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Glass Lewis & Co Reviews

Updated June 2, 2017
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Pros
  • Very good place to learn about corporate governance and public companies securities filings if you are fresh out of school (in 16 reviews)

  • Excellent managers, fun work environment, great office, excellent colleagues, flexible dress code (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, fairly mundane work (in 10 reviews)

  • They rarely hire for full-time positions, but I was only looking for a temporary job prior to starting law school (in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Research Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    the coworkers are very smart

    Cons

    the work is vey repetitive

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work


  2. "Proxy Research"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Glass Lewis & Co (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is super professional and helpful, you can always get your question answered.

    Cons

    It is a seasonal position with little chance to turn to regular.

  3. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Proxy Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Proxy Research Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Glass Lewis & Co (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Quick couple of months to fill out your resume. Learn about corporate governance.

    Cons

    Micro managed, limited opportunities for growth. Use you for the summer and then let you go after all the reports have been published. They hire summer associates on an hourly basis, not full time basis.


  4. "Disappointed but did enjoy my year there"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very pleasant work environment, would get busy at times of course but not much pressure. Offices on 33rd floor of 1 Sansome, not fancy but killer view, loving walking into work every day. Avenues available for getting into other areas of the firm, but not an easy place if you lack previous experience in a particular area.

    Cons

    After manager left was then being managed by someone in the Ireland office. Not a big deal, but position was then re-located to Ireland, and that was it. Severance sucked, but got a job right after, so actually had some pocket change for a bit. Compensation could have been better anyway, got paid a lot more afterwards.

    Minor quibble: we had snacks but then they were taken away, for reasons of equity with other offices. This also happened at my job prior, and then there were mass layoffs. Not a good sign.

    Advice to Management

    An extensive orientation program is needed for the entire firm to establish lines of business, because they are not very well-detailed.


  5. "CSM"

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    Current Employee - CSM in New York, NY
    Current Employee - CSM in New York, NY

    Pros

    Wonderful work culture
    Great Employees
    Growing Team
    Locations

    Cons

    Bandwidth
    Industry constantly changing
    Client Allocation among managers


  6. "Research Associate"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere is friendly, the employees are tight knit and the research is interesting as you get into it.

    Cons

    The work has a tendency to become very monotonous as you're performing the same job function for several weeks at a time.


  7. "Proxy Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Proxy Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Proxy Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Glass Lewis & Co full-time

    Pros

    Fun, fast-paced team environment; Lots of happy hours; Good benefits; Diversified corporate culture;

    Cons

    Leadership is not so well; limit growth space within the Company for junior analysts; niche market too, knowledge learnt here is not very applicable to other fields

    Advice to Management

    Be more open-minded; Less hierarchy; More transparent in decision-making;

  8. "Research Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Glass Lewis & Co part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Nice people. Training was conducted well.

    Cons

    You will be doing same thing repeatedly. You might need to stay late when the season get busy.

    Advice to Management

    Great place if you are looking short term job or starting career.


  9. "Very sudjective company"

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    Former Employee - Executive Compensation Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Compensation Research Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Glass Lewis & Co (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Acquired knowlege, training, colleagues, working climat,

    Cons

    Possibilities only for people who are close with internal staff and managers; a lot of working hours not paid

    Advice to Management

    Be less subjective


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Interesting temp job, just don't expect much"

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    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Research Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Glass Lewis & Co full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    They do a comprehensive training to prepare you for proxy season, and are always happy to help out as you navigate those dense proxy reports. Management knows the job isn't great, and does their best to make help it a nice place to work, within budget. Snacks are supplied, but are limited in quality. Everyone is courteous and friendly, but since the job involves few permanent employees and an army of temps, mostly right out of college, there isn't much a drive to make lasting friendships. Oh, any review of Glass Lewis would be incomplete if it didn't mention the absolutely amazing views of the city offered from the wrap-around windows of its offices over 30 stories above Montgomery and Market Streets - probably the single coolest aspect of working there.

    Cons

    You work long hours with little rest staring at a computer screen parsing dense legal language for little pay. The job is easy enough, and learning how executive compensation and equity plans are structured was much more interesting than I thought it would be, but trying to read through and interpret as many reports in a day as you physically can quickly gets monotonous.

    Advice to Management

    People tend to drop off as the season continues, and since the season usually becomes even busier as it goes on, they should probably hire more people than they expect to need.


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