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Highland Capital Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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Highland Capital Co-Founder and President James Dondero
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  1. Helpful (3)

    "Rewarding place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Autonomy to diligence research ideas
    Intelligent colleagues
    Young and driven research team
    Access to top management
    Compensation tied to performance
    Great benefits
    Firm encourages entrepreneurship
    Hard-working but fun environment
    No paper pushing

    Cons

    Minimum weekly hours (averaged out over the year)
    Compensation structure (deferrals)
    Fewer opportunities to travel for research diligence
    Lack of diversity in backgrounds across the research team

    Advice to Management

    Continue to communicate firm strategy and direction to keep employees focused on goals
    Seek out diversity in job applicants
    Sunset timekeeper


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Regional Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Regional Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Highland Capital (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Get lunch every day

    Cons

    Minimum of 60 hour work week


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Eh"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dallas, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Highland Capital full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of perks- free lunch, great health care, casual dress and lots of happy hours. Good location and building. Overall good

    Cons

    No work life balance. You live and breathe highland. No real lunch breaks, required work on nights and weekends. Forced overtime


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Regional Sales Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Regional Sales Consultant in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Fast paced, intelligent group of individuals looking to succeed in the investment industry. Great opportunity to move up in a company that is poised for growth, and gain knowledge straight from the portfolio management team

    Cons

    There are longer hours, but you definitely see the success in the amount of effort you put in.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Impressive"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I have worked in the financial services industry for over seven years in New York, New Jersey, and Texas. I am the most impressed with the employees at Highland Capital Management, L.P. ("Highland"). The people that work at Highland are motivated, intelligent, helpful, and know what they are doing. The teams are kept pretty lean so everyone has an important role in helping the firm meet its goals. There is also room to transition into other areas. The benefits and perks are outstanding - free healthcare, generous 401(k), free gym membership, free parking, free lunch every day, fully stocked kitchen, etc. Highland also holds firm events and quarterly team events so you get to know people outside of your immediate team.

    Cons

    The floor plan is open concept so it can get pretty loud, which makes concentrating and phone calls difficult at times.


  7. Helpful (8)

    "Highland Capital"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the greatest things about Highland is that you get exposure to upper management no matter what your level is in the company. The work environment is challenging but rewarding and pushes you to learn and grow in your position. This allows for many opportunities for advancement in your career. The benefits offered at Highland are top-notch! The office is very open and inviting which makes me happy to come here every morning.

    Cons

    Highland has very high expectations for all of its employees and their work. This isn't exactly a con but it something to be prepared for when looking to work at the firm.


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to work!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Highland hires only the best candidates and it shows. The people are brilliant, talented and hard-working. You can learn a ton from your fellow employees.
    - The skills and knowledge you gain by working at Highland allow you to advance your career as far as you want it to go.
    - The pay and benefits (paid healthcare, free lunches, fully stocked snack room, paid cell phone, gym membership, etc.) are second to none.
    - Overall, Highland is one of the best places to work in the industry.

    Cons

    The required 50-hour weekly average. This isn't much different than other companies in the industry, but just know going in that this isn't a 40 hour per week job.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "I love Highland"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, bonuses, learning opportunities, cool desk set ups, free lunch

    Cons

    Poor corporate image due to recent PR

    Advice to Management

    Focus on improving image and growing the client base. Grow private equity department


  10. Helpful (4)

    "Plentiful Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    • Working hard and having a good attitude will open numerous doors at Highland.
    • There are always opportunities to expand your skillset due to the lean nature of the company.
    • Benefits are first class – dental/health premiums fully paid for, lunch per diem, 100% 401k match w/ no vesting
            period, profit sharing, and yearly bonus to name a few
    • Great collaboration between teams – a cohesive bunch of individuals
    • Management has an open door policy
    • Recruiting/onboarding process was very efficient and well-organized

    Cons

    • You are required to maintain a 50 hour weekly average, but the time rarely seems to drag and never have I seen
             management give a hard time to clock in/out.
    • There are only two dates where one can join the company’s 401k plan.


  11. Helpful (6)

    "Plenty of Opportunities / Talented Employees / Great Pay & Benefits"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Director in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Highland has been an outstanding place to work. I've been able to work with very smart, energetic people - it is a motivating environment to work in. If you perform well you will have the opportunity to take on additional responsibility and leadership. It's a flat organization with easy access to senior management. The firm is nimble and makes decisions quickly without getting bogged down in bureaucracy.

    The comp is very hard to beat and the benefits are world-class (free medical and dental insurance, free daily lunch, gym, cell phone bill paid, generous vacation days, etc.)

    I'm proud to work here.

    Cons

    It is an intense work environment and the pace isn't for everyone...a work hard, play hard type of place. Very high standards.


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