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G-Research Overview

London, England (UK)
501 to 1000 employees
2001
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable
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At G-Research we research ideas for algorithmic investment strategies to predict price movements in financial markets across multiple asset classes. We also develop the research and execution platform to trade these strategies globally.

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    I worked at G-Research full-time

    Pros

    Some very smart people to work with
    Good pay and benefits

    Mixed blessings:
    Rules limit hours in the office so engineers generally have to leave before 8pm
    Lack of email outside of the office means getting urgent emails that disrupt your holiday is not an issue

    Cons

    Very draconian constraints in the name of security make getting work done extremely hard (rubber stamping from various levels of management to make otherwise-straightfoward changes, mandatory spyware-like tools that cause performance issues on workstations and servers, purposeful knowledge siloing, ...)
    Lack of personal phones in the office and work-from-home options means office-hours life admin can be difficult

    Advice to Management

    Make empowering the people beneath you a priority and listen to them when they advise that your decisions are getting in the way of their work

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at G-Research (London, England (UK)) in July 2012.

    Interview

    Had to sign a confidentiality form so I won't get into much detail. Anyway, the interview involves no human interaction: the only words I exchanged with the interviewer were to answer the question "Java or C#?". Then, you are given some problems (I had 4) and you have a computer to code them up. They use Windows, and you have both Visual Studio and Eclipse at your disposal. They expect you to code up running code, and you have only 1h. Definitely a hard interview (I failed).

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    • I can't get into detail on this one due to confidentiality, but basically I was asked to write a software that, given the appointments of n people and a period of time (say a long in ms), finds the soonest moment in which you can organize a meeting with all of them present which lasts that long. So it's about finding intersections, and in addition the whole appointments thing was a premade class from them, so they kind of expect you to build upon other people's code in very short time.   Answer Question
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