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Updated May 30, 2019

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Apollo Global Management CEO Leon Black
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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 (3)

    "Executive Assistant"

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

    I worked at Apollo Global Management full-time for 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.

    Apollo Global Management2017-07-27
  3. Helpful (7)

    "Great leadership, competitive salary"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Apollo Global Management full-time

    Pros

    Great culture - free meals, cool wellness initiatives, and brilliant people. Salary is competitive and there is some what of an element of work life balance. Can't succeed here if you shy away from hard work, but if you are someone who "works hard/ plays hard" - you will do very well.

    Cons

    Long hours are a reality, the place has potential to be a demanding (in ebbs and flows, in my experience). Manage expectations and pace yourself, take advantage of the wellness initiatives on site and take your vacation days.

    Apollo Global Management2016-04-22
  4. "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
  5. Helpful (13)

    "Its all about the money, money, money."

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

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

    Pros

    Good compensation. Food is provided. Can move up the ladder. You can learn a lot. Awesome location.

    Cons

    Toughest work\life balance I've ever experienced. You're pretty much on email all week long. Long hours in the office. Most people are rude and think they are very important. No respect at times and try to push you down. Need to have a very, very thick skin.

    Advice to Management

    Stop being so rude. Being nice to your employees can go a long ways. Learn how to balance work and life on your employees. People are stressing everyday in there. Stop emailing on weekends. It makes the employee reply back even if its not important.

    Apollo Global Management2014-01-30
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    "Not for the faint of heart"

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    Current Employee - Finance Function in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Higher Pay than industry average for comparable positions - Company has good reputation and brand name - Steep learning curve affords one with a tremendous learning experience

    Cons

    - Terrible work life balance. Employees expected to be on call around the clock and over the weekend. - Unrealistic expectations from senior management. Too often we have way too limited time to deal with the required asks - Type A Personalities throughout the firm in all departments and at all levels. Need extra thick skin to survive here

    Advice to Management

    - Reign in all the nonsense and bureaucracy. We are a small company and don't need all this bureaucracy - A bit more humanity from senior management. Expectation to be constantly on call evenings and weekends can seriously grind out a person's stamina

    Apollo Global Management2013-12-03
  7. Helpful (8)

    "Old school finance co., looking to own your life"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 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 a year

    Pros

    Complimentary breakfast and lunch, cars home if working past 8pm, dinner if working late as well. Standard IB stuff.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, old school style of management Tough work/life balance Leaving the office during the day is highly discouraged except for meetings with externals HR is run by a sorority-like team

    Advice to Management

    Get with the times and make better use of technology to keep your employees connected. Create more firm-wide events that boost employee morale. Stop holding all employees on a time leash.

    Apollo Global Management2013-05-20
  8. "good place to work"

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    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Apollo Global Management for more than a year

    Pros

    good learning,growth opportunities,work life balance,supportive staff,good renumeration

    Cons

    culture was not good,HR policy,

    Apollo Global Management2018-12-22
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