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1.5 2 reviews

0% Approve of the CEO

BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink

Laurence D. Fink

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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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    Good people, shame about the company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsOverall people are good to work with and open to sharing, it's not a sink or swim culture. Working for the world's largest fund manager looks good on the CV and there are overseas opportunities.

    ConsVery US centric with head office increasingly tightening their grip on overseas offices. Very bureaucratic so it is difficult to implement any innovative ideas and you increasingly feel like your talents are wasted. There's a lot of talk about being a high performance culture but in reality many mediocre people work there thanks to the 'boys network' where it's not what you know but who you know especially in the senior ranks. The Australian offices are being downsized, reducing the local presence and it will be increasingly difficult to get anything done without the ok of the head offices.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTrust you staff by loosening the reigns and allowing them to do their jobs.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Blackrock fails to empower -destroys value

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsThis is a big firm, so expect a reasonable magnetic effect. Probably looks good on a CV, but that's it.

    ConsEast coast NY centric. Failure of management to empower smart people, unbelievable destruction of trust and and value. NO attempt to engage previous BGIers who were some of the smartest people in the industry. Lied about remuneration process and bonus payments

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook not a the queue of people at the front door wishing to join your firm, but also at the number leaving by the rear exit, too ashamed to say they worked there.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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