Apollo Global Management

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Apollo Global Management Reviews

Updated October 20, 2014
Updated October 20, 2014
8 Reviews
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8 Reviews
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  1.  

    Very smart people, high quality experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Apollo Global Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    very good experience - enjoyed team - learned a ton

    Cons

    large place with some bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    would recommend to everyone who asks - learned a ton

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Its all about the money, money, money.

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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 Apollo Global Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good compensation. Food is provided. Can move up the ladder. You can learn a lot. Awesome location.

    Cons

    Toughest work\life balance I've ever experienced. You're pretty much on email all week long. Long hours in the office. Most people are rude and think they are very important. No respect at times and try to push you down. Need to have a very, very thick skin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so rude. Being nice to your employees can go a long ways. Learn how to balance work and life on your employees. People are stressing everyday in there. Stop emailing on weekends. It makes the employee reply back even if its not important.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 5 people found this helpful  

    Not for the faint of heart

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Finance Function in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Function in New York, NY

    I have been working at Apollo Global Management full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Higher Pay than industry average for comparable positions
    - Company has good reputation and brand name
    - Steep learning curve affords one with a tremendous learning experience

    Cons

    - Terrible work life balance. Employees expected to be on call around the clock and over the weekend.
    - Unrealistic expectations from senior management. Too often we have way too limited time to deal with the required asks
    - Type A Personalities throughout the firm in all departments and at all levels. Need extra thick skin to survive here

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Reign in all the nonsense and bureaucracy. We are a small company and don't need all this bureaucracy
    - A bit more humanity from senior management. Expectation to be constantly on call evenings and weekends can seriously grind out a person's stamina

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with high energy and very demanding

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Director IT in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Director IT in Phoenix, AZ

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Agile small company feel
    Freedom to develop processes and methods
    No micromanagement

    Cons

    Management expectations of staff are very high
    Hard working environment
    Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to improve work life balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great experience. Extremely intelligent and personable people. Employees are some of the brightest in the industry.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Apollo Global Management as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are fantastic to work with. It is very easy to get along with them. They work extremely hard but are also a pleasure to work with.

    Cons

    It may be difficult to learn if you are do not have a strong finance/accounting background. They work on very complicated deals and don't have much time if you are not qualified.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apollo Global Management

    Pros

    Pay is good and lot of learning

    Cons

    long hours and tough environment

  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Old school finance co., looking to own your life

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Apollo Global Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Complimentary breakfast and lunch, cars home if working past 8pm, dinner if working late as well. Standard IB stuff.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, old school style of management
    Tough work/life balance
    Leaving the office during the day is highly discouraged except for meetings with externals
    HR is run by a sorority-like team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get with the times and make better use of technology to keep your employees connected. Create more firm-wide events that boost employee morale. Stop holding all employees on a time leash.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great exposure

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great reputation generating one of the best returns in its industry. Great knowledge management and sharing of experience within the firm

    Cons

    Difficult to progress internally within the firm

    Recommends

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