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    RQA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    very quant driven, get to know different groups well

    Cons

    A lot of work and not well respected outside of BlackRock

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Operations, Head of Global Team

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    Competitive compensation with appropriate years of experience

    Cons

    Little work life balance, most operations functions are moving out of SF

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Industry Leader -

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    name carries a lot of weight in the industry - good place to start a career - young company with opportunity for growth

    Cons

    very political; opportunities based on immediate manager; senior management tend to look after themselves more than develop their reports;

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Ok

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    good place to start your career

    Cons

    rewards is less recognized. Gets too big.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not every manager is fit to be a manager. Pick managers wisely.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot, too many political barriers

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock

    Pros

    - incredibly smart colleagues, many of which are excellent at what they do
    - firm provides a lot of resources to help train employees
    - large firm = opportunities to move around

    Cons

    - political game needs to be sharp in order to advance
    - company has turned into a traditional wall-street behemoth and is functioning like a government agency. slow with decision making and not nimble
    - employees in other offices other than NYC have a disadvantage of not being "seen"

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stable Company

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock

    Pros

    The firm is filled with lots of hard-working, ambitious and intelligent employees. The colleagues that I worked with were wonderful to be with, which made working a whole lot more pleasant.

    Cons

    Like all large corporations, it behooves you to learn to manage up and navigate the political waters. There is definitely a lot of bureaucracy which can be very frustrating.

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    if you absolutely have to...

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    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    a lot of smart people; somewhat interesting and challenging projects

    Cons

    a culture of constant re-org (every 3-4 months in my experience); very political; flat salaries year over year combined with a sizable annual bonus to retain people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Director

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    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
  10.  

    Great place to intern

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    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
  11.  

    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

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