Fortress Investment Group

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Liquid Markets Summer Analyst

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Intern - Capital Formation Group Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Capital Formation Group Summer Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group as an intern (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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging yet very satisfying at the end!

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

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group as a contractor (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
  3. 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 (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
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  5.  

    Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay and management, free drinks, smart people,

    Cons

    long hours, heavy workloads, high turnover rate

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great internship

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    I worked relatively long hours considering I had to commute from Connecticut. But overall they provided good training, and great pay for an intern.

    Cons

    I sometimes was reduced to doing paper work day after day. The work got repetitive sometimes, but they would put you at different desks to mix it up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would want to integrate with more of the company, rather than just on one floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Experience

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    • Culture & Values
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Intern in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Interned with the treasury and operations team over the summer. There is a large learning curve and you are thrown into the fire right from the start. If you are willing to put in the hours and go out of your comfort zone to build relationships with the people you work with you will learn a ton. Team members are very close and really try to create a family atmosphere which makes the long hours not too bad. The whole office had a work hard play hard mentality. Everyone there is going to be honest with you and tell you when you have done a good job, when you need to step it up, and how you need to improve. Everyone is very knowledgeable and is more than willing to share what they know and their experiences with the interns. Work on your excel skills, learn VBA, and don't be scared to ask questions.

    Cons

    The first week or two is going to be challenging as you try to get your bearings but that is to be expected at a place like Fortress.

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

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

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Moving across divisions near impossible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work, bad place to learn

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    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)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable and hours aren't terrible as long as you are efficient and can get your work done
    People are really nice

    Cons

    While the people are really nice there is a really weird culture that isn't social at all. It seems the system has gotten so bureaucratic that a lot of people are leaving for more entrepreneurial environments.
    There is no buddy system or training program. They throw you right in and if you make mistakes it is on you.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider starting a more formal training program and more office events so people get to know each other. There is a group of really social interesting people, and a group of people who won't respond to a hello in the hall so more social interactions would make a difference.
    Otherwise Fortress has an extremely bright future!

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

    Great experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Smart, motivated, driven people. Close knit teams that are willing to help train and assist with work load.

    Cons

    Felt the need to put in face time during even during slow times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better integration amongst groups, including managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place to learn!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Work with smart people, learn a lot of things!

    Cons

    I can not think of a thing bad of this firm

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