Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated August 31, 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. Helpful (2)

    Fortress is a great place to grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Firm is increasing its AUM

    Cons

    Hierarchical, though people say it is not. Hard to get promoted Firm grew too fast too quickly Lack of IT infrastructure

    Advice to Management

    Reward your people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Excellent place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you do.


  3. Good company

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Developer 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

    Smart people, strong manager, nice location

    Cons

    sometimes they hire wrong person


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  5. Helpful (2)

    Summer Intern

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. Great place to learn.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  7. Great place to Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  8. Good Place to Grow

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (1)

    Best Job ever!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    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!


  10. Business Analyst

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

    Drawbridge Intern

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great flexibility and great experience.

    Cons

    Low pay with lots of hours.

    Advice to Management

    Increase pay to interns to increase motivation.



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