Guggenheim Partners Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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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. Brilliant minds

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

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Scott Minerd runs a brilliant investing team

    Cons

    career development not as much part of the culture; do your job today & if you don't understand it, ask for help.

    Advice to Management

    delegate more decision making


  2. Private Equity Summer Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst (Private Equity) in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst (Private Equity) in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners

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

    Pros

    Deal flow is incredible. Exposure to various stage companies.

    Cons

    Not much bad to say about it. It's what you expect in finance but in a better location. (Santa Monica/LA)


  3. Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I work on a great team, motivated and intelligent individuals. My boss is very considerate and honest, he absorbs a lot of pressure and work to shield us from it. The raises are excellent, and the bonuses are decent-good (for a financial firm). The company as a whole (definitely my boss) values the employees' opinion and are constantly making changes based on that. There is a good work-life balance (for my group, I don't know of others)

    Cons

    Very limited mobility options, both lateral and upward.

    Advice to Management

    Keep employees excited with mobility options (create them), more frequent bonuses and raises (one a year is difficult)


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  5. Great People, Disconnected Company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Santa Monica, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Most everyone is very friendly and respectful. There's a good amount of cohesiveness in each individual business unit. The success of the company greatly increases the feeling of job security. Santa Monica location is beautiful and convenient to shopping, restaurants and the beach.

    Cons

    The business units are extremely disconnected from each other and while that may be difficult to avoid, it causes a lack of teamwork, communication and bonding throughout the company. All the corporate systems like HR, IT are slow and clunky - it's extremely difficult to get anything done in a timely manner. Also, the upper management seem almost fictional since they never interact within the individual business units so a very few people have any contact with them.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved in the individual employee's work experience - it may help to avoid so much turnover.


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    Compliance Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fixed Income - Compliance Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fixed Income - Compliance Associate in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Ability to grow a department, senior level management supportive of ideas.

    Cons

    Lack of direction from senior level management. Constant turnover of employees inhibits stability within the company itself. Company on a whole grew too fast, thereby not allowing business units to work together efficiently.

    Advice to Management

    Organization and communication is ket to success and growth of a business. Having an open ear and open door policy would be advantageous to the growth of each business unit and create more of inter company transactions.


  7. Overall good place to work.

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    • 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.


  8. Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Santa Monica, CA

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some interesting work. Good brand name, Company growing in many areas. Small but growing number of company perks. If you are self starter you will do better here.

    Cons

    Compensation is very top heavy. Work life balance is virtually non existent. Environment very hostile as times, but could be worse.

    Advice to Management

    Be more adaptive to change. Staff for the future, not for the current profit cycle. Hire a Director of Research.


  9. Excellent work environment

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    • 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.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Summer Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • 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


  11. Associate

    • 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 full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large budgets which allow for great employee benefits, salary and events.

    Cons

    More burocracy than I've ever seen at a company.



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