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30+ days ago

BlackRock Global Client Insights Team - Associate

BlackRock London, England

Global Marketing and Communications (GMC) is the central marketing and communications function of BlackRock. GMC is dedicated to providing powerful… eFinancialCareers

26 days ago

BlackRock Transitions Coordinator Associate

BlackRock London, England

Liaison with custodians and other Fund management houses to ensure that BlackRock has accurate information for Clients portfolios, as quickly as… eFinancialCareers

30+ days ago

BlackRock ICB - EMEA Institutional Business Management

BlackRock London, England

The COO team is responsible for business management, strategy, and analytics for the Institutional Client Business. The team engages with the leaders… eFinancialCareers

1 day ago

Advertising & Media Executive (VP) – new

BlackRock London, England

BlackRock^® is one of the worlds preeminent asset management firms and a premier provider of global investment management, risk management and… eFinancialCareers

30+ days ago

BlackRock Client Solutions, Client Investment Strategist, Associate/Vice Preside

BlackRock London, England

We are seeking a professional to join the Client Mandate Strategy and Design Team within BRS Client Solutions. BRS Client Solutions is responsible… eFinancialCareers

30+ days ago

BlackRock Investment Grade Credit Analyst, Insurance

BlackRock London, England

BlackRock offers a range of investment productsequity, fixed income, liquidity and alternative investmenteach managed by a dedicated investment team… eFinancialCareers

27 days ago

BlackRock UK Retail Sales, Strategic Alliances Team

BlackRock London, England

BlackRocks EMEA Retail business employs 198 people with over $200bn assets under management. EMEA Retail is primarily a wholesale business providing… eFinancialCareers

30+ days ago

BlackRock ICB, FIG, EMEA Client Services - Director

BlackRock London, England

FIG EMEA operates as part of a global FIG practice which is responsible for managing relationships with the firms insurance clients (with total AUM… eFinancialCareers

1 day ago

BlackRock Associate, Core Compliance – new

BlackRock London, England

Blackrocks Compliance Department protects Blackrocks reputation and provides client focused advice. It understands challenges and advises on the… eFinancialCareers

14 days ago

BlackRock Sales / Relationship Management & Marketing/Communications

BlackRock London, England

The Fixed Income team offers an array of fixed income products designed to meet specific client risk and return profiles. Incorporating the expertise… eFinancialCareers

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    Current Employee - Vice President  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BlackRock


    Leveraged opportunities and lending to increase it's size over the past few years by agressively purchasing (right place / right time)
    Fortune favours the brave mentality (risk takers)
    Entrepreneurial drive
    Purchase of Merill Lynch and BGI brought in lots of fresh talent and bright people
    Buy versus grow business model


    Unless part of the original BlackRock team, everyone that has started from a transition/merger or joined later, does not get a look into the senior positions
    New York centric management team and small firm mentality, it's run by the original founding members, the whole global reporting line, business functions and power sharing is split between the founding members.
    Power base in NY, if not in NY, then not really a decision maker
    Risk takers and lack of planning means approach is not ideal and things are duplicated or manual solutions put in place
    Not leading edge use of technology, more archaic and cheap (vendors are chosen as they are cheap or aggressively negotiated down)
    Firm's reputation is built around the front office, with middle and back office treated badly and paid below par
    Aladdin technology and the MD's that run BlackRock solutions are over protective of their proprietary software/system. Negative feedback is frowned upon and career limiting.
    Aggressive management with big egos to stroke in NY
    Redundancy pay is just above statutory (cheap)
    Stock price linked to Larry Fink (who knows what will happen if he stops buying companies and tries to grow the business organically or retire) - key person risk
    No downward delegation of decision making due to a lack of trust (run the same way as when it was formed in the 80's)
    Lack of investment in people or facilities - cheap company to work for (rewards to the front office to maintain reputations and keep star fund manager's - everyone else is discounted to support this culture)
    It's not what you know but who you know

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Time to get over the small firm mentality of having to see every invoice over 10K, stop micro managing everything and everyone, treat people with respect, the world is larger than just NY, International does not mean Canadian dollars, all your employees are assets not just the front office

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