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Updated 14 October 2018
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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (11)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Current Employee - Software Engineer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    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!


  2. "Probably the best company I'll ever find"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Incredible compensation.
    - Everyone here are really smart.
    - People get their responsibilities right. You literally never have to spend time fixing other people's stuff. You will almost never feel like you could do it better, no matter how smart you are. I've never seen any other workplace in the IT industry where this was true, and I've had a few jobs before this.
    - Very relaxed work environment. The work hours are great. No unneccesary pressure for management / clients.
    - Well equiped office, free soft driks and fruits.
    - Friendly, soical, trusting company culture, lots of great events.
    - Great tech solutions for most of the problems. Quite nice attitude about the stuff that could be better, and very hard drive to improve them.
    - Literally everything about the company makes you feel highly valued, and that you are important here.
    - A lot of opportunities to learn from others. No matter how smart you are or what your background is, you will feel intellectually stimulated.
    - Very fast release cycles compared to industry average.
    - Great management. They really know what they are doing, make great decisions on average, have an really nice attitude about the leadership, they are great at involving the team and handling responsibilities well.

    Cons

    - Strong focus on security could be a problem for some (I don't mind)
    - Work from home is not permitted (I don't mind)
    - Seeing how smart your collagues are, and how much they know that you don't could be a hit to your self-esteem.

  3. "G-Research dev"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    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.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good Company to Work For"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good tech, variety of work. Social company

    Cons

    Structure and progression. A lot of sideways movement, but limited upwards progression


  5. "IT Administrator"

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    Former Employee - IT Administrator in London, England
    Former Employee - IT Administrator in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at G-Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Young, fast growing tech company.

    Cons

    Did not see/feel any cons.


  6. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good company to work for, excellent benefits and opportunity to explore new ideas

    Cons

    none that pop to mind


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Good potential wasted by technical debt and questionable choices"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Developer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    G-Research hires really good people and the office environment is quite nice.
    The company is supporting the effort of modernising the large legacy codebase they own.

    Cons

    Employees cannot really express their full potential.
    Technical debt and all the focus put on security are slowing down development speed.

    Advice to Management

    Try to put paranoia aside and rethink the relationships between the different groups. Failing to do this you're just hiring very good talent and waste most of it.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "G-Research is a great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Very smart colleagues.
    New technologies.
    Plenty of resources available for investment in anything that's needed - i.e. more computers for the cluster.
    Good pay.

    Cons

    Very strict security procedures.
    No working from home except for support. Support is a pain due to procedures around logging on from home.

    Advice to Management

    Relax the security procedures and allow working from home for most jobs.
    Most jobs don't have access to the really sensitive data / code.


  9. "Really good company to work for"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Really interesting projects to work on
    - Senior staff listen to your ideas
    - Lots of great social events
    - Very competitive salary and bonus

    Cons

    - Security is a bit over the top sometimes


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at G-Research full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Smart, passionate and helpful colleagues
    Good learning opportunities
    Interesting work problems to tackle
    Mixed tech stack, mainly C# and Spark
    Company sharing sessions
    Agile working environment
    Great Salary
    Ok selection of fruit and soft drinks
    Growing company
    Great company culture
    Central London Office location
    Lots of great food places near by for lunch

    Cons

    Security measures (Actually not mind it, as it keeps yourself and others focus on work and not distracted)

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, removing speed bumps and making easier to force of the core work problems