BlackRock Reviews

Updated October 15, 2014
Updated October 15, 2014
649 Reviews
3.3
649 Reviews
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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
Laurence D. Fink
463 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Career progression, good management & the company embraces work life balance (in 48 reviews)

  • these are very smart people with tremendous resources spread across the globe (in 51 reviews)


Cons
  • if you want any type of work life balance rethink your idea to join this firm (in 67 reviews)

  • Very long hours, if you are not an investor you're kind of second class (in 48 reviews)

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79 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PAG Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - PAG Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at BlackRock as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and a culture of learning. Still feels like a startup. Market leader and the best asset-management firm by far.

    Cons

    It is a very big company with a lot of options and jobs so you have to know what your interests are. They could do a better job of describing what you will do day-to-day

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Not BGI, which was a wonderful company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Money, but not as lucrative as BGI. With the acquisition, came a brain drain, so the NY bankers weren't equipped to deal with the market changes.

    Cons

    Everything else, such as a lack of leadership, transparency, interest in the local office, and the brain drain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you can't or won't be transparent, at least say that rather than completely lying to your employees. This was true all the way to the top, including Larry Fink. Guess the name should have warned us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great brand, smart people, challenging work

    Cons

    Work/life balance is tilted towards

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Best in class

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits includign medical, dental, and additional services outside the standard generally provided by employers. Amount of paid time off is generous and compensation is competitive.

    Cons

    Compensation does not move with trends. Difficult to get competetive pay for those who have been here for a long time. Extremely competetive for new joiners.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Analyst in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for growth and leadership within your team if you work hard. Solid benefits and compensation. Management cares about work life balance and actively seeks ways to improve it.

    Cons

    401K only vests after 3 years with the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Friendlier 401k vesting policy. Allow rolling over unused vacation days year over year (currently a use it or lose policy). Encourage telecommuting.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Strongest leadership team on Wall Street

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people managing the firm -- many of which are founders of the firm
    Highly ethical organization
    Lots of room for career advancement if you work hard

    Cons

    Can be long hours but fairly compensated for them

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Exp

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    Great place to work and one of the finest experience.

    Cons

    To aggressive and need to keep up with pace .

  9.  

    A great company to work with

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    A great company to work with

    Cons

    it is global company so sometime we require to spend time due to different of timezone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great place to start my career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    I joined BlackRock right out of college and found it was an ideal place to start my career. The CEO and management team were highly respected which has profound affects on the culture from the top down. While it was not quite as relaxed as the San Francisco office, I found solid work life balance.

    Cons

    BlackRock shares many of the same issues that all businesses of its size face - some slow decision making or lack of oversight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would have appreciated more opportunities to network and meet others within the company. I also would have liked more mentorship outside of my direct boss and group.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Blue Chip Name, Great work and people

    Cons

    work-life balance, management can be hard

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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