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Updated Jan 23, 2022

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4.1
86%
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97%
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The Carlyle Group CEO Kewsong Lee
Kewsong Lee
20 Ratings
Pros
  • "Collaborative culture, great benefits, lots of intelligent people(in 10 reviews)

  • "Great people to work with, down to earth throughout(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance is tough at times(in 21 reviews)

  • "Long hours and lack of flexibility(in 21 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Place

      Jan 17, 2022 - Analyst in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      hybrid work environment and good compensation

      Cons

      very busy work environment and long hours

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Private Equity

      Jan 6, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Top Private Equity firm globally

      Cons

      Typical cons of the job

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    3. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Rough Culture

      Jan 18, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Good pay, interesting industry, well-known firm

      Cons

      The culture isn't great, people can be really intense

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Fantastic Experience

      Dec 31, 2021 - Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Comp is above average - Surrounded by competent people - Firm is genuinely invested in your success - Work-life balance has improved significantly due to firm initiatives - Internal mobility is a thing - Excellent culture

      Cons

      - Technology is lacking - Some are reluctant to adapt to change

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    5. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall great experience

      Jan 14, 2022 - Fund Management Analyst in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Tons of opportunity to learn Great communication and chemistry with team (but likely depends on the team) Great exposure to the private equity industry from a fund level Great diversity and inclusion.

      Cons

      Potential long hours in a relatively high stress environment. Relies way too much on time spent at company rather than merit when determining promotions. Should offer higher pay given hours/workload.

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    6. 1.0
      Current Employee

      alienating place to work with disgusting ethics

      Jan 23, 2022 - Associate Director in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      very high income for industry

      Cons

      feeling guilty for how our investments ruin people's lives

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Good place to work

      Nov 2, 2021 - Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Interesting work and good opportunities

      Cons

      None that I can think of

      1 person found this review helpful
    8. 1.0
      Former Employee, less than 1 year

      Laid off during the pandemic

      Nov 22, 2021 - EA to Managing Director in Menlo Park, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      There are no positives to Carlyle. Bad company to work for.

      Cons

      I have never worked in a corporate environment that acts like children until now. They fired me by locking me out of my computer and not saying anything. When I called their IT department, they told me to contact my manager—- on the third week of shut downs. I never got any feedback about what I did wrong.

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    9. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Great place to work for

      Oct 25, 2021 - Staff Accountant 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Competitive salary with a bonus -Some very talented people -Globally recognized -Upward mobility -Health, 401k, and other benefits

      Cons

      -Lack of training -Management is poorly monitored -Do it yourself approach -Favorited based on who you know

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great company

      Sep 27, 2021 - Auditor in Atlanta, GA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Work life balance is good

      Cons

      Nome that I can think of

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