Starwood Culture?

Trying to figure out more about the Starwood culture. I assume it's not perfect given the size of the funds, but was curious if the culture was better than the firms that are not purely RE firms and have trickling effect from their PE/Banker Culture (KKR, BX, Carlyle).

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  • Analyst 3+ in RE - Other
Aug 14, 2021 - 9:25pm

My ex-coworker said it's intense so you need to have thick skin and be comfortable with getting yelled at

  • Analyst 3+ in RE - Other
Aug 14, 2021 - 10:52pm

Overall, he seems ok with the culture. He's not getting chewed out regularly or anything. Definitely a demanding role but not unbearable

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  • Investment Analyst in RE - Comm
Aug 15, 2021 - 4:47pm

TBH surprising to hear that ppl will openly yell at you. Don't think you'll even find that at BX/KKR

  • Investment Analyst in RE - Comm
Aug 16, 2021 - 7:47pm

Right, I've never heard of any of these institutional shops as having a culture of being yelled at...maybe at a developer centered around a strong personality, e.g. JDS / Shvo / etc (just throwing out an example of a type of shop, don't know anything about those two in particular) but not a PERE 10 type firm

  • Analyst 2 in RE - Comm
Aug 15, 2021 - 10:27pm

This is before all the IB salary raises, I don't think anyone knows how these firms will respond to those raises. But being that these are top pe and repe firms I'm sure they will raise their salaries. Especially firms like BX, KKR, and Carlyle seeing as they compete for talent with the banks

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Oct 11, 2021 - 9:41pm

I knew an Analyst who worked there making close to 200k all in, so this info is prob outdated.

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Gen
Oct 11, 2021 - 7:52pm

I've heard that the culture has gotten better over the years. The turnover used to be bad so they've been making a big effort to significantly increase retention.

  • Investment Analyst in RE - Comm
Oct 11, 2021 - 9:33pm

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