Careers At Ares

Why Ares?

At Ares, we offer a variety of exciting and challenging careers at the forefront of the alternative investment management industry. As a high-growth company, we are always seeking talented professionals with diverse backgrounds to join our investment and business operations teams.

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Rewards & Benefits

At Ares, we are focused on attracting, developing and retaining talented, highly accomplished professionals by cultivating a work environment in which contributions are acknowledged and rewarded. This is realized through competitive compensation and benefit programs including the following:


Team Member Experience on Employee Success Factors

Mary Jurgensen
Credit, New York

"Everyone is incredibly smart, successful and driven, but also very approachable and kind. I wanted the opportunity to learn from the best in this type of environment."

Wali Makhlouf
Middle Office, Los Angeles

"There were three things that really attracted me to the firm. One is people. I already knew a few people that I worked with at previous employers who actually joined Ares and they gave me really positive feedback about the company. Two is the niche that Ares operates in, which is the alternative investment space. Three is the fact that Ares is a very reputable and successful operator in that space."

Sebastian Herrera
Private Equity, Los Angeles

"Ares has provided me with unparalleled opportunities to work on interesting transactions across the capital structure. The Special Opportunities Group's flat culture creates an open forum for analysts to deliberate investments with senior professionals on a daily basis, lending significant exposure to upper management and valuable experience to develop a strong investing skill set."

Team Member Testimonials on Their Attraction to Ares

Kyle Brazeal
Private Equity, Los Angeles

"The people that achieve success at Ares are those who strive for continuous improvement and avoid complacency by seeking new challenges as they progress through their roles. Those with a focus on learning and development to enable them to take on greater responsibility within the team tend to see the benefits of their effort. You can’t really sit back and wait for people to hand you those opportunities, you must be proactive. In this environment, there will undoubtedly be opportunities for you to push yourself and grow professionally." 

Ryan Myrick
Strategy & Relationship Management, Charlotte

"It’s a combination of drive and working well with others. No matter what you’re trying to find the answer to, there is a resource at Ares that will help you succeed. The ability and desire to find that resource really leads to the success of an individual." 

Shelly Cleary
Credit, New York

“Ares wants people that are willing to step out of their comfort zone and say what they think and have an opinion."