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Updated Jul 9, 2019

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The Carlyle Group CEO Glenn A. Youngkin
Glenn A. Youngkin
46 Ratings
Pros
  • "You will have opportunities to work with many smart people(in 7 reviews)

  • "The company offers good benefits(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 (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
    • "Fund Management Review"

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      Current Employee - Fund Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommends
      Approves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Great name, smart people, successful company.

      Cons

      Offices are very segregated and groups are siloed. Little room for internal mobility. Slow growth track.

      The Carlyle Group2017-07-25
    • "Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

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

      Pros

      Very smart people, great managers, cool industry, learning environment, friendly coworkers, fast paced and challenging. If you are intelligent and care about doing well, you will really enjoy working here.

      Cons

      Focus is sometimes too much on quantity of hours instead of quality of hours. Some groups seem to look down upon those in other groups. Pros definitely outweigh the cons.

      Advice to Management

      Keep up the good work. Decrease the pay gap a bit between senior and mid/junior folks. Keep making intelligent decisions.

      The Carlyle Group2016-02-10
    • "Make sure you identify your career path up front"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I worked at The Carlyle Group

        Pros

        Get to work with some very smart people. Having the company's name on your resume helps with future opportunities.

        Cons

        Difficult to advance, especially if you are not on a already identified career path. HR does nothing to help with career management.

        The Carlyle Group2016-02-04
      • Helpful (2)

        "great place to work"

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        Former Employee - Fund Accountant in Arlington, VA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at The Carlyle Group full-time

        Pros

        great place to work. You will have opportunities to work with many smart people. Great working environment in general, senior management are humble and kind. I have been employed for three years.

        Cons

        overall I think the company is excellent. They pay well and they give you opportunity to grow if you have the capability to do the job. There are two ways for career advancement, first, you are smart, you are outstanding at your work and your boss values career advancement as much as you do. Second, socializing :) I think people do have concerns about their long hours at work and overtimes. However, you will be able...

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        Advice to Management

        good company

        The Carlyle Group2015-12-15
      • "Great place to work!"

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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 3 years

        Pros

        - Intellectually engaging - Fantastic, smart people - Fast-paced environment - Great benefits

        Cons

        - Less hierarchy. As in most private equity firms, the place can be quite "stratified." - More flexibility in moving from position to position

        Advice to Management

        I don't have much to say here. They are doing great things, in the way they want to do them.

        The Carlyle Group2015-08-28
      • "More cons than pros"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook

        I worked at The Carlyle Group

        Pros

        Small teams, smart people, good office location

        Cons

        Long hours with long periods of little workload, no career progression for support staff, a lot of politics

        Advice to Management

        Invest in development of staff

        The Carlyle Group2017-06-28
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