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Updated November 18, 2017
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  1. "Quant Research Summer Internship"

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    Current Employee - Quant Researcher
    Current Employee - Quant Researcher
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    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.


  2. "/day"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    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!

  3. "A place where you never get bored"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
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    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Intelligent Company"

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    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Engineer in London, England (UK)
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    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.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Fun company but employee growth opportunities are limited"

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    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


  6. Helpful (1)

    "All-round great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
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    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Everyone is very talented. This applies to people in every single role, not just devs

    Interesting projects and technology

    Great culture, we are actively encouraged to experiment and innovate - management take this very seriously and drive a lot of this.

    Good pay and benefits

    Friendly colleagues

    Cons

    Security can be a pain. You get used to it somewhat and it is understandable but there are still a lot of times when you think "why can't I just do XYZ".

    Still a lot of tech debt on older projects

    Support rota can be stressful but this varies a lot between teams

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. The company culture is excellent and you're doing a lot of things right. It will be important to focus on maintaining this as the company expands.


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Cutting edge tech, incredibly smart colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at G-Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technology-focused
    Cutting edge tech
    Open-minded and enthusiastic colleagues
    Opportunity to learn something new every day
    Competitive benefits and bonus package
    Being a relatively small company, anyone can make a difference

    Cons

    Occasionally stressful, but it's part of the job

    Can't think about anything else, it's simply a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do. I think it's one of the best management teams I have ever seen during my career.

  8. Helpful (7)

    "Rigid, high security environment not for me"

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    Former Employee - Developer
    Former Employee - Developer

    I worked at G-Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Surrounded by very smart people, cutting edge tech, challenging work. All my colleagues were very likeable too.

    Cons

    Incredibly high security, limited internet access, no phones in the office, rigid working hours.

    G-Research Response

    Mar 24, 2017 – Recruitment Marketing

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. As an IP generating company, it's important we have such security measures in place to protect the integrity of our company. We however also... More


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Freedom to explore new ideas..."

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Lots of freedom to try new ideas
    VERY smart people
    Huge teams preparing your data
    Getting to play with the latest tech
    Agile environment
    relaxed, academic research environment
    Great pay!

    Cons

    We're growing fast so personal impact can be reduced sometimes!

    Advice to Management

    Shout about the people you have hear!

    G-Research Response

    Mar 24, 2017 – Recruitment Marketing

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you are enjoying your time at G-Research!
    As a company we are committed to building a culture where our people feel encouraged and motivated to become the... More


  10. Helpful (5)

    "Good place to work at"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
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    Neutral Outlook
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    I have been working at G-Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The environment is friendly and the people working there are great both professionally and personally.
    The company realised it has lots of technical debt and it's investing heavily in reducing it. It's trying to become a world class software development firm.

    Cons

    For most of the lifetime of the company getting things done in an hacky was has been acceptable. This shows into the state of the codebase, which could be less than pleasant to work with.

    Advice to Management

    A more balanced approach towards security could make everyone more effective


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