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GCM Grosvenor Reviews

Updated September 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Ridiculously smart people working with you (in 6 reviews)

  • Positive culture with really nice people (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Definite difference in work life balance between Chicago and NY (in 3 reviews)

  • small, but still a great place to start a career (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at GCM Grosvenor full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Culture, People, Career Opportunities, Work Quality

    Cons

    Making progress on inefficiencies, part of growing pains


  2. "Needs Improvement"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits (healthcare, gym, dental), reputable firm in the FoF business

    Cons

    Obvious disconnect and favoritism between headquarters and satellite offices, despite what they might say. Opaque communication with employees. Generally below market compensation the past few years which resulted in a lot of turnover recently. Lots of underperformers and slackers who have been there for ages without a care in the world. Every small and large decision is made by headquarters - even senior managers likely has little to no say in anything.

    Advice to Management

    Just be more transparent and honest about the state of the company - it seems we have been performing so well every year even though numbers around bonus season doesn't seem to indicate the same. Address issues that actually matter to your employees.

  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GCM Grosvenor full-time

    Pros

    Access to lots of interesting people and investment strategies

    Cons

    Fund of funds world is tough but GCM would be one to survive

    Advice to Management

    Develop analyst program for future careers


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good for people settling down"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very relaxed tech work environment

    Cons

    a little it too much red tape


  5. Helpful (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


  6. "They pay well"

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    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.


  7. 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, string IT infrastructure"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer
    Recommends

    Pros

    A great company to work, cutting edge IT technologies, passionate people, friendly environment and positive culture.

    Cons

    Management is not transparent enough,not many choices to have a lunch, there are 6-7 restaurants in the building only, otherwise nothing I can think of.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Neutral experience"

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    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


  10. "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.


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