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BlackRock Reviews in Plainsboro, NJ

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Pros
  • Management cares about work life balance and actively seeks ways to improve it (in 50 reviews)

  • these are very smart people with tremendous resources spread across the globe (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • I can tell from the analysts I worked with that work-life balance was not great (in 71 reviews)

  • Very long hours, if you are not an investor you're kind of second class (in 50 reviews)

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    Fast paced environment within a knowledgable team

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Portfolio Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Portfolio Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ

    I worked at BlackRock

    Pros

    Blackrock is a strong company and has the potential to advance any hard working individual into the right career path.

    Cons

    Some team members are more helpful than other in the beginning training. It's a fast paced trading environment so unless you have a short learning curve, you will fall behind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more insight to new employees on ways to improve their performance and offer one on one time to get feedback on what management can do to help a new employee.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good First Job, But Not Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    It's one of the best financial companies in the biz. While it's Pretty cool to work with the top fund and money managers right out of school, you end up doing a lot of menial work, rather anything that creative or meaningful.

    Cons

    Not very innovative and way too old school for me

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Overall good experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    very skilled coworkers, great brand name, flexibility with vacation (dependent upon your group), always looking for ways to improve, "if you're not first, you're last" mentality

    Cons

    long hours, for a company making around $8bn the pay isn't great, perfection is satisfactory, anything less is failure, anything more is expected...this causes lots of stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the company can't operate without its operations group...pay us like you need us.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Plainsboro, NJ

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    Great place to work, excellent opportunities, great culture and work life balance.

    Cons

    Wish it was moving around the company to gain better diversified knowledge was easier to do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be transparent, which you are!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not really worth it

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst- AMG Retail in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst- AMG Retail in Plainsboro, NJ

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    1. Great name On Resume
    2. Market leader
    3. Great place to meet your next boss at your next company you work for.

    Cons

    1. Pay
    2. Management competance
    3. Too large after BGI merger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to hold on to talent whether it be by compensation or keeping them intellectually curious. The lack of both will lead to high turnover.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Company depending on what group you work for...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    1. Name of Company on Resume
    2. Great learning environment if one chooses it to be
    3. CFA sponsorship

    Cons

    1. Promotion abilities are limited due to poor management decisions within AMG-Retail Sales.
    2. Difference in culture between NYC office

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent retention, compensation and recognition needs to be more emphasized. Also, concept of one BlackRock should be advocated firmwide, including legacy ML divisions.

    Approves of CEO

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