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Updated May 30, 2019

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Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black
Leon Black
17 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people, willing to help and discuss issues(in 6 reviews)

  • "Many on-site benefits - free breakfast and lunch everyday and massages, manicures, acupuncture, and chiropractor once a week(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours are a reality, the place has potential to be a demanding (in ebbs and flows, in my experience)(in 7 reviews)

  • "No work/life balance, standard for PE firm(in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to progress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Apollo Global Management full-time

    Pros

    Good work life balance, breakfast and lunch are catered, great smart people

    Cons

    You get some who are unwilling to do much

    Apollo Global Management2019-04-23
  2. Helpful (7)

    "High Standards of Quality Work Expected // Much of Your Time Required"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Global Management full-time

    Pros

    Working with very highly motivated and smart people, free breakfast/lunch/dinner (if you work past 8pm)/free cars home (if you work past 8pm). Over time, coworkers can become friends and even though Apollo is pretty good size, it still has that small firm vibe since the floors are broken-up throughout the building. The building is an excellent location near the F train and N,Q,R trains that let you out at The Plaza then...

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    Cons

    Lower-level employees aren't given much opportunity, if any, to move-up in the company. The environment can be intense because the expectations are very high...kind of of like, you need to be finished with something before asked...like everything is due yesterday. Many people work late nights and sometimes on weekends. Leaving the office during the day or right at 6pm is frowned-upon..leave at you own risk...If you know...

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    Advice to Management

    A little more consistent communication would be great

    Apollo Global Management2018-01-27
  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good People, Good Environment, Hard Work"

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

    I worked at Apollo Global Management part-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Smart people, willing to help and discuss issues. Not so uptight (for finance).

    Cons

    Inconsistent work hours, lots of pressure

    Apollo Global Management2016-11-01
  4. 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
  5. 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
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    "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
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