Fortress Investment Group

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Fortress Investment Group Reviews

Updated 21 January 2015
Updated 21 January 2015
41 Reviews
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  1.  

    Learn how sharks operate in a world where Information is power, and none of it leaks out from the very top.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Looks good on resume, you'll work on very sophisticated deals, will learn a lot, and will make money.

    Cons

    Be prepared to lose friends and spouses while working here, because you won't have time to spend with anyone else but your coworkers, who will likely be depressed and disinterested in anything but money at this phase in their lives, because this job might have already destroyed much of what makes life worth living.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. High turnover keeps salaries low & profits high, per the company's mission. Paranoia continues to serve you, because there are bad people who work for you, and would probably like to destroy you were it not for the deal exposure and potential to earn something slightly higher than an investment banking career, but only if they're smart enough to obtain or create some information that could potentially blackmail those at the very top. You've succeeded in creating a culture of fear, power, betrayal, nepotism & money, while avoiding giving back to the community in any meaningful way. Congratulations, you're the epitome of Machievellian capitalism, kind of like the Vatican of hedge funds. I'm guessing you'd actually be proud of yourself reading this, because of how you romanticize the myth of the industrialists capitalists of generations past, who felt they owed nothing to the common good aside from demonstrating how to become wealthy. A review like this very likely inflates your ego as someone who thrives on a shallow form of monetary power, no matter what the cost to humanity. Your investors probably like it too, actually, so keep up the good work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great internship

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    I worked relatively long hours considering I had to commute from Connecticut. But overall they provided good training, and great pay for an intern.

    Cons

    I sometimes was reduced to doing paper work day after day. The work got repetitive sometimes, but they would put you at different desks to mix it up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would want to integrate with more of the company, rather than just on one floor.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    good company, but make sure you do your research first

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    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Fund Accountant in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great industry experience and product exposure
    Fair compensation
    Star on your resume

    Cons

    Intense working environment
    High turnover
    Long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage coaching environment

    Recommends
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  5.  

    Accounting role

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Great learning curve and exposure

    Cons

    Very demanding deadlines and as such long hours

  6.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group as an intern

    Pros

    Amazing company with incredibly talented people. Great exposure to the industry and learning opportunities from senior management.

    Cons

    Day to day learning is your responsibility. Everyone is incredibly busy so all the teaching will have to be done by yourself.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - , Private Equity, Transportation and Infrastructure Group in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - , Private Equity, Transportation and Infrastructure Group in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, great responsibility. An overall great place to be

    Cons

    No formal training, no full time offers for college grads

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Everything was great. I would have liked to have undergraduate opportunities or a more formal training program.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Interned with the treasury and operations team over the summer. There is a large learning curve and you are thrown into the fire right from the start. If you are willing to put in the hours and go out of your comfort zone to build relationships with the people you work with you will learn a ton. Team members are very close and really try to create a family atmosphere which makes the long hours not too bad. The whole office had a work hard play hard mentality. Everyone there is going to be honest with you and tell you when you have done a good job, when you need to step it up, and how you need to improve. Everyone is very knowledgeable and is more than willing to share what they know and their experiences with the interns. Work on your excel skills, learn VBA, and don't be scared to ask questions.

    Cons

    The first week or two is going to be challenging as you try to get your bearings but that is to be expected at a place like Fortress.

  9.  

    Worked in the Operations group. A solid experience working in the back office with different financial instruments.

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    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Upper management in back and front office is very responsive.
    Friendly group of co-workers

    Cons

    Moving across divisions near impossible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Stay Away

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    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Consultant in New York, NY (US)

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Intellectual freedom. Ability to develop a solution without undue technical interference.

    Cons

    Very racist place. Not a place for someone without elephant thick skin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You need to educate your staff about ethics and morals.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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