G-Research Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 6 Apr 2020

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  • "Good work/life balance and nice social atmosphere(in 10 reviews)

  • "If you enjoy solving difficult problems with smart people, it's a great place to work(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work from home yet which can be hard at times(in 9 reviews)

  • "Historically the business had more stringent security measures, and some of the traces of that are still around(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Superb company"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great, friendly colleagues - Good compensation and benefits - Great work/life balance - Very supportive environment to do research and for learning

    Cons

    Compartmentalized company structure (by nature of being a larger company) means you get less visibility on other parts of the business.

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    "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Cloud Engineer 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Support through the pandemic and working from home has been excellent - Great work/life balance - Company willing to invest in technology - Colleagues are super smart and friendly - Free fruit and drinks - Team socials

    Cons

    - Took management a long time to come to terms with wfh, hopefully we will be able to continue working in this way once the buildings re open


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    "A fun and exciting place to work"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    G-Research is a fun and exciting place to work at right now. The people are some of the smartest in the world, and the business is growing quickly as it moves from strength to strength. The culture is very encouraging and has a good work/life balance. If you enjoy solving difficult problems with smart people, it's a great place to work.

    Cons

    Historically the business had more stringent security measures, and some of the traces of that are still around. However, it's clear there's been a big cultural shift away from that, so I expect things to change in the future.

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    "Excellent company, excellent culture, excellent people"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Talent Acquisition Specialist in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Brilliant work/life balance, superb culture with lots of extra perks to feel valued such as a summer ball and weekends away, opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the world and really make a difference, in my role specifically I get to hire and meet some of the smartest people and play a part in their journey to join the G-Research family

    Cons

    There aren't many cons, but flexible working would be up there if I was pushed to choose something. Having said this, it is still relatively flexible when needed and managers are open to discussion on things such as taking a later lunch to go to the gym when it is less busy! Which I think is great.

  5. "A fantastic company to work for"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Quantitative Researcher in London, England
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    I have been working at G-Research full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - Great work/life balance - Really smart colleagues - Good benefits including a yearly weekend away for the whole company

    Cons

    - No work from home yet which can be hard at times

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    "Developer"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Flexible time Good work-life balance Very bright people Management is respectful of its employees Almost unlimited budget for hardware Very good compensation and benefits Very resilient business

    Cons

    No working from home Strict security (although better than it used to be), oppressive sense of secrecy, lack of transparency especially around compensation; very corporate attitude Limited opportunities for growth and internal mobility A lot of legacy code and lack of new projects in some teams Rather hierarchical Lack of humility in some cases Not much diversity, most come from the same background

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  7. "Great Internship Experience"

    5.0
    Former Intern - Quantitative Research in London, England
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    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at G-Research for less than a year

    Pros

    - Interesting research problems - Freedom to pursue own ideas - Very intelligent and friendly coworkers - Good work/life balance and nice social atmosphere - Excellent compensation

    Cons

    Research is generally done individually, not very collaborative.

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    "G-Research dev"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
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    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time

    Pros

    Good code base. Company is investing a lot in tech. Excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    Very siloed organisation. Limited interactions with research.

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    "Best job I've had so far (and I've had a few)"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Software Engineer 
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Positive working atmosphere - people help each other out, no prima donnas Smart colleagues - the standard overall is by some way the best I've ever had in a workplace. it's a great place to learn Sensible work/life balance - the emphasis is on sustainable work, no-one is expecting any death marches I find the day-to-day work interesting and challenging - we are trying to get and stay ahead of others in our sector, so things don't stay still for long Great location It's growing, so there are opportunities for those who might want to end up managing others Solid business model - I think the company is very well placed for the short/medium term (which is as far ahead as I care to predict) Decent pay Reasonable selection of soft drinks, although I am still not sure whether Diet Lilt should have made the cut

    Cons

    Security concerns mean home working is off the menu. Not a problem for many, but a major drawback for me It's growing, so it's not as small as it was - not a problem for me, but some might prefer a sub-100-employee type setup

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  10. "Software Engineering Internship"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Software Engineer in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I worked at G-Research for less than a year

    Pros

    Very laid back and open atmosphere Lots of friendly and helpful colleagues Great work-life balance Intellectual freedom Reasonably frequent events Even as an intern, I definitely felt part of the fabric of the company Good enough for me to go there to work full time!

    Cons

    The security can be frustrating a times and sometimes cause you to feel quite unproductive (things are definitely getting better, however).

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