Council Member (Current Employee) – Nashville-Davidson, TN – October 30, 2017
I worked as a consultant and was paid hourly for each job I was asked to assist and provide insight from my background. They are able to notify you via email of any upcoming jobs that they think you qualify for based on your background.
Executive Consultant/Council Member (Current Employee) – Dallas, TX – September 7, 2017
GLG staff would align me with clients (projects) to provide independent consulting services on market landscape, competitive differentiation and strategy of technology companies in the real estate industry for investment firms consisting of private equity, venture capital and real estate investment trusts, as well as technology start up companies seeking to enter the space. All contacts and company information remained completely anonymous.
Make my own schedule and select my preferred projects
Productive place to work if your comfortable with the system
Council Member (Former Employee) – New York, NY – August 16, 2017
Work time is based on engagement projects. Hourly rates apply ranging from $150-200 man hour. Work load and projects has a direct impact on work life balance inspite of very flexible working hours. Deliverables are fixed and serve as basis for claiming hourly pay grade.
With the right management, it's a pretty incredible place. I do a lot of emailing and phone calls, outreach and updating of internal documents. Great for learning the corporate world. Experience is very dependent on the type of manager you have but overall culture is excellent. Hardest part is adapting to all the constant change. Best part, all the super smart people they hire.
Happy hours on Fridays from 4-5 at work, snacks from time to time, porters, Activity Based Working
Constant change, not a ton of amazing managers, retention issues
Associate (Former Employee) – Ireland, IN – July 19, 2017
This company is literally a cold calling company. It has no grounding or understand of disability rights and the work is completely boring. They make it sound like your working for a top consultancy firm when in fact your just a middle man connecting really rich businesses to experts so they can become more wealthy. The HR need to know how to deal with workers issues in a more humane way.
This is a job for a very particular personality, one that thrives on competition for the sake of competition alone and doesn't require a lot of incentive/compensation for winning the competition. The hours are long (much like a PEG consultant's lifestyle) with half the pay. Expectations are very much "up or out" and contributions to the companies growth are not rewarded with company stock nor with commensurate bonuses so the incentive to contribute to company growth needs to come from your selfless desire to make a difference.
I would not recommend working at Gerson Lehrman Group. They are doing some great things but I feel they are taking advantage of a young work force who doesn't yet know the value of the work they are doing.
Senior Research Associate (Current Employee) – Washington, DC – June 20, 2017
GLG is an interesting and growing firm that is the industry leader in changing the way the world's top professionals share expertise and learn. You have the opportunity to work with the most prominent and sophisticated players in finance and the work is fast-paced and keeps you on your toes. At times the culture can be a bit competitive and intense.
Don't do it! Run away fast! This is quite possibly the worst place you could work. Management is terrible, bonuses are nothing, and the hours are long. Do yourself a favor and look somewhere else, save yourself the misery.
Associate (Former Employee) – Ireland, IN – May 19, 2017
I don't know where to begin. The job itself although manageable is extremely boring. Closer to the end of my contract I felt like a fish typing information into the computer. A lot don't even understand what they are doing. They just cold call and find the people with the right titles. It's basically a cold call centre. My manager was snappy, unprofessinal and rude. There are a lot of egomaniacs. Best of luck, I'm glad I'm out.
You get to utilise your languages and city centre location
I did not have a positive experience at GLG due to the disparity between the company's vision of itself and the reality of working there. A sales quota was introduced 2 months after I started that hindered the forward progress of my career and that was not alluded to prior to joining.