The Carlyle Group Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2020

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3.8
72%
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89%
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The Carlyle Group COO Glenn A. Youngkin
Glenn A. Youngkin
50 Ratings
Pros
  • "great benefits, great people, progressive corporate culture(in 8 reviews)

  • "Great salary, have great people to work with(in 8 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent Company Overall"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Principal in New York, NY

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Friendly and collaborative culture, interesting work, growing company

    Cons

    Difficult to progress in career and limited opportunities to take on new responsibilities quickly

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    "Good for a couple of years"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good base salary, solid relationships with peers, solid benefits.

    Cons

    Hard to get to know people in other departments. Not the friendliest of work places. Mangers lack training and not held accountable for team performance. Seek out a mentor and/or sponsor to make up for lack of management. As for regular performance check-ins to avoid being blindsided come year end. Must be social to get a promotion; its all about who you know and how well you play the game. Compensation more attractive in past years. No work-life balance and remote work is frowned upon. Diversity is not a top priority so look elsewhere if this is important to you.

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  3. "Great company and culture"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This company is very welcoming, learning/training focused.

    Cons

    I do not have any!

  4. Helpful (3)

    "Sweat shop"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Asset Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Comp is good, good growth and Lear Jbg experience

    Cons

    Hours are brutal, no flexibility and unreasonable expectations from top leadership

  5. Helpful (3)

    "worst place to work"

    2.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Developer 

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time

    Pros

    no pros. cant think of any

    Cons

    micro management more pressure more pressure micro management

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  6. Helpful (3)

    "Friendly coworkers. Great hours"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Front Desk Receptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Friendly coworkers. clear expectations. great hours

    Cons

    Job not stimulating enough. a bit boring

  7. Helpful (6)

    "Bait and Switch"

    2.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Representative 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are the best part of the company. People are supportive and care about what they do. My manager seems to care about my success and happiness at the company. Good car reimbursement program.

    Cons

    You must wait 3 months for health insurance. If I’m fully investing in the company, why aren’t they fully investing in me? Only 2 weeks of vacation to start, regardless of your position Management works all hours including weekends and they expect the same from you. Do not believe them if they say they care about “work life balance” Shared rooms with coworkers for company events, who even does this? Every salesman is overloaded and underpaid. They purposely make monthly commission unobtainable. Some of my coworkers have had to get second jobs to support their families. Complete mess internally - high level directors suddenly fired or let go, poor customer service and ordering process, outdated systems. Concerns or solutions to the internal problems are not taken seriously and/or not heard by management. No management of accounts - duplicates and incorrect account assignments make it impossible to see which sales you get credit for and which you don’t. Inside sales versus outside sales competition for established accounts. Salesmen are given an enormous amount of administrative and customer service work which takes away 30-50% of each salesmen’s time.

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  8. Helpful (3)

    "Great Learning Experience"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work with incredibly smart and ambitious people. Have opportunity to take ownership of sourcing and executing deals. Access to various pools of capital and consistent investment appetite. Your Carlyle experience will enable you to excel in just about any business environment you move into thereafter.

    Cons

    While overall corporate culture is good relative to institutional peers, satellite offices have inconsistent advancement opportunities and management styles. Teams may be saturated with limited upside growth opportunity. Come in to learn but not necessarily to build your career here.

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  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company!"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Compliance Analyst 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 salary, have great people to work with

    Cons

    they're behind in their technology, can be greatly improved

  10. "Incredibly Intelligent People"

    4.0
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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Junior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open-office culture, great benefits, small teams, good visibility into a variety of industries, opportunities to do work that is seen directly by executive level personnel

    Cons

    No clear path for advancement out of a 2 year position

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