Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated June 10, 2015
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Randal A. Nardone
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Pros
  • Learn a lot and get lots of exposure to a variety of markets (in 3 reviews)

  • There is a large learning curve and you are thrown into the fire right from the start (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance/ no opportunity for advancement (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours at times, but that's expected at a firm like Fortress (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Software programmer

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Nice company, knowledgeable people, competitive pay

    Cons

    Less structure of the information technology deparment


  2. Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Big name on your resume, said comp well , good location , good benefit

    Cons

    Stressful job , long hours, does it really worth the pay and time?


  3. Company good to get experience under your belt but probably not best in the long term

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time

    Pros

    -Challenging work where you will be exposed to many new learning experiences in terms of product knowledge. -good name to have on the resume -as long as you work hard and deliver quality product, chances are that there will be some promotional opportunity especially due to normal-course turnover.

    Cons

    -Work life balance was definitely lacking -A lot of internally-made deadlines and last minute requests where you have to drop everything and work late into the night. -Very political

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. Tough place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Smart people, hard workers, good comp

    Cons

    long hours, not necessarily a team culture


  6. Helpful (4)

    good company, but make sure you do your research first

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    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    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


  7. Helpful (2)

    Associate

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    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great company, hard workers, excellent pay

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is great, benefits are great, view is great. I had a positive experience working here, came in early when not many employees were there, was nice to have quite time. Was able to leave when all work was done at the end of the day, nobody lays the guilt trip on you when you are done with your work for the day.

    Cons

    Long hours, as with every job sometimes. Not personally, but i know that some teams work from 9am-10pm every night including most weekends. High turnover in in these departments.

    Advice to Management

    Employees who are over worked eventually leave. If everybody is working at 100% all of the time there isn't any time to gather your thoughts and relax to let new and innovative thoughts in.


  9. Helpful (2)

    Great money, but where did my soul go?

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irving, TX
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    MONEY, bonuses etc. Great access to the latest technology. Company spares no expense to do things efficiently.

    Cons

    Long hours, cut-throat corporate environment, lack of civic responsibility. Not family-friendly.

    Advice to Management

    Money isn't everything.



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