Fortress Investment Group

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Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated August 23, 2014
Updated August 23, 2014
31 Reviews

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  1.  

    Deutsche Bank of Hedge Funds

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

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

    Pros

    Bonus compensation; that was really it.

    Cons

    Operations team seems to have a proverbial stick up the you know where. Regardless of how well they're treated by other groups, they have an inherent hatred of each other and have constant miserable attitudes, and often don't train new hires, and brush them off. When initiative is taken to take self-training courses for products that are used, you are reprimanded, then alienated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the initiative to have the medical procedure to have the sticks removed from your you-know-where.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good pay
    Fun team
    Huge learning curve

    Cons

    none at all. Very good experience

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good company

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    Current Employee - Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, strong manager, nice location

    Cons

    sometimes they hire wrong person

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    You can do better.

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

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

    Pros

    Looks great on the resume.

    Close to the subway.

    Cons

    The back office in general is a capitally mismanaged meat-grinder. There is very little in terms of year-end reviews, raises or employee appreciation. Bonuses are reasonable but considering how much you'll work for them, they will be underwhelming. In general the message is - just be happy you have a job.

    There are some managers who genuinely care about their underlings but that does not seem to be the overall tone at the top.

    The culture lacks in collegial environment and professionalism which is surprising for a firm of this caliber. Don't take me wrong - you'll work with some great people - they have brilliant, amazing individuals at Fortress, but unfortunately there is no fundamental culture that discourages the bad apples from treating the rest like crap and rewards those who make a real positive impact.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People are not cogs in the machine, thinking that way creates risk and is counterproductive.

    You are a big firm now, act like one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Intensive environment

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot. No politics since everyone is working hard and focusing on their job. CEO actually works the hardest.

    Cons

    Unstable. Typical for hedge fund.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the hard working spirit!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, hard workers, excellent pay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is great, benefits are great, view is great. I had a positive experience working here, came in early when not many employees were there, was nice to have quite time. Was able to leave when all work was done at the end of the day, nobody lays the guilt trip on you when you are done with your work for the day.

    Cons

    Long hours, as with every job sometimes. Not personally, but i know that some teams work from 9am-10pm every night including most weekends. High turnover in in these departments.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employees who are over worked eventually leave. If everybody is working at 100% all of the time there isn't any time to gather your thoughts and relax to let new and innovative thoughts in.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you do.

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

    Stifling

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    Current Employee - Administrative  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are great, and the pay isn't bad.

    Cons

    You will never get promoted and your ideas will be ignored. No one in a position to care about your career does anything to help further you along. HR department is unproductive for employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to mid management. They are pouring poison on the fruit vine.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great work environment and challenging but interesting responsibilities

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Community, type of work, great learning environment!

    Cons

    some business areas are not performing - can have limitations in what you want to do

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Extreme micromanagement

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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 more than 3 years

    Pros

    Reputable well diversified hedge fund and the pay is pretty good. Working hours are decent, exposure to various credit investments.

    Cons

    Poor management and governance. No autonomy or scope for career growth. Extreme micromanagement and red tape. No appreciation for one's work. No morale boosting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Trust your team to be responsible enough to complete the given task by the deadline, instead of sending constant annoying reminders and follow ups. Appreciate and recognize good work which boosts morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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