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Fortress Investment Group

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Updated 17 February 2015
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  1. Great work environment and challenging but interesting responsibilities

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Community, type of work, great learning environment!

    Cons

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

  2. Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and management, free drinks, smart people,

    Cons

    long hours, heavy workloads, high turnover rate

  3. Great internship

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. Great Experience

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

  6. 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Moving across divisions near impossible

  7. Helpful (1)

    Good place to work, bad place to learn

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Liquid Markets Analyst in New York, NY (US)
    Former Employee - Liquid Markets Analyst in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Pay is reasonable and hours aren't terrible as long as you are efficient and can get your work done
    People are really nice

    Cons

    While the people are really nice there is a really weird culture that isn't social at all. It seems the system has gotten so bureaucratic that a lot of people are leaving for more entrepreneurial environments.
    There is no buddy system or training program. They throw you right in and if you make mistakes it is on you.

    Advice to Management

    Consider starting a more formal training program and more office events so people get to know each other. There is a group of really social interesting people, and a group of people who won't respond to a hello in the hall so more social interactions would make a difference.
    Otherwise Fortress has an extremely bright future!

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great experience.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Better integration amongst groups, including managers.

  9. Helpful (2)

    Great place to learn!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Pros

    Work with smart people, learn a lot of things!

    Cons

    I can not think of a thing bad of this firm

  10. Helpful (1)

    Great company culture

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Fortress Investment Group

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    No formal training program. Must be ready to be thrown into the fire

  11. Intensive environment

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Unstable. Typical for hedge fund.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the hard working spirit!

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