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3.6
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GLG CEO Paul Todd
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3.6
67%
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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
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good job exposure, but bad work life balance and compensation

      29 Jul 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good culture, open door policy. Career progression is good if you can prove your capability.

      Cons

      Compensation doesn't match consulting industry standard. Work life balance is bad given the type of compensation.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    2. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Research Associate

      30 Aug 2018 - Research Associate in Singapore
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good colleagues, always collaborative and helpful

      Cons

      Don’t come here if you are looking for a consulting or financial related job, it’s more like headhunter. Don’t come here if you want work life balance Compensation is not fairly distributed among people based on their performance if you passed their interview, I believe you have a better place to go

      11 people found this review helpful
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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      CDA

      3 Dec 2021 - CDA I in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Money, People, Benefits, Vacation time, WFH

      Cons

      Busy 24/5, workload, could barely take a lunch, LG, and work life balance

      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good company, interesting work, terrible hours

      28 Oct 2021 - Team Leader in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Competent teammates Kind people to work with Professional clients Interesting projects

      Cons

      24/7 online for client service roles Extremely competitive - too many competitors in this industry Unhealthy work life balance for Recruiters/Associates, Senior Associates, Research Managers Paid too little for the amount you are expected to grind

      2 people found this review helpful
    6. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Decent First Job

      14 Oct 2021 - Senior Member Solutions Associate in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      -Flexibility and time off -Work/life balance

      Cons

      -High turnover -Low pay -Mobility is hard if you aren't on CS

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      3 people found this review helpful
    7. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      good

      13 Oct 2021 - Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good for your early carrier

      Cons

      bad work life balance. no social life

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    8. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Good job out of school, not a place you're likely to stick around

      1 Oct 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good salary, good location, mainly interesting coworkers

      Cons

      Promotions to manager positions are given based off of tenure/metrics, not actual ability to lead a team. This can lead to situations where it becomes team vs. manager. Too much focus on metrics. Poor work/life balance.

      6 people found this review helpful
    9. 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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      14 people found this review helpful

      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.

    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place

      11 Aug 2021 - Account Manager in Noida
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Good place and environment. Work life balance

      Cons

      Nothing I can think of

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    11. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Disconnected teams

      25 Aug 2021 - Project Manager in Austin, TX
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Amazing work life balance and flexibility

      Cons

      In office is crowded and very busy. It can be overwhelming with the noise as there are multiple groups of calling groups. Teams are extremely siloed. They do not communicate well between organizations and most projects create more gaps than reduce them by leaving behind old tech or only working through an issue part way.

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