Fortress Investment Group

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Updated April 8, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Best Job ever!

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

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

    Pros

    Work Hard Play Hard...If you work well with your group and really earn your stripes, the sky is the limit. You will do very well here. Great opportunity to learn and be nicely compensated

    Cons

    NONE-great experience...not a con but more of FYI...YOUNG CULTURE in this workplace. Always great to interact with your co workers out of work-happy hours etc...
    but you got to work hard to be accepted as a "cool" coworker. DEF not a CON!

  2. Good Place to Grow

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

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Autonomy, opportunities for growth, laid back

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to share

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to share

  3. Great place to Intern

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

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group

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

    Pros

    Good place to learn and work

    Cons

    Zero that i can think of hours at time

    Advice to Management

    No advice to offer to management team

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  5. Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and management, free drinks, smart people,

    Cons

    long hours, heavy workloads, high turnover rate

  6. Good working environment

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

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Located at nice building with strong business growth. Pay well with great bonus if you work hard and report to the right manager.

    Cons

    Management team need to show their respect to employees. They layoff people without explanations which totally ruin people's talents and professions.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. executive management show reevaluate their executive management skill. HR needs to step up to protect talents.

  7. Tough place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Smart people, hard workers, good comp

    Cons

    long hours, not necessarily a team culture

  8. Helpful (3)

    Learn how sharks operate in a world where Information is power, and none of it leaks out from the very top.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Looks good on resume, you'll work on very sophisticated deals, will learn a lot, and will make money.

    Cons

    Be prepared to lose friends and spouses while working here, because you won't have time to spend with anyone else but your coworkers, who will likely be depressed and disinterested in anything but money at this phase in their lives, because this job might have already destroyed much of what makes life worth living.

    Advice to Management

    None. High turnover keeps salaries low & profits high, per the company's mission. Paranoia continues to serve you, because there are bad people who work for you, and would probably like to destroy you were it not for the deal exposure and potential to earn something slightly higher than an investment banking career, but only if they're smart enough to obtain or create some information that could potentially blackmail those at the very top. You've succeeded in creating a culture of fear, power, betrayal, nepotism & money, while avoiding giving back to the community in any meaningful way. Congratulations, you're the epitome of Machievellian capitalism, kind of like the Vatican of hedge funds. I'm guessing you'd actually be proud of yourself reading this, because of how you romanticize the myth of the industrialists capitalists of generations past, who felt they owed nothing to the common good aside from demonstrating how to become wealthy. A review like this very likely inflates your ego as someone who thrives on a shallow form of monetary power, no matter what the cost to humanity. Your investors probably like it too, actually, so keep up the good work.

  9. Helpful (4)

    good company, but make sure you do your research first

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

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great industry experience and product exposure
    Fair compensation
    Star on your resume

    Cons

    Intense working environment
    High turnover
    Long hours

    Advice to Management

    Encourage coaching environment

  10. Great internship

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    I worked relatively long hours considering I had to commute from Connecticut. But overall they provided good training, and great pay for an intern.

    Cons

    I sometimes was reduced to doing paper work day after day. The work got repetitive sometimes, but they would put you at different desks to mix it up.

    Advice to Management

    I would want to integrate with more of the company, rather than just on one floor.

  11. Accounting role

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Great learning curve and exposure

    Cons

    Very demanding deadlines and as such long hours

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