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Apollo Global Management Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  1. "IT Support"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work balance, perks include free meals and outstanding base and bonus

    Cons

    It can take awhile to get started when you are first hired


  2. "Professional, Friendly Environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Free breakfast and lunch, Benefits

    Cons

    A lot of work to do

  3. "Just Plain Bad"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Beautiful office in a beautiful neighborhood.

    Cons

    This office has no training procedures in place whatsoever! The total amount of time the assistant spent training me was less than half a day! She was terrible at explaining how the phones worked and how to set up conference room meetings. After her sloppy explainations, she gave me a binder that was YEARS out of date to look at and left! Then when I asked questions, she got annoyed! How the heck is a new employee supposed to do the job properly when nobody there knows how to train them and directions are sloppy and steps are left out? Just plain SAD!

    Advice to Management

    There is no excuse for a company like Apollo to not have procedures in place for training new employees! To expect a new assistant to get everythng down in just a week or two is unrealistic. You should have lists of all the companies Apollo owns and does business with available for assistants to refer to, and an up-to-date procedure manual. The fact that you don't is ridiculous! You also need to make sure the people training incoming staff KNOW HOW TO TRAIN!!! A new employee has little chance of succeeding when they aren't given a strong foundation. Unless you make these efforts, you will continue to have problems finding the "right people"!


  4. "Executive Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You can learn a lot about the business. You can earn decent money but you have to put the time in.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, standard for PE firm. Communication is the key but everyone has so much work to produce no one has anytime to actually communicate.

    Advice to Management

    Who ever is making the decisions it out of touch with the employees.


  5. "Decent firm, good pay, good people"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time

    Pros

    Nice people, not an extremely heavy workload (can be at times)

    Cons

    Processes are outdated, getting the "bank" feel


  6. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Apollo Global Management full-time

    Pros

    Very goal oriented.

    Cons

    Does not care about people.

    Advice to Management

    Since you come in and layoff so many people you should have a good exit process., Where people know what to expect when they quit.


  7. "Office Mgr/Executive Asst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time

    Pros

    Very large and established PE Firm. Lots of opportunity for growth and development for the right person.

    Cons

    Office politics are high and the Admin Staff is rated second class over even Associates and get overworked tremendously. Pity. Assistants are the glue that holds it all together. Much work needs to be done to the reception desk crew. They need to really step it up with Directors of First Impressions.

    Advice to Management

    Be clear in the exact roles of employees will play upon entering work there and remember to treat ALL employees equal.

  8. "Controller"

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

    Pros

    Complex funds, lots of product and industry exposure. Not afraid to push down work to low level. Interact with other groups consistently.

    Cons

    Lack of consistency across teams. Disconnect between management and staff. Cheap out on simple things. Trouble retaining staff in each group.

    Advice to Management

    Need to review processes and scalability.


  9. "Operations Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Apollo Global Management full-time

    Pros

    Exposure to all types of products/securities

    Cons

    Extremely long hours needed throughout the month


  10. "Great Company. Great Culture."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends

    I worked at Apollo Global Management (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Training. Team. Benefits. Perks. Atmosphere.

    Cons

    Sometimes the hours were long, but I didn't mind.


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