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BlackRock Reviews in London, England

Updated Jul 1, 2014
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3.3 37 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink

Laurence D. Fink

(25 ratings)

63% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Overall good experience, lovely people and a nice workplace.

    Technology Analyst (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsThe people are great, as well as the offices. Good attitude towards work and learning, with plenty of opportunities for those who want to excel.

    ConsNot that great of a place for people who want to work in Tech, unless they have a passion for finance along with it. I went in thinking that it would satisfy my geeky needs for flexible programming languages and new technologies, sadly I was mistaken. This was my fault, however.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep it up! Make sure to keep encouraging new talent and try to remain flexible, even though it's hard in such a big company.

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

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    Good workplace

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

    ProsGood company culture and easy environment to work in.

    ConsCareer progression is promoted but not supported.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEmpowee more employee.

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

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    Interesting internship experience. Nice people to work with. Worked on a variety of projects.

    Summer Analyst (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsWorked with great people and learned a lot in the process. A lot of networking events available to learn about the business.

    ConsNo clear career path to portfolio management jobs. Compensation is not in line with other jobs in the financial industry.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Portfolio Analytics

    Associate, Portfolio Analytics (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsLearn how the operation of a multiframe system works and at the same time understand the analytics being calculated. It does provide young employees with a chance to contribute to the development of the operations.

    ConsHigh employee turnover means the average length spent in the firm is around 2 years within Blackrock solutions for analysts. It also means you will have no life and be in the back-office being underpaid for the operational risk of your work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on supporting the learning and development process of young analysts.

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

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

    ProsGreat corporate culture
    Tremendous learning opportunities given breadth of fund range and Market coverage
    Strong senior management

    ConsPoor bonus compensation structure for sales force
    Increasingly Bureaucratic

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork to improve compensation structure and ease administrative and bureaucratic challenges

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

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    Excellent forward-looking Financial Services Firm

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    ProsFlat culture, access to senior management, innovative, exciting and good sense of integrity. Would fully recommend as a financial services employer.

    ConsQuite a low profile outside of the industry, often confused with other firms as a result. Other than that, it is mostly positives. Although I may have been lucy with a good team/ manger.

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

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    Top reputation & good career opportunities but significantly below average compensation

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

    Pros- Caliber of people and diversity of backgrounds
    - Challenging, interesting job opportunities offering great deal of experience/learning opportunity
    - Strong reputation, good for CV and career advancement
    - Work/Life balance is better than at Investment Bank
    - Good culture and working climate

    Cons- Bureaucratic, inflexible structures inside company
    - Poor monetary reward for individual accomplishments and top performance, e.g. below industry-average pay and limited bonus potential compared to Investment Banking or Hedge Funds - not in line with reputation and top performing employees, most uneven bonus distribution (anything below Managing Director reward is peanuts plus warm handshake)
    - Systems are entirely in-house (no transfer of knowledge) and inefficient

    Advice to Senior Management- Reward individual performance: if you want the Best in class you have to pay for it
    - Clearer communication of strategy from management

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

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    good

    Portfolio Manager (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Prosgreat coworkers, knowledgeable and diligent

    Consdoesn't pay very well and has really long working hours

    Advice to Senior Managementmanage better

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

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    Valuable experience

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

    ProsMany opportunities to move internally to different teams and also to different countries. Ver good reputation which is great name to have on CV

    ConsToo big a company which may not be great if you want to feel like your work is contributing to bottom line.

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

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    good place to work

    Operations Analyst (Current Employee)
    London, England (UK)

    Prosprestige, corporate benefits, mobility, good team and work atmosphere, good starting salary and great place to learn + good training provided

    Constoo big corporation, decision making not local, office politics takes too long and effort, specialised job profile, deadlines and stress

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

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