Och-Ziff Capital Management

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5 people found this helpful  

You won't be challenged here but the environment is nice

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

I worked at Och-Ziff Capital Management

Pros

- Free lunch everyday. Choice of menu.
- Great location (5th and 57th)
- Nice comfortable office with low noise
- Infrastructure is good

Cons

- Little opportunity for advancement unless you are part of the business
- Old-timers are entrenched and it is very difficult to break through
- Maintain status-quo. Don't rock the boat. Superb work is paid lip-service but not recognized.
- Not enough challenging projects.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Create opportunities for those that are in a support function to be challenged. Find a means to incorporate those folks into your business. Otherwise you will just end up with mediocrity.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Dan Och is a smart man but his HR team not so much

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

    I have been working at Och-Ziff Capital Management full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Complementary breakfast, lunch, snacks and gym. Beautiful office at 9 West 57th street. They are expanding to the 40th floor. You will work with smart folks, starting from the head Dan Och, James Levine, among others. It can pay good, which is why people stay.

    Cons

    Poor corporate culture, not good exposure to network internally. Employees do the same job for years, there are not career opportunities. You cannot improve yourself, rather you are encourage to put your head down and not be intellectually curious. Most people are two faced, there isn't mentorship at all.
    The HR team could not be more superficial and clueless. At the end of the day they do not care about helping employees improve themselves professionally. They rather have you be "content" with your responsibilities than explore your strengths and potential capabilities.
    Gossip is very common among the administrative staff, starting with the receptionist.
    Overall you will not be professionally challenged but rather dissapointed with the corporate culture. Last thing, they use Lotus Notes not Microsoft Outlook, very outdated and inefficient.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To management: Create a mentorship program, have senior employees network with junior staff. Have more cross training among the trading floor. Encourage employees to be intellectually curious.

    To HR: focus on positive reinforcement not on negative complains from employees. The current Chief Administrative Officer should be replaced. She has been there for too long and no employee ever feels comfortable speaking with her. She is intimidating rather than comforting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not Worth It

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

    I have been working at Och-Ziff Capital Management full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Get breakfast and lunch. Comp is decent.

    Cons

    Poor management and long hours

    Doesn't Recommend
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