BlackRock Reviews

Updated July 31, 2015
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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good (dependent on department) (in 50 reviews)

  • Very smart people but mostly young in their 30's (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a great sense of work/life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but fairly compensated for them (in 50 reviews)

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  1. Analytics and Risk - Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at BlackRock as an intern

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

    Pros

    - Great culture - Endless opportunities to move around the firm and learn different areas - Hours are very flexible and light: 8:30am-5:30pm as an intern

    Cons

    - Compensation is a bit below similar positions in the industry

    Advice to Management

    - Keep recruiting from top-notch school, but making sure compensation is aligned or surpasses that of other firms in order to retain the best talent.


  2. Vice President

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    • Senior Management
    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)

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

    Pros

    Great pay for hard work through a true meritocracy. Extremely smart and talented employees. Professional yet vibrant work environment. Ample opportunities for career advancement and international/domestic relocation. Excellent technology and resources at your disposal.

    Cons

    24/7 Blackberry culture. Longer hours. Becoming slightly bureaucratic as they grow.

    Advice to Management

    Loved my job and would be happy to return in the future. Don't change!


  3. awesome company

    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock

    Pros

    fun & energetic environment you really get a feel for the business world

    Cons

    it was a wonderful experience nothing negative to say.


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  5. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

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

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive colleagues. Easy access to management. Meritocracy based. Great managers. Great reputation.

    Cons

    Hours can be long in some groups. It would be great if we could have a gym in our building.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build out a strong multi asset platform. Our technology oriented principal also helps us strive and use big data.


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    Investment - Scientific Active Equity

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BlackRock

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

    Pros

    Very interesting work being done in machine learning. Very technical.

    Cons

    It could have better perks to compete with tech companies.


  7. No free lunch!!

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

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

    Pros

    Quite Challenging in a positive way and Management wants your BEST!!

    Cons

    No free lunches!! It's almost impossible for IT people to move into Business side.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some money on Employee Anniversaries, Group Celebrations and Cheer and Boost Employee Morale. Setup programs that will encourage as well prepare dedicated Non Investment Employees into Business.


  8. Quantitative Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at BlackRock as an intern

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Good working environment. Largest asset management firm of the word.

    Cons

    It's more like a programmer work.


  9. Great company, cares about you as an employee, irrespective of level

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock

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

    Pros

    Great environment, smart people, collaborative, always willing to help/make time

    Cons

    None that come off instantly, depends on nature of work itself


  10. Manager

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock

    Pros

    People and systems are among the best in the business, global reach and brand recognition open doors, great investment products

    Cons

    The firm is very large and might have lost its unique sense of identity. It may be difficult for some to understand the culture of the firm

    Advice to Management

    Reward employees who excel, create careers for new entrants, do not lose sight of the firm's vision, stay true to your roots


  11. Client Service Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainfield, NJ

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

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and advance in your career. Management and co-workers encourage growth

    Cons

    With everyone trying to move to the next step it was steep competition.



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