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Guggenheim Partners Reviews

Updated July 9, 2017
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Pros
  • There is a good work-life balance (for my group, I don't know of others) (in 7 reviews)

  • Good, smart people who fostered a collaborative and supported environment (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is virtually non existent (in 10 reviews)

  • Poor management that is unable to make decisions (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to start"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    Pros

    They take care of their employees (above-market pay, decent hours)

    Cons

    Still a young firm expect growing pains


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Be aware"

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    Former Employee - Executive in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Executive in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great branding and fair pay

    Cons

    Great branding looks good on your resume and there are many great resources.

    Advice to Management

    Culture is command and control and all about working around regulations rather than working within them. Your opinion matters little to upper management and there is zero autonomy. If you are from either coast your carrear has potential but if your from the midwest you will go nowhere.

  3. "Operations Specialist"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    Pros

    Great company to work for. An amazing culture conducive for employees to feel valued for their skills and abilities

    Cons

    Big banks, too many changes.


  4. "Sweatshop with little learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Solid culture and employees get along well

    Cons

    Lots of pitches and less deal experience than average bank

    Advice to Management

    Interact more with junior bankers, as we have very little exposure to seniors


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Good company - bad management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    the company is very professional, the atmosphere is nice and laid back. people I work with are very nice.

    Cons

    now this really depends on the team you work with. the manager I work with has a very bad management style. he doesn't want me to get exposed to the other side of the business nor he wants me to learn. by that he hinders on purpose my growth in the company. I tend to handle all tasks efficiently but sadly, no one is there to see that because the upper management is located in different state. so if I were to stay with this company, I need to move to a different team to be able to grow and learn.

    Advice to Management

    Please, get in touch with your employees, not just their managers. see what they are doing, and do provide training. happy employees lead their company to success.


  6. "IB Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    Pros

    Growing firm, good junior banker culture

    Cons

    Senior Bankers in TMT do old school banking and do late night emails and weekend work constantly


  7. Helpful (2)

    "EA"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    Pros

    Culture of smart, determined Infociduals. Nice office in midtown with a good location and lots of lunch options. Walking distance to the park.

    Cons

    Pretty cut-throat culture and a culture of overworked, stressed out employees. Not a strong HR presence, everyone pretty much on their own in terms of what is considered a standard HR foundation.

    Advice to Management

    HR needs to be stepped up

  8. Helpful (4)

    "Terrible I.T. Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Sometimes you get amazing free food during the day

    Cons

    This company as a whole is a great company but some of the managers within this firm make it difficult to believe Guggenheim is a great company. Particularly within the Voice Services team where a manager micro-manages and has no technical understanding on how to improve the user experience.

    The management within I.T. needs major changes if Guggenheim ever expects to improve its Voice network.

    I would not recommend this company to any Engineer looking for a new opportunity. I would pass…


  9. "trader"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Guggenheim Partners full-time

    Pros

    great people as well as great products

    Cons

    nothing bad to say at all


  10. Helpful (3)

    "Still on the fence and"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Employees work well together support each other and more senior employees (not management) offer advice and guidance. Benefits are OK!

    Cons

    No structured management direction - very keen to avoid situations. No strong leadership. Management not knowledgeable in their area of expected expertise. Small company trying to play in the big company arena and it's not working. 100% turnover, nothing being done to rectify the problems - sweep under the rug company.

    Advice to Management

    It wouldn't matter management do not listen or follow through.


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