The Blackstone Group
3.8 of 5 32 reviews
www.blackstone.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 1, 2014

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3.8 32 reviews

                             

74% Approve of the CEO

The Blackstone Group Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman

Stephen A. Schwarzman

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Somewhat ovwrhyped beauracracy.

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsWell establish and funded. Good benefits. Smart people and great deal pipeline.

    ConsStuffy attitudes and condescending at times. Overbearing workloads and hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to empathize with staff more. Be more realistic concerning deliverables to avoid disappointment when unrealistic ones are not met.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    great company for ambitious professionals

    Managing Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosunlimited learning and advancement opportunities

    Conscompetitive work environment; lots of office politics

    Advice to Senior Managementsharpen your negotiation skills

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Hard work, good rewards, edgy culture

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsYou can learn a lot, there are many highly intelligent people here. If the people that count like you, you are in. Promotion decisions are not always made on merit, but on "who likes you." People without a rabbi, even good ones, will have to work harder to be noticed, if they are noticed at all.

    ConsLots of pressure to work nights/weekends. Edgy culture is deliberate but overdone. Expected to be on email at all times and respond immediately.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to show a little humanity, it won't kill you.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Financial Services

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsPay attention to details and be a team player

    ConsGet ready for long hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue hard work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good experience for a few years

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosgood pay, good experience, good job empowering junior professionals, the people are great to work with, great brand recognition on Wall Street

    ConsLong hours, rough culture, implicit ceiling to advancement given that many of the partners came in from other firms, high turnover

    Advice to Senior Managementmanagement is doing a good job, I have no real advice. They do a good job of getting into a diverse array of businesses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsIt's Private Equity. Great learning opportunities and being at the center of action.

    ConsCompetitive atmosphere. Jerks among colleagues.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't take government money.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    No work life blanace

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgreat brand name
    highly regarded
    people are very proud to be working in blackstone
    people are very intelligent and all graduated from Ivy league

    Consno work life balance
    expect to live at work
    high demand
    High pressure
    people are arrogant
    US centric
    Constant checking of blackberry
    very competitive

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Hard work, low-to-average base salary, adequate bonus pay.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Great exposure to large PE deals with many quirky tax and legal issues.
    - Excellent investor base
    - Smart people

    Cons- Non-front office personnel are treated as 'the little people'
    - Base compensation is average at best
    - Long hours

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