Fortress Investment Group

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Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated November 12, 2014
Updated November 12, 2014
39 Reviews
3.4
39 Reviews
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  1.  

    Accounting role

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Great learning curve and exposure

    Cons

    Very demanding deadlines and as such long hours

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    VP

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    good compensation, intelligent coworkers, good experience

    Cons

    work life balance/ no opportunity for advancement

  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure, great learning experience for junior people, flat organization

    Cons

    Tough culture, poor work-life balance at times. Hard to move up without the connections

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to learn.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge learning curve, great industry knowledge, positive team culture, teams that like to work hard / play hard, smart people with a desire to do what's right and willingness to train newer staff.

    Cons

    The hours are demanding during critical times in the month / quarter depending on which group you are part of. Sometimes you run into political drama at the higher levels that trickles down to staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You set a positive tone for the staff below you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (more than an year)

    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
  7.  

    Deutsche Bank of Hedge Funds

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Bonus compensation; that was really it.

    Cons

    Operations team seems to have a proverbial stick up the you know where. Regardless of how well they're treated by other groups, they have an inherent hatred of each other and have constant miserable attitudes, and often don't train new hires, and brush them off. When initiative is taken to take self-training courses for products that are used, you are reprimanded, then alienated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the initiative to have the medical procedure to have the sticks removed from your you-know-where.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, strong manager, nice location

    Cons

    sometimes they hire wrong person

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Intensive environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (more than an year)

    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
  10. 3 people found this helpful  

    Stifling

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The benefits are great, and the pay isn't bad.

    Cons

    You will never get promoted and your ideas will be ignored. No one in a position to care about your career does anything to help further you along. HR department is unproductive for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to mid management. They are pouring poison on the fruit vine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Extreme micromanagement

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Reputable well diversified hedge fund and the pay is pretty good. Working hours are decent, exposure to various credit investments.

    Cons

    Poor management and governance. No autonomy or scope for career growth. Extreme micromanagement and red tape. No appreciation for one's work. No morale boosting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your team to be responsible enough to complete the given task by the deadline, instead of sending constant annoying reminders and follow ups. Appreciate and recognize good work which boosts morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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