BlackRock

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It was great in BGI days but dusts haven't settled yet after the merge, overall it's ok.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

I worked at BlackRock

Pros

Industry dominant position. Various business lines for career growth and professional development. Nice people to work with in San Francisco office.

Cons

A huge and complicated organization for an employee to navigate through. Many levels in the organization structure that may confuse people.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Excellent company, which promotes growth

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    • 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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