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G-Research Overview

London, England
201 to 500 employees
2001
Company - Private
Information Technology
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

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G-Research – Why Work For Us?


At G-Research we research investment ideas to predict returns in financial markets across multiple asset classes. We also develop the research and execution platform to deploy these ideas in markets globally.

Our investment research, software and IT Systems are used to:

  • Evaluate, forecast and simulate investment ideas
  • Test for and control risk in investment portfolios
  • Maximise investment returns across a range of markets and products

Our software and services are used in markets around the globe and around the clock.

We offer a dynamic, flexible and highly stimulating working environment, where good ideas are prized and rewarded correspondingly.

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

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!

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

G-Research Reviews

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    "Cutting edge tech, incredibly smart colleagues"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in London, England
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    I worked at G-Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Technology-focused
    Cutting edge tech
    Open-minded and enthusiastic colleagues
    Opportunity to learn something new every day
    Competitive benefits and bonus package
    Being a relatively small company, anyone can make a difference

    Cons

    Occasionally stressful, but it's part of the job

    Can't think about anything else, it's simply a great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do. I think it's one of the best management teams I have ever seen during my career.

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G-Research Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at G-Research (London, England) in May 2017.

    Interview

    The process began with a 90 minute exam. I can't disclose the details of this. Working my way through the suggested reading material seemed to prepare me quite well for it though.

    I was informed a few hours afterwards that I had passed, and was invited back for a series of interviews with some of the current quants. These were friendly and challenging. Surprisingly, I was asked nothing about programming or finance. Most of the interviews were structured around stats and probability brainteasers.

    I received an email the following day letting me know that I wasn't being offered an internship. I sent a polite email thanking them for the opportunity and asking for some feedback from my interviews, but I got no response. I'm disappointed by this, given the amount of time I'd put into preparing for and taking part in the interview process.

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