Fortress Investment Group
3.7 of 5 29 reviews
www.fortressinv.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated May 14, 2014

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Randal A. Nardone

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsHuge 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.

    ConsThe 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 Senior ManagementKeep doing what you're doing. You set a positive tone for the staff below you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great experience.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter integration amongst groups, including managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsBonus compensation; that was really it.

    ConsOperations 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 Senior ManagementTake the initiative to have the medical procedure to have the sticks removed from your you-know-where.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Developer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSmart people, strong manager, nice location

    Conssometimes they hire wrong person

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Intensive environment

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    Singapore (Singapore)

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

    ConsUnstable. Typical for hedge fund.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the hard working spirit!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Stifling

    Administrative (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsYou 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 Senior ManagementPay attention to mid management. They are pouring poison on the fruit vine.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Extreme micromanagement

    Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

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

    ConsPoor 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 Senior ManagementTrust 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.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Satisfied, but no career growth.

    Desktop Support Specialist (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsAbility to wear many hats.

    ConsPigeon hold into one position.

    Advice to Senior ManagementMore training. Career path.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fortress is a great place to grow

    Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsFirm is increasing its AUM

    ConsHierarchical, though people say it is not. Hard to get promoted
    Firm grew too fast too quickly
    Lack of IT infrastructure

    Advice to Senior ManagementReward your people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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