GLG

GLG Insights connects high level companies with the experts they need to help them problem-solve effectively through surveys, insights, workshops, focus groups, and other qualitative and quantitative methods. GLG works with many Fortune 500 companies and has one of the largest networks of expert consultants, numbering about 1 million people across the world.

Table of Contents:

  1. Firm Key Stats
  2. Firm History
  3. Firm Careers
  4. Firm Internship
  5. Practice Areas
  6. Industries
  7. Office Locations
  8. Exit Opportunities
  9. Target Schools
  10. Diversity Programs
  11. Firm Culture
  12. Firm Interview
  13. Firm Salaries

Firm Key Stats

Firm Website: glginsights.com
Firm Headquarters: New York City, New York
Firm Number of Employees: 2000+ (1,000,000 freelance consultants)
Firm Number of Locations: 20
Firm Chief Executive: Paul Todd
Firm Revenue: $589 million

Firm History

GLG was founded in 1998 as the Gerson Lehrman Group in New York City, initially functioning as a publishing company specializing in reports for investors on sector-specific information, primarily in healthcare and technology. The firm expanded past those fields in 2001, and in 2003 opened its first international office in London. GLG has continued to grow in the years since and in 2020 they managed to do well financially while also offering pro bono services to companies who were working through Covid relief.

Firm Careers

With offices in 13 countries, GLG careers can offer a rich variety of experiences and options, as employees work within one of the following teams:

  • Business Development
  • Client Solutions
  • Corporate Functions
  • Events
  • Corporate
  • Strategy and Products
  • Technology, Analytics & Business Intelligence

Firm Internship

GLG internships for students or recent graduates are offered in many countries, with varying open positions. Depending on the country and position, timelines and compensation vary as well because school terms are structured differently.

Practice Areas

    • Calls
    • Placements
    • Expert Witness
    • Surveys
    • Integrated Insights
    • Qualitative
    • Featured Content
    • Events
    • Library

Industries

GLG industries span many fields and offer many opportunities depending on your interests.

    • Technology
    • Medical Devices & Diagnostics
    • Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
    • Industrials
    • Consumer Goods
    • Payments & Insurance
    • Hedge Funds
    • Private Equity
    • Private Credit
    • Investment Managers & Mutual Funds
    • Investment Banks & Research
    • Consulting Firms
    • Advertising & Public Relations
    • Expert WitnessLaw Firm Resources

Office Locations

With GLG office options in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Australia, applicants will have flexibility and the opportunity to try something new if they’re interested in developing or already possess foreign language skills.

    • Austin, TX
    • Boston, MA
    • Philadelphia, PA
    • San Francisco, CA
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Hong Kong
    • Barcelona, Spain
    • Dubai, UAE
    • Dublin, Ireland
    • Gurugram, India
    • Mumbai, India
    • Munich, Germany
    • Paris, France
    • Seoul, South Korea
    • Beijing, China
    • Shanghai, China
    • Shenzhen, China
    • Singapore
    • Sydney, Australia
    • Tokyo, Japan

Exit Opportunities

The reach of GLG’s network is unparalleled, and if you’re able to become well connected during your time there, the potential relationships and opportunities could be incredibly advantageous upon exiting the firm.

Target Schools

If you’re at any of the top tier schools, you’ll have a good chance when apply at GLG. But here are some of the target schools that have been identified as well:

    • University of Texas at Austin
    • FGV – Fundação Getulio Vargas
    • Harvard University
    • The Wharton School
    • The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)

Diversity Programs

GLG has shared a statement detailing ways it’s attempting to hire more minorities and people from underrepresented groups, as well as expand their networks globally to promote diversity. In the past, GLG offered a $5000 diversity scholarship to underrepresented groups to help a student get through their bachelor’s degree more smoothly, and also pairing them with a GLG employee as a mentor throughout the school year.

Firm Culture

The consensus on work-life balance and overall culture at GLG is that it’s positive and well balanced, but leadership isn’t always as involved or helpful as it could be. The company does a good job of being inclusive, and In 2021 the firm was recognized as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” by the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index.

Firm Interview

GLG had a detailed map of what applicants can expect from interviews with the firm. The framework is as follows:

  • Self-recorded video interview
  • Phone screen with a recruiter
  • Phone interview
  • Case study examinationFinal interview with two or three senior leaders

GLG shares advice on how to prepare for an interview for an interview with them, recommending applicants be thoroughly aware of the job description of their desired position, and have detailed questions for the interviewer that will show you’ve done the homework. Be knowledgeable about why you want the position and details of the industry you want to go into. On their website is a fact sheet and an FAQ page that can help to guide self-studying.

Some applicants reported feeling unprepared for the case study portion, as the instructions given were unclear and questions weren’t answered helpfully.

Firm Salaries

Firm Salaries

GLG salaries will of course vary by location and position, but they’re significantly lower than MBB and Big 4 firms, with averages often topping $200,000, including bonuses and signing bonuses.

  • Consultant salary: $123,911
  • Senior associate salary: $127,101
  • Associate salary: $77,739
  • Client solutions associate: $88,548

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Conclusion

GLG is firmly established and internationally connected, offering many opportunities for consultants with wide ranging interests. While salaries are lower than at other top firms, the experience would likely be valuable and the opportunities to make connections worthwhile.

 

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