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Fortress Investment Group Analyst Reviews

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  • Great brand name, smart people, room for growth within the firm (in 8 reviews)

  • Great benefits, good work, good people (most of the time) (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Contractor - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company pays very well.

    Cons

    Long hours...hard work and life balance because you are always at the office.
    Takes forever to become permanent if you are a temp.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Good company; good on resume at entry level"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good pay; good starting job for a career in asset management; employer willing to pay for education (CFA)

    Cons

    Highly competitive; Elitist to an extent, not unusual on the street; terrible stock performance;

  3. "Great Experience"

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    Former Employee - Hedge Fund Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Hedge Fund Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The internship program was setup extremely well. There was access to upper level management and most employees were more than willing to sit down and help any intern with any questions they had

    Cons

    Fortress does not hire out of the internship programs usually. No offers were given at the end of the summer which makes it hard to work your way back into the firm

    Advice to Management

    I think management is doing a great job and should keep running the shop the way they have been over the past decade.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Work was good; company was good but..."

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    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Systems Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, good work, good people (most of the time).

    Cons

    Erratic manager (my luck); zig-zagging priorities.

    Advice to Management

    Too much turn over. I don't believe the top mgmt is aware of how the middle mgmt deals with below.


  5. "Great place to grow career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I learned a lot and very fortunate to have been working with some of my colleagues. There is a very tight knit group and easy to get a long with most. Ask for more work or changes or you will get stuck.

    Cons

    The group is very large and no place to move up or internally. The supervisors need to take courses in management.


  6. "great company"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    great benefits, good pay, overall a solid place to work

    Cons

    long hours in some groups, but standard for industry


  7. "Good Place to Grow"

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    Former Employee - Expense Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Expense Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Autonomy, opportunities for growth, laid back

    Cons

    I don't have any cons to share

    Advice to Management

    I don't have any advice to share

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Stay Away!"

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    Former Employee - Liquid Markets Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Liquid Markets Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay. The pay is great. This is pretty much the only real benefit about the job. But in the end, it's not really worth the day to day in my opinion.

    Cons

    Where to begin? Work life balance is horrible. You are just a body that does work. You have no life. No training for anything and if you make a mistake (depending on your manager) it is like World War 3. No real values or culture. Just work hard and shutup.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work, bad place to learn"

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    Former Employee - Liquid Markets Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Liquid Markets Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable and hours aren't terrible as long as you are efficient and can get your work done
    People are really nice

    Cons

    While the people are really nice there is a really weird culture that isn't social at all. It seems the system has gotten so bureaucratic that a lot of people are leaving for more entrepreneurial environments.
    There is no buddy system or training program. They throw you right in and if you make mistakes it is on you.

    Advice to Management

    Consider starting a more formal training program and more office events so people get to know each other. There is a group of really social interesting people, and a group of people who won't respond to a hello in the hall so more social interactions would make a difference.
    Otherwise Fortress has an extremely bright future!


  10. "Deutsche Bank of Hedge Funds"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bonus compensation; that was really it.

    Cons

    Operations team seems to have a proverbial stick up the you know where. Regardless of how well they're treated by other groups, they have an inherent hatred of each other and have constant miserable attitudes, and often don't train new hires, and brush them off. When initiative is taken to take self-training courses for products that are used, you are reprimanded, then alienated.

    Advice to Management

    Take the initiative to have the medical procedure to have the sticks removed from your you-know-where.