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The Carlyle Group Accountant Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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The Carlyle Group CEO Glenn A. Youngkin
Glenn A. Youngkin
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  1. "Staff accountant"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, friendly environment and lots of space to learn and grow; Compensation is decent, an elite company to build up the career path

    Cons

    Interview processes are very long

    The Carlyle Group2019-06-19
  2. "financial analyst"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Arlington, VA
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Carlyle Group for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great advancement in their company

    Cons

    no cons so far

    The Carlyle Group2018-05-17
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Staff Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with are great! Carlyle carries a known/reputable brand/name.

    Cons

    Very long hours. No work/life balance. No compensation for overtime. Aren’t really supportive of you if you wanted change departments/teams.

    The Carlyle Group2018-01-10
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Mixed feelings"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Good benefits. Good salary l. Very smart group of people and great managers

    Cons

    Long hours depending on your team. No work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Best managers I've worked with

    The Carlyle Group2018-01-04
  5. "Senior Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great benefits, great people, progressive corporate culture

    Cons

    navigating the office politics at the management level and above can be hard

    The Carlyle Group2017-08-07
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    + Management focuses on making improving processes. When I first started the accounting department faced a lot of challenges, and over my 3 years here real improvements have been made. + A ton of opportunities for growth + Management is very open to suggestions and shows respect to all employees + Food is regularly provided + Great people to work with + End of year bonus is solid

    Cons

    - We are required to work some weekends and holidays - Could use more balance in work load; Certain times of the year are extremely busy while others are very slow

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting a positive work environment!

    The Carlyle Group2016-11-04
  7. "Fund Accounting Manager"

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    Former Employee - Fund Accounting Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to work. Great opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Change isn't always welcomed.

    The Carlyle Group2016-08-18
  8. Helpful (7)

    "Tax"

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn a lot and be involved in a variety of ways early on. Over time you will plateau and soon realize the only way to advance your career is for the person above you to quit or get promoted. If you want an easy job where you do the same useless admin bs all the time, then this is perfect for you. show up around 9/930 and leave around 6 everyday. The work is not that challenging. You don't need a tax background...

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    Cons

    Absolutely no consistency in anything. Data-storage and share-drive is an absolute joke. I'd say about 3 people can successful navigate it, if you even have access to what you are looking for (which also takes forever). Training is a joke. Be ready to hear "Not my job" often. No one has any desire to do more than they are required to do. Everyone does bare minimum and keeps everything to themselves. You will be not...

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    Advice to Management

    Just because something has always been, it doesn't make it right. Once you know better, you should choose better. Listen to employees from the bottom up.

    The Carlyle Group2016-07-27
  9. Helpful (3)

    "It's Ok. Good for resume"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Rosslyn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good brand name. Good benefits

    Cons

    Poor management causing high turnover. more than 8 people left accounting depart me in 6 months.

    Advice to Management

    get rid of horrible mid level managers. They cause high turnover

    The Carlyle Group2016-06-16
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Run, don't walk"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group

    Pros

    The Carlyle Group is a great name on a resume, and you learn a lot very quickly. The accounting team is very large and full of young people if you're into that sort of culture.

    Cons

    There are a lot of positive reviews on here which play up how great it is to work as a staff accountant at the Carlyle Group, which makes me wonder if they've been written by HR or recruiting. There are always jobs open in these areas because there are always people leaving. Why? First of all, no work life balance. Even for an accounting/financial reporting job, work life balance is poor. Second, the culture within the...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people that work for you. Sitting down for a meeting every few weeks to check in isn't building relationships.

    The Carlyle Group2016-07-08
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