The Blackstone Group

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Updated Jul 2, 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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    Great team work

    Director (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsSmart people awesome resources, great team work. There are so many opportunities and managers are always reviewing the open positions for movement

    Conswork life balance is poor, long hours long travel

    Advice to Senior Managementmore information sharing less beaurocracy

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

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    Small but excellent

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosprofessional atmosphere, people take their work seriously but generally get along with one another. Good work is recognized and politics not an issue at the junior level

    ConsPoor work life balance and difficult to advance higher as most hires are lateral from outside the firm. Training program is outsourced and generally not very good

    Advice to Senior Managementmaintain culture as firm grows and expands

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

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    Smartest people you'll ever work with, but...

    Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat pay, super-smart colleagues, hours aren't terrible

    ConsBig egos, feel like a cog in the wheel, politically tricky to navigate

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

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    Intense, well-compensated.

    Analyst (Former Employee)

    ProsThe pay and the prestige

    ConsPeople can be arrogant and uncomfortable with receiving or giving feedback

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

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    I worked at the Blackstone Group for more than one year

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsVery smart people, good career advancement opportunities

    ConsLong hours which makes for a difficult work/life balance.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet feedback from low-level employees more often

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Worked hard but learned a lot

    Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsVery smart people to learn from. Great career advancement opportunities both internally and externally. Culture much better than at large peers.

    ConsLong hours. A lot of stress

    Advice to Senior ManagementEfficiency at junior-mid levels can be improved.

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

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    financial analyst

    Analyst (Former Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat name. Add value to my resume.

    Conshours are terrible. you need to work over the weekend.

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't just push. need more leadership.

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

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    Excellent company - Work Hard but Get Paid Well

    Vice President - IT (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMoney is not an issue, Blackstone pays well. Work place is very professional but still friendly.

    ConsLong hours. Must wear suit and tie every day.

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

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    It was satisfactory

    Financial Analyst (Former Employee) Tulsa, OK

    ProsReally good money. Nice people.

    ConsBad hours and its hard to be promoted.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe tougher on subordinates.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    I did enjoy my job as an analyst with blackstone group and I wish that I would never leave

    Analyst (Former Employee) Newark, NJ

    Prosit's the best compnay to work for

    Consit's a big company and your chances to get a better position than the one you hold is tooooo low

    Advice to Senior Managementyou guys are the best

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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