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Colony Capital CEO Thomas J. Barrack
Thomas J. Barrack
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Pros
  • "Attractive benefits package and work/life balance(in 4 reviews)

  • "Great benefits/salary package as well as encouraged opportunity for growth(in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • "No work life balance, too many cliques very high school, with bullies(in 6 reviews)

  • "Low pay, long hours, guidelines are not clear, weak communication, weak culture(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Former Intern"

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      Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

      I worked at Colony Capital part-time

      Pros

      Great experience working at a top private equity firm. Great principals willing to be mentors.

      Cons

      The office culture at times seemed too stiff.

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      "One of My Worst Employment Experiences"

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      Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Boston, MA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Colony Capital full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Location Transit Program Loan forgiveness Casual Summers & Friday’s

      Cons

      Horrible Upper Management Lack of Care for Employees Stressful Work Environment Terrible Work Life Balance No Appreciation Unfriendly Atmosphere No Job Security - You can get fired at a moments notice No Policies or Procedures in Place You WILL be Spoken to in a Condescending Manner Focus is Always on the Negative (Never on the Positive) Expensive Health Care for Family Plan

      Advice to Management

      The Boston office is an extremely unhealthy work environment. If you care for your employees at all you will look into why there were so many people who left the company this year. Being threatened by upper management that we will be fired leads to an extremely stressful work environment that no one will want to work in. Be prepared for many more people to leave the company if things aren’t changed and upper management...

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    • Helpful (3)

      "Avoid"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Doesn't Recommend

      I have been working at Colony Capital full-time

      Pros

      Pay is okay but very long hours that worked so you end up losing.

      Cons

      No work life balance, too many cliques very high school, with bullies. Very high turnover.

    • "Great company, great opportunity from a grateful individual"

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      Current Employee - Senior Systems Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Colony Capital full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Highly intelligent great group of people; some of the best in the industry at all levels. Very diverse investment portfolio with assets in various classes. Great benefits/salary package as well as encouraged opportunity for growth. Very experienced executive leadership who are supportive and great at what they do.

      Cons

      The office staff demeanor is a little stiff at times. Communication between teams lacks some when working to resolve issues. Everything is urgent and patience level is quite low.

    • "New Colony Employee"

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      Current Employee - Manager 
      Recommends

      I have been working at Colony Capital full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Everyone has shown great on-boarding support.

      Cons

      No employee handbook on operations process for reference.

    • Helpful (5)

      "An abundance of fake reviews"

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      Current Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
      Doesn't Recommend
      Negative Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Colony Capital full-time for more than 4 years

      Pros

      List is quite short, most notably some great individuals to work with.

      Cons

      Seems to me that the majority of 5-star reviews are not accurate and reflective of the real culture at Colony. I have yet to meet someone below VP who would consider CLNY even above average after a 6-12 months of working here. - Turnover is a major issue at nearly 25% last year - Management lacks of direction and vision for the company’s future - Poor attitude and culture at most levels of the organization. And...

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      Advice to Management

      Get your act together or sell the company to someone who can actually manage a global multi billion REIT

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      "Manager"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Neutral Outlook
      Disapproves of CEO

      I have been working at Colony Capital full-time for more than 6 years

      Pros

      Fast pace and you will get an opportunity to learn alot

      Cons

      People here are clingy Watch your back

      Advice to Management

      Show appreciation for hard work

    • "Great"

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      Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Colony Capital full-time

      Pros

      Good Culture, nice people, great place

      Cons

      A lot of work and cut throat

    • Helpful (3)

      "accountant"

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

      I worked at Colony Capital full-time

      Pros

      Tuesday free lunches, beautiful office

      Cons

      It felt like a high school clique. You get a few nice people and the rest just make you feel like you're not good enough to be a part of their team. It's a big corporation, but there's a very distinct clique separations amongst teams

    • "Analyst"

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      Current Employee - Analyst in Bethesda, MD
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Colony Capital full-time for more than a year

      Pros

      Great work environment and team

      Cons

      Fast paced and challenging, quick.

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