Oaktree Capital Management Reviews

Updated 9 Jan 2021

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3.6
58%
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37 Ratings
Pros
  • "Flat Structure, Nice People, Good culture and work life balance(in 9 reviews)

  • "Smart people, collaborative teams and very collegial atmosphere(in 8 reviews)

Cons
  • "In recent years, senior management in the finance department are losing touch with the workforce(in 5 reviews)

  • "Upward mobility is limited in most departments for those at entry/junior levels(in 4 reviews)

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  1. "Good"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Oaktree Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Well Paid Salary Performance based Bonus

    Cons

    High Pressure Very Long Working Hours

  2. "Good company"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England

    I have been working at Oaktree Capital Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, good compensation package

    Cons

    Sometimes very bureaucratic and not clear how performance related to compensation


  3. "Excellent place to work"

    5.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Human Resources Business Partner in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of pros working at oaktree

    Cons

    No cons to speak of

  4. "Accounting Manager"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Abundance of resources available for knowledge base

    Cons

    Common corporate environment for a PE firm of its stature. May fill like a number at times.

  5. "Great place"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Client Associate in Stamford, CT
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oaktree Capital Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Leadership, opportunities to learn, compensation

    Cons

    None at this current time.

  6. "Can be a great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Oaktree Capital Management full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Founders are amazing individuals both in their areas of expertise and as managers and people

    Cons

    The experience can vary greatly depending on your supervisor.

  7. "Successful Alternative Asset Manager"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England

    I have been working at Oaktree Capital Management full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great benefits and private healthcare

    Cons

    Difficult to progress when in a satellite office

  8. "Good company to work for"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Diversity & Inclusion
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good leadership with opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Long working hours compared to other companies

  9. COVID-19
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    "Corporate continues to surprise us"

    1.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Oaktree Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Well respected name on street Will soon be part of Brookfield I will be leaving soon

    Cons

    Oaktree does not care about employees. The company likes to say buzz words like diversity but when you look at upper management there is no diversity. Time and time again corporate puts their best interest ahead of employees. Since the Brookfield transaction we have seen them laying off employees with long tenures and given them very little severance/benefits despite many years of employment. They don’t say it but Brookfield will be paying them out based on earnings multiple so it makes sense they focus on savings. Just when you think it couldn’t get worse they decided to dramatically increase health insurance premiums under the guise of making it parity with the industry. When this happens during a pandemic, it should tell you enough about the company. None of this should be surprising as the culture starts at the top and the founding partners struck a better deal than the other partners at the firm. Avoid if you can career wise as wages are now indexed to “inflation” and they don’t care about employees like they did before company went public.

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  10. "Good Company"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Oaktree Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Great people and a good company

    Cons

    None to speak of here

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