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"Senior management is the most arrogant vindictive management I have ever seen."

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Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Century City, CA
Former Employee - Senior Systems Engineer in Century City, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Free lunch, beautiful office, and access to tons of technology.

Cons

Management is horrible and micro-managers (either you have managers that can't plan anything or you have managers that want 50k steps to change a hard disks). Incredibly long hours followed up by zero thanks for working hard. Overall the place is run with management by fear. Consequently moral is horrible, people are scared, and thus the stress is extreme.

Advice to Management

Take a step back and stop purely worrying about the bottom line. Spend some money on employee moral and making the team stronger. During my time at Ares, the only training was a half baked APM training (Ares Project Management). The top people at Ares make more than 8 digits a year, make the people on the bottom actually feel proud to come to work.

Other Employee Reviews for Ares Management

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Incompetent IT management, no IT blueprint or team building skills."

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Spectacular view of the Hollywood Hills, rarified atmosphere in ultra modern Century City. Catered lunches, wonderful coffee. Exposure to all phases of business (dys) function.

    Cons

    Strongly discouraged to share information, employees are expected to put in long hours re-inventing the wheel as a substitute for any vision of how information systems should be built. My experience with line managers were that they were extremely arrogant and dim-witted and have neither grasp of bank instruments or knowledge of project management. Testing consisited of putting code into production and cursing. Silos of parochial knowledge.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a vision which encourages communication and information sharing instead of high-ceremony events like catered Saturdays


  2. "Challenging and Supportive"

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

    Pros

    Highly competent people, very good control of process, especially considering its size. Above-average compensation and benefits, relaxed environment. Meritocracy. Supportive and encouraging bosses. Emphasis on total career development, not just grinding out the instant job. High emphasis on independence and self-supervision; this firm trusts its employees to do their jobs and removes those that don't instead of micro-managing everyone.

    Cons

    Honestly, none that I can think of. I'm very happy and optimistic 2 years in. Everyone is type A so that leads to inevitable head-butting occasionally but everyone also is a team player so when this happens it's rare and works out fine.

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