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The Carlyle Group Reviews

Updated January 27, 2017
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Pros
  • You can learn a lot and be involved in a variety of ways early on (in 5 reviews)

  • culture, people, team-oriented workplace, great benefits and salary (in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-Life balance was non-existent for large portions of the year (in 6 reviews)

  • Long hours- expect to work weekends and many holidays (in 9 reviews)

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  1. "Claren Road"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent working place with a good team dynamic. Good pay and benefits. Lots of opportunities to learn and add value.

    Cons

    Volatile portfolio and very strong trading emphasis. Investment horizons tend to be short, and long-term catalysts are rare. Traders may enjoy style.

    Advice to Management

    No real advice. Obviously less emphasis on trading may be preferred by some, but not by others. Management listens to staff and is attentive to concerns.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great team in NY!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great compensation
    - extremely smart and well connected people
    - you will learn ALOT
    - location!

    Cons

    Sometimes you will work long hours but you will always be compensated nicely!

    Advice to Management

    Can only speak to the teams in NY: You're doing a great job!


  3. "Power Plant Operator"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Power Plant Operator in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Power Plant Operator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great Pay for what you have to do

    Cons

    Long and changing work shifts


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Rosslyn, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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


  6. "Get In if You Can"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Exposure to top level management and record-breaking deals, Compensation, Elite team, Recognition and Promotions feasible

    Cons

    Commitment and hours, especially when closing deal

    Advice to Management

    None


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    "Staff Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation, great bonus and benefits, upward mobility, and parking fee reimbursements always a plus. Coworkers are young, intelligent, and ambitious so you learn a lot from them. Culture is great but depends on your team.

    Cons

    Required to work every 4th of July and new years eve (and new years day). Long hours during quarter close. The company has a no raise policy so unless you get a promotion you're stuck with the same salary for years. It's important you get placed within a good team (turnover rate is much higher within certain teams).

    Advice to Management

    Change your no raise policy and work on work/life balance. Get rid of poisonous employees


  8. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company culture is professional without being too buttoned up. Most all other employees, including high level executives, are friendly and approachable.

    Cons

    There are some departments that make the rules. Can be quite political.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to recruit and hire the best and brightest.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Accountant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time

    Pros

    Coworkers were all very intelligent and highly motivated people. The work environment was also conducive to learning a lot in a very short span.

    Cons

    Work-Life balance was non-existent for large portions of the year. Some teams are very understaffed and management seems to think everyone has a similar workload, despite obvious signs pointing otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Reevaluate your staffing procedures now that you are a public company and require significantly more from your employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good salary and benefits"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Began as a staff accountant and worked up to a manager. They work you hard but you are paid accordingly.

    Cons

    Easy to get pigeonholed into specific areas. Sometimes lacked opportunities to grow other skills.

    Advice to Management

    More focus on employee well being would benefit the workforce and decrease employee turnover.


  11. Helpful (4)

    "Tax"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group (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 to do your job. Looks great on a resume though.

    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 rewarded for going above and beyond.

    The Tax team has had 2 mass exits because management doesn't give 2 sh*ts and offers little to no upward mobility. Your opinion will not be respected, if it isn't in your job description you are discouraged from lending a helping hand bc its not your job, they frown up transferring to another group (your team will 100% find out and it will negatively affect you).

    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.



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