BlackRock Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
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Pros
  • Work life balance is good (dependent on department) (in 50 reviews)

  • Very smart people but mostly young in their 30's (in 52 reviews)

Cons
  • Not a great sense of work/life balance (in 71 reviews)

  • Can be long hours but fairly compensated for them (in 50 reviews)

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  1. BlackRock

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A high respected company with a solid reputation, experienced leadership, good work environment, competitive salary, great benefits.

    Cons

    Work/Life balance can be a challenge. Leadership is not always transparent when it comes to outlining the companies plans.


  2. Operations

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackRock (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Challenging but good company to work for.

    Cons

    Difficult to maintain work-life balance sometimes


  3. Great co-workers, boring work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    Great co-workers, smart people and flexible. Good reputation

    Cons

    Work can be boring, very political, a lot of brown noses


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  5. Quick notes

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Strong partnership across the firm; honest management; entrepreneurial; high sense of pride exhibited by those in the organization due to founder-led spirit; not hierarchical

    Cons

    Poor delineation of roles & responsibilities; opportunities exist to improve & standardize compensation across the board

    Advice to Management

    Consider offering equity earlier to employees to more greatly align firm performance with individual performance; identify international rotation programs mid-career to diversify skill sets of high performers


  6. Helpful (1)

    Decent lifer career

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good work/life balance overall without too many late nights and weekends

    Cons

    Promotion opportunities seem to be limited


  7. Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly, supportive colleagues. Easy access to management. Meritocracy based. Great managers. Great reputation.

    Cons

    Hours can be long in some groups. It would be great if we could have a gym in our building.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build out a strong multi asset platform. Our technology oriented principal also helps us strive and use big data.


  8. Good Company varies on the lcoation and department

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    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    * Talented and friendly colleagues * Very supportive of internal mobility * Good work life balance (depending on office and department)

    Cons

    * Cowboy approach to technology project implementation * Compensation rarely reflects your yearly performance

    Advice to Management

    Be clear on what you expect from your employers, their role and what they can do to succeed.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Investment - Scientific Active Equity

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very interesting work being done in machine learning. Very technical.

    Cons

    It could have better perks to compete with tech companies.


  10. Helpful (1)

    Good company for the resume

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to learn, lots of products

    Cons

    Compensation is low, not a meritocracy


  11. No free lunch!!

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    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Quite Challenging in a positive way and Management wants your BEST!!

    Cons

    No free lunches!! It's almost impossible for IT people to move into Business side.

    Advice to Management

    Spend some money on Employee Anniversaries, Group Celebrations and Cheer and Boost Employee Morale. Setup programs that will encourage as well prepare dedicated Non Investment Employees into Business.



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