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    I have thrived at Blackrock, and your bonus highly reflects your efforts.

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    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Partner in New York, NY
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    I have been working at BlackRock Kelso Capital full-time (More than 5 years)


    As a partner, your bonus can get into 7-figures in a good year. The compensation is very good, but will always reflect the work you put in.


    Incredibly stressful. SERIOUSLY. This job is not for the faint of heart. It requires a lot of meetings and management skills as a partner.

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    As an upper management member, this is not applicable.

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at BlackRock Kelso Capital (New York, NY) in April 2014.


    Found the company through a recruiter. Having read other reviews on here, I had prepped myself for a difficult interview but it seems they have a different Director of Administration now. The interview was relaxed and friendly and the person had clearly prepped and read through my resume because she asked very specific and pertinent questions about my experience and career. In the end, we agreed that the role that was open wasn't a great match for me, but the company sounded good and I would go back to interview for a different role there if something else opened up. I appreciated the focus on my interests and career goals (not just what I could do for them) so that nobody had to waste their time pursuing a poor fit.

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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 16 to 50 Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (BKCC)
Industry Finance
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year

BlackRock Kelso comes from a stellar lineage. The investment firm was formed, of course, by investment management giant BlackRock and private equity firm Kelso & Company. BlackRock Kelso invests in middle-market companies with revenues between $50 million and $1 billion. It has a current investment portfolio of about 50 companies with a total value of more than $850 million; its investments come from a variety of industries and include American Safety Razor, DynaVox, and MedQuist. Since its founding, the firm has completed about 115 investments and provided more than ... More

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