Fortress Investment Group

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Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated September 12, 2014
Updated September 12, 2014
33 Reviews
3.4
33 Reviews
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    FIG

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    I enjoyed being surrounded by very intelligent people with a deep insight of the market. Everyone was very good at their respective jobs.

    Cons

    There could have been more communication and collaboration. It always seemed as though everybody is extremely busy and therefore they don't always take the time to explain how their decisions will affect you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Send more memos or otherwise communicate to employees better.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Hate it

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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

    Pros

    the money is good..if your love for money outweighs your self-worth come here to work

    Cons

    stressful environment due to political nonsense and bally hoo

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, I doubt they'd listen

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Drawbridge Intern

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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

    Pros

    Great flexibility and great experience.

    Cons

    Low pay with lots of hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase pay to interns to increase motivation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Very involved and active work environment. A lot of deals pass by your table so you get to acquire an insight into different market cap, sector etc . companies and different valuation and financing methods.

    Cons

    Not very organized and 'one firm' culture is not implemented that well. Different parts of the company ( private equity, hedge fund etc...) are mostly treated as separate entities even when they could be leveraging each other.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    In junior levels leadership and mentorship program is adequate . - can be better.
    ALso because it is a public company sometimes it is hard to judge senior managements interests.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Like the people, but excessive turnover

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

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Reasonably flexible investment approach, people willing to get creative. There are a number of very smart individuals, not all, but most.

    Cons

    A little unstable, can make jerky reactions to markets and major strategic changes based on temporary market conditions. I was satisfied with my pay package but have heard from a lot of people who weren't.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it a more consistent environment. Turnover is a killer for a business like this, keep your strongest performing employees, don't lose them over a few dollars of comp, continue to prune the weeds like you do.

    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great money, but where did my soul go?

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Project Manager  in  Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Irving, TX

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Money isn't everything.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fortress is a great place to grow

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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 for 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 ManagementAdvice

    Reward your people.

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

    Satisfied, but no career growth.

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    Current Employee - Desktop Support Specialist  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Desktop Support Specialist in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Ability to wear many hats.

    Cons

    Pigeon hold into one position.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More training. Career path.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging yet very satisfying at the end!

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work environment
    Employees are taken good care of
    Get to learn lot of new technologies,they won't hesitate to put in capital for the applications
    Small IT team hard work is recognized very well, juniors' ideas are also heard.

    Cons

    Less work life balance.
    24/7 critical support applications.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IT teams and applications, more application learning sessions should be conducted so that more departments drop the act of maintaining separate IT teams and come under one roof for better results and savings.

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

    Liquid Markets Summer Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Capital Formation Group Summer Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Capital Formation Group Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn a lot and get lots of exposure to a variety of markets.
    Small teams and lots of access to VPs and MDs.
    Got to do "real" work as an intern on Wall St... most other summer analysts can't say the same.

    Cons

    Culture is a very aggressive one. If you are not a cultural fit (i.e. very aggressive personality) will not fit into this particular group. However, this group is not representative of other groups at Fotress.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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