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The Carlyle Group Reviews

Updated August 20, 2018
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Pros
  • "People there are well connected and you can learn a lot" (in 7 reviews)

  • "The company offers good benefits" (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Work-Life balance was non-existent for large portions of the year" (in 9 reviews)

  • "Long hours, but not uncommon to the industry on a whole" (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Graphic Designer & Brand Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time

    Pros

    Culture, Colleagues and a great Manager to work for.

    Cons

    Personally the commute was the hardest.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Software engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group part-time

    Pros

    Very good place to work

    Cons

    No cons I can think of

  3. "Good place to work!"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time

    Pros

    Compensation, professionalism, and smart corworkers

    Cons

    Split between back and front office

    Advice to Management

    None


  4. "Senior Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time

    Pros

    Good money for what it is.

    Cons

    Worked into the ground too often.

    Advice to Management

    Find efficiencies.


  5. "financial analyst"

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    Former Employee - Accountant in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Accountant in Arlington, VA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great advancement in their company

    Cons

    no cons so far


  6. "Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time

    Pros

    Room for growth, excellent manager, challenging work

    Cons

    Cannot think of any negatives


  7. "Executive Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Flexible schedule and environment, a lot of internal training opportunities, very good salaries and excellent bonuses, catered lunches for meetings. Very good leadership and diversity is shifting and changing all the time.

    Cons

    No upward growth for EAs.

  8. "Fantastic People, Challenging Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Carlyle is not a death by meetings environment. It has clever and talented people who care about your success. The work is always interesting.

    Cons

    From a back office perspective, Carlyle is just big enough to need enterprise solutions in many areas, but small enough to not already have them in places.

    Advice to Management

    Be bold as you evolve the strategy.


  9. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Carlyle rewards employees based on merit - if you do a good job it can really take you places

    Cons

    It's lack of corporate structure, while mostly a good thing, can sometimes make the decision-making process protracted

    Advice to Management

    Develop and encourage better interaction across offices and funds


  10. "Great Brand"

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Carlyle is recognized as a leader in PE, and working for them affords you great exposure in the industry.

    Cons

    Not a ton of collaboration between group; mobility is limited

    Advice to Management

    Increase collaboration among groups to increase culture.


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