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  1. "Great Institution"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warburg Pincus full-time

    Pros

    High quality leadership who think long term.

    Cons

    Is a large global firm, hard to know everyone.


  2. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Awesome perks Free Lunch Great pay

    Cons

    Petty work environment
    Racist higher ups
    Pretty much stuck in this position

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate your executive assistants- they do way more than they need to

  3. "A view from the back-office"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Warburg Pincus full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Very smart people working here. Great for the resume.

    Cons

    Poor management. Very bureaucratic. No growth opportunities. People stay their entire lives and hold on tight to their positions. Not open to change or constructive feedback. Poor work/life balance. They only invest in their analysts, offering a grad school program sponsoring them to be admitted to graduate school.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in your back-office people. Also offer more internal seminars/workshops promoting professional growth and leadership.


  4. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture and firm - focus on honesty, transparency and encorages people to speak up

    Cons

    Large and can sometimes be bureaucratic. You have to be politically well connected to move up the ranks

    Advice to Management

    Stick to core PE as opposed to diversifying away like peers. Warburg has not thought of going public which is one of the reasons they are able to effectively do what they do today


  5. "Great culture, very smart people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very sharp, but not sharp-elbowed. It's been a joy working here

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours can be long but that is industry standard.


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Warburg Pincus (More than a year)

    Pros

    Very interesting job, growth and thesis-oriented investing strategy, prestigious for resume

    Cons

    Lower pay than other mega cap PE, long hours working on multiple deals at the same time, active sourcing component, limited mentoriship

    Advice to Management

    Improve firm culture, have more outings, lunches and make it less hierarchical


  7. Helpful (5)

    "Great Company, poor IT leadership"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Warburg Pincus full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company overall, great benefits, pretty decent work/life balance.

    Cons

    I wrote a review last year while I was still employed and somehow it was removed - so here we go again. I'm one of the developers from the 'mass exodus', where basically the entire development team decided to leave. I wholeheartedly agree with the other reviewer's comments. IT management is in dire need of a re-work. It's apparent that the IT leaders prioritize a defensive posture and protection of their own positions within the company (ultimately at the expense of the company). There is so much potential to improve and add value within IT at Warburg Pincus, but I fear that potential will never be realized with the current IT management in place - a shame.

    Advice to Management

    Learn how to manage and cultivate trust/morale, drop the 'defensive' mentality, listen to the repeated messages of your organization *before* they all decide to move on.

  8. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great company culture and more emphasis on work-life balance as compared to other bulge bracket PE firms.

    Cons

    Pretty hierarchical and there is often less communication to the juniors on deals.

    Advice to Management

    Start involving/communicating with the juniors a lot more during deals. While the analysis is important, its also important to get the broader context of the deals.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Great company but dysfunctional IT department"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful, centrally-located offices
    Great salary & benefits package
    Great work-life balance
    Great people overall

    Cons

    Your experience will depend on the group/department you work in. The cons I list here are specific to the IT department:
    Little to no opportunities for advancement.
    Training and professional development is not valued and seen as a chore rather than an opportunity.
    Total top-down management style with little communication to the developers and other experienced staff below management level.
    Poor people skills among much of IT management.
    Developers are not involved enough in the early stages of the product development cycle which leads to communication issues and problems down the line that could have easily been avoided.
    Poor, antagonistic relationships between managers of sub-groups within IT lead to a lack of teamwork, paranoia and poor morale.
    Managers are not responsive to the suggestions and recommendations of their subordinates and are resistant to change.
    Spaghetti code and outdated technology are the norm.
    Lack of communication with the internal clients leads to the development of products that never get used.
    All of these issues combined led to a recent mass exodus of full-time developers from the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to uncover the reasons for the extremely high turnover within specific subgroups within IT. Make sure you hear from a variety of sources (not just managers). Maybe an anonymous 360 review?
    Mandate soft skills training for all managers in IT.
    Re-examine the organizational structure of the IT department.
    Get an outside consultant to help address negative team dynamics within the IT group.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Administrative Coordinator"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Warburg Pincus full-time

    Pros

    Really great work environment. Everyone is extremely nice and enjoyable.

    Cons

    The pipeline of organization/ the way things are executed in terms of tracking company info, quarterly values, and finances could use some major improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Get all of the information on one database so that people are not having to check and double check and triple check their sources for accuracy.


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