Fortress Investment Group Employee Reviews

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Good place
Financial Analyst, OTC Derivatives (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 25, 2018
I enjoyed my short time there. I still keep in touch with my former manager, director and CFO. Unfortunately the 2009 great recession caused many places to dwindle or shut down and this is what occurred to the firm during that time frame.
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Distressed Debt Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 25, 2018
Interns are expected to learn quickly, but learn from an elite group of investment professionals. If you are motivated and quick you will be given responsibilities.
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Fast Paced company
Manager/Multi-Unit Manager (Current Employee) –  TexasJuly 9, 2017
Fast paced company with high turnover and a lot of changes. Compensation package for hours worked is not in line with most other companies. Very top heavy.
Pros
Training, experiene
Cons
Hours and compensation
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Hard-working, rewarding environment
Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJune 27, 2017
Company will challenge you, but also recognize hard-work and dedication. Multiple industries available to gain exposure and broaden an employee's knowledge base within Financial Services
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Good Place to Learn
Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 18, 2017
Pros:

Good Benefits
Good Pay
Great place to learn and grow
Really smart coworkers

Cons:

Long hours
Some managers are inconsidereate
no work/life balance
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Horrible Work Ethics
Printer Technician (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 1, 2017
Their work philosophy is to run things out of FEAR and not mutual respect and professionalism!!
Their way of getting things done is to make you live in fear of losing your job!!
Pros
None!!
Cons
Their work philosophy is to run things out of FEAR and not mutual respect and professionalism!!
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Fun
STOCK MARKET TRADER (Former Employee) –  Miami, FLJuly 6, 2016
Daily market trends with amazing people to work with. Self-employed mentality with managing your own work hours
Pros
make money
Cons
lose money
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Great leadership and very well thought out and run internship program
Hedge Fund Summer Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 4, 2016
Had an incredible experience as an intern with Fortress Investment Group. The program was planned with a lot of thought and most employees were more than happy to work with the interns to help them thrive in the program
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4.0
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Serious and Productive Workplace
Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 31, 2016
Fortress is a productive workplace where work gets done at a rapid pace and if you can't take the heat you should get out the kitchen.
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Great
Mailroom Clerk (Current Employee) –  Manhattan, NYSeptember 17, 2015
Everyone is very friendly and very helpful. Great benefits and a great place to work. There is always someone who is able to teach you about something.
Pros
Free drinks, Free snacks, great conversations.
Cons
N/a
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3.0
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Intensive, Stressfull
Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYApril 5, 2015
Lot of opportunities to learn but very stressful place. No lot of opportunities for advancement. It had many Business Units and teams. Each is different from other.
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Long hours and too many projects
Sr. NET Architect/Team lead (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 3, 2015
typical day is 9+ hours and you will be flooded with all sort of work. You will be given several projects with lot of expectations. Pay is ok compared to work/hours.
Good co-workers
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4.0
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Work with/under some of the best minds in the industry
Summer Associate - Fortress Emerging Markets Fund (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 7, 2014
High energy investment-hedge fund environment. Lots of excitement. Work with very smart people and get inspired.
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Oportunities and hard work
Analyst (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 19, 2014
This firm has tons of opportunities for aggressive professionals who are looking to get experience under their belts. The only problem is that, the culture is enforced by management and the vision of the users can be unrealistic. I work 60-70 hrs per week and can never truly disconnect from my responsibilities.
Pros
company benefits, training, cross collaboration
Cons
extensive hours, salary does not reflect work output and expectations
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Dynamic workplace environment with highly motivated and driven team.
VP, Financial Planning and Analysis (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 18, 2014
Great management team.

Strong industry expertise.

Very dynamic work environment.

Growth driven enterprise with incredibly intelligent team.
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Overall good, depends which business you are in
Financial Analyst / Strategic Liaison (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 28, 2013
Decent pay, not crazy hours, management varies from group to group.
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Junior Analyst Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 28, 2013
I was a junior analyst/intern. I had a great experience and worked for very smart people but can't comment further.
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Great culture
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 13, 2013
Fortress fosters a great culture that is not typical for such a large hedge fund.
Pros
Compensation is very good
Cons
Leadership at the top does not realize the efforts being put in by those working for them
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4.0
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Challenging but rewarding experience
Vice President (Current Employee) –  New York City, NYApril 29, 2013
The place is very deadline driven and is quite fast-paced. You have to be able to think quickly and be as productive as possible. You definitely learn a lot through it's complex structure and exposure to a vast variety of investment products.
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Productive and fun work environment
FX Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 8, 2013
• Maintain accurate account of inventory including hedge positions on Foreign Currency.
• Responsible for the daily reconciliation of Prime Broker, Foreign Exchange breaks.
• Responsible for execution support, Trade Allocation including Equities, Swap Transactions, Futures, Fixed Income, and Foreign
Exchange trades.
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