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Updated November 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Great work life balance (8:30AM - 5:00PM) (in 27 reviews)

  • Been here close to 5 years and throughout there has been fantastic working environment with a strong team feeling (in 23 reviews)

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  1. "GlobalData Healthcare BD Review, NY"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Development Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at GlobalData full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work-life balance
    Great management on Healthcare BD team. Provides great training, especially for those new to sales and/or the pharmaceutical/healthcare industry
    Positive and encouraging team environment
    Pizza on Thursdays
    Beer on Fridays

    Cons

    Having to sometimes pitch an expensive product to companies with small budgets

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the sales contests and incentives! They promote healthy competition, help with team motivation and improve overall performance


  2. "Great Company with ambitious growth goals"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at GlobalData full-time

    Pros

    I'm a remote employee who's been with the sales team for 7 years. GD is a great place to start a career or advance one. The company offers an ambitious plan with high reward and gratification.

    Cons

    Not encountered any significant cons that would make me want to leave GlobalData.

    Advice to Management

    Consider a Presidents Club

  3. "Solid opportunity with growing public company..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlobalData full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    GlobalData offers a wonderful opportunity to have an impact immediately. Career advancement is realistic early on with demonstrated success, and hard work. A wonderful company if you have the entrepreneurial spirit and drive.

    Cons

    I have not experienced 'cons' worth mentioning


  4. "Hiring the brightest minds"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Key Account Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    GlobalData stretches across many verticals of Market research and analysis, from Medical to Energy. I don't think there's another company where you can start a career at an entry level, mid-level or advanced-level sales or analyst role, and have access to a wealth of knowledge. You're never on an island! In sales, there is direct contact with Phd's, MBA's and high level experts in their field. Employees are there to mentor you and help you succeed. Your success is their success. They have advanced sales techniques and training to help you understand the sales cycle and proper customer engagement. As in any business, there are expectations for success, so come prepared to learn hard and work hard. You get out what you put in. There is room for growth, lead teams, or advance into key account roles. Customer engagement starts at the c-level.

    Cons

    Oftentimes, poor performers tend get disgruntled and attempt to pull newbies into their web, don't fall for it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep growing the company, re-invest in people and training. Keep up the good work.


  5. "Growing Organization - Great Time to be part of this company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales
    Current Employee - Sales
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlobalData full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Manager who is incredibly knowledgeable, willing to share that knowledge, and available to provide support and insight.
    Great commission opportunities when your hitting targets!
    Growing organization with a lot to offer the right candidate.
    Incredibly smart individuals, with a solid product to sell!
    Understanding on a professional and personal level.

    Cons

    Wish we had greater brand recognition but I know its coming.

    Advice to Management

    keep listening to your teams and keep providing solid advice and opportunities for them to to make money and grow as sales reps.


  6. "What to expect in a sales role (BD, Key Accounts)..."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Key Account Executive
    Current Employee - Key Account Executive
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at GlobalData full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    -Great work life balance (8:30AM - 5:00PM)
    -Commission structure is fair and allows you the opportunity to make great money ->you get out what you put in
    -Management treats employees with respect both on a professional and personal level
    -There is constant investment being made into all aspects of the company (product improvements, enhancements, company acquisitions, etc.)

    Cons

    -As in any sales job, there are quotas to hit and an expectation to perform
    -Industry is highly competitive (market research within healthcare, consumer, etc.)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to trust your employees and treat them fairly, as this leads to maximum effort. Personally, I will always work harder in a positive work environment where I am respected and valued.


  7. "Disappointment at every turn."

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    Former Employee - Sales
    Former Employee - Sales
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlobalData full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can make some really good commission, if you somehow get a decent territory. You will learn how to cold call as KPI’s are the only criteria they value. They also now have a water cooler, doesn’t taste great though.

    Cons

    The epitome of micro management. Extremely low employee morale, no one seems to enjoy coming into the office. It will drain you of any optimism you once had.
    They do noy reward employees, benefits are mediocre at best and the only HR is in England. They are also not helpful.
    Executive management not involved with employees at all, they do not share the vision with you. Employee turnover is rapid, so if you don’t like a colleague, chances are they will be gone in 6 months anyway.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention. Get involved with your employees. Ask for feedback and take it into consideration. There is not one outline of how to train and develop an employee, adapt and help them.

  8. "Sales"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlobalData full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great location right next to Grand Central Station, can’t think of anything else to post on here - - -

    Cons

    Unprofessional office environment - messy, outdated decor, no IT/HR/client services support available, loud obnoxious people
    Mediocre products - data quality often questioned by clients
    Lack of strategic vision from senior management team

    Advice to Management

    Get it together


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Job market is great so look elsewhere."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Former Employee - BDM in New York, NY
    Former Employee - BDM in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at GlobalData full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    None to mention. I'm filing in the required minimum words for this slot.... office does not even provide drinking water

    Cons

    Low base salary
    Commissions are late and often unpaid
    Poor product quality
    Customers are often very unhappy after purchasing
    Employees are not treated with respect

    Advice to Management

    No advice, they aren't interested in retaining talent and they never have been. It's a revolving door.


  10. "DO NOT WORK HERE"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at GlobalData full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    the work from home aspect

    Cons

    too many to name
    -false promises on bonuses and refusal to pay
    -terrible benefits
    -management has no regard for employees, only focus is short term gains at the expense of their workers

    Advice to Management

    Figure it out, don't burn your employees out and take responsibility


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