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Los Angeles, CA
501 to 1000 employees
1995
Company - Public (OAK)
Finance
$50 to $100 million (USD) per year
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Oaktree is a leader among global investment managers specializing in alternative investments, with $100 billion in assets under management as of March 31, 2015. The firm emphasizes an opportunistic, value-oriented and risk-controlled approach to investments in distressed debt ... Read more

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    I worked at Oaktree Capital full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent compensation and benefits. Collegial culture.

    Cons

    Requirement to take part of annual bonus in Oaktree stock that vests over time and is restricted.

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Oaktree Capital Interviews

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    Administrative Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Oaktree Capital (Los Angeles, CA).

    Interview

    The process to arrive at an interview took about four weeks in total. The interview was extremely well-organized and happened over several rounds in one day. Each round was conducted by one to two employees of varying levels of seniority. The format gave me the impression that an offer would be contingent upon a unanimous "yes", or popular vote at the very least. This made it very nerve racking. The questions were characteristic of a typical interview, but there was a direct and somewhat sterile quality that lacked warmth. I noticed that it never felt like a natural conversation. It was a Q&A session from beginning to end. Everyone was polite and seemed very nice, although I did not notice the would-be report-to smile even once. There were a few instances where I was nervous and caught myself giving vague, people-pleaser answers. I was definitely most comfortable while interviewing with the more junior members who were newer to the company. They seemed to have a more genuine interest in me. I can usually get a read on people and their reactions quite well, but I left feeling like I was in the gray. I do consider this a positive experience because I took away a valuable lesson: it's better to take a risk in being yourself than to play it safe by mirroring a perceived standard.

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  • Fortune 500, Fortune, 2015

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