- Comp & Benefits
- Work/Life Balance
- Senior Management
- Culture & Values
- Career Opportunities
I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time (more than 10 years)RecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEORecommendsNeutral OutlookNo opinion of CEO
The good talent is world class
Front Office is top notch - Fundraising, Investment Professionals, Operating Executives are great
Ability to work on unique and challenging problems
Great Offices and locations
Willingness to spend
Back Office lacks maturity and is broken - people chase bonus not business objectives
IT is a low performing, top heavy powerpoint mill
Non-private equity, non-DC business units are isolated and ignored
Not a fail fast organization - willingness to continue with bad businessess, projects and employess even in the face of overwhelming evidence
Passive aggressive, gossipy, non-confrontational culture
Poor leadership in back office functions - Acct, HR, IT are full of overpaid, low contribution employees
Unneccessarily complex organization with high cost structure
Superficial - looking the part is as important as playing the part
Advice to Management
Fail Fast - cut your losses quickly
Have the same patience and commitment to the non-Buyout businesses
Bring in better operational talent from outside - golden handcuffs prevent turnover of over-promoted back office executives
Change the culture to be more data driven
Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy InterviewAccepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at The Carlyle Group.
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.
- Basic help desk questions on paid tests, etc. Answer Question
Went through recruiter. They suggest you accept the initial offer, since they will get paid once you accept.
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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...