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The Carlyle Group Reviews

Updated Oct 8, 2019

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The Carlyle Group CEO Glenn A. Youngkin
Glenn A. Youngkin
49 Ratings
  1. "Best fund"

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    Summer Analyst 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for as an intern. Thoroughly enjoyed every single bit of my internship and would reccomend 100%

    Cons

    Not surprisingly, the hours come with the job but at the same time it makes for an incredible opportunity to learn at that level. Buyiut team is friendly and helpful

    The Carlyle Group2015-10-08
  2. "Great people, growth organization and great professional challenges"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good comp, great benefits, transparency in management, client focused Best thing was the accessibility to the founders. I was low on the totem pole but I got quality time with thefounders on multiple occasions

    Cons

    Rapidly shifting dynamic environment due to the transition from a privately held comany to a public company. They are based in DC and not in NY.

    Advice to Management

    Remain transparent internally and externally with respect to alignment toward your clients.

    The Carlyle Group2012-10-13
  3. "Great Learning Experience"

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    Former Employee - Vice President 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Work with incredibly smart and ambitious people. Have opportunity to take ownership of sourcing and executing deals. Access to various pools of capital and consistent investment appetite. Your Carlyle experience will enable you to excel in just about any business environment you move into thereafter.

    Cons

    While overall corporate culture is good relative to institutional peers, satellite offices have inconsistent advancement opportunities and management styles. Teams may be saturated with limited upside growth opportunity. Come in to learn but not necessarily to build your career here.

    Advice to Management

    Need to update culture for diversity - what worked 2 decades ago won’t work in the future. Incentive structure overly rewards risk taking without enough motivation to protect the downside.

    The Carlyle Group2019-09-23
  4. "Incredibly Intelligent People"

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    Former Employee - Junior Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Open-office culture, great benefits, small teams, good visibility into a variety of industries, opportunities to do work that is seen directly by executive level personnel

    Cons

    No clear path for advancement out of a 2 year position

    Advice to Management

    Better align priorities between external and internal facing job functions

    The Carlyle Group2019-09-06
  5. "Really Good Company if you Can Land A Role on the "Deal Team""

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    Former Employee - Junior Business Systems Analyst in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunity to work with smart individuals Gain exposure to a lot of different tools and applications

    Cons

    Can sometimes be very hesitant to adopt new tech Heavy favor front of the office individuals and can sometimes disrespect the supporting cast

    Advice to Management

    Be open to trying new things and treat everyone equally

    The Carlyle Group2019-08-23
  6. "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
  7. Helpful (2)

    "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
  8. "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
  9. "Software Developer"

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    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
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Software engineer"

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    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

    The Carlyle Group2018-06-29
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