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Partners Group Reviews

Updated January 8, 2018
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Partners Group Co-CEOs André Frei and Christoph Rubeli
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  • Similarly, work-life balance is a concept applicable only for some offices (in 4 reviews)

  • Low morale, dejected workforce, high turnover (in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Great firm with huge opportunitiesfor senior-, mid-, and junior level people alike"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Not Disclosed in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Not Disclosed in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Partners Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Winning culture, opportunity for advancement where you can have a big career, international exposure, educational opportunities everywhere, mostly good people (smart and nice), rightly prioritizing the United States for future growth, growing In US based on a track record of success.

    Cons

    Constant evolution makes for a resilient company but often a challenging/demanding place to work, compensation is ultra long term focused, certain processes are Europe centric


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great job and exciting firm to work for with bureaucratic redundancies and overall growing pains."

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    Current Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Associate in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Partners Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Decent work/life balance for PE. Most coworkers are great. Time off is above average for industry. Only large PE firm in Denver.

    Cons

    Pre IPO management is out of touch and the firm has growing pains as to team composition, compensation, and promotions. This is also an unproven firm as it hasn’t gone through an entire cycle as a lead direct investor.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees as the firm’s greatest asset, evaluate turnover issues, especially when it comes to high performers, and reduce the IC process.

  3. "Private Equity Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company is positioned to achieve its AUM growth, and hopefully this results in uplift in the stock price

    Cons

    Extremely process-oriented in their thinking. Can be a positive in some senses, but most times it led to frustration as getting outside the box was hard to do.

    Advice to Management

    n/a


  4. Helpful (1)

    "OK overall to start your career, then get out quickly"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    You end up learning a lot

    Cons

    They have no idea how to manage people
    Terrible culture; very top-down
    Not a place for ambitious people

    Advice to Management

    Be open to listening to the smart people in the room including those that are different from you


  5. "Ok Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bellevue, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good, hard working people that are committed to delivering first class service. Multi faceted insurance broker.

    Cons

    Bit of a boys club atmosphere. Similar to a locker room. The environment in some departments is not the most professional. Lots of back biting.

    Advice to Management

    Solicit feedback from your employees. Please provide an Open Door policy when it comes to Personnel issues. That's the only way the environment will improve.


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Former Employee - Analyst in Colorado Springs, CO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Partners Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    salary and support were great.

    Cons

    Office was a bit old fashioned

    Advice to Management

    make the office more positive


  7. "Solid company with a great future ahead."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Partners Group full-time

    Pros

    Fast growing company, with above average benefits.

    Cons

    Doesn't spend enough on technology.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great platform, difficult culture"

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

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

    Pros

    Great platform
    high growth
    generally nice people

    Cons

    Difficult swiss-focused culture
    Unskilled, overpromoted leaders
    Cash pay is hugely undermarket
    Non-cash pay is unnecessarily / overly back-loaded, even for junior team members
    Difficult culture for women and minorities (none in leadership positions)

    Advice to Management

    Fix pay - cash and timing of non-cash
    Invest in leadership training & add non male & swiss leaders
    Mature company away from "swiss" only culture


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great experience so far!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst Program in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Analyst Program in Denver, CO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Partners Group has been a great place to work! The Denver office is growing quickly, and due to this, offers quite a bit of room for growth within the firm. Further, the opportunity to make positive change within your respective team is welcomed - especially as rapid growth creates challenges along the way.

    Cons

    Partners Group has many processes and levels of approval which oftentimes slow completion of deliverables. As employees understand the root of the problem, it is oftentimes addressed, but these things take time to change.

    Advice to Management

    There has recently been a push to increase focus on the human capital of the firm. This has been much needed and I am looking forward to experiencing the changes first-hand.


  10. "Good place to work."

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, interesting work and significant responsibility at junior levels

    Cons

    Can be process oriented to a fault.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent about what it takes to advance.


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