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BlackRock Reviews

Updated Jul 26, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 602 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink

Laurence D. Fink

(437 ratings)

61% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • While it was not quite as relaxed as the San Francisco office, I found solid work life balance (in 41 reviews)

  • these are very smart people with tremendous resources spread across the globe (in 46 reviews)


Cons
  • if you want any type of work life balance rethink your idea to join this firm (in 58 reviews)

  • Very long hours, if you are not an investor you're kind of second class (in 44 reviews)

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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

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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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

     

    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 experience

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Prospassionate, good learning experience, friendly

    Consa lot of turn over

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    Great place to get your feet wet

    Internal Wholesaler (Former Employee) Princeton, NJ

    ProsGreat compensation and benefits, good learning environment

    ConsTough to significantly move up

    Advice to Senior Managementset realistic expectations for your employees

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

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    Good company for internship

    Software Development Intern (Former Employee) San Francisco, CA

    ProsGood work environment. People are really nice. You may learn a lot other than programming, like how to save money for retirement... HAHA... They hold interesting events for interns. No free food but free coffee. A good option to spend sometime in the city.

    ConsNo relocation while the other tech companies pay for intern housing. The rent for apartment will cost most of your paycheck since it is a short term leasing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great culture overall. Development experience could be better.

    Web Developer (Current Employee) Seattle, WA

    ProsThe people are generally very nice. The office has an amazing view of the greater Seattle area. Not much micromanaging.

    ConsThe development experience is pretty terrible. Locked into a Windows stack. Admin privileges are very difficult to get and use as data is very confidential.

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

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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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    Great

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Wilmington, DE

    ProsOpen cubicle, benefits, friendly co-workers,

    Consno flex time, micro-management, high turnover in operation, lack of leadership,

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    A complete education - positive and negative

    Vice President - Individual Contributor (Current Employee)

    ProsThere is nothing like the resources of a firm the size and with the prestige of BlackRock to be able to work on interesting projects.

    ConsIt's gotten almost too big. Good advice would be to get your experience, and move on.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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