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Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated July 3, 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. Helpful (2)

    "Good company; good on resume at entry level"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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;


  2. "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.

  3. "IT"

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    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


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great For Building Experience - Operations"

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

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with some of the smartest people you'll ever come in contact with. Interacting with multiple teams and senior level personnel allows you to gain high visibility and gain knowledge across a wide variety of disciplines.

    Cons

    Work hours can be quite extensive. There isn't always a good work/life balance and you'll be expected to work as long as needed to finish the job no matter the holiday. In operations you'll often get the short end of the stick to finish the job that other departments may have fouled up.

    Advice to Management

    Offer more potential for growth and appreciation of employees.


  5. Helpful (3)

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

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    • Senior Management
    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.


  6. "Really great company!"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pays well, good hours, fun people.

    Cons

    need more employee engagement like networking and volunteer opportunities


  7. 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

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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


  9. "Great learning environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to learn and excel

    Cons

    Be a meritocracy and listen to your people


  10. "Intern"

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    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company to intern for because it is a great learning experience and because they are one of the top hedgefunds. You will learn a lot.

    Cons

    Sometime I would just sit there because I didn't have work to do. But I think that is the case for most intern jobs.

    Advice to Management

    It would be awesome if there were more projects for the interns to work on. But nonetheless it was a good opportunity.


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