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Fortress Investment Group New York Reviews

Updated February 4, 2017
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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. "internship"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone is there to help. Great name, great expierience. A lot of opportunities if you take them.

    Cons

    Not enough work at times.


  2. "Good temporary position - don't get too comfortable"

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    Current Contractor - Help Desk Technician in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Help Desk Technician in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    busy with opportunities to learn new things

    Cons

    culture is unfriendly and there are no opportunities for growth


  3. "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.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Disappointing"

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

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

    Pros

    Superior benefits (medical/dental/vision is all top-of-the-line), above average compensation, great name on your resume, possibility to be exposed to some very interesting things, and there are some very smart people employed there. Good short-term gig as a resume builder only.

    Cons

    High turnover, certain groups are overrun with incompetent managers that were promoted solely based on tenure and not ability, very little growth and upward mobility, terrible work-life balance attributable to poor practices and poor organization, generally rude employees (probably because everybody is miserable), extremely political. As smart as some people are, there is a lot of short cutting driven by laziness. Terrible place to be for the long-term. If you can get the job, tough it out for a short time, and keep your mouth shut all the while, you can find a good gig at a small shop afterwards. Otherwise, STEER CLEAR.


  5. 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;


  6. "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.


  7. 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.


  8. Helpful (1)

    "comp is great and other aspects are not so great"

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    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Former Employee - New York in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    compensation and benefits are above average

    Cons

    culture, work/life balance career development and senior management could be greatly improved


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    solid company, a lot to learn, fast pace

    Cons

    work life balance is poor. compensation fluctuate widely w/ company performance


  10. "Great Experience"

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    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great brand name, smart people, room for growth within the firm.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be tough. The company is very active in their respective businesses. Turnover can be high in some industries and verticals.

    Advice to Management

    Integration between businesses. Collaboration between businesses-sometimes the work is redundant. Logistical work can take a lot of time, sometimes not necessary.


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