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GLG CEO Paul Todd
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3.6
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82%
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GLG CEO Paul Todd
Paul Todd
569 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flexibility for a healthy work - life balance(in 53 reviews)

  • "Friendly, Easy-going Work Environment(in 55 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance is non-existent(in 109 reviews)

  • "We work long hours (8am-6pm at least)(in 39 reviews)

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    1. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Associate

      7 Jun 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great team to be a part of. Regularly working on really interesting and exciting projects that often lead to newsworthy M&A activity

      Cons

      Long hours which is not adequately compensated for

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    2. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Underpaid Staff

      9 Sep 2021 - Analyst in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good culture, intelligent and loyal staff Company appears to be listening to staff Great benefits

      Cons

      Underpaying staff Long hours Difficult to progress in career Politics senior management

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Good for new grads

      20 Apr 2016 -  
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good exposure, interesting topic to cover

      Cons

      Long hours, career path not clear

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Decent entry level job for corporate

      2 Nov 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      GLG had good benefits and was a relatively easy job to get. There were interesting projects and fun people to work with. Good place to learn basic client service skills and learn about different industries.

      Cons

      Job at the junior level is not very transferrable, difficult to articulate impact. Evaluation of employees is not an ideal system. Will work long hours on occasion.

      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great learning opportunity

      26 Aug 2021 - Senior Client Solutions Associate in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - employees are intelligent and very kind -client exposure -can move up ladder quickly if you work hard -tries to improve

      Cons

      -long hours -demanding clients -thankless job sometimes -can get repetitive -tech isnt great

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    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Honest Review

      24 Aug 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - GLG is a good place for you to start your career. It will add some value to your CV so you can go somewhere else and make more money perhaps being happier. - The team is amazing! Best people you can ever work with, young professionals in their early 20’s to mid 30’s, very international environment (as they need language capability), so you will get to hear a lot of different stories and backgrounds. - When working in the office, we had access to free snacks, drinks, coffee, fruits, etc. Also, every 2 weeks we were provided with a free lunch or breakfast. - 24 days of paid leave + 5 sick days per year - Good health insurance, and they also offer a pension plan. - Company adapted very well to working from home during the pandemic, provided good laptops, and some money for you to buy a chair and a desk for example. In fact, you can work from anywhere in the world (for up to X months, don’t remember how many), as long as you have internet connection, so there’s some flexibility on this as well. - They try to make up for some of the “Cons” sometimes, by giving a couple of extra days off, creating a wellness program, offering a rewards program, making ‘Calm’ app available with premium subscription for a year. So just giving the credit for trying.

      Cons

      - There are multiple GLGs inside of GLG, it all depends on the business unit you work for. A few people could be very happy, but the majority are suffering and struggling, which explains the high turnover that the company has, even for a small office like Dublin. - No work-life balance: If you are from Client Solutions (those in direct contact with the client), you have to be prepared to work long hours, as the clients are also doing it, so you are expected to follow them through. Starting early in the morning and just leaving by 7 or 8 PM (and GLG doesn’t pay overtime). - Inequality: Targets are the same for all the alignments on the CDA team (recruiters), no matter what industry you work for. So, if you are a CDA, pray for you to be on an alignment that will allow you to hit the target, because if you fall on a harder industry, no matter how much effort you put on it, they will see you as underperforming and just as a mediocre employee. - No perspective: For CDAs (recruiters), no career development whatsoever, don’t even think about it. They make it seem like there is, but there isn’t. And if it happens, they will just give you a couple of more bucks and a “senior” name to put just before your title, with no additional responsibilities, nothing else for you to learn, hence no development for you as a professional. - If there’s another opportunity in other teams, they rather hire external than give it to someone who’s already in the house. Has seen this happening multiple times, and trust me, it was not because the internal wasn't suitable to fill in the position. Internal mobility is not encouraged. - Micromanagement is very high. Managers micromanage so hard that instead of helping you they are actually stopping you from doing your work properly. If they trusted their employees and gave them more autonomy and independence, performance would be better. - Role is very difficult to sell in the market. You are not a salesperson, or business development, or talent acquisition, or recruiter. You are a mix of it all, but only developing soft skills of each of them, and not the hard/core skills that would take you somewhere else. So some people may feel stuck. - HR is totally understaffed and has no time to work on employee development or satisfaction, which makes the company extremely reactive. They just react to the pain points after they are already unbearable, instead of investing time to listen to people and preventing issues from happening in the first place, or at least tackle it in the beginning. Same goes for the Talent Acquisition team, those are warriors. - Payment is below the average of the market for Dublin. Same role in different companies is paying up to 10k more sometimes. - Company is HQ in New York, so the best opportunities and offices are there. In Europe, the focus is London, and it feels like Dublin is a renegade office sometimes, with little to no opportunities of development.

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      GLG Response

      GLGers often tell us the best part of working here is the people. I’m glad you were able to experience that firsthand as a member of our Dublin office. As mentioned, we do work hard. We are leaders in a tightly competitive industry, and our standards for each other are high. GLGers pride themselves on delivering exceptional service to our clients and experts. As such, metrics are not the only measure of success here. We take personal and professional development seriously. Managers receive structured, ongoing trainings to help them become better and more supportive leaders. We offer year-round career development programming along with ample internal mobility opportunities should GLGers ever want to change departments or business units. Our People Team is standing by and ready to help. We're sorry you didn't feel supported during your time with us. We wish you all the best in your next role.

    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Culture

      10 May 2021 - Engagement Manager in Austin, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great culture and team dynamic

      Cons

      Long hours at times. Lower pay

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      A Good Stepping Stone

      5 May 2021 - Client Solutions Manager in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Extremely fast paced environment. This job will teach you endurance and client service like no other. You are expected to respond to emails within 15 minutes and complete projects in 30-60 min. -You can easily get promoted if you have grit -Great first job out of college or if you are moving industries & want an entry level position. You will learn about several different markets & diversify your experience (client service, training, sales effectiveness). -Extremely competitive: when in the office, every team member on the segment reviewed their stats verbally twice a day (morning and afternoon). Although this seems unsettling, it did make me work harder to be at the top which earned me promotions quickly -Your TL and VP can make or break your experience. My first TL was extremely supportive and provided valid feedback that helped me excel in the my time at GLG and my job now.

      Cons

      -Long hours, expected to be "on-call" until 9pm on weekdays and responsive on weekends -Benefits are not great & unlimited PTO is deceiving. Your PTO is approved based on bandwidth at the team and segment level. Also, leadership makes employees feel guilty for taking PTO and praises people who don't -Lunch breaks and working away from your desk are frowned upon. Also, talking about your personal life and too much laughing is looked down upon because leadership does not think you are being as productive as possible. -Extreme micromanagement unlike I have ever seen before. VP+ were on my all my client emails as well as Business Development. They would provide critiques on the sentence structure and punctuation for all comms (ex. not using an exclamation point or wishing someone a happy holiday). You have to tell your team if you are getting a coffee, lunch, bathroom break, etc -Little/ no positive reinforcement -The time you spent at the company is more important than the quality of your work when determining promotions (ex. top stats & qualitative performance in the segment will not earn your a promotion over someone who worked there longer) -Little trust from leadership. They will show shock when you do a good job because they have so little of expectations

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      6 people found this review helpful
    10. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Place to Start a Career

      21 Mar 2021 - Senior Client Service Associate in Dublin, Dublin
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Actually has entry level roles that require no qualification. Colleagues are friendly and sociable.

      Cons

      Long hours, low pay, little chance to really move up the ladder.

      2 people found this review helpful
    11. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company but Long Hours

      19 Feb 2021 - Senior Client Solutions Associate in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Compensation, Benefits, People, GLG cares about employees, GLG is in touch with Social Issues and addresses them head on

      Cons

      Work life balance is non-existent. We work long hours (8am-6pm at least).

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      4 people found this review helpful
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