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"I love Highland"

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

Pros

Benefits, bonuses, learning opportunities, cool desk set ups, free lunch

Cons

Poor corporate image due to recent PR

Advice to Management

Focus on improving image and growing the client base. Grow private equity department

Other Employee Reviews for Highland Capital

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Plentiful Opportunities"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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.


  2. 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.

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