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Updated January 15, 2018
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Colony NorthStar CEO and President Richard B. Saltzman
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Pros
  • Large bonus, catered lunch on Fridays, car service home after 7:00, exposure to a variety of projects, many great coworkers, great benefits (in 3 reviews)

  • Name recognition, market share, free beverages (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, specifically during quarter close and year end (in 6 reviews)

  • Upper management - dictatorship (in 3 reviews)

More Pros and Cons

  1. "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good group, need to be self-reliant and proactive to be successful.

    Cons

    Company could use some methods of encouraging employee development.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Bad culture bad management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Colony NorthStar full-time

    Pros

    Challenging issues to work on; surrounded by some bright professionals.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership lead by uninvolved Chairman. Senior management doesn’t stand up for the workforce and HR has no role to help solve some real problems. Surprised some senior leaders havent been caught up with current wave of leaders being fired across industries.

    Advice to Management

    They wouldn’t take it anyways.

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid the Accounting Department like the Plague or will regret this Titanic wreck of Politics !!!"

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    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Accounting Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Colony NorthStar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Benefits match and standard like other major companies.

    Cons

    Accounting Department is a total disaster. Top employees are forced out because of politics and low performers are flirting and sleeping with top management to get promoted and they don't do any work all day but talk and talk ....

    Advice to Management

    Won't be surprise if laws suit are file at this firm for the sexual and inappropriate that is create and Management promotes here while HR is standing by....


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Bad Management, Horrible Culture,"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at Colony NorthStar full-time

    Pros

    Nice office space, Downtown location.

    Cons

    Hostile, back-stabbing culture, poor management, bad attitude toward employees, long hours, horrible experience.

    Advice to Management

    Restructure


  5. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colony NorthStar full-time

    Pros

    Great advancement opportunities for those who work hard

    Cons

    You trade in a bit of work/life balance for the opportunities you are afforded - but, it's worth it if you want to move up


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Colony NorthStar full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent opportunities. Wonderful work environment. Amazing coworkers.

    Cons

    Absolutely nothing. Management sets by example and rewards our team regularly.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! I appreciate you immensely.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "outstanding career opportunity for take-charge people"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colony NorthStar full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Solid environment that rewards initiative and ideas. You will be challenged and it is a place that continually needs new leaders.

    Cons

    Fast paced and recent merger presents challenges and opportunity

    Advice to Management

    Continue to define a strategic vision for one company and not two visions for two companies

  8. Helpful (2)

    "I love it here!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Colony NorthStar full-time

    Pros

    Great enviornment and culture. Collaborative and fun with great/supportive management. Benefits are awesome.

    Cons

    I haven't found any cons.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Avoid Accounting"

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

    I worked at Colony NorthStar full-time

    Pros

    No pros at all. Trust me, just find another job. Avoid this company.

    Cons

    Crazy hours with no defined process.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Good Experience, Bad Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Colony NorthStar full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    No matter what department you work in having the name on your resume will open doors.
    You are able to learn alot and grow your skill set quickly

    Cons

    Extremely competitive environment, no room to grow or be promoted unless you know the founder or an executive. People will stop at nothing to get someone fired purely because they don't like them.
    The company operates like it is still in 1992 and could care less about making employees happy or solving problems.

    Managers don't know how to manage and no one will take the time to train them HR does nothing if you need help.

    Benefits are terrible compared to every other investment firm on the planet.

    Advice to Management

    Care about the little people and show it.


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