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A place with tremendous opportunity

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

I have been working at BlackRock

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

There are lot of opportunities to grow within BlackRock. No one will give you those opportunities. You have to grab them yourselves. So if you are go-getter then BlackRock is definitely the place for you.

Cons

You need to be a superstar to excel in BlackRock. Individual contributions are valued much more than team contributions. Very fast-paced culture with superstars taking all the glory and not much career growth for the rest. Long hours. Pay is not commensurate the long hours that people put in. Managers are more concerned about finding mistakes rather than motivating people.

Advice to Management

Need to focus more on Team than Individual. As the company grows, its gonna be harder to find superstars. So concentrate on making your process the superstar instead of hiring superstars. And if you have superstars reward them accordingly.

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  1. Great for out of school graduates.

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    Current Employee - .NET Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - .NET Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Best people to work with and good work life balance. Chance to learn financial terms.

    Cons

    Should use modern technologies in software development.

  2. Helpful (5)

    BlackRock is not the BlackRock I started with...

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Wilmington, DE

    I worked at BlackRock

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    BlackRock's reputation is one that is known to employ talented workers

    Cons

    BlackRock is no longer the company that respects its employees and strives for a work/life balance. It is all about the bottom line - no loyalty... no humanity

    Advice to Management

    Managers need to return to the BlackRock roots. Look at employees as people. Reward hard work and loyalty. Don't just look at the bottom line. The better you treat your employees - the better the work product will be.

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