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Entrepreurial, hard-working, and very smart people - constant challenges and growth.

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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 (More than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

I honestly have never been more challenged, or learned more, than in my first few years at Guggenheim. After graduating business school I was looking to leave a big financial services firm in search of a less bureaucratic world where I could actually have ideas and see them through. I found this in spades at Guggenheim. I feel like I work among some of the smartest, hardest-working people in the industry. Since it's privately-owned, with 50% employee ownership, there is a deep sense of stewardship and an extra motivation. The compensation system rewards top performers very fairly - the difference is, at Guggenheim, top performers have the ability to reach their potential - unlike the big behemoth financial services firms.

Cons

If you can't roll-up your sleeves and think harder than ever before, this isn't a good fit for you. A non-bureaucratic environment with lots of activity means you have to take initiative and not wait for people to tell you specifically what to do. It's dynamic, which can cause some people problems. The organization is adapting well to rapid growth, but its not the traditional, big bank environment, that's for sure.

Advice to Management

Continue to invest in the culture of the firm and in your employee's. Communication is key.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Generally positive. Like all fast growing companies, it's experiencing growing pains

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Very entrepreneurial environment and very talented investment professionals. Fast growth and many opportunities to make a name for yourself

    Cons

    growing pains as are expected with a fast moving company but disorganization has not been addressed. Work/Life balance is very poor as taking vacation is looked down upon which creates tension.

    Advice to Management

    Work on organization, create a more teamwork oriented and management supportive work environment. Improve work/life balance


  2. Helpful (1)

    Sales

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good funds, will e huge one day

    Cons

    Stretching themselves outside their core competency - managing money. Buying a baseball team and media outlets..,,raises it's profile.....but it treats employee as replaceable widgets.

    Advice to Management

    None.....they don 't care .....making huge sums of money, despite workplace issues. Great name. Great figure heads at the top. Core is rotten


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