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Disappointing; Holistic exposure to the invest mgt. industry but limited career opps, incompetent mgt and low comp

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

I have been working at BlackRock

Pros

- Well rounded exposure to the investment mgt industry including various asset classes, investment products, diverse investor universe and varying investment strategies/objectives
- Decent knowledge sharing across different investment teams
- Flat organization with numerous formal and informal networks and accesible senior management
- Good work/life balance

Cons

Where to begin!

- Overall firm strategy is aligned to be the biggest...not the most competent or profitable
- Varying degrees of expertise and competence across different investment teams in fixed income, equity and alternatives
- Lack of integration between various teams/offices thereby leading to a very inconsistent team culture
- Bottom of the industry compensation and terrible benefits package
- Lack of operational policies, upward mobility and career opportunities

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO
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  1. 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful

    Excellent company, which promotes growth

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    Challenging work, provides opportunities for learning and allows people to create impact within the company. Management structure is flat and encourages interaction between different levels.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is tilted heavily towards work. Management expects certain number of hours/week in NY office (similar to an investment management workplace). Compensation is muted due to nature of asset management business.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more mentoring of junior talent and provide clearer guidelines for achieving sucess.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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