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BlackRock Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.2 601 reviews

83% Approve of the CEO

BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink

Laurence D. Fink

(436 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • While it was not quite as relaxed as the San Francisco office, I found solid work life balance(in 41 reviews)

  • these are very smart people with tremendous resources spread across the globe(in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • if you want any type of work life balance rethink your idea to join this firm(in 58 reviews)

  • Very long hours, if you are not an investor you're kind of second class(in 44 reviews)

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    Great firm

    Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsMarket leader with great prospects
    Always looking to do better
    Good salary and benefits

    ConsStill moving through the transition from small to big firm
    Can be a lot of politics and testosterone style management

    Advice to Senior ManagementFounders should continue to step back from micro managing the firm

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

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    challenging internship

    Intern (Current Employee) Provo, UT

    Prosgreat exposure to world markets

    ConsI did not get good detail what to do

    Advice to Senior ManagementGive some examples of what to expect

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

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    Summer analyst internship. Market Risk.

    Risk and Quantitative Analyst (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsFlat company structure. Senior management very open.

    ConsPeople seem to be stuck for too long in the same position.

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

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    BLK

    Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Proslooking to grow and improve. client focused. trying to do things better internally

    Constop heavy. constantly trying to catch up with itself after aggressive inorganic growth.

    – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    BlackRock

    Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    Pros-Good work life balance
    -Strong investment in the growth of their employees

    Cons-Too big to the point it takes a long time to make a decision

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

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    The best experience possible

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsREally great group of guys in the FI department. Really treats you well and compenstation is good. Best start to a career

    ConsLong hours, but that is to come with the terrority of any job. Maybe some more upward mobility, but everyone can't be a boss right?

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

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    Mostly Positive

    Analyst (Current Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsPeople are smart, generally friendly, and being at a big firm does offer a lot of resources and possibilities

    ConsCan be very beauracratic and it can get political at times managing your career. Big firms can be slow moving. Not as agile as small companies, etc.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReorgs seem to happen every other month. So many conflicting priorities. Hard to innovate when you're daily duties are already barely manageable

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Top companies in finance industry,

    Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsStable, good learning track compared with another IT roles in other investment banks

    Consless compensation compared with firm profit and other banks.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best of breed asset manager

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsInvestment in technology, access to information, elite firm in asset management space, breadth of investment platform

    ConsRelative compensation is lower to asset management functions elsewhere, opportunities to transfer internally have become few and far between

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Challenging work environment with smart colleagues.

    Director (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsVery smart and hardworking colleagues. Fantastic information sharing culture and openness of senior management is great to see.

    ConsAggressive culture. Also, New York HQ could mean a lot of travel to NY if you are in an office outside of the city and wish to get ahead/greater visibility in your career.

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

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