Gerson Lehrman Group Employee Reviews

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Stressful Place
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXOctober 26, 2017
You are only the metrics, can be very difficult at times because of this. The people are great but some of the management is scatter-brained and frenetic.
Pros
Free lunch on tuesdays
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Research Manager (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXSeptember 22, 2017
GLG is a great place for someone start a career. It is a much more challenging environment when you are an experience profile.

They promote people that are good at their jobs vs, those that are good managers.
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Independent Consultant
Executive Consultant/Council Member (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXSeptember 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.
Pros
Make my own schedule and select my preferred projects
Cons
Project list submitted by GLG staff
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flexible consulting hub
Consultant (Current Employee) –  virtualAugust 21, 2017
great place to choose the challenges and opportunities that match well with your background and capabilities.
the number of hours and assignments you work are your call.
Pros
flexible & great side gig
Cons
none
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Productive place to work if your comfortable with the system
Council Member (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 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.
Pros
Flexible working times
Cons
strict deadlines
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Great company
Senior Recruiter (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXAugust 3, 2017
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.
Pros
Happy hours on Fridays from 4-5 at work, snacks from time to time, porters, Activity Based Working
Cons
Constant change, not a ton of amazing managers, retention issues
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Awful place to work and the work is boring
Associate (Former Employee) –  Ireland, INJuly 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.
Pros
None
Cons
Far too many
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Fast paced, cutthroat workplace
Senior Survey Associate (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 17, 2017
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.
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mentored others in the field
Council Member/Consultant (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJuly 9, 2017
allowed to lead, create, and market innovative solutions

represented companies with deep resources , creative leadership, quality approaches, and open minds
Pros
freedom to do the job
Cons
many leads, listed time
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Interesting work with Talented People
Senior Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Washington, DCJune 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.
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Do not work here
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 13, 2017
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.
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Great for independent consulting opportunities
Council Member / Independent Consultant (Former Employee) –  Orlando, FLJune 3, 2017
Great opportunity for independent consulting, provides engagements which make it possible for you to work with an unmatched variety of clients and industries.
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Worked for a year and half in Dublin office
Associate (Former Employee) –  Ireland, INMay 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.
Pros
You get to utilise your languages and city centre location
Cons
Too many to name
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Highly Professional and Ethical
Advisory Consultant (Current Employee) –  GlobalApril 27, 2017
Keep your resume up to date and they call you. The more available you are, the more jobs you receive. The more experience you have the more you will sought after. Corporate is very supportive.
Pros
You are able to make a difference.
Cons
Inconsistent assignments
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Opaque workplace with questionable ethics
Junior Associate (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 21, 2017
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.
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Avoid if possible
Business Development Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 14, 2017
Great place to begin your career at of undergraduate. However, if you have any experience find somewhere else to work.

Product offering is stagnant at best. Be weary of the job specs as most are not indicative of the actual job causing constant turnover.
Pros
Office, Smart People
Cons
Pay, Career Advancement, Management
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Consulting
Independent Telecom and IT Consultant (Current Employee) –  Atlanta, GAJanuary 11, 2017
They offer opportunity to consult with their clients based on the info needed including telecom, IT, network tools, web content, contracting, etc.
Pros
Nice staff
Cons
Workload not always enough offered for particular skill sets
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Great people, lackluster job
Research Associate (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXDecember 5, 2016
This is definitely a stepping stone company for you to build your own brand or to use it as a platform to go somewhere else.
Pros
young company, great people, quick promotions
Cons
mundane tasks, little to no career development
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Overall a Good Experience
SENIOR ASSOCIATE (Current Employee) –  Austin, TXApril 7, 2016
Working for GLG has been an overall good experience, but the company is growing in a different direction than my career plans.
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Great Company
Management Consultant/ Council Member (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIDecember 7, 2015
I work as management consultant for GLG. It is a great place to work as a consultant. Lot's of interesting engagements to choose from in a variety of industries.
Pros
flexibility
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