Guggenheim Partners Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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Mark Walter
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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 almost nonexistent (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. Overall good place to work.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Company is growing which provides more opportunities depending on the group you join.

    Cons

    Some groups inhibit employee advancement.


  2. Excellent work environment

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners

    Pros

    Promoted growth and learning experiences. Great working community to grow within.

    Cons

    No cons at this time.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Summer Analyst

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    High-paced Environment, Copious technical resources, smart and supportive co-workers, exhilarating job content, competitive environment ripe for career advancement if you have the right attitude

    Cons

    Not for the weak-hearted, nothing else bad to say so ill fill the 20 word minimum with this


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  5. Sales & Trading

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Well funded organization with entrepreneurial spirit

    Cons

    Heavy layers of management make job growth tough.

    Advice to Management

    Don't try to be bank of America or a top 5 bank.


  6. Operations

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    It is a great learning experience for an inexperienced employee. Many opportunities to move to different departments, however you may have to relocate.
    Also offers a generous PTO policy.

    Cons

    Very simple job and they make you work the strict hours even if there is absolutely no work to be done.


  7. Accounting

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Lot's of opportunity, collaborative teams and availability of resources.

    Cons

    None to note to date.


  8. Helpful (8)

    Highly Not Recommended to Experienced IT Candidates

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office.

    Good place to apply for entry level IT position. They look for good communication skills. Technical skills are secondary.

    Cons

    In recent years, newly established IT culture is based on favoritism focused on promoting well connected individuals with little experience and delivering poorly executed projects. Results are obvious: low morale across all teams, unparalleled level of bureaucracy and politics, disengaged workforce waiting to be replaced by startups top management is building, best talent leaving or marginalized. Department has several managerial oddities such as helpdesk managers running network infrastructure or project managers responsible for security and architecture. Many tactical yet very expensive solutions being deployed such as physical desktops for remote access in the era of the virtualization or over engineered yet underperforming network infrastructure. Highly not recommended to experienced IT candidates interested in worthwhile contributions and career path.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to recognize quality people before the rest of technical team leaves.

    Review your hiring and promotion standards that significantly deteriorated in recent years.


  9. Nice place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    casual friday and half days\ fridays in the summer; managers are accessible and willing to listen; pay is slightly above average

    Cons

    opportunity for lateral growth but not much room for vertical promotion; office politics are pervasive; good benefits but health insurance is expensive


  10. Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Awesome people! Really enjoyed a lot of the people that I worked with. People are willing to help you out.

    Cons

    I couldn't really think of any cons. I really enjoyed a lot of the people that I worked with and I think Guggenheim has a great team.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! You have a lot of great hardworking people who are very passionate about what they do.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Mixed experience of challenge with a lot of time pressure

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Some smart people.

    Cons

    Work / life balance is not good
    Often a lack of resources for demands.



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