Oaktree Capital

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Oaktree Capital Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great Company Depending On Department...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Oaktree Capital full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and Pay
    Respectful to lower ranks overall

    Cons

    Depending on what department you're in, there are still those much feared bullying issues. Applicants must ask the questions and make sure during interview that they are compatible with the team they will be working with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more fair to all- not just higher ranked/tenured individuals...one day the lower ranked employees could surpass the higher ranked one in skills, worth, and tenure so don't judge the situation by simple factors like who's been there longer and who has more experience.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place... but things are 'a changin'

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Fund Accounting in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Fund Accounting in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Oaktree Capital full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Great co-workers - really bright people that know their stuff
    - Becoming overly bureaucratic in some departments
    - Becoming a hugely cost containment type environment

    Cons

    - Sometimes it takes forever to reach decisions
    - Increasing pressure for doing your job with less
    - Poor communications from the the higher-ups on where they see the company going, especially given the public status of the company
    - Company seems to be stuggling to find the next thing where it can continue to perform at the great levels of the past.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Formulate a vision of AND COMMUNICATE that vision to people. Make it tangible in the middle management and lower ranks - meaning how does that impact "my job".

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Nice people, but little upward mobility, and some managers are not very strong

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Legal in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Legal in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Oaktree Capital full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Above market pay and nice perks

    Cons

    No upward mobility unless you are a top manager

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Tremendous platform to learn

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Oaktree Capital full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The culture is absolutely amazing. Very nice people and family-oriented culture. People really go out of their way to help each other and be constructive.

    Cons

    Not a huge female presence in the senior level. Fairly male dominated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    High growth, smart people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at Oaktree Capital full-time

    Pros

    Good pay, good benefits, fast growing company

    Cons

    long hours, mediocre / poor culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Oaktree Capital

    Pros

    Good working environment, good people

    Cons

    Hard to advance, hard to make extra bonus

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ambitious

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Exhilirating

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oaktree Capital full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company, which is consistenly growing year over year.
    Offers excellent benefits to all employees.

    Cons

    There are none as this company is doing everything well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None required.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Smart People, Growing Organization

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Oaktree Capital

    Pros

    Smart People
    great culture for an investment firm

    Cons

    no longer entrepreneurial. A lot more layers since the firm IPO'd

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on Junior People - they are being treated as commodities

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Oaktree is great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Specialist
    Current Employee - Specialist

    I have been working at Oaktree Capital

    Pros

    It is going public soon, so I wish i can get stock option at the time. There are food everywhere and people are very nice.

    Cons

    They do not have good promotion system. They do not a set criteria to promote people. Salaries are not better than other headge funds.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Creat better promotion schemes and create rotational programs. Give people chances to move in the company. Give people fair compensation.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Oaktree is a good place to work. It' s growing fast so there's a lot to learn. Long hours are expected.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Oaktree Capital

    Pros

    Oaktree is a friendly environment. People are willing to offer assistance when necessary. There are perks such as Monday breakfast and Friday lunch.

    Cons

    The hours are long. Little consideration is given for exempt employees. Promotions and compensation are unstructured and don't appear to be applied fairly across the board.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should make a better effort to offer incentives to its employees. More paid time off, flexible hours and casual Fridays would be a good start.

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    Approves of CEO

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