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Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated February 12, 2017
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Pros
  • 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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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. "Great Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  3. "IT"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sicklerville, NJ
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sicklerville, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for.

    Cons

    Long term contracting without offering permanent employment

    Advice to Management

    n/a


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  5. "summer intern in liquid markets"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Internship in Chestnut Hill, MA
    Former Employee - Internship in Chestnut Hill, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fortress is filled with immensely talented people, who often are excited to take time out of their day to work with interns and give you one-on-one help. If you look for them, Fortress is filled with so many opportunities.

    Cons

    I sometimes felt like I was thrust into tasks without much guidance. Yet again, teaching yourself how to do something helps you learn it well.


  6. "Executive assistant"

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

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

    Pros

    Excellent environment, talented colleagues, very focused on internal advancement. Fast paced, downtime non-existent.

    Cons

    Some might find the pace and intensity too much. Others will thru e. It depends on a persons personality type.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to offer growth opportunities to employees within the firm prior to seeking new talent from outside the company.


  7. "Business Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern in San Rafael, CA
    Current Employee - Intern in San Rafael, CA

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

    Pros

    Fortress Investment Group is an amazing brand name and helps you grow in your career. It is a great learning opportunity.

    Cons

    Fortress has an extremely aggressive work culture. You will have less work-life balance.


  8. "Good Place to Grow"

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Great place to Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good place to learn and work

    Cons

    Zero that i can think of hours at time

    Advice to Management

    No advice to offer to management team


  10. "Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - , Private Equity, Transportation and Infrastructure Group in New York, NY
    Former Intern - , Private Equity, Transportation and Infrastructure Group 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 people, great responsibility. An overall great place to be

    Cons

    No formal training, no full time offers for college grads

    Advice to Management

    Everything was great. I would have liked to have undergraduate opportunities or a more formal training program.


  11. "Great place to learn."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Huge learning curve, great industry knowledge, positive team culture, teams that like to work hard / play hard, smart people with a desire to do what's right and willingness to train newer staff.

    Cons

    The hours are demanding during critical times in the month / quarter depending on which group you are part of. Sometimes you run into political drama at the higher levels that trickles down to staff.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing. You set a positive tone for the staff below you.


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