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Cerberus Capital Management Reviews

Updated October 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Horrible, spring 2013 purchased Jewel Osco, that's when the nightmare started."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Current Employee - Supervisor
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cerberus Capital Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Tenure associates have good health benefits, medical, vison and dental for family even for part time associates. 401k retirement as well.

    Cons

    Management from store directors, district mgrs to top management treat the supervisory mgrs and the labors with disrespect no regard for their human life.
    More worker's and hours are needed to accomplish the unreasonable daily tasks.
    It is not human nature for one to work at their max on a daily basis. This can be very debilitating after time. Supervisory managers are treated like slaves. Constant treat of losing ones job. Must be available 24/7. Evening on one's day off as well as Vacation time. Job doesn't pay enough we're not six figure office mgrs. We do the grunt work. No time to manage the impossible. So please do sell sell us you're horrible to work for worse than svu.

    Advice to Management

    STOP you're ABUSE Bully ING management
    Style. From store mgrs, district managers up. We are human beings.


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good health care. When you are in the office some execs make you feel important

    Cons

    Coac ceo leadership team. Very phony wgen it comes to that team

  3. "Ordinary, mediocre, nothing special"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Cerberus Capital Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Some people there are actually very smart. You're very lucky if you actually get to work with them.

    Cons

    Lackluster, ordinary firm, too much hype not enough substance, employee burnout, mediocre benefits and salary, bonuses aren't competitive, limited training and advancement opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    You'd benefit from updating your technical skills and listen to some of the smart people working for you.


  4. "Bad managers"

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

    I have been working at Cerberus Capital Management full-time

    Pros

    Cerberus has decent pay scales

    Cons

    Culture from the top down is one where condescension and lack of development is commonplace and accepted.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "bought out"

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    Current Employee - Account Executive
    Current Employee - Account Executive

    I have been working at Cerberus Capital Management full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    good training management avaliable to speak with

    Cons

    job is to come in and clean house


  6. "Intern"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office
    Good brand name
    Flat operating structure

    Cons

    It is run like a circus
    No clear goal definition

    Advice to Management

    Spend more time educating your staff about long term direction of the company


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Reputable firm ... did more for my career after I left then when I was there."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - some of the smartest people I worked with/for/around
    - great access to knowledge from experts in different fields (management bench)
    - great information sharing within the company
    - great brand recognition (for future employers) ... well-respected within the industry

    Cons

    - pretty stark work environment (none of the glitz or fancy artwork, etc. found at other shops)
    - people tend to look out for themselves

    Advice to Management

    Allow for 360 degree reviews of all immediate colleagues

  8. "Outgoing"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist
    Former Employee - Receptionist

    I worked at Cerberus Capital Management full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A good place to work

    Cons

    Good place to work hard to get into


  9. Helpful (2)

    "This place is ran more like a circus than hedge fund."

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President, Financial Reporting
    Former Employee - Vice President, Financial Reporting
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Some of the people are intelligent and nice.

    Cons

    - Huge System/Process issues that make reporting VERY manual and VERY frustrating.
    - Old school mgmt style - senior mgmt often resort to shouting and belittlng employees to motivate them which is VERY counterproductive.
    - Lack of technical expertise at senior management.
    - Lack of training - have to learn most things on your own.
    - Long hours.
    - Lackluster bonus due to declining performance of the company.

    Advice to Management

    - Less yelling and more patience so employees do not fear bringing up issues and are more apt to proposing solutions. Take time to understand and address the issues at a detailed level instead of superficial level. Hire people with the technical expertise or with experience with the specific problems of the company.


  10. "Great experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Compensation, experience, perks, activities, intelligent

    Cons

    Need to self train, or if in doubt, ask with confidence.

    Advice to Management

    A general sense of anxiety can decrease with more support.


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