Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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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. Business Analyst

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    Current Employee - Intern in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Rafael, CA

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

    Pros

    Fortress Investment Group is an amazing brand name and helps you grow in your career. It is a great learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Fortress has an extremely aggressive work culture. You will have less work-life balance.


  2. GREAT

    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group as an intern

    Pros

    Great working envirnoment, surrounded by smart people

    Cons

    i have no cons about this


  3. Helpful (1)

    Best Job ever!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    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!


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  5. Good Place to Grow

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    Former Employee - Expense Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Expense Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    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


  6. Great place to Intern

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    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    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


  7. Internship

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group as an intern

    Pros

    Amazing company with incredibly talented people. Great exposure to the industry and learning opportunities from senior management.

    Cons

    Day to day learning is your responsibility. Everyone is incredibly busy so all the teaching will have to be done by yourself.


  8. Internship

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    Former Intern - , Private Equity, Transportation and Infrastructure Group in New York, NY
    Former Intern - , Private Equity, Transportation and Infrastructure Group in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great responsibility. An overall great place to be

    Cons

    No formal training, no full time offers for college grads

    Advice to Management

    Everything was great. I would have liked to have undergraduate opportunities or a more formal training program.


  9. Great place to learn.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  10. Helpful (1)

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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Stock the fridges with red bull


  11. Helpful (2)

    Summer Intern

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern
    Former Employee - Summer Intern

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group part-time

    Pros

    The 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.

    Cons

    Long 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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