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Highland Capital Reviews

Updated May 18, 2018
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  1. "contract"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Benefits and opportunities available.

    Cons

    long hours and interview process too long


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Regional Sales Consultant"

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    • 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.

  3. Helpful (8)

    "Impressive"

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    • 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.


  4. Helpful (10)

    "Highland Capital"

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    • 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.


  5. Helpful (6)

    "Leave your morals at the door"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Highland Capital full-time

    Pros

    free health insurance, lunch, parking, gym membership & cell phone plan

    Cons

    Incestuous place where everyone is having office affairs & no one cares, including HR! Step on others to get ahead. No ethics shown by leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Don't treat your employees like servants. Reward them with a carrot instead of beating them with a stick.


  6. Helpful (7)

    "Great place to work!"

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    • 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.


  7. Helpful (6)

    "Interesting Place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Highland Capital full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits. Free lunch. Healthcare.
    Great exposure to everything - you will get more responsibility than you are ready for and need to figure it out. Sink or swim type of deal.

    Cons

    Not much to say that people haven't already mentioned. Lots of forced hours even when it is slow. Awkward culture and personal relationships. Politics wins the day.

  8. Helpful (17)

    "Highland Capital Management as a Destination Workplace"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    The company is a great fit for people who are willing to put in the work while achieving results. There are some extremely smart people working throughout all levels of the company. I mention this because it's a fairly flat organization in terms of communication and cooperation. This includes exposure to upper levels of management.

    Cons

    I wouldn't necessarily call this a negative, but it should be pointed out that exposure to senior-level management also implies a high level of accountability.


  9. Helpful (7)

    "I love Highland"

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    • 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 (5)

    "Plentiful Opportunities"

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    • 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.


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