    a major drawback for me
    It's growing, so it's not as small as it was - not a problem for me, but some might prefer a sub-100-employee type setup

    Advice to Management

    If I do personally drift away from G-Research, it will most likely be because of a lack of flexibility in working patterns, whether it's not allowing home working or everyone having to work 5 full days every week.. As the workforce ages (and so more of them have kids), this will become a more general problem in G-Research. Don't let this creep up on you!


  4. "Really good company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Really interesting projects to work on
    - Senior staff listen to your ideas
    - Lots of great social events
    - Very competitive salary and bonus

    Cons

    - Security is a bit over the top sometimes


  5. "Exciting place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, passionate and helpful colleagues
    Good learning opportunities
    Interesting work problems to tackle
    Mixed tech stack, mainly C# and Spark
    Company sharing sessions
    Agile working environment
    Great Salary
    Ok selection of fruit and soft drinks
    Growing company
    Great company culture
    Central London Office location
    Lots of great food places near by for lunch

    Cons

    Security measures (Actually not mind it, as it keeps yourself and others focus on work and not distracted)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, removing speed bumps and making easier to force of the core work problems


  6. "Quant Research Summer Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quant Researcher
    Current Employee - Quant Researcher
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship gave me a real insight in to the nature of the work at G-Research. Great salary and benefits. Extremely smart and friendly colleagues. Not so different from an academic research environment. Vibrant location in central London surrounded by restaurants and green spaces.

    Cons

    Still quite paranoid about security.


  7. "/day"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There is always something new to came across, always busy....a lot to learn.
    Company heavily invests in the staff and keeps them in the loop as much as it is possible. Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Can be stressful, but I guess that just comes with the package.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up what you are doing!

  8. "A place where you never get bored"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very smart people, relaxed environment, real focus on quality over quantity.
    Non-stop learning is encouraged in every possible way.
    Pretty flat structure and direct contact with management.
    Salary and bonus above average.

    Cons

    Security and secrecy are an every day challenge you need to deal with and get used to. It may take a while.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Intelligent Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get to work with some of the best people in the industry.
    Fast paced environment.
    No shortage of money

    Cons

    Management has tendencies to be impulsive.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Fun company but employee growth opportunities are limited"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good parties and trips away. Fun and friendly employees

    Cons

    The company is a great stepping stone but you can plateau pretty quickly. There is a lack of transparency


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