Guggenheim Partners Reviews

Updated April 20, 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 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. Investment Banking Analyst

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

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners (more than a year)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    pays well; great culture among analysts and associates

    Cons

    a couple senior MDs have very high expectations and are not cognizant of junior resource's personal time

  2. Vice President

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time

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

    Pros

    Exciting place to work full of smart people and dynamic business opportunities and exposure to exciting industries (Dodgers, movies, magazines, award shows, etc.)

    Cons

    Significant growth pains lead to disjointed management structure with little feedback on performance. Unclear growth path for junior people not hired into specific groups out of college.

    Advice to Management

    Need to clearly define growth paths for junior people; more frequent feedback on performance and standing internally, especially with regard to compensation.

  3. Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Analyst
    Former Employee - Analyst

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners

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

    Pros

    Learned an incredible amount, challenging, intelligent people, name continues to build prestige, selective hiring process

    Cons

    Work life balance, from top down an environment of work first and foremost without strong consideration for personal life, though this is likely the case at many firms

    Advice to Management

    Having grown very quickly management should be more aware of employees needs and try to add more structure to the organization

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  5. 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)

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

    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 Management

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

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    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners

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

    Pros

    A few really smart people.

    Cons

    Terrible place to work, everyone is unhappy with management and comp. Senior management is filled with low quality talent who have worked at the firm for too long because they couldn't find a job elsewhere. A lot of nepotism with family constantly being hired.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the fat and empower the right employees to perform.

  7. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good people, hard working with midwest culture

    Cons

    private culture of different partnerships affects teamwork

  8. VP Finance

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    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

    Opennes in willing to invest

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Let talented people grow instead of holding them back with politics

  9. Great company!!

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    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

    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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Collaborative analyst culture, competitive pay

    Cons

    Still a new brand, small firm

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