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The Carlyle Group Staff Accountant Reviews

Updated Jun 19, 2019

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The Carlyle Group CEO Glenn A. Youngkin
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  1. "Staff accountant"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people, friendly environment and lots of space to learn and grow; Compensation is decent, an elite company to build up the career path

    Cons

    Interview processes are very long

    The Carlyle Group2019-06-19
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    "Staff Accountant"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The people you work with are great! Carlyle carries a known/reputable brand/name.

    Cons

    Very long hours. No work/life balance. No compensation for overtime. Aren’t really supportive of you if you wanted change departments/teams.

    The Carlyle Group2018-01-10
  3. 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
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Run, don't walk"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Arlington, VA

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group

    Pros

    The Carlyle Group is a great name on a resume, and you learn a lot very quickly. The accounting team is very large and full of young people if you're into that sort of culture.

    Cons

    There are a lot of positive reviews on here which play up how great it is to work as a staff accountant at the Carlyle Group, which makes me wonder if they've been written by HR or recruiting. There are always jobs open in these areas because there are always people leaving. Why? First of all, no work life balance. Even for an accounting/financial reporting job, work life balance is poor. Second, the culture within the...

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    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to the people that work for you. Sitting down for a meeting every few weeks to check in isn't building relationships.

    The Carlyle Group2016-07-08
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    "Staff Accountant - Management is horrible"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Rosslyn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits- including transit and healthcare. Ability to gain a promotion relatively quickly- especially at the staff accountant level. You will learn a lot in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    Management does NOT manage. This creates utter chaos with some people who aren't even in charge running the whole show. Little communication across teams and sometimes within teams. High school type culture in the Virginia office with a culture of disrespect. Basically no training. Long hours- expect to work weekends and many holidays.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage people. Yes, knowledge of the processes and field is required to be in a leadership position, but you also must choose people who are capable of leading a group and have a backbone. Talented people are leaving the company because of management's inability to lead.

    The Carlyle Group2016-02-07
  6. "Good Compensation, and opportunities to grow"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Compensation is competitive, and year-end bonus is typically substantial -Opportunity to leave a footprint even at staff level -Growing company with a lot of opportunties to take your career in different directions -Management is very open to suggestions -Great name to have on your resume

    Cons

    -High expectations can be difficult to manage -Long working hours can affect work life balance -Lack of communication between groups and lack of standardized practices can lead to unnecessary complications, however management is actively working on addressing these issues

    Advice to Management

    Things are headed in the correct direction

    The Carlyle Group2014-06-04
  7. "Very Positive"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Rosslyn, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Carlyle Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Surrounded by a talented and motivated group of professionals. Very enjoyable and friendly group.

    Cons

    Work requires long hours, and issues with technology can be frustrating.

    The Carlyle Group2014-03-02
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