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Gerson Lehrman Group Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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Gerson Lehrman Group President and CEO Alexander Saint-Amand
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Pros
  • The flexibility that GLG offers its employees to be themselves and have a good work/life balance as they achieve at work is the best I've seen (in 29 reviews)

  • Very smart people - always working on very interesting things (in 21 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance can be limited (in 17 reviews)

  • Early mover status cemented their success not brilliance of senior management (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Events Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Events Intern in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Events Intern in Austin, TX
    Recommends

    I worked at Gerson Lehrman Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Office is Great along with Company Culture. You will never get tired of the people in the office or the office itself. Lots of external social activities along with company events.

    Cons

    Events might not have been my strong suit but the whole company is operational- tasks can be mundane.


  2. "Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerson Lehrman Group full-time

    Pros

    Professional development, phone skills, client management, etc

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be limited


  3. "Research Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gerson Lehrman Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun culture and lots of young, smart people. Flat structure.

    Cons

    Little career path and very homogeneous demographic.


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gerson Lehrman Group full-time

    Pros

    Great first job out of undergrad

    Cons

    Find ways to encourage creativity


  6. Helpful (8)

    "Don't judge a book by its cover"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Gerson Lehrman Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The office has a great location for commuters. The barista bar is a great added bonus, if you don't like staring at a Keurig spit you out coffee to start your morning.

    Cons

    Where do you start?. The culture is indescribable, but mostly boring like a chess match. There is no sense of unity throughout the company and it's as if each business unit is its own company, on multiple levels. Horrible Turnover Rate.

    Advice to Management

    Work on making the turnover rate better and create some unity within the company. The company should implement a Social Chair whose purpose is to make the company act as one.


  7. Helpful (13)

    "Waste of Time"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate
    Current Employee - Business Development Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Gerson Lehrman Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    GLG is for people who:

    a. have no other job offers
    b. fresh out of college

    For the former, it provides you with a decent pay (if you're desperate), exposure to different businesses, and a chance to develop soft skills. I strongly recommend you find another job within 18 months MAX.

    Cons

    - Pay is below average (unless your senior mgmt) but you have free coffee and redesigned offices!
    - High turnover means you have the most incompetent managers as talented ppl leave quickly
    - Misleading Job titles (This one is laughable, none of the title mean what you think!)
    - Very little room for advancement/opportunities for professional development
    - Research is glorified receptionist
    - Business Development is essentially telemarketing/cold calling/direct sales

    Advice to Management

    See cons above


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Junior Recruiting Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Associate Recruiter in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerson Lehrman Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Able to get on the phone and talk to so many different industry professionals

    Cons

    If you don't make the most of the time on the phone with these industry professionals, the work will seem monotonous and tedious.

    Advice to Management

    The Network Development team is a great team and so approachable - keep it like this.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Network Development Team"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Innovative team, interesting work, and relaxed hours.

    Cons

    No diversity and very large company.


  10. "New and Excited"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Gerson Lehrman Group full-time

    Pros

    Very collaborative work environment
    Most people are very smart and eager to keep learning
    Respect given regardless of seniority

    Cons

    Communication between teams can sometimes get muddled which can ultimately slow down a process

    Advice to Management

    Continue to hire people up to the challenge of professional growth. Keep up the good work!


  11. "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Milpitas, CA
    Current Employee - Consultant in Milpitas, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Gerson Lehrman Group (Less than a year)

    Pros

    GLG provides a broad range of opportunities, easy access to opportunities and prompt payment.

    Cons

    I have had no negative experiences

    Advice to Management

    Continue to find good talent and match them with great opportunities.



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