GLG Employee Reviews about "work environment"
Updated Oct 26, 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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Top Review Highlights by Sentiment
- "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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- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Good company that's supportive and inclusiveOct 5, 2020 - Vice PresidentRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
GLG has continued to provide support and empathy to its employees since we've moved into a WFH environment. Leadership across the company have really stepped up to over-communicate ongoing updates to our workforce on the progress of many company initiatives -- both COVID and non-COVID related. Despite the difficulties of 2020, GLG has made tremendous strides to improve their Diversity & Inclusion programs. As someone who identifies as Hispanic/Latinx , it's extremely important that my workplace does all that it can to build a diverse workforce while ensuring everyone feels included regardless of their physical appearance. Our CEO (Paul Todd) has exemplified strong leadership during the last several months. His weekly Sunday updates have been a strong stable of consistency in 2020 and I've come to look forward to them each week. GLG has many things to be proud of in 2020 despite the current climate!
It can sometimes be difficult to find work/life balance given the fast paced and competitive environment at GLG. However, Leadership continues to be supportive and encourages employees to take breaks and time off consistently.Continue reading
- Former Employee, more than 1 year★★★★★
Wouldn't recommendNov 19, 2020 - Senior Client Solutions AssociateRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Some down to earth people and a nice office location pre-Covid 19.
Toxic work environment and a total lack of transparency from C-levels through to middle management regarding career progression, business plans, restructurings, etc. Client-centricity is prioritised over employee wellbeing, always.
We’re sorry to hear about your experience. The health of our colleagues always comes first. As a company, we are committed to employee wellness, especially amid the continued challenges we are all facing. This fall, we launched “Simply Well,” an ongoing series of online classes and workshops taught by leading wellness experts to promote healthier habits and routines while working from home. We also understand there are times it’s helpful to speak with a professional, which is why we have upgraded our health and wellness benefits, including free counseling services available to all employees should they need them and mindfulness tools, such as Calm, to proactively support wellness. We have redoubled our efforts to provide transparency in our new working environment. From global all-hands to regional town halls to weekly notes from our Leadership Team members, we believe frequent and open channels of communication are essential for organizations of our size to operate at their fullest potential. In the past year, we’ve also brought more clarity to the ways we think about career progression across the company, creating more meaningful and consistent opportunities for GLGers around the world, particularly our Client Solutions Associates.
- Former Employee★★★★★
GLG is a great place to work with vibrant, young employeesAug 18, 2011 - in Austin, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
There is little micromanagement - employees are trusted and expected to perform Management is understanding about personal issues and will work with you to figure out time off The work environment is very friendly and laid back The company is growing Many opportunities for advancement
You can only make changes to your personal portfolio at predetermined times throughout the year to avoid potential conflicts of interest and insider trading issuesContinue reading
- Former Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
Alexa, play "Run Like Hell" by Pink Floyd.Oct 26, 2018 - Client Solutions AssociateRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Lots of catered lunch Free coffee Office location is nice and central in downtown Mindless, mundane, and repetitive work every day....if you like not using your brain, GLG is for you
There are more than 10 things I hate about GLG, but I thought the title was witty and it about sums up my feelings towards this pathetic organization. This company makes themselves seem like the God of all corporations. They place themselves upon a pedestal and present themselves as people who value a healthy work-life balance and a positive work environment; this couldn't be further from the truth. You are indoctrinated from day one of training to be nothing but a little GLG-bot; the training period is 2 weeks long and 85% of it is upper management telling new hires how amazing GLG is and how impactful the organization is. They show you video after video (how much money do you guys spend on those pointless 'promo' videos by the way?) about how edgy and cool GLG is. Yeah, false. Not only are you a step above a telemarketer, but you are nothing more than a cog in one giant GLG machine. You will not be seen as a human being with feelings and a life outside of work, but only as a CRP producer. And Lord help you if you don't produce high amounts of CRP in your first 4 months. They claim it is a 9 month program, but they don't mean it. They move people to the ever elusive 'upstairs' starting at 3 months and negatively pressure those of you who aren't progressing at the ridiculous rate they want to work from home. Oh, but don't clock those hours! They are S-T-I-N-G-Y about their overtime despite offering it to you in your on boarding package. Oh and one more thing--you had best clock your bathroom breaks too because if you dare step away from your desk, management is all over you. Heaven forbid you miss a single phone call. Like I said: you will not be of value to these people. They only care about your metrics and that is it. Speaking of metrics, those people who have high CRP amounts in the first few months? They are free to do whatever they wish. The behavior that high performers get away with is atrocious. One person wears crop tops on a daily basis and once opened weed inside the office. Another openly breaks company policy and does work from home (despite it being against GLG policy, they imply that you need to work from home in order to perform) without clocking the time. High performers can wear stained baseball jerseys and caps to the office, but if you dare have lower CRP than they would like, you best wear a 3-piece suit every day or else they'll ask you to change. GLG is a master bait-and-switch. They show you a vague job description with an inaccurate job title (I was hired on as a Research Associate...) and entice young graduates with decent pay and ''''unlimited paid time off.'''' Heavy emphasis on the quotes, they don't actually mean unlimited. You'll be lucky to get a morning off for a doctor's appointment. In addition, they changed our job title and the job description about 2 months after hiring 100 new people. You are NOT researching, do NOT let them tell you that. They also blatantly lie about their views on a healthy work-life balance; they expect you in the office from 8:30am-6:30pm every single day. Oh but fear not, they offer you gross IPA's and Goldfish every Friday so it's totally worth it....not. Want a day off? Better request it a month in advance and kiss up to your supervisor until they approve it or else it won't be. Lastly, everything that goes wrong WILL be your fault if you are hired in as a junior client solutions associate. We seriously got emails about steps we can take to improve our numbers when people neglect to answer their phones. Yes, you read that right. You are somehow in control of whether or not someone answers their phone. You are also 100% in control of whether or not a client chooses to speak with your recruits (that's how you get CRPs), and you are also in control of whether or not people respond to your emails and InMails. You know what else you're totally and completely 100% in control of? Hurricane Michael. At least GLG would expect you to be. TL:DR: Don't work here.Continue reading
- Current Contractor★★★★★
goodFeb 12, 2022 - Senior Consultant in Panama City Beach, FLRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
good temp work environment mostly
none that I can think of
- Current Employee★★★★★
Great Place To StartDec 2, 2017 -RecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
GLG is a great place to get exposure to clients at an early stage of your career. A dynamic and stimulating work environment.
Can get repetitive. Only for people who enjoy short term assignments.
- Current Employee, less than 1 year★★★★★
GreatMay 25, 2023 - Senior Associate in Gurgaon, HaryanaRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Great environment and exposure in terms of work
None so far apart from full project
- Current Employee, more than 8 years★★★★★
Great Growth OpportunitesMay 11, 2021 - Product Manager in Austin, TXRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
I've spent a little over 7 years here now and started as a temp working in the accounting department. My managers were always willing to help teach me the inner workings and tools they used to succeed. This helped me continue to grow and eventually jump into the product side. - Build products and apps that last and work with knowledgeable developers who want to understand the business side - Teamwork and cohesiveness with a single goal of getting the job done - Management is hands-off to allow you the best environment to work but is always willing to give you an ear and advice. They also can be great mentors because of their experience. -
- Diversity was a big concern when I first started in 2013 since leadership and peers seemed to have a common background, but this has slowly changed, and GLG seems like they are making a genuine effort. - Pre-Covid, we would have volunteer/outreach days, but the chosen organizations were never local minority-dominated neighborhoods. I hope post covid we can volunteer in these neighborhoods to show positive influences.
- Current Contractor★★★★★
WorkplaceApr 29, 2022 - Anonymous ContractorRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
Good work environment and friendly
Not cons at the moment
- Former Employee, more than 3 years★★★★★
Great place for people who prove themselvesOct 26, 2014 - Research Manager in Gurgaon, HaryanaRecommendCEO ApprovalBusiness Outlook
International work environment with matrix structure Exposure to the big picture very early on Chance to work with the biggest who is who of the industry Chance to work and network with the largest Investment banks, hedge funds and PE firms. A leader in its line of business. All competitors are pretty far behind! Very good salary and bonuses. good work is always rewarded
Profile is restricted. you move up the hierarchy; however might just be stuck doing the same thing for higher pay and designation! if you are the kind of person who likes to be comfortable in life...it is ideal for you. If you are looking for new challenges, maybe you will want to skip this Since GLG is the leader and the others far behind does not make sense to move to any of them from GLG. The business however is very niche so it is difficult to transition to a different industryContinue reading
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