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Apollo Global Management Reviews

Updated May 30, 2019

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Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black
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17 Ratings
  1. Helpful (7)

    "Sweatshop"

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    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Global Management full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    work with smart people, nice offices

    Cons

    very cut throat, likes to fire people, very political bar belled pay

    Apollo Global Management2016-03-28
  2. Helpful (8)

    "Great Salaries Horrible Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend

    I have been working at Apollo Global Management for less than a year

    Pros

    Pay is great. The company is known for very intricate and complicated transactions allowing you the ability to learn a lot if you are willing to take the time time to teach yourself.

    Cons

    Management is very difficult to work for. Very demanding and not flexible. If management asks for something you need to drop everything to provide to them no matter what you are working on. Management has no respect of your time or the day to day work you are preforming. Office environment is very hostile.

    Apollo Global Management2016-02-28
  3. "positive"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Apollo Global Management

    Pros

    Great experience; I look back at my time there with fond memories

    Cons

    It was a bit to political

    Advice to Management

    Listen to employees, they give valuable information

    Apollo Global Management2016-01-25
  4. Helpful (1)

    "Controller"

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

    I worked at Apollo Global Management

    Pros

    Very smart people. Complex funds / fund structures. A lot of involvement with all of the groups at the firm (legal, tax, compliance, corporate). A tremendous amount of learning.

    Cons

    The corporate side had often very, very tight reporting deadlines, without consideration for lack of resources. Their deadlines and requirements were understandable, but often tough to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure there are sufficient resources front / back / middle office so that operations can be effective and efficient.

    Apollo Global Management2016-01-20
  5. Helpful (4)

    "Fund Controller"

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    Current Employee - Fund Controller in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Apollo Global Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Dynamic, aggressive, fast paced atmosphere

    Cons

    Lacks loyalty for hard working & dedicated individuals

    Advice to Management

    Offer employees a 401k match

    Apollo Global Management2015-12-28
  6. Helpful (3)

    "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Smart people, great resources, competitive compensation, incredible learning experience with long term career benefits related to working under a highly respected investment brand.

    Cons

    As a public company, 10% of your comp is in stock. There are considerations that go along with any big company now that they've grown to be such a large asset manager. improving the business is often takes priority over improving the investment returns (maybe unintentionally).

    Apollo Global Management2015-08-11
  7. "Great learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the worlds smartest people, both as co-workers and as investors, the pay is also good.

    Cons

    Very stratified among positions, little work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time on employee development and morale.

    Apollo Global Management2015-08-09
  8. "Finance Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time

    Pros

    Free food, team building, hard working environment, people are all very bright and talented. Co-workers become friends over time

    Cons

    It's extremely stressful and busy, especially during times when important deals are being negotiated. Work from 8 am to 11 pm or later. Quick, fast pace office environment. High turnover rate. Most employees have been there less than 4/5 years.

    Advice to Management

    A lot can be said, although I can't speak for the other departments. Maybe treat lower level employees a little bit better or nicer? Management at APO is limited in staff, short on time. Does not care as much as they should

    Apollo Global Management2015-07-23
  9. "Poor leadership in non revenue generating sector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Global Management

    Pros

    Beautiful office and great senior equity staff

    Cons

    Poor pay and bad management of non revenue generating operations

    Advice to Management

    Restructure some areas

    Apollo Global Management2015-03-25
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Company Smart People Great Benefits"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Apollo Global Management

    Pros

    Great deal of individual autonomy. Full kitchen breakfast lunch and dinner.

    Cons

    At times lack of communication between managers and lower employees

    Advice to Management

    none

    Apollo Global Management2015-01-07
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