Fortress Investment Group
3.8 of 5 26 reviews
www.fortressinv.com New York, NY 500 to 999 Employees

Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated Mar 25, 2014

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Randal A. Nardone

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time for more than a year

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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Phenomenal learning experience in one of the top hedge funds in the industry.

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Fortress Investment Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsTreat employees right and have a great working environment that is never quiet by any means. Also working at a top firm has its advantages.

ConsOnly con I can personally think of is the horrible toilette paper they have in the bathrooms. It's the equivalent of wiping your bum with sandpaper.

Advice to Senior ManagementStock the fridges with red bull

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

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I worked at Fortress Investment Group part-time

ProsThe firm has a great culture and team environment. They really incorporate interns into everyday work and projects. There are also many intern events that are a great way to meet the other interns and learn about other parts of the businesses.

ConsLong hours at times, but that's expected at a firm like Fortress. There is also access to upper management and MDs which is nice.

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Great place to learn!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fortress Investment Group

ProsWork with smart people, learn a lot of things!

ConsI can not think of a thing bad of this firm

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Great company culture

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fortress Investment Group

ProsSome of the top minds in the industry. Very interesting line of work and great variety of products they deal with

ConsNo formal training program. Must be ready to be thrown into the fire

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

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Amazing

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fortress Investment Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsGood pay
Fun team
Huge learning curve

Consnone at all. Very good experience

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

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Good company

Developer (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time for more than 3 years

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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Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time for more than a year

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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Excellent place to work!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time

ProsGreat people, compensation and environment. Executives work as hard as they expect everyone else too which is great to see.

ConsBe prepared to put your time in but if you do you will be well compensated.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you do.

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

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You can do better.

Associate (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time for more than a year

ProsLooks great on the resume.

Close to the subway.

ConsThe back office in general is a capitally mismanaged meat-grinder. There is very little in terms of year-end reviews, raises or employee appreciation. Bonuses are reasonable but considering how much you'll work for them, they will be underwhelming. In general the message is - just be happy you have a job.

There are some managers who genuinely care about their underlings but that does not seem to be the overall tone at the top.

The culture lacks in collegial environment and professionalism which is surprising for a firm of this caliber. Don't take me wrong - you'll work with some great people - they have brilliant, amazing individuals at Fortress, but unfortunately there is no fundamental culture that discourages the bad apples from treating the rest like crap and rewards those who make a real positive impact.

Advice to Senior ManagementPeople are not cogs in the machine, thinking that way creates risk and is counterproductive.

You are a big firm now, act like one.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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