Guggenheim Partners Reviews

Updated August 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 almost nonexistent (in 3 reviews)

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

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  1. Senior Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Marketing in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great people, Great location, Nice office, Flexible policies, Excellent Benefits

    Cons

    Low pay, Low morale, Culture of adding responsibilities without increasing pay or career advancement


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    Director

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits, nice office space, snacks and beverages, entrepreneurial spirit, good community and social programs

    Cons

    Poor management that is unable to make decisions. No communications to employees as to the direction of the firm. No overarching strategy.


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    Pros and cons

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fun, Nurturing, Small, Up and Coming

    Cons

    Low Pay, not enough room for advancement


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    Mixed bag

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administration
    Current Employee - Administration
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial environment, creative opportunities, dynamic staff

    Cons

    Out-of-touch management, inconsistent application of standards


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    Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Illinois in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits makes up for poor culture.

    Cons

    Disconnect between departments; poor management (department specific).

    Advice to Management

    Please due your due diligence before you hire


  7. Brilliant minds

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    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


  8. Great Company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    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)


  9. Great People, Disconnected Company

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Santa Monica, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    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.


  10. Overall good place to work.

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Some groups inhibit employee advancement.


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    Compliance Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fixed Income - Compliance Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fixed Income - Compliance Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.



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