Highland Capital Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 13 Feb 2018

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Highland Capital Co-Founder and President James Dondero
James Dondero
37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Lots of perks- free lunch, great health care, casual dress and lots of happy hours(in 8 reviews)

  • "There are some extremely smart people working throughout all levels of the company(in 4 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Highland"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Fund accountant"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Free lunch, very high bonuses comparatively, smart people, great office, promotes often, exposure to a lot of different sectors/investment types/people, ability to transfer to different departments

    Cons

    Firm growth stalled a little for the last few years. Past PR issues hurt the firm's reputation but that has been healing.

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    "Highland Capital Management as a Destination Workplace"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The company is a great fit for people who are willing to put in the work while achieving results. There are some extremely smart people working throughout all levels of the company. I mention this because it's a fairly flat organization in terms of communication and cooperation. This includes exposure to upper levels of management.

    Cons

    I wouldn't necessarily call this a negative, but it should be pointed out that exposure to senior-level management also implies a high level of accountability.

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