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The Carlyle Group COO Glenn A. Youngkin
Glenn A. Youngkin
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    Probably least favorite workplace I've been in for IT.

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    Former Employee - IT in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time (more than a year)


    Great benefits, compensation, bonus. Some people in the firm are really cool. But without great benefits and pay, there is really no reason to stick around.


    No real team value, especially in IT. No help, leadership, or guidance from management. Lots of empty promises on career development. Debit IT management seems to jump from one project to another without finishing anything. Managers also have favorites, based more so on "yes man" than skill. In less than 3 years I've had 3 managers, and no additional training for career development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop your employees. Good compensation without career development created a static environment where most just slide by, and the "good ole boys club" is strong.

    Doesn't Recommend
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The Carlyle Group Interviews

Updated Jan 17, 2015
Updated Jan 17, 2015

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Getting an Interview


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    Service Desk Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at The Carlyle Group.

    Interview Details

    Pretty easy, external recruiter talks with you over phone, then you talk with HR and an IT manager. In person interview was a breeze, present yourself nicely and be personable, they will eat it up. The technical questions were not difficult at all.

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    Went through recruiter. They suggest you accept the initial offer, since they will get paid once you accept.
    Accepted Offer
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    Easy Interview

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Headquarters Washington, DC
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1987
Type Company - Public (CG)
Industry Finance
Revenue $2 to $5 billion (USD) per year
Competitors KKR, The Blackstone Group, TPG

The Carlyle Group, with some $150 billion under management, is one of the world's largest private investment firms. Activities include management-led buyouts, minority equity investments, real estate, venture capital, and leveraged finance opportunities in the energy and power, consumer and retail, and technology and business services industries. Other target sectors include financial services, health care, infrastructure, aerospace and defense, automotive, transportation, telecommunications, and media. Since its founding in 1987, Carlyle has made more than... More

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