Guggenheim Partners

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Has all the ingredients to be world-class firm, but has some major character flaws

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Former Employee - Capital Markets Professional  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Capital Markets Professional in New York, NY

I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time for more than 5 years

Pros

Smart people, good salesforce, reasonably good trading desk. Nice offices, part of a bigger and growing brand name. Has the prestige of a large regional broker/dealer. All of this applies to the mortgage fixed-income and structured products groups. It doesn't apply to investment banking or equities, which are the dead weight of the organization.

Cons

Senior management is dishonest and shady about compensation, your division's earnings may be used to subsidize other money-losing divisions, compensation becoming increasingly stock-based (the company is private, so good luck monetizing that stock). The equities and investment banking divisions are money pits.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The idea that you can skim off the hard work of others will soon be an obsolete one. Enjoy it while it lasts.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very Poorly Managed and Lacks Vision

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    Current Employee - Managing Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Not much to say here. Some of the people are very nice but that is about all

    Cons

    Management has no clue how to run a successful business. You have business heads that don't understand the products that they oversee and you have some really bad individuals doing things that are borderline illegal. FINRA should spend a day on the floor there and go through some of the files and they will come away looking like heroes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire competent individuals and listen to all employees just not a few of the chosen ones in the "good old boys club"

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Learned some things but left disappointed with the management vision, execution and career development

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    Former Employee - Operations  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Operations in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    It was interesting to be part of such a rapidly growing company. There were plenty of nice people there

    Cons

    Overall it was a very frustrating environment to work in. In my opinion it was a poorly managed company. Most opening were filled externally rather than promoting within. This was despite countless new openings all the time

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look to fill internally more so your employees can grow with the firm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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