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The Carlyle Group Reviews

Updated August 9, 2017
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The Carlyle Group COO Glenn A. Youngkin
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Pros
  • People there are well connected and you can learn a lot (in 7 reviews)

  • culture, people, team-oriented workplace, great benefits and salary (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life balance was non-existent for large portions of the year (in 7 reviews)

  • Long hours during quarter close (in 11 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Accountant"

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

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time (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


  2. "Great company, if you want to work in PE"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time

    Pros

    Strong reputation, feeder to top business schools

    Cons

    You know what you're getting. If you don't want to be in PE you won't like it. No surprise there

  3. "AVP Partnership Accounting"

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

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time

    Pros

    Decent benefits, good people to work with

    Cons

    Long Hours, Poor systems, understaffed


  4. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time

    Pros

    People were great to work with

    Cons

    Corporate culture shifted drastically after IPO


  5. "Fund Management Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fund Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Fund Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great name, smart people, successful company.

    Cons

    Offices are very segregated and groups are siloed. Little room for internal mobility. Slow growth track.


  6. "Receptionist"

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

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

    Pros

    One of the best firms I have worked at. The people there were wonderful. Good benefits and good pay. People there are well connected and you can learn a lot. Was proud to say I worked there.

    Cons

    Can't think of any at the moment

    Advice to Management

    My manager was wonderful.


  7. "Internal chaos does not match the strong brand reputation"

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

    Pros

    The company relies heavily on its strong brand reputation and has a couple of nice perks such as transportation benefits and a phone.

    Cons

    Bad management, siloed, disorganized, low growth opportunities, below market pay, extremely political, bad hours, outdated technology, very insular culture, list goes on...

    Advice to Management

    Learn to manage and stop relying on reputation

  8. "A pleasurable work environment"

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

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

    Pros

    I found the manager to be very professional and the work space to be well organized and easy to work in.

    Cons

    For me, it is nicer to be part of a smaller firm, as opposed to feeling just like a cog in the machinery.


  9. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time

    Pros

    Amazing place to work, great culture, great people

    Cons

    No downsides to note, great place


  10. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Company, Great culture, Great atmosphere.

    As every investment fund, you need to work hard but you will be for sure rewarded.

    Cons

    I don't see many Cons and as I sad before I would advice anyone who gets an offer in Carlyle to strongly consider this opportunity. If I really have to look for something negative I would probably say that the salaries aren't the highest you can find in the industry.


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