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GCM Grosvenor Reviews

Updated May 17, 2017
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  1. "They pay well"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GCM Grosvenor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Money. Not too stressful. Nice offices.

    Cons

    If you arent on the inside you are on the outside.

    Advice to Management

    Just keep the money rolling.


  2. "Good Company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GCM Grosvenor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, good learning environment, high upper management exposure (on investments) high degrees of responsibility, tremendous industry exposure. Travel depending on the team

    Cons

    Challenging career growth, niche industry, difficult to communicate for next opportunities, lower than industry standard compensation

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation, listen to employees during HR reviews


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company Stifled Innovation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GCM Grosvenor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Solid pay and benefits. Smart people. Decent hours for finance in NYC.

    Cons

    Cult of personality around the owner and his inner circle. Definite difference in work life balance between Chicago and NY.


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    "Neutral experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Co-Workers are generally intelligent and friendly
    Positive culture
    Excellent benefits and compensation

    Cons

    No manager training and managers often out of touch with their teams
    Not a great deal of diversity
    Management says they value employees a more than they demonstrate it


  6. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Consultant – Software DevelopmentContractor in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant – Software DevelopmentContractor in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Happy medium between startup and corporate environment. Well rounded smart people to work with. Freedom to innovate and being taken seriously - what you come up with has a high chance of being productionalized.

    Cons

    The interview process can be pretty hard for developers, we might be turning away people that could be a good fit.


  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Fund Finance Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Fund Finance Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at GCM Grosvenor full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Competitive salary and bonuses; great work enviroment

    Cons

    Certain groups have issues with work/life balance


  8. "My experience"

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    Current Employee - Agile Consultant/Scrum Master in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Agile Consultant/Scrum Master in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GCM Grosvenor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work environment with state of the art software development department.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Would be good to dfster more creative activity.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Research analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Analyst in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GCM Grosvenor full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people. Great resources. Industry influence. Great training and insight into asset management you would be hard-pressed to get elsewhere. Grosvenor is to asset management what Bain/McKinsey are to Consulting.

    Cons

    A bit bureaucratic. Limitations in upward mobility. Very specific business that doesn't innovate often. Although GCM has great prop software to help with analysis, force analysts to use excel more so that their skills can be more transferable.

    Advice to Management

    You have so much talent at the company. Give them reigns to innovate for you.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Contractor treated poorly"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at GCM Grosvenor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Free pop. That's it. It was the worst job I ever had.

    Cons

    Upper management was out of touch. No room for growth.


  11. "Senior Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GCM Grosvenor full-time

    Pros

    I have worked for Grosvenor for 12 years and it is definitely the people who make it great.

    Cons

    I have worked there for 12 years and it has changed form a cultural perspective for me in the last few years so it is time for a change.

    Advice to Management

    I think it would be helpful to communicate better.


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