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The Carlyle Group Reviews

Updated Apr 20, 2019

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3.8
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The Carlyle Group CEO Glenn A. Youngkin
Glenn A. Youngkin
45 Ratings
Pros
  • "The company offers good benefits(in 7 reviews)

  • "You will have opportunities to work with many smart people(in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and demanding work can make work-life balance challenging(in 15 reviews)

  • "Work-Life balance was non-existent for large portions of the year(in 11 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great People, Pay and Company"

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    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.

    The Carlyle Group2018-11-26
  2. "New CEOs bringing in change of thought leadership"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time

    Pros

    Challenging work environment with A-type personalities

    Cons

    Consensus model decision making. Need to be able to influence others to get ideas across.

    The Carlyle Group2019-04-20
  3. "Technology is poorly run"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Rosslyn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Nice coworkers and the pay is good.

    Cons

    GTS management is not empowered and is glorified customer service. As a result, massive technical debt is accumulated on virtually every project. Poor work/balance culture too.

    Advice to Management

    Audit the leadership, do exit interviews, encourage leadership to build relationships with the workers.

    The Carlyle Group2019-04-16
  4. "decent"

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      Current Employee - Media Coordinator 

      I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time

      Pros

      growing company, so there's a lot of potential

      Cons

      hires management from outside the organization instead of promoting from within

      The Carlyle Group2019-04-13
    • "Entry level positions at Carlyle"

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      Current Employee - Human Resources Assistant 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

      Professional environment, values talent development

      Cons

      Long work hours 9am-6pm, haughty attitudes across firm, some favoritism

      The Carlyle Group2019-03-21
    • "Software Developer"

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      Former Employee - Software Developer in Arlington, VA

      I worked at The Carlyle Group for less than a year

      Pros

      Relaxed environment, good team culture, great location

      Cons

      Lack of integration with other departments of the company

      The Carlyle Group2018-12-11
    • "Dispatch Supervisor"

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      Former Employee - Dispatch Supervisor in Livonia, MI
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Make friends with other mqnagers. And you’re in.

      Cons

      When the recruiters post that the company is growing in a certain area. It really means that they’ve lost many people and need to rehire. Especially in their sales department. The turn over rate is high. Can’t really get ahead without being behind someone big.

      Advice to Management

      They know what’s needed.

      The Carlyle Group2019-01-15
    • "Decent Enough To Work For"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for 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!

      The Carlyle Group2018-12-07
    • Helpful (1)

      "Great!"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends

        I have been working at The Carlyle Group

        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

        The Carlyle Group2018-11-02
      • "Very good company"

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        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

        The Carlyle Group2018-11-05
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