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Highland Capital Reviews

Updated March 16, 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company to Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time

    Pros

    *Intelligent co-workers who are willing to help you move up in the company
    *Great employee benefits
    *Employees work really hard, but make atmosphere enjoyable
    *Challenging environment that encourages constant growth

    Cons

    *Semi-long hours, but tons of support


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work!"

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    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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great health insurance plans.
    - Daily catered lunch.
    - Business casual dress code.
    - Great office location and amenities.
    - Regular firm wide social gatherings.
    - Smart people around and many opportunities to learn.

    Cons

    - Work/life balance can be challenging.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Company for Internships!"

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    Former Employee - Intern Marketing in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Intern Marketing in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Highland Capital (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone at the company is very energetic so it makes it fun to go to work every day! You really do learn a lot while you are there and they treat you like a member of the team and not an intern.

    Cons

    Just wish there was an opportunity for me to stay and work full-time!


  4. Helpful (1)

    "great place to work"

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    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

    - people complain about the work life balance but this is no different than any other financial services firm
    - take great care of employees with dining options, 401k, healthcare, generous vacation
    - very collaborative environment, if you need to get something done there are not many road blocks, everyone is working together

    Cons

    - no cons as of now

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good work it's a great firm and excited to see the continued growth


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time

    Pros

    dynamic asset management firm that provides employees with the opportunity to work hard and develop professionally, motivating office environment - coworkers are all highly skilled/qualified, diverse investment portfolios with a history of generating above-average returns for investors, great 401k and benefits

    Cons

    no cons from my perspective

    Advice to Management

    unique company - keep up the good work!


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Phenomenal Place to Work"

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    • 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

    Pros

    A unique and special work experience in Dallas. Your co-workers are legitimately smart and will help you learn. The work is interesting. The pay is strong and grow quickly if you do well. The benefits and perks are generous.

    Cons

    Like other high-end jobs, it remains a pretty intense workplace.

    Advice to Management

    Continue focus on growth


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great place"

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

    Pros

    Really good culture. Great people

    Cons

    Not anything worth mentioning. There will be idiotic coworkers anywhere.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Fund accountant"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free lunch, very high bonuses comparatively, smart people, great office, promotes often, exposure to a lot of different sectors/investment types/people, ability to transfer to different departments

    Cons

    Firm growth stalled a little for the last few years. Past PR issues hurt the firm's reputation but that has been healing.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps focus on a specific investment vehicle type centered around what the firm is best at, CLOs & maybe secondary CLOs. There is a lot of growth potential and ability to continue to strive when focusing on an area of expertise.


  9. Helpful (5)

    "Rewarding place to work"

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    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


  10. Helpful (4)

    "AVP"

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

    Pros

    Great group of people. Flexible work time. Good benegits.

    Cons

    Technology may be a bit behind.

    Advice to Management

    Ask the employees for feedback more. Most employees are passionate about the company and want to be involved.


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