You'll Never Hear "Because That's the Way Things Are Done" at This Company
There are some workplaces where questions aren’t encouraged. Where “because we’ve always done it like this,” or “that’s policy” are philosophies that rule the office. Where it’s better to keep your head down than try to innovate.
Yeah, GLG isn’t one of them.
The company, which gathers top professionals in their fields from around the globe to share their knowledge with every industry, actively encourages asking questions.
“We really have a mission driven culture here. Two of our fundamental values are learning and curiosity—they’re at the core of everything that we do,” explains Andreas Ferstad, business development manager of life sciences.
Not only does the GLG team love to learn and ask questions, they also love finding solutions. (Advice to applicants: Highlight your ability to come up with creative, unexpected answers to client issues!)
GLG’s emphasis on learning is obvious throughout the culture. Not only do GLG employees get to take full advantage of the fact that their job is to learn everything they can about the fields their clients are interested in, they’re also offered an educational, classroom-style curriculum that continues throughout their career. The company conducts workshops on proper presentation styles, becoming an effective manager, research and analysis methods, and even software skills.
In addition, frequent roundtable breakfasts attended by the CEO, the executive team, and groups from different departments give employees a chance to talk to the senior management, ask and receive questions, and quench their curiosities.
When they’re not drinking coffee with the boss, the GLG team enjoys caffeinating with Kevin—their resident barista. The on-site coffee bar is an office favorite. You’ll always find co-workers sitting around talking, laughing, and collaborating as Kevin whips up everything from regular coffee to almond milk lattes.
Ready to start asking and answering questions at GLG? Check out the offices, then go snag your next job.