BlackRock
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BlackRock Reviews in New York City, NY

Updated May 5, 2014
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3.3 141 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink

Laurence D. Fink

(117 ratings)

68% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Strongest leadership team on Wall Street

    Vice President (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSmart people managing the firm -- many of which are founders of the firm
    Highly ethical organization
    Lots of room for career advancement if you work hard

    ConsCan be long hours but fairly compensated for them

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

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    Great place to start my career

    Associate (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsI joined BlackRock right out of college and found it was an ideal place to start my career. The CEO and management team were highly respected which has profound affects on the culture from the top down. While it was not quite as relaxed as the San Francisco office, I found solid work life balance.

    ConsBlackRock shares many of the same issues that all businesses of its size face - some slow decision making or lack of oversight.

    Advice to Senior ManagementI would have appreciated more opportunities to network and meet others within the company. I also would have liked more mentorship outside of my direct boss and group.

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

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    New York, NY

    Pros- Smart bunch of people
    - Team-oriented environment

    Cons- Work-life balance is more work heavy

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

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    Disorganized and difficult to navigate

    Director (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsSmart people, pockets of excellence, market leader, great brand. Global and ubiquitous

    ConsI worked here for just over a year having been recruited from a prestigious investment bank. Joined with other smart people, all of whom have since moved on due to frustrations with how decisions are made and the lack of consistency between mgmt strategy and implementation. Very frustrating experience

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't hire people too senior and skilled for the job you really need. Sometimes you need B players.

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    Great company - make the best of it if you can

    Vice President Finance (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsEasy going, open door policy type of company

    ConsLittle time to learn, company always evolving so need to be willing to be exposed to constant changes

    Advice to Senior Management360 reviews are needed

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    Stable (Relative to Street) But Bureaucratic and a little bit too political

    Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsDecent pay though not the best. Relatively successful business model. Culture generally promote ethical behavior. Work (in Portfolio Analytic) can sometimes be rewarding.

    ConsPMG dominance, a senior PM person is always right attitude. Uncritical of true value add, cost vs. benefits. Management throw bodies at problems without real coordination or coaching.

    Advice to Senior Management1) Fire people who are unproductive (we all know who they are), they suck hundreds of millions out of the firm each year without meaningful contributions
    2) Silence selfish, tunnel visioned senior PMs/Traders who are hogging resource w/o adding value to clients + bottom line. This way you get more people working on high impact positive NPV projects
    3) Stop hiring clueless business degree grads into junior roles without telling them how much they need to be comfortable with technology on while recruiting campus

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    A Great Place to Learn Alot!

    Analyst (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsGreat peers!
    Understanding supervisors and management.
    More responsibility leads to more freedom in how you perform your work.

    ConsSlow career advancement.
    Positions must open up before promotion and salary increase.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Very Good

    Associate Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    Prosfocus on technology, great people, good working environment. Work culture is great. smart people around. all technology developed in house. no bureaucracy.

    Constoo many applications. Hiring too many people now since the company is growing causing dilution of talent. Need to have tougher job interviews.

    Advice to Senior Managementnot really. doing a good job.

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    Good company

    Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsStrong company, good values/ethics. Smart people. Successful

    ConsOrganizational structure keeps changing. Long hours, demanding

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Focused on one thing....making money

    Vice President (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsVery smart people but mostly young in their 30's. Salaries are competitive.

    ConsVery long hours, if you are not an investor you're kind of second class

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

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