Financial Services Consultant (Current Employee) – Ft. Lauderdale, FL – August 19, 2018
They reach out occasionally if their clients have questions in the banking industry, in South Florida. Most of their inquiries have had to do with auto payment software, which is not my field of expertise.
GLG connects council members to consult with companies around the world.
Council Member (Current Employee) – Henderson, NV – August 9, 2018
The company connects me to various health care companies around the world on health care topics including but not limited to pricing, operation and/or regulatory requirements, market trends, competitiveness of market entrance, business viability and local players.
The job provides excellent flexibility and selection of time and consulting calls, ability to work virtually and talk to top professional in diffrent parts of the world.
The contracted consulting job does not provide stable income, calls vary on market or regulatory changes, there is no benefit, administrative time is not compensated.
GLG is a good place for liberal arts students to get their foot in the door of the business world, make a livable wage, and develop professional skills. After that, get out and find something else to do.
poor work life balance, extremely long hours, poorly trained managers, little autonomy
Associate VP (Current Employee) – New York, NY – June 2, 2018
GLG is a reasonable place to pass time if you just want a job and you just want to get paid. However, this is not a place you should go if you want growth, or if you want to bolster your marketability outside of GLG.
Research Manager (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – April 30, 2018
GLG is a great opportunity for those who are early on in there career and want to pad their resume. Be ready to sacrifice work life balance-- you will be expected to work nights and weekends. The culture is changing rapidly all of the time. Be ready and willing to adapt to change and often. Experiences tend to vary depending on who your manager is. I was lucky for the most part. Other were not. There is a diversity problem but HR and Hiring is "working on it". Work can be monotonous and boring but the compensation is pretty good for Austin, Texas. This is not a long term job for most people. Most stay for 18 months to 2 years and then move on to something else.
Free lunches occasionally, beautiful office space in downtown Austin, coworkers are awesome
no work-life balance, monotonous work, constantly changing culture
Research Manager (Current Employee) – New York, NY – April 22, 2018
Pro's: Easy to be entrepreneurial Great for networking
Cons: In my experience, management and job culture has been poor, but this is inconsistent across the company as teams tend to operate in siloes At its core, the research manager role is repetitive and requires a competitive spirit to be successful
This was a great opportunity to use my clinical expertise. I have not find another company that rely on your opinion and allow you to explain your opinion to the clients with such trust in your ability to to delivery .
Retail Adviser/Consultant (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 28, 2018
Spending time doing surveys or phone consulting. Talk to leading investment groups. You set the time for calls. Complete surveys. Pay can range depending on experience and your level in companies. Have to be real careful not to give out trade secrets.
Consultant (Former Employee) – Roseville, CA – February 26, 2018
This was a contract basis job and was only part time as inquiries from clients were forwarded to me to either accept or decline. I worked from my home office and conducted business via teleconferencing. As requested by clients, provide insights and opinions on current and long-term status/future of the HDD industry and the industries mechanical/electronics supply base. Continual industry research and analysis to determine trends in technology, manufacturing, supply base and markets
Manager (Former Employee) – Austin, TX – February 19, 2018
Gerson Lehrman Group is a great company that offers great benefits. The office is full of driven and ambitious people, and the working environment is very fast-paced. It's a great place for someone to start their career.
Free Lance Consultant - Council Member (Former Employee) – New York, NY – February 10, 2018
Gerson Lehrman Group gives us possibility applying our knowledge and experience without biases to company interest. I am a Council Member giving advice, recommendations, visions and frameworks on, industry, building, and construction markets for more than 300 million USD. Giving key risk analysis, probabilities and trigger point to monitor and mitigate impacts to global funds investors.
Events Team (Former Employee) – New York, NY – January 23, 2018
GLG was a complete disappointment. They genuinely made me feel like they wanted to help me learn, but my job required little to no intellectual effort and culture was awful. It felt like high school, where no one wanted anyone else to succeed. Every time I have to go to midtown, I have PTSD walking by that building.
From 6am frantic text messages to getting a coffee for someone who I'm sure had functioning hands to do it themselves, to having to go to work while having the flu, the lists of cons are endless.
Awful culture that needs college grads who don't know better to survive
Manager (Current Employee) – Austin, TX – December 26, 2017
GLG has a very discouraging environment if you are there beyond a year. You see how big the talent gap is for people who are promoted internally. They are trying to make up for this by hiring very expensive, qualified senior leaders, but at this point they are stuck with many late-20s, 30-something middle management leaders who have added no qualifications or skills since they started straight out of college. Yes, you get to work with clients quickly. But it does not matter since you don't get any industry experience, only GLG-specific experience. You are just as hire-able 1-2 years in as you are 3-4 years in, so at some point everyone realizes they need to leave if they want to do something more with their lives.
The old guard is very much defensive of their inner circle. They'll suck up to any new leadership that arrives, but for anyone more junior, they gatekeep to make sure only people who fit their social lives. Don't believe when they say they are "data-driven" or objective, the office dynamics are worse than any stereotypical high school drama.
If you are a liberal arts graduate from a middle tier school, it seems to be a good option for 1-2 years. Do not stay longer than that -- build your network and skills and move on. If you actually have any hard skills you should look elsewhere.
The tech is poor, the product mgmt and design is poor, communications are poor (they tried to address "gossip" in the office through a working group - yes, you read that right - and it turned out as well as you would think. The first "meeting" to address gossip turned into amore... gossip-fest and everyone talking about how much they loved having juicy details to send in IMs). Management is all over the place. Most people love their teams, but hate their managers. They keep promoting those who make the loudest noise to senior mgmt rather than those who can balance team and commercial leadership skills.
I've also heard non-direct managers tell junior associates that "when they were junior associates, they under reported overtime" which is wholly illegal to even insinuate. GLG as an institution intimidates very fresh college grads into working long hours for little pay (check your paystub for how many hours they are legally paying you for).
The actual business operations are so simple that it is mind boggling that there is even serious discrepancy over commercial production.less
Free lunch on Tuesday, you will love your small team until you all decide to leave
Underpaid, overworked, bad managers and worse senior leaders