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Highland Capital Reviews

Updated July 31, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Depends on your personality, it could fit you or destroy you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Investment Analyst in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Investment Analyst in Dallas, TX

    I worked at Highland Capital full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pays relatively well, good benefits

    Cons

    lack of trust from management, mandated working hours (lower limits)


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Great company with attractive advancement 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

    Senior leadership is very strong and has positioned the company for growth. Wealth of advancement opportunities for those that seek them. Excellent benefits and pay. The culture is very strong; everyone is friendly and seems to really enjoy being at the firm and part of the industry.

    Cons

    The hours can be long; however, as mentioned in the "pros" section, you're compensated for the commitment.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to do what you're doing!

  3. Helpful (7)

    "Mixed bag"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Some of the brightest people work at this firm. The pay is great.

    Cons

    The "big brother' atmosphere is stifling. Mandatory hours of 60+/week leaves little opportunity for work-life balance.


  4. Helpful (6)

    "One of the best places I’ve had the privilege of working for. Very unique company culture and values."

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

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

    Pros

    Plenty of learning opportunities, great firm reputation, and friendly colleagues. Fairly horizontal organization structure that rewards initiative and constructive input.

    Cons

    Requires strong work ethic – minimum number of hours for each employee. Also need intellectual horse power and strong problem solving skills.

    Advice to Management

    None


  5. Helpful (5)

    "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great office culture
    Jeans and casual attire
    Lunch is paid for
    Great bonus structure
    Competitive salary
    AMAZING health benefits = No premiums or deductibles!
    Extremely talented employees and a robust vetting process

    Cons

    Hard work & long hours, but that should be expected in this industry
    Very entrepreneurial, make your own way
    Business units seem somewhat silo'd

    Advice to Management

    Create a more organized structure around performance reviews


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Not worth it."

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

    I worked at Highland Capital full-time

    Pros

    Great pay potential, fast-paced, strong benefits and perks. Nice new offices in Uptown Dallas. Some teams can be pretty fun, though not all.

    Cons

    Long hours. Small company, so not much potential for career variety, especially upward advancement. Management plays favorites and can make your life miserable if you cross the wrong person. Management also shows little trust in employees in excessive tracking with timekeeper system and other means.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more opportunities for career development, treat your employees with respect.


  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great company"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Currency Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Currency Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Highland Capital full-time

    Pros

    Young vibrant atmosphere
    Pay package
    Great perks; vacations and bonuses
    Training is fulfilling and on target.
    Good opportunities for vertical advancement.

    Cons

    Hours are very long. Zero social life. I would sometimes work 80 hours maximum. Getting time off was difficult.

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Not good culture at all"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Highland Capital full-time

    Pros

    Pay can be good but not worth it

    Cons

    Terrible culture -- they track your hours and don't treat you well

    Advice to Management

    Treat people with decency some of the time


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Cash Reconciliation Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Cash Reconciliation Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, jeans, free food (lunch, snacks, beverages, ect)

    Cons

    Long hours, not a lot of feedback from management


  10. Helpful (9)

    "Highland is great to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Settlement Associate in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Settlement Associate in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The management staff are very respectful to employees. Every upper level manager has an open door policy and is willing to talk with recent graduates about their experience level and how they got to be a senior partner. The benefits package is also above average; three weeks of vacation per year, they provide lunch every day, an annual offisite company wide retreat. It is a small company, you are not just another cog in the wheel, or just a number to them. You do get lots of face time with senior partners. They also do not have a dress code, which makes a very comfortable and relaxed work environment.

    Cons

    They have a minimum of fifty hours per week, which can be a strain if you have other activities outside of work. The atmosphere can seem cliqueish at times. Some individuals are not as welcoming to new folks as others are. Training can be scant, you pretty much have to jump right in and ask questions as you go along. For some people this system an be maddening, for others it works perfect. Company culture is very hard core, bottom line oriented. It can feel like you are working right on Wall Street - high powered, high energy, capitalism at its best.

    Advice to Management

    work on training


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