Cerberus Capital Management

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Updated February 6, 2015
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  1. Horrible, spring 2013 purchased Jewel Osco, that's when the nightmare started.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor

    I have been working at Cerberus Capital Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Tenure associates have good health benefits, medical, vison and dental for family even for part time associates. 401k retirement as well.

    Cons

    Management from store directors, district mgrs to top management treat the supervisory mgrs and the labors with disrespect no regard for their human life.
    More worker's and hours are needed to accomplish the unreasonable daily tasks.
    It is not human nature for one to work at their max on a daily basis. This can be very debilitating after time. Supervisory managers are treated like slaves. Constant treat of losing ones job. Must be available 24/7. Evening on one's day off as well as Vacation time. Job doesn't pay enough we're not six figure office mgrs. We do the grunt work. No time to manage the impossible. So please do sell sell us you're horrible to work for worse than svu.

    Advice to Management

    STOP you're ABUSE Bully ING management
    Style. From store mgrs, district managers up. We are human beings.

  2. Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cerberus Capital Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office
    Good brand name
    Flat operating structure

    Cons

    It is run like a circus
    No clear goal definition

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time educating your staff about long term direction of the company

  3. Ordinary, mediocre, nothing special

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

    I have been working at Cerberus Capital Management full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Some people there are actually very smart. You're very lucky if you actually get to work with them.

    Cons

    Lackluster, ordinary firm, too much hype not enough substance, employee burnout, mediocre benefits and salary, bonuses aren't competitive, limited training and advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    You'd benefit from updating your technical skills and listen to some of the smart people working for you.

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  5. bought out

    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Cerberus Capital Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good training management avaliable to speak with

    Cons

    job is to come in and clean house

  6. Helpful (1)

    This place is ran more like a circus than hedge fund.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President, Financial Reporting
    Former Employee - Vice President, Financial Reporting

    I worked at Cerberus Capital Management

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Some of the people are intelligent and nice.

    Cons

    - Huge System/Process issues that make reporting VERY manual and VERY frustrating.
    - Old school mgmt style - senior mgmt often resort to shouting and belittlng employees to motivate them which is VERY counterproductive.
    - Lack of technical expertise at senior management.
    - Lack of training - have to learn most things on your own.
    - Long hours.
    - Lackluster bonus due to declining performance of the company.

    Advice to Management

    - Less yelling and more patience so employees do not fear bringing up issues and are more apt to proposing solutions. Take time to understand and address the issues at a detailed level instead of superficial level. Hire people with the technical expertise or with experience with the specific problems of the company.

  7. Helpful (2)

    Reputable firm ... did more for my career after I left then when I was there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at Cerberus Capital Management

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - some of the smartest people I worked with/for/around
    - great access to knowledge from experts in different fields (management bench)
    - great information sharing within the company
    - great brand recognition (for future employers) ... well-respected within the industry

    Cons

    - pretty stark work environment (none of the glitz or fancy artwork, etc. found at other shops)
    - people tend to look out for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Allow for 360 degree reviews of all immediate colleagues

  8. Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Cerberus Capital Management

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, experience, perks, activities, intelligent

    Cons

    Need to self train, or if in doubt, ask with confidence.

    Advice to Management

    A general sense of anxiety can decrease with more support.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Overall a good place to work. You will learn a lot.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cerberus Capital Management

    No opinion of CEO
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to different strategies and portfolios.

    Cons

    Diffidult advancement within the firm

    Advice to Management

    Communicate more to the middle and staff that put in so many hours, make your presense known in a way that will inspire people.

  10. Best job I've worked (but might not be for everyone)

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Interim Analyst - Real Estate Acquisitions in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Interim Analyst - Real Estate Acquisitions in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Cerberus Capital Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Work is very engaging and changes every day
    -Opportunity to meet and work with professionals across the real estate spectrum
    -Team is extremely supportive and pushes you to learn from mistakes rather than blaming you for them
    -Cerberus is highly acquisitive in this space (European Real Estate) so it's a phenomenal place to gain experience

    Cons

    -Long working hours; I didn't mind but other people might find it exhausting
    -Cerberus is very paper dependent compared to its competitors, everything needs to be printed prior to meetings which can take a while to do

  11. fulfilling

    • 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 Cerberus Capital Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart people, diversified and interesting work. Compensation structure is fair to generous, sufficient numbers of staff at all levels to meet demanding workload of all departments

    Cons

    Ever changing regulatory demands on financial firms and seeking out new investment directions as cycles change

    Advice to Management

    Firm tries to meet work life balance of employees. Many shortcomings of the infrastructure have been overcome with improved technology allowing for less demanding schedule of accountants.

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