Fortress Investment Group

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Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
34 Reviews
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34 Reviews
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  1.  

    Worked in the Operations group. A solid experience working in the back office with different financial instruments.

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    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Upper management in back and front office is very responsive.
    Friendly group of co-workers

    Cons

    Moving across divisions near impossible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Stay Away

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Intellectual freedom. Ability to develop a solution without undue technical interference.

    Cons

    Very racist place. Not a place for someone without elephant thick skin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to educate your staff about ethics and morals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    VP

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    good compensation, intelligent coworkers, good experience

    Cons

    work life balance/ no opportunity for advancement

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    Stay Away!

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    Former Employee - Liquid Markets Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Liquid Markets Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay. The pay is great. This is pretty much the only real benefit about the job. But in the end, it's not really worth the day to day in my opinion.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Work life balance is horrible. You are just a body that does work. You have no life. No training for anything and if you make a mistake (depending on your manager) it is like World War 3. No real values or culture. Just work hard and shutup.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work, bad place to learn

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    Former Employee - Liquid Markets Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Liquid Markets Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable and hours aren't terrible as long as you are efficient and can get your work done
    People are really nice

    Cons

    While the people are really nice there is a really weird culture that isn't social at all. It seems the system has gotten so bureaucratic that a lot of people are leaving for more entrepreneurial environments.
    There is no buddy system or training program. They throw you right in and if you make mistakes it is on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider starting a more formal training program and more office events so people get to know each other. There is a group of really social interesting people, and a group of people who won't respond to a hello in the hall so more social interactions would make a difference.
    Otherwise Fortress has an extremely bright future!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    I.T. Developers Beware

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Can potentially pick up a lot of new skills and technologies. Have been known to offer generous bonus incentives upwards of 20% of base.

    Cons

    Extremely long work hours not suitable to family work/life balance. Poor, spur of the moment I.T. Management decisions made by non-I.T. personal. I was one of about four let go, just a month short of bonus time. And the manager who made this decision - he himself was let go about 6 months later.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make a short term investment in a 3rd party I.T. Solutions team to evaluate and advise on streamlining all of your disparate, disjointed processes into more consolidation and company-wide functionality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to learn.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Huge learning curve, great industry knowledge, positive team culture, teams that like to work hard / play hard, smart people with a desire to do what's right and willingness to train newer staff.

    Cons

    The hours are demanding during critical times in the month / quarter depending on which group you are part of. Sometimes you run into political drama at the higher levels that trickles down to staff.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you're doing. You set a positive tone for the staff below you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time

    Pros

    Great exposure, great learning experience for junior people, flat organization

    Cons

    Tough culture, poor work-life balance at times. Hard to move up without the connections

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart, motivated, driven people. Close knit teams that are willing to help train and assist with work load.

    Cons

    Felt the need to put in face time during even during slow times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better integration amongst groups, including managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Only 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stock the fridges with red bull

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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