Fortress Investment Group
3.8 of 5 26 reviews
www.fortressinv.com New York, NY 500 to 999 Employees

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Updated Mar 25, 2014

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Randal A. Nardone

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Great experience.

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time for more than a year

ProsSmart, motivated, driven people. Close knit teams that are willing to help train and assist with work load.

ConsFelt the need to put in face time during even during slow times.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter integration amongst groups, including managers.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to learn!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fortress Investment Group

ProsWork with smart people, learn a lot of things!

ConsI can not think of a thing bad of this firm

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Great company culture

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fortress Investment Group

ProsSome of the top minds in the industry. Very interesting line of work and great variety of products they deal with

ConsNo formal training program. Must be ready to be thrown into the fire

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intensive environment

Analyst (Current Employee)
Singapore (Singapore)

I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time for more than a year

ProsLearn a lot. No politics since everyone is working hard and focusing on their job. CEO actually works the hardest.

ConsUnstable. Typical for hedge fund.

Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the hard working spirit!

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great work environment and challenging but interesting responsibilities

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fortress Investment Group as an intern for less than a year

ProsCommunity, type of work, great learning environment!

Conssome business areas are not performing - can have limitations in what you want to do

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Satisfied, but no career growth.

Desktop Support Specialist (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Fortress Investment Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsAbility to wear many hats.

ConsPigeon hold into one position.

Advice to Senior ManagementMore training. Career path.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Like the people, but excessive turnover

Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I worked at Fortress Investment Group

ProsReasonably flexible investment approach, people willing to get creative. There are a number of very smart individuals, not all, but most.

ConsA little unstable, can make jerky reactions to markets and major strategic changes based on temporary market conditions. I was satisfied with my pay package but have heard from a lot of people who weren't.

Advice to Senior ManagementMake it a more consistent environment. Turnover is a killer for a business like this, keep your strongest performing employees, don't lose them over a few dollars of comp, continue to prune the weeds like you do.

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Great experience

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at Fortress Investment Group

ProsVery involved and active work environment. A lot of deals pass by your table so you get to acquire an insight into different market cap, sector etc . companies and different valuation and financing methods.

ConsNot very organized and 'one firm' culture is not implemented that well. Different parts of the company ( private equity, hedge fund etc...) are mostly treated as separate entities even when they could be leveraging each other.

Advice to Senior ManagementIn junior levels leadership and mentorship program is adequate . - can be better.
ALso because it is a public company sometimes it is hard to judge senior managements interests.

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Fortress Investment Group

ProsGreat flexibility and great experience.

ConsLow pay with lots of hours.

Advice to Senior ManagementIncrease pay to interns to increase motivation.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Analyst (Current Employee)
New York, NY (US)

I have been working at Fortress Investment Group

ProsI enjoyed being surrounded by very intelligent people with a deep insight of the market. Everyone was very good at their respective jobs.

ConsThere could have been more communication and collaboration. It always seemed as though everybody is extremely busy and therefore they don't always take the time to explain how their decisions will affect you.

Advice to Senior ManagementSend more memos or otherwise communicate to employees better.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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