Apollo Global Management Reviews

Updated August 11, 2015
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  1. Associate

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart people, great resources, competitive compensation, incredible learning experience with long term career benefits related to working under a highly respected investment brand.

    Cons

    As a public company, 10% of your comp is in stock. There are considerations that go along with any big company now that they've grown to be such a large asset manager. improving the business is often takes priority over improving the investment returns (maybe unintentionally).


  2. Great learning experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the worlds smartest people, both as co-workers and as investors, the pay is also good.

    Cons

    Very stratified among positions, little work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on employee development and morale.


  3. Finance Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time

    Pros

    Free food, team building, hard working environment, people are all very bright and talented. Co-workers become friends over time

    Cons

    It's extremely stressful and busy, especially during times when important deals are being negotiated. Work from 8 am to 11 pm or later. Quick, fast pace office environment. High turnover rate. Most employees have been there less than 4/5 years.

    Advice to Management

    A lot can be said, although I can't speak for the other departments. Maybe treat lower level employees a little bit better or nicer? Management at APO is limited in staff, short on time. Does not care as much as they should


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  5. Poor leadership in non revenue generating sector

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Beautiful office and great senior equity staff

    Cons

    Poor pay and bad management of non revenue generating operations

    Advice to Management

    Restructure some areas


  6. Helpful (1)

    Good Company Smart People Great Benefits

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great deal of individual autonomy. Full kitchen breakfast lunch and dinner.

    Cons

    At times lack of communication between managers and lower employees

    Advice to Management

    none


  7. Helpful (7)

    Its all about the money, money, money.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  8. Helpful (8)

    Not for the faint of heart

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    Current Employee - Finance Function in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Finance Function in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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 Management

    - 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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Great company with high energy and very demanding

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    Former Employee - Senior Director IT in Phoenix, AZ
    Former Employee - Senior Director IT in Phoenix, AZ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time (More than a 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 Management

    Try to improve work life balance.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Analyst

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Pay is good and lot of learning

    Cons

    long hours and tough environment


  11. Helpful (6)

    Old school finance co., looking to own your life

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Global Management full-time (More than a 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 Management

    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.



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