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Guggenheim Partners Reviews

Updated August 11, 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)

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  1. "Investment Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Investment Accountant in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Investment Accountant in Rockville, MD
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work environment, Friendly co-workers, Capital market operations experience, Notable employer

    Cons

    Poor compensation for work demands, Long hours, No overtime

    Advice to Management

    Increase salary to maintain and attract quality talent


  2. "Good Starting Point"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    This place is good for starting out your career.

    Cons

    Not a ton of growth opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Nurture your lower level people and give them the chance to grow.

  3. "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


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Disapprove of management and COO in particular"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Analysts are typically close amongst each other and will build lasting and meaningful relationships. The pantry is also best in class

    Cons

    COO in the investment bank is awful and the culture that the firm promotes is terrible. The senior team consists of a bunch of fake people that don't care at all about your development as long as they are making money. Management, managing directors are bad people for the most part. Additionally the firm has a poor reputation amongst the analyst class and people are constantly looking for exit opportunities, which few exist

    Advice to Management

    Care more about your people and treat them with respect


  5. Helpful (5)

    "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.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Worst company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great peers, have made a lot of friends that I intend to stay in touch with and help them move on and out of this horrible company!

    Cons

    Where do I start right at the top - no management leadership SKILLS period - with any management from IT, HR and Financials - Upper management do not understand how the backbone of the company operates and do not want to. I watched the best people get up and walk out and nothing is done to keep them and work out the situation.

    Advice to Management

    Change your leadership and look at the mess you have created. Try reading all these bad reviews you are getting.


  7. "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.

  8. 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.


  9. "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


  10. 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


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