BlackRock Reviews

Updated July 27, 2015
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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
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. Vice President

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities for career growth, several offices worldwide.

    Cons

    A lot of competition for job openings.


  2. Associate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Young, innovative, dynamic company with a great culture

    Cons

    Low salaries, diversity, slow career paths

    Advice to Management

    More transparency


  3. Operations associate

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

    I have been working at BlackRock

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

    Pros

    Great place to work and good colleagues

    Cons

    Salary progression slow and not even


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  5. BlackRock

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    It is very meritocratic. and if you work hard it does pay off

    Cons

    Due to the size there can be a lot of red tape to get stuff done


  6. assosiate

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

    I have been working at BlackRock

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

    Pros

    Great Opportunities, Lots to Learn

    Cons

    None - Great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work


  7. Current Analyst

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst, Aladdin and Technology in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst, Aladdin and Technology in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BlackRock

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

    Pros

    Good Work/Life Balance. Excellent Team

    Cons

    None so far. Current Experience has been excellent


  8. Great Firm

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Investment Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    - Meritocratic environment - Excellent resources at one's finger tips - Unparalleled corporate access - Strong training programme - Everyone is lovely and willing to help you out - Great culture across the floor and building

    Cons

    - Base salary not very competitive versus banks

    Advice to Management

    A more competitive base salary.


  9. Great Opportunities

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)
    Current Employee - Vice President in Edinburgh, Scotland (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Networking and connectivity, opportunities always available.

    Cons

    Very long hours, work life balance not great at present.


  10. Director

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    People, real enthusiasm to embrace ideas and drive as an organisation to progress in the right way and not at all costs

    Cons

    People Management Skills are poor, although keen to progress individuals, ability of Managers to manage people with clear direction and honest assessment of shortcomings is lacking.

    Advice to Management

    Take a close look at your sales focus and client management within organisation. Too many 'Sales People' not enough real relationships within some of the businesses. Bring the Work Life balance back to this firm as the reason people joined is of course for the calibre of the firm but also to ensure the work life balance is there. Without it and without bulge bracket salaries, people will continue to drive attrition in the business


  11. Join only if you have no other option!!

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Salaries at par with industry standards. Not good or bad. They do their homework before quoting your salary. All departments are inter connected in some way or the other!

    Cons

    Your progression heavily dependent on your team/department and how good of a bum licker are you rather than your performance. You should be very good with survival tactics, again depending on your department. Very poorly structured training and mentoring. Working hours. There's a huge gap in functioning and conduct of different departments, specially newer and less important departments (non-revenue generating) are far less structured. BLK claims to have good internal mobility within different departments but

    Advice to Management

    Think about employees and your departments as well than just about generating more revenue.



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