Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated July 13, 2015
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  1. Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and management, free drinks, smart people,

    Cons

    long hours, heavy workloads, high turnover rate


  2. Good working environment

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Located at nice building with strong business growth. Pay well with great bonus if you work hard and report to the right manager.

    Cons

    Management team need to show their respect to employees. They layoff people without explanations which totally ruin people's talents and professions.

    Advice to Management

    Sr. executive management show reevaluate their executive management skill. HR needs to step up to protect talents.


  3. Tough place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Smart people, hard workers, good comp

    Cons

    long hours, not necessarily a team culture


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Learn how sharks operate in a world where Information is power, and none of it leaks out from the very top.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Looks good on resume, you'll work on very sophisticated deals, will learn a lot, and will make money.

    Cons

    Be prepared to lose friends and spouses while working here, because you won't have time to spend with anyone else but your coworkers, who will likely be depressed and disinterested in anything but money at this phase in their lives, because this job might have already destroyed much of what makes life worth living.

    Advice to Management

    None. High turnover keeps salaries low & profits high, per the company's mission. Paranoia continues to serve you, because there are bad people who work for you, and would probably like to destroy you were it not for the deal exposure and potential to earn something slightly higher than an investment banking career, but only if they're smart enough to obtain or create some information that could potentially blackmail those at the very top. You've succeeded in creating a culture of fear, power, betrayal, nepotism & money, while avoiding giving back to the community in any meaningful way. Congratulations, you're the epitome of Machievellian capitalism, kind of like the Vatican of hedge funds. I'm guessing you'd actually be proud of yourself reading this, because of how you romanticize the myth of the industrialists capitalists of generations past, who felt they owed nothing to the common good aside from demonstrating how to become wealthy. A review like this very likely inflates your ego as someone who thrives on a shallow form of monetary power, no matter what the cost to humanity. Your investors probably like it too, actually, so keep up the good work.


  6. Helpful (4)

    good company, but make sure you do your research first

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in New York, NY

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

    Recommends
    Recommends

    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. Accounting role

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    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Great learning curve and exposure

    Cons

    Very demanding deadlines and as such long hours


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

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Moving across divisions near impossible


  9. Helpful (2)

    Stay Away!

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    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

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

    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.


  10. VP

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    • Senior Management
    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


  11. I.T. Developers Beware

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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