The Carlyle Sucks Customer Reviews and Feedback

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The Carlyle Group is an American multinational private equity, alternative asset management and financial services corporation. It specializes in corporate private equity, real assets, and private credit. In 2015, Carlyle was the world's largest private equity firm by capital raised over the previous five years, according to the PEI 300 index, though by 2020 it had slipped into second place.


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Maintenance Assistant (Former Employee) says

"This company is the worst to work for. When you get older they find anything they can to get rid of you. Even when you have worked for them for years and even helped your supervisor who don't know how to do your job . Please advise everyone not to go there. Cons: They clock you out for lunch take from your pay even when you don't get lunch."

IT Service Desk Technician (Former Employee) says

"Did not like my experience working for this company. To much bias and management wasn't helpful. They didn't have balance work culture. Was glad to move on. Would not recommend this job to anyone."

Property Maintenance (Current Employee) says

"it is hard do do your your job the they want everything done now but won't go get parts,or buy any thing unless you fight for it. i have never work like this they want thing done for free."

Property Manager (Current Employee) says

"I learned a lot from the business. You never knew which manager to go to and they didn't just micro-manange they wanted to be your babysitter. Very indecisive. They would tell you one thing and another manager would tell you something different. You never knew if you were coming or going."

Junior Analyst - Fund Management (Current Employee) says

"The Carlyle Group is a brand name that attracts highly-motivated and ambitious people. Your fellow workers are the best part of working at The Carlyle Group. It is important to understand that there are two silos at Carlyle, the Investment teams, and Investment Services. The Investment Professionals working across Carlyle's private equity funds are some of the best in the business and can expect a dynamic and rewarding career. Unfortunately, the same cannot be said of the Investment Services side of the business. While the Carlyle brand continues to bring in high-quality personnel, this side of the business has been neglected for far too long. The technical systems are woefully out of date and are in a constant state of change as the company frantically tries to cut down on manual processes that its peers have been doing automatically for the best part of a decade. There is next to no potential for advancement or mobility in the company with many mid-level employees holding the same roles for many years at a time. This frustrates the best and brightest who inevitably leave. The mid-level managers that are left behind are overtaxed and under qualified. The workplace culture discourages asking questions and the workflow seems to be one fire drill after another. I would suggest this to people looking for the first job where the expectation is that you work here for 2-years, get the prestigious name on your resume and then leave. If you are looking for a long-term career option, I would look elsewhere. Cons: Lack of opportunities for advancement, Culture discourages asking questions, Overtaxed and under qualified middle managers, Systems in a constant state of change"

Fund Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Friendly environment, not very diverse, long hours, I had only a temporary job not really familiar with the career growth prospects Cons: not very diverse"

Human Resources Assistant (Current Employee) says

"Good comp., solid benefits, opportunity to work with intelligent professionals. Located in a prime area of of D.C. and a role within this company gives you access to top private equity insight and a diverse network."

Executive Assistant to Managing Partner (Former Employee) says

"The Carlyle Group is a very fast-paced, competitive environment. Each day was a different experience. You had to be an excellent self-starter and have the ability to multi-task and be flexible."

Manager (Former Employee) says

"Great pay & bonuses, offers pretty standard benefits, nothing exciting. Siloed depending on which group you work in. Not a very social atmosphere. Not much flexibility."

Account Analyst (Former Employee) says

"Small office offers quiet work environment. Coworkers are easy to get along with. Pay is on the low side and benefits weren't great. Office is in a great area of West Hollywood."

Accounting Associate (Former Employee) says

"The company overall is great company to work for if you are a recent graduate and love working in a fast pace accounting department. However, work long office hours often there until 12am or later during month closing and audit season. Co-workers are pleasant but not welcoming to new employees. Promotions can be awarded within the first year of working for company. But on the downside turnover with employees are high, most leaving within a 2 year time span. Cons: office politics, cliche co-workers"

Executive Assistant to the Director (Current Employee) says

"Interesting workplace culture. Diverse and friendly. High pressure environment, deadline oriented. Working overtime is a must. Salary and benefits are great for the most part."

Machine Operator (Current Employee) says

"Ok place to work. Maybe too many hours weekly. Turnover is fairly high causing the additional hours weekly. As management hires more employees the hours should return to normal. Cons: Long hours"

Fund Assistant (Former Employee) says

"Gave me great insight into a feild that I didn't know much about but sparked an interest after being there a few months. Very team oriented environment and was able to make many great connections. Enjoyed coming into work everyday."