The Carlyle Group

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Great for a big firm.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

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

Pros

people, compensation, career opportunities, network

Cons

Firm seems to have undergone culture change post-IPO

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Bad place for IT

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

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free snacks, metro benefits and free parking

    Cons

    Constant change of direction in the it department

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It won't matter, they don't listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Toxic Company Culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good compensation, very interesting company to work for and very well respected. Looks good on a resume, regardless of position held at the company.

    Cons

    Culture is toxic and difficult to navigate. The company promotes a "One Carlyle" philosophy, yet the company is divided into many teams with VERY different cultures; mixing with other teams is frowned upon. Promotions do not happen unless you are there for a specific period of time and are not often based on performance. There is a focus on "performance", but it's unclear what that actually means. There is very little guidance from upper management and employees are all seemingly unhappy, unfriendly, and don't enjoy their jobs. They don't even so much as say "good morning" to one another at the start of the day. It's a very unhappy and unhealthy culture on certain teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus more on employee well-being and stop promoting a negative and back-stabbing culture. Also, place more of a focus on technological advancement for internal company processes; many tasks are manually-based and will not serve the company well in the long-run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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