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The Carlyle Group Reviews

Updated Jul 9, 2019

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The Carlyle Group CEO Glenn A. Youngkin
Glenn A. Youngkin
46 Ratings
  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great team in NY!"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for 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!

    The Carlyle Group2016-12-06
  2. "Power Plant Operator"

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    Former Employee - Power Plant Operator in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Carlyle Group for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Pay for what you have to do

    Cons

    Long and changing work shifts

    The Carlyle Group2016-11-21
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    The Carlyle Group2016-11-04
  4. "Get In if You Can"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for 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

    The Carlyle Group2016-10-07
  5. Helpful (5)

    "Staff Accountant"

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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

    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

    The Carlyle Group2016-08-28
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Staff Accountant"

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    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.

    The Carlyle Group2016-09-07
  7. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for 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.

    The Carlyle Group2016-09-09
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Good salary and benefits"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at The Carlyle Group

      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.

      The Carlyle Group2016-08-19
    • Helpful (7)

      "Tax"

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      Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Washington, DC
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I worked at The Carlyle Group for 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...

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      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...

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      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.

      The Carlyle Group2016-07-27
    • "Dynamic company"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends

      I worked at The Carlyle Group

      Pros

      - great benefits - young work environment

      Cons

      - no set processes - pressure cooker environment

      The Carlyle Group2016-06-23
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