Ares Management Reviews

Updated Jun 12, 2020

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Ares Management President and CEO Michael Arougheti
Michael Arougheti
9 Ratings
Pros
  • "Catered lunch at Culver location(in 14 reviews)

  • "executives working under; health benefits; free lunch(in 13 reviews)

Cons
  • "long hours sometimes no work life balance(in 17 reviews)

  • "Don’t look after their people, and no appreciation for work life balance(in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review
    COVID-19
    Helpful (2)

    "Already a great employer and has show even more leadership and humanity during coronavirus crisis"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
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    Positive Outlook
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    I have been working at Ares Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Strength of leadership at the top, culture, competitive compensation and benefits. While it is a fast-paced environment and leanly staffed, people really seem to genuinely enjoy working with one another which makes it an overall positive workplace environment. During this crisis, the leadership of the firm has shown up in so many ways. They’ve been transparent and communicative, generous and understanding....all while keeping our eyes on the ball. Truly outstanding under the circumstances.

    Cons

    No unique cons or challenges that any other workplace doesn’t face.

  2. COVID-19
    Helpful (1)

    "Great culture, growing firm"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ares Management full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great culture starting from the top. Exciting opportunity to be a part of an organization that has resources and infrastructure, but is still growing and entrepreneurial. I have really appreciated how thoughtful and communicative Ares has been during this time with the COVID-19 outbreak. I feel like management really cares about the heath and well being of its employees.

    Cons

    Nothing major, but it does take time to come up to speed on how to navigate the organization, because it is relatively large.

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  3. "Principal"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Principal in New York, NY
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, friendly culture, catered lunches

    Cons

    24-7 mentality and underpaying each year

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  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ares has a great culture that fosters growth. In recent years, executives in middle office and back office have done tremendous job transforming the operations capabilities and technology platforms. This has given the firm a runway for future growth. Great Benefits Transparent Leaders Intelligent Coworkers Work/Life Balance

    Cons

    Fast changing environment must be open to change

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work!"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - New York in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great culture and working environment.

    Cons

    None at this time. Great place to work.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in Saint Louis, MO
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting growth company with great people.

    Cons

    Lots of things going on, it can be hard to get focus on 2nd tier projects

  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great employer"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growth environment with a lot of opportunities for ambitious individuals Surrounded by smart people who are motivated to excel Professional environment

    Cons

    Fast paced and non-stop environment

  8. "Lots of learning opportunities"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Consultant, Retail in Culver City, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ares Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bright People & great benefits. Fast-paced, dynamic and forward-thinking company

    Cons

    Many are not receiving equal pay for equal work. Need progress on equal pay. Salary is below market. Management are not very transparent

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  9. Helpful (1)

    "Collaborative, Connected and Engaged"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ares Management full-time

    Pros

    Ares is full of intelligent, forward thinking professionals who are continuously looking to improve our business, processes and opportunities. It is a pleasure to work in such an entrepreneurial environment that has the backing of an established and well-respected reputation within the alt asset management industry. Best in class among our peers.

    Cons

    Ares moves very quickly and to be successful here, you must be adaptable, open and have a sense of duty.

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  10. Helpful (1)

    "Excellent place to work - best people and room for growth"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate 
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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Ares Management full-time

    Pros

    Dedicated and hardworking colleagues, high-performing culture, lots to learn and I've noticed the opportunities for growth and mobility have increased over my time here.

    Cons

    Company has grown so quickly that space in the NY office is tight.

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