Guggenheim Partners Reviews

Updated Aug 10, 2020

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92 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people, chill environment, good exit opportunities(in 16 reviews)

  • "Overall low stress and good work life balance for Wall Street(in 13 reviews)

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  1. "Fast-paced, challenging but rewarding"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Investment Banking Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very fast pace, on-the-job learning

    Cons

    Culture varies significantly by group

  2. "Good pay bad culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Pay Exit Opportunities Benefits Good career mobility

    Cons

    Pretty toxic culture Hours Basically no diversity at the firm

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  3. "No leadership"

    2.0
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    Pros

    comp is pretty good, but I don't see much room for growth

    Cons

    CEO is Mia. Not even sure what the company does or what the future vision is. Never worked at a firm with so little communication from senior management

  4. "Great place to work"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    flexible work life & well balanced work load

    Cons

    internal movement is very slow

  5. "Great place to work, smart people and reasonable hours"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Gained a wide depth of asset type experience and worked with seasoned professionals who taught me a lot. Started to feel like a family after not too long.

    Cons

    Sometimes the environment felt a bit stuffy/uptight, but that diminished as I became more comfortable.

  6. "Great boutique culture, but very group dependent"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Investment Banking 

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    Pros

    fast growing, opportunities for mentorship, lean deal teams

    Cons

    culture is group dependent and varies widely within the firm

  7. "Growing Firm, Strong Opportunity"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Banking Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Growing - Large analyst classes filled with (mostly) smart and fun people - Strong deal flow, a little group dependent - Fun summer internship - Generalist entry allows you to try different groups - Senior bankers in smaller groups invest in analysts - Everything is done from the ground up, resulting in great technical experience - Interesting and large clients - Collaborative culture, working across products and sector groups - Decent exit opportunities

    Cons

    - Can do a lot of pitching, depending on who you work for within your groups - Work-life balance can vary based on who you work for

  8. "Great place to start career"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay. Good benefits. Growth and learning opportunities. Professional and high quality office.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is not the best. My group felt somewhat forgotten amongst the many business lines.

  9. "Investment Banking"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Analyst 

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    Pros

    Smart people, chill environment, good exit opportunities

    Cons

    Sometimes not as much deal flow because teams are so large

  10. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, strong company culture, exposure to senior leadership, and room to move up

    Cons

    depending on your role, the hours can be long

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