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BlackRock Reviews

Updated February 28, 2015
Updated February 28, 2015
748 Reviews
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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
Laurence D. Fink
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Review Highlights

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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  1.  

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    People compensation location bonus and value of work. The office location is great and the size of my team is perfect. The benefits are amazing.

    Cons

    I really like everything about the company. I cannot complain about much at the company. Maybe that the compensation is below investment banks, which was the main problem about the job for me.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Excellent values.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director
    Current Employee - Managing Director

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

    Pros

    The core values of the company are very sound, and lead the way the company works. They are - being a fiduciary, innovation, one BlackRock and passion for performance.
    The company also aims and succeeds in hiring very talented people.

    Cons

    You have to work very hard to succeed!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Client Analytics Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Client Analytics in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BlackRock

    Pros

    Good culture, People are very open. You can reach out to as many people and teams as you want pretty much.

    Cons

    Work in Analytics has not much to do with finance and investment. If you are from a finance background in Uni, I wouldnot recommend

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make the description of this job clear

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Director

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning experience, team and environment.

    Cons

    Very few cons, working with top flight management.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Bocconi In-Company Training (1 day)

    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at BlackRock as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    One of the best opportunities a university can offer you. Former Bocconi students talked to us about what it is like to work in Black Rock.

    Cons

    There were not many cons. For sure they exploit these sort of events to advertise, but I was ok with that.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    Great culture
    Founders still work there

    Cons

    Orientation training is not very intensive or in-depth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You will be rewarded for all the hard work you put in

    Cons

    Nothing that stands out which is not seen at most of other companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Solid place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    Good mobility, both upward and horizontally

    Cons

    Tons of bureaucracy since it has become a huge firm

  10.  

    Incredible story of global brand growth, yet regulatory pressure abounds

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    Consistent client-first fiduciary culture.
    Flat management style, employees expected to cross over and connect dots, lots of skip-level interaction.
    Average age within firm is still young and young people can shine
    Sr Mgt sponsors innovation labs, "hackathons" and mobility.
    Not a political place, relative other financials.
    Compensation is a discount to other FS, but less volatile.

    Cons

    Negative regulatory climate forcing new bureaucracy.
    Legal and Operations depts strain to keep up with new demands from every country, often duplicative.
    Technology can't automate manual processes fast enough. Technology foundation starting to show its age.
    Compensation is a discount to other FS, but less volatile.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The brand name is stellar. Continue to use this for client good, influence market forces and structure. Don't let anything sully the brand.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Excellent all around!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive culture with a huge focus on employee satisfaction and work/life balance. Senior management encourages a work/like balance, but like any firm in the financial services industry, it can be a challenge.

    Excellent focus on promoting from within. Quality resources are available to deepen knowledge of BlackRock's products and services as well as the history of the firm.

    Great sense of community with other BlackRock groups. The pride we all have is infectious and its great to be a part of a firm that strives to increase financial stability for institutions and individuals.

    Larry Fink is a born leader and cares about our clients and employees.

    Cons

    The promotion process is antiquated. That being said, anyone can navigate through it if you are dedicated and have worked to build a great reputation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider revising the promotion process.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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