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G-Research Overview

London, England
201 to 500 employees
2001
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. G-Research has a deep interest in ground-breaking scientific research and cutting-edge technology.

We offer employees the intellectual freedom to explore ideas in a team of like minded ... Read more

Company Updates

  • We're excited to launch our Financial Forecasting Challenge. Take part in our Data Science challenge by accurately forecasting financial returns in our data set - for a chance to win $30,000: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQgII #datascience #machinelearning #artificialintelligence #ai

    Financial Forecasting Challenge - G-Research

    Can you predict the future? G-Research has launched what we hope will be an interesting and fun forecasting task to provide you with a flavour of one of the types of problem we work on. We'd like you to predict y (an element of the return of a financial data series) from a number of features we'll supply you with.

  • Can we trust AI if we don't know how it works?
    David Stern, one of our Quantitative Research Managers was recently featured in an article by the BBC: http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQpvn

    Can we trust AI if we don't know how it works?

    We're at an unprecedented point in human history where artificially intelligent machines could soon be making decisions that affect many aspects of our lives. But what if we don't know how they reached their decisions? Would it matter? Imagine being refused health insurance - but when you ask why, the company simply blames its risk assessment algorithm.

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G-Research – Why Work For Us?


G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. We use scientific techniques, big data and world-class technology to predict future movements in financial markets, and develop the platform to deploy these ideas globally.

Based in the heart of Central London, we are served by 5 stations and 6 tube lines, with the closest station Goodge Street within seconds of the office. Being situated in the vibrant West End means you are in walking distance of many top London attractions and shopping districts.


We are always looking to expand our Quantitative Analyst, Software Development & IT Infrastructure teams. We often have other positions open that can be seen on our vacancies page.

Here we give very talented people the freedom to explore the best ideas and turn them into reality within a team of like-minded others. You'll work with inspirational people, applying science to real world problems in a relaxed yet dynamic environment. And get paid for doing it.

We offer an exceptional employee package which includes top private healthcare and an annual discretionary bonus. The social aspect of the company includes team weekends away, theatre evenings, dinners, Christmas parties and a Summer Ball. Many employees also participate in lunchtime runs through Regent Park, 5 a side football and cricket.

Our working environment is positive and informal, with no dress code, and people are judged on the quality of their work. There is also a lively social side to the company, with regular sponsored events, football games and weekends away.

We are based just off Tottenham Court Road in the vibrant West End. This means that a short walk will take you to Oxford Street, Theatreland, Leicester Square, the British Museum, Regents Park or even St Pancras International ahead of a weekend in Paris! After work there are pubs galore, and those wanting more than a quick drink can head to Soho which is on our doorstep. What's more there are three tube lines within five minutes of the office – you really couldn't ask for a better location.

In addition to this, we offer a range of benefits & perks that are outlined below.

EVENTS
  • Annual company-sponsored activity weekends
  • Annual Christmas Party & Summer Ball
  • Regular after-work, company-sponsored group evening events (e.g. theatre trips)
  • End of Month company drinks
BENEFITS
  • Comprehensive Private Health Insurance
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Eyecare vouchers
  • GAYE – Give as You Earn
  • Charity fundraising matching scheme – up to £1000 matched per year per person
PERKS
  • Free fruit, soft drinks and filter coffee
  • Free towels & showering facilities
  • Games room with games consoles, table tennis & table football
  • Secure bicycle storage
SPORTS
  • Football club with free weekly 5-a-side football
  • Running Club
  • Squash Ladder

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    I have been working at G-Research full-time (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

    Advice to Management

    If I do personally drift away from G-Research, it will most likely be because of a lack of flexibility in working patterns, whether it's not allowing home working or everyone having to work 5 full days every week.. As the workforce ages (and so more of them have kids), this will become a more general problem in G-Research. Don't let this creep up on you!

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G-Research Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at G-Research (London, England) in July 2017.

    Interview

    Online test, followed by 2 on site interview sessions each consisting of 3 interviews of an hour each.

    The online test was easier than similar tests I have taken at other companies, but seemed pitched fairly well to weed out weak applicants without making it unreasonably hard.

    The first day of interviews were all with members of the team I applied for, and all almost exclusively technical.

    The second day was a mixture of technical interviews and more qualitative interviews with senior staff.

    Generally a well organised process.

    Interview Questions

    • Signed an NDA, but most of it is the kind of stuff you can prepare for by practising on hacker rank.   Answer Question
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