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Helpful (5)

"Plentiful Opportunities"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Highland Capital full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

• Working hard and having a good attitude will open numerous doors at Highland.
• There are always opportunities to expand your skillset due to the lean nature of the company.
• Benefits are first class – dental/health premiums fully paid for, lunch per diem, 100% 401k match w/ no vesting
        period, profit sharing, and yearly bonus to name a few
• Great collaboration between teams – a cohesive bunch of individuals
• Management has an open door policy
• Recruiting/onboarding process was very efficient and well-organized

Cons

• You are required to maintain a 50 hour weekly average, but the time rarely seems to drag and never have I seen
         management give a hard time to clock in/out.
• There are only two dates where one can join the company’s 401k plan.

Other Employee Reviews for Highland Capital

  1. Helpful (9)

    "Great experience"

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

    Pros

    The very flat organizational structure and variety of investment vehicles provide a great amount of responsibility right off the bat and allow you to take on virtually any investment idea or project, getting anyone's ear from your peers to the CEO. There's also a real sense of growth at the moment with AUM steadily climbing and plenty of new hires, setting a great tone for the team.

    Everyone here is incredibly bright and, at least in my group, everyone is someone I'd be happy to go grab a beer with. Other good HR perks are zero cost healthcare, a generous PTO package, free drinks / snacks all day, free lunch, a very nice office at the Crescent, etc.

    Cons

    Out of principle, tracking your hours via Timekeeper is obnoxious and sets the wrong tone, but it practically doesn't matter. Work / life balance, while far better than investment banking, is no different than any other investment fund (~55 hours / week), and it's not hard to clear your requirement. The one positive thing about tracking your hours is that if you're above your minimum requirement, you can basically take half-days on Fridays without taking PTO.

    Free lunch is great most of the time and is always good for the bank account, but it'd be nice to go out to lunch with coworkers every once in awhile to help build camaraderie. Not that much of a con, I suppose, and partially offset by fairly frequent company happy hours and group outings.


  2. Helpful (7)

    "Plenty of Opportunities / Talented Employees / Great Pay & Benefits"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highland has been an outstanding place to work. I've been able to work with very smart, energetic people - it is a motivating environment to work in. If you perform well you will have the opportunity to take on additional responsibility and leadership. It's a flat organization with easy access to senior management. The firm is nimble and makes decisions quickly without getting bogged down in bureaucracy.

    The comp is very hard to beat and the benefits are world-class (free medical and dental insurance, free daily lunch, gym, cell phone bill paid, generous vacation days, etc.)

    I'm proud to work here.

    Cons

    It is an intense work environment and the pace isn't for everyone...a work hard, play hard type of place. Very high standards.

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