Guggenheim Partners Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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Mark Walter
35 Ratings

Pros
  • Smart people, good salesforce, reasonably good trading desk (in 6 reviews)

  • I'm in back office and my department provides incredibly flexible hours and work/life balance (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Work/Life balance is very poor as taking vacation is looked down upon which creates tension (in 3 reviews)

  • Rarely notice CIO/CTO interact with (in 3 reviews)

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  1. I love working at the Guggenheim Partners, and I hope to stay there forever.

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    Current Employee - Receptionist in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Receptionist in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wonderful company culture, Great Compensation, Benefits, Socially Responsible, the Intermediary Sales Team is phenomenal, Great Company Events, Volunteer Time Off, etc.

    Cons

    Little to no growth available on certain teams, including Administration Services, Ops, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Introducing department-training programs for those who would like to learn about a different division of Financial Services.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. great experience, but results driven and high stress

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    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Vice President in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    good people, hard working with midwest culture

    Cons

    private culture of different partnerships affects teamwork

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. VP Finance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners

    Pros

    Opennes in willing to invest

    Cons

    Too much politics & each group are run separate like a separate business..

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Let talented people grow instead of holding them back with politics

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great company!!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners

    Pros

    A lot of energy and wanting to grow to make company diverse.

    Cons

    Seem to be a lot of turnover at the time I was there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Client Service / Marketing

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners

    Pros

    Great company with lots of room for growth internally if you live in NYC or are willing to move. Opportunity to work hard with very smart and talented people.

    Cons

    Not a ton of room for growth with the smaller entities; however, you will learn a lot giving you great skills for your next job.

  7. Great culture, growing firm

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    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Collaborative analyst culture, competitive pay

    Cons

    Still a new brand, small firm

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8. 7 people found this helpful

    Make Sure You Know Exactly What You're Getting Into

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are decent and the pay is average. Nice offices. Free snacks.

    Cons

    Negative company culture and employee retention is horrible. I am not sure why the philosophy seems to be trying to undercut existing employees and then hire from external sources. Poor communication from many senior leaders. You may see your team members vanishing within 1 - 2 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    How can you make your employees enjoy working here more?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 23 people found this helpful

    Political setbacks overshadowing the potential for a great I.T support group

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits, the company really takes care of their employees that work there.

    Cons

    The Voice Network Group for Guggenhiem Partners does not have the technical resource in supporting a large network environment as well for managing lead role. In adjusting to the political bricking back and forth rather than getting work done the political debates each day overshadow doing real meaningful work.

    The culture on the Voice team is lead by bad practices when executing a change control which leads to outages and consistent down time for end users. This company has the potential of being the next Goldman Sachs as someone mentioned and that is evident based on my experience.

    I would caution anyone looking to fill a role as a voice engineer to ask detail questions on how they prepare for high risk change controls, what are their test plans after executing a change control and what is their back out plan on the type of change their executing. If they can't clearly answer these questions then you know 100% this is not the place for you. Remember a company needs you as much as you need them. Ask as many questions about the comrodirery amongst the team and ask why they are looking for a new engineer?

    Be a smart job seeker not desperate.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful

    A lot of potential but a long way away

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    Current Employee - Associate Equity Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate Equity Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Quickly growing company, great office, great benefits, recently introduced CSR program

    Cons

    Higher ranking employees are inaccessible, no mentoring, reputation for paying lower than street average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get to know the people working for you - they have great ideas that will impact the business. Do what it takes to retain talent, don't be cheap.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 11 people found this helpful

    Vindictive, Fear-Based Workplace

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks in the breakrooms.

    Cons

    - Employees promotions are based on nepotism and politics; almost never based on experience
    - No training and zero opportunity for growth
    - Politics are toxic to productivity and overall efficiency
    - Managing Directors have little or no desire to actually manage
    - All architecture and design is implemented by third-party, middle-level consultants and contractors
    - If you are smart and know what you are doing they will generally ignore you
    - Fear-based management style
    - No transparency whatsoever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example and honor the culture and core values that you present.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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