GLG Employee Reviews about "long hours"
Updated Nov 2, 2021
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GLG (Gerson Lehrman Group)
If anyone is looking for a career jump or a new role, GLG is hiring like crazy right how and has good benefits (401k match, great health perks, everyone I’ve worked with has been nice/smart, etc.) and tons of locations worldwide. I’m in the Austin office & happy to answer any questions - just DM me! https://grnh.se/bf0a97e43us
Chief Financial Officer
Professional surveys are not reliable and frequent enough to count on the money but after you get going with them, it can easily be a couple hundred dollars a month with one hour interviews about a topic like how do you pick your investment banker to pay $180 to 40 for online survey on selecting AP software that takes 10 minutes. If you have a good title and sign up for a couple, you can do ok. GLG, alpha insights, guidepoint and ivy exec are all reputable.
What’s the going rate that experts get paid for expert interviews now? From GLG, Coleman, etc. Back in 2018 (when I left consulting), I remember it was around $200-$300/hr earned by the expert with the expert networks charging $1000-$2000/hr but curious if pricing has changed.
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- "GLG hires great people and gives you a lot of responsibility quite early in your career." (in 170 reviews)
- "I've had the privilege of working with a group of dynamic and smart colleagues who care about the work we do on a daily basis." (in 76 reviews)
- "Workplace culture was Good and inclusive" (in 61 reviews)
- "Good benefits and office environment" (in 53 reviews)
- "The office is nice." (in 48 reviews)
- "management is terrible and doesn't care about you" (in 76 reviews)
- "There is No work life balance" (in 74 reviews)
- "GLG erred on the side of promoting technicians/people who were great at their job vs people who are good managers." (in 60 reviews)
- "Senior leadership doesn't get any feedback from the company in a systematic or organized way." (in 42 reviews)
- "The salary is low and you will be working round the clock on logistical issues." (in 38 reviews)
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- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Be positive. When you've hit rock bottom, you can only go up!May 22, 2018 - Senior Research Associate in Austin, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Working in this environment really helped me come to terms with my mental health when I'm at an all time low. I was in a pretty unhealthy relationship with my manager. Her criticism made me feel very depressed, and unfortunately, high key micromanaging is beneficial to profit so her behavior kept up very consistently. As a young professional, I've never learned to confront a manager or talk to HR about concerns, and while I put in effort to learn how, I wasn't taken seriously. But that's ok, the company has a lot of issues to work out, and they just choose not to focus on how they treat their people AS MUCH as most everything else (that's not to say they aren't trying - they are!). Anyways, the depression I was in forced me to learn how to put my foot down, draw a line between work and life, and find coping methods to deal with incredibly stressful life events such as the extreme stress you experience in this job. I've worked in an ER and never felt as stressed as when I worked here to such little benefit/reward. I look at this as a learning opportunity. If you want to push your stress levels to the limit, see how much it takes you to crack, feel the pull of demanding clients from every direction around the clock, then step up to the plate. You won't be let down by GLG If you're looking for a job to start your career, but do not feel like you want the above, I might suggest starting somewhere else. This role is not for the average Joe.
I wish the company would advertise the incredible amount of stress and long working hours of this role. There are too many unsuspecting new grads or young professionals that don't understand their own limits and take on this job to find their physical or mental health in check. It's true that they provide the app Talkspace, although this doesn't tend to help the majority of people in the role who can't commit enough time to benefit from this tool. Due to the long working hours, we were asked to choose '1 activity per week' outside of work - choose wisely. At first I chose tv and then ultimately switched to meditation when I was getting very depressed. I did have a friend who had gone to HR due to a laps in mental health and she was kindly asked to leave the company and seek a better fitting role since they couldn't help her.Continue reading
- Current Employee★★★★★
CSA GLGApr 28, 2023 - Client Solutions Associate in Austin, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good culture and people/ developing skills
Long Hours and monotonous/ not exciting
- Former Employee★★★★★
A great place to growJun 16, 2021 - Senior Associate in MumbaiRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The company has an amazing culture with a great senior management team. A good fit for you if you're interested in working in a fast paced client servicing role. I worked here for 3.5 years and saw immense growth in my skills, work ethic and overall learning.
The hours do tend to get long but I had great team mates to help me out.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 5 years★★★★★
Good company to work forMay 22, 2022 - Managing Consultant in SydneyRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good salary and benefits and bonuses
Long hours and lots of travel
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Look elsewhereSep 13, 2019 - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Co-workers, great views from the office, free coffee, casual dress code.
Long hours with the expectation that you will continue to respond to clients until 9:30pm and on weekends. No parking, they only reimburses a partial amount for garages downtown that doesn’t come close to the full amount. Metrics heavy even when the metrics can seem unrealistic given clients propensity to cancel projects on a whim leaving your hard work unaccounted for. Unlimited PTO is not actually unlimited. This is a recruiting job. Any position in client services is all about recruiting and recruiting the best candidate in a very small window of time. Hardly any actual client development, that is all handled by BD.Continue reading
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Good on a resume, but don’t stay longer than you have to.Feb 27, 2018 - Associate in Austin, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
-Free coffee bar, free lunch once a week, occasional snacks. -People are generally friendly and mature. -Pay is pretty decent. Benefits are good as well. -Lots of opportunities for personal and professional growth via conferences and seminars -Having a lot of responsibility early on
If you are a high achiever, you will burn out very quickly. I’ve only been here for a few months and am already worn out. Work is very monotonous and stressful. I often found myself in long hours of pointless “weekly meetings” that killed my productivity. So much of the information could have easily been shared via an email update rather than wasting hours that I could have spend doing actual work. What everyone else is saying about overworked employees is true. It is so rare for people to take the full lunch hour, let alone eat away from their desks. My lunches are often filled with anxiety because my work piles up even if I take 30 minutes away. I don’t remember a week where I didn’t work a few hours of overtime, even as a new hire just starting my training. So many areas are ridiculously understaffed, especially in Council Management. There is a reason why there’s such a high turnover rate. From what I’ve witnessed, 4 years at GLG is considered a super long time. Not good. Had I known GLG’s culture beforehand, I don’t know if I would have accepted the position. It’s sad because GLG has so much potential if only there weren’t so many stumbling blocks.Continue reading
Thanks for this feedback. We want GLG to be a great place to work, and we want you to feel like the work is sustainable. If you have concerns about burnout, I hope you feel comfortable talking to your manager (or your manager’s manager). And if you are having trouble managing work stress, please reach out to a member of HR. As we continue to grow, it’s important that we build a culture that works for everyone so feedback on everything from our meetings to your appreciation of L&D speakers is necessary and appreciated. We take it seriously and are already experimenting with no-meetings days and other approaches to helping people manage their time successfully.
- Current Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Research ManagerSep 18, 2018 - Research Manager in SydneyRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
The best part of GLG is the people: working alongside curious, driven, supportive colleagues; servicing diverse clientele from financial services to corporate backgrounds; and interfacing with experts at the top of their respective fields all around the world. I can genuinely say that some of the people I’ve met at GLG have become my lifelong friends. The work is fast paced and across industries, so there is always an opportunity to learn new things and it never gets dull. The company is also in an incredible growth phase and strives for continuous improvement, so it’s exciting to work for a global company with a start-up feel and mentality.
The state of constant change can be frustrating and confusing. Mid-level managers don’t receive much formal training prior to working with direct reports; when people leave the company, it’s typically as a result of poor management experience. Consistent long hours and can sometimes be stressful.Continue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
AverageDec 1, 2016 - Former Senior Analyst in Gurgaon, HaryanaRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great communication skills enhancement and knowledge for various industries globally.
Long hours and no gratitude towards employees in India officeContinue reading
- Former Employee★★★★★
AssociateJun 7, 2018 - Anonymous EmployeeRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great team to be a part of. Regularly working on really interesting and exciting projects that often lead to newsworthy M&A activity
Long hours which is not adequately compensated forContinue reading
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Good starting placeFeb 3, 2021 - Events Coordinator in London, EnglandRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great people and opportunity to grow
Long hours and system very US based
Global Head of Human Resources