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Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated March 9, 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. "Fortress Summer Internship"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It is a big company and respected

    Cons

    It is greedy in business operations.


  2. "fortress private equity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time

    Pros

    smart, thoughtful people, fast paced environment

    Cons

    long hours, high stress environment


  3. "Receptionist"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in Brooklyn, NY
    Former Employee - Receptionist in Brooklyn, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it was quiet and easy job

    Cons

    the other receptionist there was awful,rude and very disrespectful person to be around


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  5. "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.


  6. "Tough place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very interesting stuff comes through

    Cons

    no work life balance at all


  7. "Summer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great experience. Team allowed me to be very involved and I learned a lot.

    Cons

    None-unless looking for a defined intern training program


  8. "Senior Accountant"

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

    Pros

    Great work environment. Great benefits. Great opportunities to move up the ladder

    Cons

    Not that I can think of any


  9. "Excellent internship experience"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -Gave interns legitimate projects and significant autonomy
    -Management was understanding and relaxed
    -fun work environment
    -reasonable hours for interns compared to industry standard

    Cons

    -not enough feedback given to interns
    -interns did not have a choice for area of work


  10. 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.


  11. 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;


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