BlackRock
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www.blackrock.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Great Ride While it Lasted. Getting Rocky as Company is Restructuring. Hold On!

Vice President (Former Employee)
New York, NY

ProsDepending on the dept, they give healthy bonus but the salary is not competitive and raises are minimal. Good, recognizable, reputable company to put on your resume. They do hire best of breed talent and you will work with smart people but do not expect a life outside of work. Their motto, "One BlackRock" is becoming like the big financial corporations out there with lots of red tape to get things done. They are loosing sight on how they started off.

ConsThere are are clicks and you need to be in the senior management click to get recognized and promoted. If you're a worker bee and quiet, you will be looked over and will be given work no one wants to do. They promote work/life balance but expect you to do the work of 3 people so I question the validity of that statement.

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove on moral and bring everyone together with social events. It's not all about work. Say what you mean on work/life balance. Stop with the upper management clicks and own up to One BlackRock.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Once great (BGI) culture has been ruined by micromanagement, poor process, dollar-focus, etc.

    Director (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BlackRock


    Pros: Great pay and benefits; lots of smart people; interesting +… Cons: BlackRock is essentially a small firm that bought it's way to being big and missed many lessons along the way -- like how to develop… Advice to Senior Management: Get rid of some of the old guard; bring in / promote some… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More
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    A place with tremendous opportunity

    Director (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackRock


    Pros: There are lot of opportunities to grow within BlackRock. No one will give you those opportunities. You have… 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… Advice to Senior Management: Need to focus more on Team than Individual. As the company grows, its gonna be harder to find superstars.… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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