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Former Employee - Associate  in  Washington, DC
Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

The Carlyle Group is one of the leading Private Equity Groups in the world, with more than 60 offices and funds in most alternative asset classes

Cons

You can expect to work long hours, especially when transactions are closing. Still, the team and firm are supportive, and will provide all tools necessary

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Good compensation if you can put up with the toxic culture.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group

    Pros

    Challenging and interesting work. You can work with some very intelligent people. It's a very formal environment and everyone is very polished and professional. Base salary is ok, but the bonus structure is very generous and the benefits are great as well.

    Cons

    Promotions are not based on merit or result execution but rather on who is championing for you. Toxic environment with a lot of land grabbing and empire building. Be prepared to watch your back and switch camps if necessary in order to get ahead. Not a very collaborative environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward team players and efforts instead of individual achievements to promote a more collaborative company culture.

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    Good shop

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Vice President in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Carlyle Group

    Pros

    Good reputation
    Nice people
    Lots of opportunity for career progression within a global asset management firm with over 100bn under management

    Cons

    Cash comp below market
    Business lines are very silo'd unlike Blackstone, etc
    Carlyle us less aggressive than it's buyout peers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The firm has become too top heavy and there are too many people who do not carry their weight. Institute A GE/goldman culling process

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