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Stable Job, no work-life balance

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

I have been working at BlackRock

Pros

The best reason to work for BlackRock would be job stability. They are not a hire and fire kind of a firm rather they believe in being understaffed. The average age of employees is lower compared to other firms. They hire from some of the top colleges. There are "some" brilliant people you feel proud to work with. The company believes in respect for everyone and the senior members are very communicative. The career opportunity is limited although they say that you can move around in the firm and do what you like. Pretty good at food and travel allowance

Cons

There is absolutely no work-life balance at this place. They are always understaffed and in a group like Portfolio Analytics you are looking at a 70-75 hours week. The compensation is low compared to the hours you put in. The work atleast in the first year is repetitive and gets monotonous. The firm seems to have passed on knowledge through the word of mouth. The systems/processes are not well documented. The attrition rate is high.

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  1.  

    Great reputation, great opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at BlackRock

    Pros

    Great name and reputation! A world class firm.

    Cons

    Long hours, but this is pretty comon working at a top tier financial firm in NYC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more focus on the morale of people at the bottom.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Uniquely positioned in this environment, unfortunately they have just had serious layoffs.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

    I worked at BlackRock

    Pros

    Blackrock has an excellent reputation in the investment management industry.

    Cons

    Hours are long and the corporate culture...is corporate culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bottom-up suggestions are vital for growth.

    Recommends
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