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Overall, a good place to work

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at BlackRock

Pros

Smart people
People are friendly and approachable
Incredible opportunities to learn
My 1st line manager was excellent.
Team work and collaboration are good
Management seems interested in hearing about employee concerns, and in some cases, they act on them

Cons

BlackRock does everything as cheaply as possible
Development environments need much improvement
Employee turnover is very high

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Innovate more.
Enable people to move across departments more freely.
More management by walking around from the senior management team.

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Please hire more people before noone is left. BlackRock is a rich and growing company but force people to work 24x7.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    My team is very bright and dedicated. But we are severely understaffed and doing the work of teams twice the size. I do like and respect my colleagues in all of the IT teams, but sadly I can not say the same for senior leadership. BlackRock is a global company and a respected name which is good for longer term career.

    Cons

    Bullying substitutes real leadership, and the average employee is not respected by senior management. We are not treated as important contributors who can improve things if given the opportunity, but as zombies who must get the work done at all costs. There are many talented individuals here wasting their expertise on mindless activities. I dont understand why a rich company like BlackRock will not invest in technology to streamline work. We are told that technology is the backbone of the company but it is not evident in how IT prodessionals are treated. Morale unfortunately is very low. It is expected that everyone work many days straight in the office with no time off and late nights, weekends and holidays are demanded. There is pressure to take no personal or sick time off and it is frowned upon to even eat lunch away from your desk. There is no respect for having a life or responsibilities outside of work. I wish I could find more satisfaction because the company is strong and growing. But the personal cost is too great for me to continue much longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We are not stupid. We know that there are many people making large money at BlackRock. Please redirect some of that money to hiring enough people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Things are improving!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    ability to have an impact and create a larger and best asset manager.

    Cons

    roadblocks remain on being innovative

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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