Oaktree Capital
4.1 of 5 11 reviews
www.oaktreecapital.com Los Angeles, CA 500 to 999 Employees

Oaktree Capital Reviews

Updated Feb 20, 2014
Oaktree Capital – US – “Year end celebration”

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Oaktree Capital Chairman & Principal Howard Marks

Howard Marks

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    Great Company Depending On Department...

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGreat benefits and Pay
    Respectful to lower ranks overall

    ConsDepending 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 Senior ManagementBe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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

    Assistant Vice President, Fund Accounting (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    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 Senior ManagementFormulate 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".

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

    Legal (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsAbove market pay and nice perks

    ConsNo upward mobility unless you are a top manager

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tremendous platform to learn

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsThe 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.

    ConsNot a huge female presence in the senior level. Fairly male dominated.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    High growth, smart people

    Associate (Current Employee)
    Los Angeles, CA

    ProsGood pay, good benefits, fast growing company

    Conslong hours, mediocre / poor culture

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Chicago, IL

    ProsGood working environment, good people

    ConsHard to advance, hard to make extra bonus

    Advice to Senior ManagementAmbitious

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    Paris (France)

    ProsGood compensation, good working conditions

    ConsHeavy corporate culture, long hours

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Exhilirating

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

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

    ConsThere are none as this company is doing everything well.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone required.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart People, Growing Organization

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsSmart People
    great culture for an investment firm

    Consno longer entrepreneurial. A lot more layers since the firm IPO'd

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on Junior People - they are being treated as commodities

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    Oaktree is great

    Specialist (Current Employee)

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

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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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