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

Capital Markets Professional (Former Employee) New York, NY

ProsSmart 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.

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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very Poorly Managed and Lacks Vision

    Managing Director (Current Employee) 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… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Hire competent individuals and listen to all employees just not a… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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    Learned some things but left disappointed with the management vision, execution and career development

    Operations (Former Employee) 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… Cons: Overall it was a very frustrating environment to work in. In my opinion it was a poorly managed… Advice to Senior Management: Look to fill internally more so your employees can grow… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More
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