Fortress Investment Group

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Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated 24 July 2014
Updated 24 July 2014
30 Reviews

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  1.  

    Good place to work, bad place to learn

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Liquid Markets Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Liquid Markets Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable and hours aren't terrible as long as you are efficient and can get your work done
    People are really nice

    Cons

    While the people are really nice there is a really weird culture that isn't social at all. It seems the system has gotten so bureaucratic that a lot of people are leaving for more entrepreneurial environments.
    There is no buddy system or training program. They throw you right in and if you make mistakes it is on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider starting a more formal training program and more office events so people get to know each other. There is a group of really social interesting people, and a group of people who won't respond to a hello in the hall so more social interactions would make a difference.
    Otherwise Fortress has an extremely bright future!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Smart, motivated, driven people. Close knit teams that are willing to help train and assist with work load.

    Cons

    Felt the need to put in face time during even during slow times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better integration amongst groups, including managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work with smart people, learn a lot of things!

    Cons

    I can not think of a thing bad of this firm

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company culture

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Some of the top minds in the industry. Very interesting line of work and great variety of products they deal with

    Cons

    No formal training program. Must be ready to be thrown into the fire

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intensive environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros

    Learn a lot. No politics since everyone is working hard and focusing on their job. CEO actually works the hardest.

    Cons

    Unstable. Typical for hedge fund.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the hard working spirit!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great work environment and challenging but interesting responsibilities

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Community, type of work, great learning environment!

    Cons

    some business areas are not performing - can have limitations in what you want to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Satisfied, but no career growth.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Specialist  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Specialist in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Ability to wear many hats.

    Cons

    Pigeon hold into one position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training. Career path.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Like the people, but excessive turnover

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Reasonably flexible investment approach, people willing to get creative. There are a number of very smart individuals, not all, but most.

    Cons

    A little unstable, can make jerky reactions to markets and major strategic changes based on temporary market conditions. I was satisfied with my pay package but have heard from a lot of people who weren't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a more consistent environment. Turnover is a killer for a business like this, keep your strongest performing employees, don't lose them over a few dollars of comp, continue to prune the weeds like you do.

    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very involved and active work environment. A lot of deals pass by your table so you get to acquire an insight into different market cap, sector etc . companies and different valuation and financing methods.

    Cons

    Not very organized and 'one firm' culture is not implemented that well. Different parts of the company ( private equity, hedge fund etc...) are mostly treated as separate entities even when they could be leveraging each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In junior levels leadership and mentorship program is adequate . - can be better.
    ALso because it is a public company sometimes it is hard to judge senior managements interests.

    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Drawbridge Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

    Pros

    Great flexibility and great experience.

    Cons

    Low pay with lots of hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay to interns to increase motivation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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