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BlackRock Reviews

Updated December 2, 2014
Updated December 2, 2014
679 Reviews
3.4
679 Reviews
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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
Laurence D. Fink
482 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management cares about work life balance and actively seeks ways to improve it (in 50 reviews)

  • these are very smart people with tremendous resources spread across the globe (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • I can tell from the analysts I worked with that work-life balance was not great (in 71 reviews)

  • Very long hours, if you are not an investor you're kind of second class (in 50 reviews)

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  1.  

    My experience at blackrock is..

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Operations Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    They do not give you a lot of responsibility when you first start, so that you learn your niche in the company office. This allows you to grow and learn rather than be completely overwhelmed.

    Cons

    Although its name is great, the company is too big. It cares more about shareholders than employees. The projects can be monotonous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I have no advice for the management because I just started

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best company I've worked for in the last 10 years!

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

    I worked at BlackRock as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Although I was a contract employee, I was treated no different and I appreciated that.

    Cons

    There were no cons or challenges whatsoever.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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  5. 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
  6.  

    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
  7. 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Fantastic place to work

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    • 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    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 .

  11.  

    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

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