The Blackstone Group Reviews

Updated June 30, 2015
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The Blackstone Group Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman
Stephen A. Schwarzman
9 Ratings

Pros
  • Smart people awesome resources, great team work (in 6 reviews)

  • Great career advancement opportunities both internally and externally (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is poor, long hours long travel (in 12 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance and difficult to advance higher as most hires are lateral from outside the firm (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Project Manager

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    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA

    I worked at The Blackstone Group (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. The best.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth unless you attend an ivy league school.


  2. Manager, Financial Analysis

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very smart, hard-working people, collaborative atmosphere, decent hours compared to deal-side teams.

    Cons

    A fraction of the pay that deal-side teams make, not as interesting work as deal-side.


  3. Amazing

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    Current Employee - Analyst, Private Equity in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst, Private Equity in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Good pay, relatively fair hours, good exit opportunities

    Cons

    Too competitive, always constantly under a lot of pressure

    Advice to Management

    This is a great company, keep doing what you are doing


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  5. Great overall experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Blackstone Group

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

    Pros

    Access to high level employees.

    Cons

    Long hours and demanding work.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great place to work

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Blackstone Group

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Absolutely top of the line name brand

    Cons

    Can be a hectic work life


  7. great place

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Blackstone Group

    Pros

    pretty much everything. no cons

    Cons

    nothing. all pros. great place


  8. Helpful (1)

    Was a great competitive environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    competitive, good salary, smart people

    Cons

    very demanding, long hours that make you exhausted


  9. Helpful (2)

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group

    Pros

    Very intelligent, caring company and people.

    Cons

    long hours which can stretch all night


  10. Helpful (2)

    Top tier alternative asset manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Brand recognition, ability to transfer across roles and departments and surrounding talent of employees

    Cons

    Benefits package is lacking and hours can be gruelling


  11. Analyst

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cash Rules Everything Around Me

    Cons

    Long hours and strange work life balance



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