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The Carlyle Group Reviews

Updated December 11, 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 10 reviews)

  • "Long Hours, Executive Assistant's are typically not offered opportunities for advancement" (in 15 reviews)

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  1. "Great People, Pay and Company"

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    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

    The people are smart and care about you and your growth.

    Cons

    It is a seasonal (end of quarter reports) and unpredictable (deal flow) industry.


  2. "Software Developer"

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Arlington, VA

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

    Pros

    Relaxed environment, good team culture, great location

    Cons

    Lack of integration with other departments of the company

  3. "Decent Enough To Work For"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good Salary
    Decent Benefits

    Cons

    Overwork lower Level employees. Too many sales people, not enough support staff.
    Employees (except sales) are not rewarded for exceptional performance or their part in the overall success of the company.

    Advice to Management

    Taking better care of your employees and making sure they feel valued will make a huge difference in how they prioritize the value of what they do.
    Employees should feel like more than a percentage on a statistic sheet.
    Award ALL employees with bonuses when the company meets goals! Sales and Management can't get there without them!


  4. "Very good company"

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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

    Strong management, great people to work with

    Cons

    Very competitive environment to get acclimated to


  5. "Great!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends

    Pros

    Smart people and best-in-class investors make for a stimulating environment

    Cons

    Long hours and demanding work can make work-life balance challenging


  6. "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.


  7. 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

  8. "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


  9. "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.


  10. "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