Guggenheim Partners

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5 people found this helpful  

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 an year)

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 ManagementAdvice

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

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Positive Outlook
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Pay, Great People, Great Company

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    I had a great experience working at Guggenheim Partners. The pay was great, the benefits were great, and I enjoyed the people I worked with.

    Cons

    I only worked here for a short amount of time and left on good terms. I do not have many cons to list.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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