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Updated Sep 28, 2022

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3.8
71%
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74%
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Highland Capital Co-Founder and President James Dondero
James Dondero
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  • "Management also shows little trust in employees in excessive tracking with timekeeper system and other means.(in 4 reviews)
  • "long hours, but tons of support(in 3 reviews)
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  1. 5.0
    Former Employee

    great culture

    Dec 1, 2021 - Fund Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    great culture and co workers

    Cons

    busy busy busy busy busy

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  2. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Materially below industry average pay

    Sep 28, 2022 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    None. Used to be a large platform with flexible, unconstrained mandate that allowed for large exposure, growth

    Cons

    Sweat shop, corrupted selfish senior management, all in pay materially below industry average

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  3. 4.0
    Former Employee, more than 5 years

    Work hard, play hard

    Mar 18, 2022 - Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Work hard and you are rewarded

    Cons

    Steep learning curve to succeed

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  4. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Sinking Ship

    Sep 10, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    The rank and fille employees are the best

    Cons

    Horrible Management, out for themselves only

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  5. 3.0
    Current Employee

    Employed

    Apr 28, 2021 - Portfolio Manager in Memphis, TN
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    good good good good good

    Cons

    nothing bad to say at all

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  6. 1.0
    Former Employee

    Investment Analyst

    Feb 10, 2021 - Investment Analyst 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    asset class, market, and sector agnostic

    Cons

    lack of consistency, processes, risk management and headline risk

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  7. 3.0
    Former Employee, more than 3 years

    Mixed Bag

    Jan 6, 2021 - Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Well paying but with a ceiling. Tries to pay employees like a family office while having a Goldman Sachs type of culture.

    Cons

    Bad reputation and can be cut-throat.

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  8. 5.0
    Current Employee

    Great place to work

    Aug 5, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Very smart and motivated workforce

    Cons

    The hours can be long

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  9. 5.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Great Culture

    Sep 6, 2019 - Intern in Dallas, TX
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Great environment for learning, lovely office space, most people are friendly and willing to help

    Cons

    Not everyone is collegial, seems as though some things occurred in the past that could have damaged the culture.

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  10. 1.0
    Former Employee, less than 1 year

    Company is a disaster internally . Sinking ship

    Mar 15, 2019 - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommend
    CEO Approval
    Business Outlook

    Pros

    Free lunch, average benefits for hedge funds / asset management.

    Cons

    Morale very low, leadership is poor and dishonest. HemorrhagingAUM. Constant lawsuits and headline risk. Mistreat clients and employees alike. Unqualified, inexperienced leadership below founder level.

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Highland Capital Reviews FAQs

Highland Capital has an overall rating of 3.8 out of 5, based on over 61 reviews left anonymously by employees. 71% of employees would recommend working at Highland Capital to a friend and 62% have a positive outlook for the business. This rating has improved by 3% over the last 12 months.

According to anonymously submitted Glassdoor reviews, Highland Capital employees rate their compensation and benefits as 4.3 out of 5. Find out more about salaries and benefits at Highland Capital. This rating has improved by 1% over the last 12 months.

71% of Highland Capital employees would recommend working there to a friend based on Glassdoor reviews. Employees also rated Highland Capital 3.4 out of 5 for work life balance, 3.7 for culture and values and 4.0 for career opportunities.

According to reviews on Glassdoor, employees commonly mention the pros of working at Highland Capital to be culture, career development, benefits and the cons to be management, work life balance.

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