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The Carlyle Group COO Glenn A. Youngkin
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    Toxic Corporate Culture!!!!!!

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    Former Employee - IT Professional in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - IT Professional in Arlington, VA

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The employee benefits at The Carlyle Group are simply the best. Metro/parking is paid for by the firm, health benefits package is very rich/generous, good 401k match, good monetary compensation (which includes but is not limited to annual bonuses). Additionally, having The Carlyle Group on your resume is a definite plus!

    Cons

    In terms of the cons there are simply too many to mention them all. However, I will list the top five based on my nearly 3.5 years of employment within the firms IT Department.
    1. Extremely high turnover within IT (the hours are long, there is little to no work life balance, management openly demonstrates who are their favorite pets which in turn causes colleagues to not trust each other etc.) I have been corporate America for over 2o years and I have never seen at least a half dozen employees submit a resignation without having another job...yes it’s that bad..
    2. There does not seem to be any rhythm or reason to who gets promoted and who does not. It absolutely has nothing to do with performance but goes right back to who is favored.
    3. Toxic work environment - team members as well as managers will throw a staff member right under the bus if it protects them from getting blamed for a mistake..yes I have experienced staff members and senior managers actually tell untruths or not stand up for what is ethical all in the name of not bucking the system.
    4. The Human Resources Department is part of the problem!
    5. The firm's managers, general speaking, and not just the IT department managers are full of hubris and treat staff as if you should be "happy to be here".

    Although my experience was beyond with this firm was so disappointing (went in with such high hopes) if you get the right manager and the right department things could be different for you…it really just depends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get managers trained ASAP on how to treat employees. Develop a strategy that will foster a team spirit in action not just words. Promote employees based on their good work performance not on favoritism. Revamp the HR department, they turned a blind eye too many times to incidents that could have possibly put the firm at risk.

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