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Oaktree Capital Management Reviews

Updated Feb 14, 2019

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72%
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62%
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Jay Wintrob
24 Ratings
Pros
  • "Smart people, collaborative teams and very collegial atmosphere(in 9 reviews)

  • "Smart people, great benefits, compensation is good(in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing culture"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Oaktree Capital Management full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Genuine and friendly environment. I didn't even realize it when I was talking with one of the founders at an event my first week- he was so down to earth and personable. All of my experiences here have reflected that first one. There are little to no egos here.

    Cons

    Unsure of the directional goals of the company/ job stability

    Advice to Management

    Trim the fat where it needs to be trimmed, but keep the same open and caring culture you've cultivated for so long.

    Oaktree Capital Management2019-01-16
  2. "Generally good but monotonous"

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      Current Employee - Senior Fund Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I have been working at Oaktree Capital Management full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Good pay, lots of teams to help in the work

      Cons

      In the world of accountancy, the move up is more difficult as they have many Vice Presidents and senior officers.

      Oaktree Capital Management2019-02-15
    • "Comepative Compensation, good environment"

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      Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      Approves of CEO

      I have been working at Oaktree Capital Management full-time for less than a year

      Pros

      Work with many smart and ambitious people.

      Cons

      The road map to advancing is not very clear.

      Oaktree Capital Management2019-01-24
    • "Oaktree"

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      Former Employee - Bank Debt Processor in Los Angeles, CA
      Recommends
      Positive Outlook
      No opinion of CEO

      I worked at Oaktree Capital Management full-time for more than 3 years

      Pros

      Great place to work! Lots of employee perks!

      Cons

      Lots of changes that are resulting in jobs being cut.

      Oaktree Capital Management2018-11-12
    • Helpful (1)

      "Current Employee - 7 yrs"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

        I have been working at Oaktree Capital Management full-time

        Pros

        Generally quality people and managers.

        Cons

        Culture shift since going public, mostly concerned about “bottom line” and not about retaining people.

        Oaktree Capital Management2018-10-19
      • "Leading Investment Firm"

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        Current Employee - Vice President in Los Angeles, CA
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Oaktree Capital Management full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Very good / iconic place to work from the perspective of an investment professional. Smart people, collaborative teams and very collegial atmosphere. Los Angeles is a huge plus versus New York, San Francisco or Chicago. Very supportive deal teams, generally, and above average returns. Cross-group access as needed to enhance knowledge, though investment strategies are relatively autonomous.

        Cons

        Large organization that sometimes suffers from bureaucracy, but likely no more than any other large asset manager.

        Oaktree Capital Management2018-10-05
      • "Happy at Oaktree"

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        Current Employee - Office Administrator in Los Angeles, CA
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Oaktree Capital Management full-time for less than a year

        Pros

        - Great Company - Genuine People - Wholesome Environment - Breakfast Provided (Monday) - Lunch Provided (Friday) - Events held to give back to the community

        Cons

        - Budget Cutting - Career Advancement

        Advice to Management

        Employees appreciate being recognized for doing a great job whether that be through compensation or pure recognition. Continue doing that and you will have a thriving team for years to come.

        Oaktree Capital Management2018-10-03
      • Helpful (2)

        "Oaktree is transitioning"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook
        No opinion of CEO

        I worked at Oaktree Capital Management full-time

        Pros

        Okay workplace; many smart people; some fun groups; decent values;

        Cons

        Biggest complaint is favoritism. Promotions not given to loyal, long time employees who had seen this company through the begin thorough all the transition. Instead, new hires progressed through the ranks at lightning speed.

        Advice to Management

        be nimble and change to a more flexible workforce; listen to your workforce at all levels

        Oaktree Capital Management2018-08-02
      • Helpful (6)

        "Good culture but needs work"

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        Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
        Doesn't Recommend
        Neutral Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Oaktree Capital Management full-time for more than 5 years

        Pros

        Good culture, people are generally nice. No jerks policy starts at the top. Free lunch and breakfast.

        Cons

        Pay is well below market on the operations side (accounting and client relations) Be prepared to work in your current role as growth can be limited even for top performers. No vision from management.

        Advice to Management

        It may be time to upgrade some of our middle managers. Create a growth plan for top performers otherwise we'll just leave. Revamp compensation to make more comparable to peers.

        Oaktree Capital Management2018-06-18
      • "Great firm"

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        Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I worked at Oaktree Capital Management full-time for more than 3 years

        Pros

        Great atmosphere and benefits

        Cons

        Can be a little insular

        Oaktree Capital Management2018-05-08
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