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Highland Capital Reviews

Updated Sep 6, 2019

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3.9
69%
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72%
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Highland Capital Co-Founder and President James Dondero
James Dondero
36 Ratings
  1. "Great Culture"

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    Former Employee - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Highland Capital part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great environment for learning, lovely office space, most people are friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    Not everyone is collegial, seems as though some things occurred in the past that could have damaged the culture.

    Highland Capital2019-09-06
  2. Helpful (1)

    "Company is a disaster internally . Sinking ship"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Highland Capital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch, average benefits for hedge funds / asset management.

    Cons

    Morale very low, leadership is poor and dishonest. HemorrhagingAUM. Constant lawsuits and headline risk. Mistreat clients and employees alike. Unqualified, inexperienced leadership below founder level.

    Advice to Management

    Go to a family office

    Highland Capital2019-03-15
  3. "Excellent company with excellent culture"

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    Analyst 

    I worked at Highland Capital

    Pros

    Great working culture, strong, supportive team

    Cons

    Uptown traffic can be a handful to manage

    Highland Capital2019-01-31
  4. Helpful (2)

    "sales"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Highland Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great investment platform, multiple products

    Cons

    no patience, bad management, high turnover

    Highland Capital2018-03-16
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Great health insurance plans. - Daily catered lunch. - Business casual dress code. - Great office location and amenities. - Regular firm wide social gatherings. - Smart people around and many opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    - Work/life balance can be challenging.

    Highland Capital2018-02-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time

    Pros

    *Intelligent co-workers who are willing to help you move up in the company *Great employee benefits *Employees work really hard, but make atmosphere enjoyable *Challenging environment that encourages constant growth

    Cons

    *Semi-long hours, but tons of support

    Highland Capital2018-02-13
  7. Helpful (5)

    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Highland Capital full-time

    Pros

    Benefits are unbeatable and office is nice - they generally allow upward movement

    Cons

    No leadership, constant change in direction, high turnover, bad reputation

    Advice to Management

    Hire a leader that can affect positive change and pick a direction and stick with it

    Highland Capital2018-01-31
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company for Internships!"

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    Intern Marketing in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Highland Capital for more than a year

    Pros

    Everyone at the company is very energetic so it makes it fun to go to work every day! You really do learn a lot while you are there and they treat you like a member of the team and not an intern.

    Cons

    Just wish there was an opportunity for me to stay and work full-time!

    Highland Capital2017-12-12
  9. Helpful (2)

    "Highland"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time

    Pros

    Free food all day Great building Good benefits Smart people

    Cons

    Compensation is often way below market. Management makes questionable decisions. I worked in the hedge fund industry for a long time and this is the highest turnover I have ever seen. They are consistently firing people and hiring less adequate people.

    Highland Capital2017-12-24
  10. Helpful (5)

    "Mixed Experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Highland Capital full-time

    Pros

    - Highland is a big name (whether it's desirable is another matter) and you have access to whatever resources you need because of it. You can get whatever research or support you need to get your job done. - Coworkers are generally very smart and hard working. There are a couple of bad apples, but by and large, people are pleasant to be around. - Beautiful office in the Crescent, with plenty of free food and... drinks - Good benefits plan, but nothing too out of the ordinary for buyside finance

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    Cons

    - Culture feels paternalistic and overbearing at times. The firm has a bunch of odd rules that make it feel like the average employee can't be trusted to do his or her job without being forced. These include minimum weekly hours (need to log in and out every single day), highly blocked/restricted internet (with an insulting "quota" system that allows you to browse for 15 minutes a day), must share hotel rooms while... traveling, no ability to work from home, frowned upon to leave the desk to get coffee, go for walks, etc. - Compensation is meaningfully below similar roles at other firms - The firm is constantly involved in lawsuits / scandals which gets pretty distracting. Due to legal issues with certain investment banks, deal flow is impacted as well. - Opportunities for advancement / promotion are very unclear - While they're all great people, the firm seems to have an unncessarily large back office, probably to deal with all the legal and ethical problems. - While active managers generally are doing poorly, HCM in particular has had issues with heavy withdrawals / shrinking AUM

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    Highland Capital2017-08-01
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