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Company invested in career development

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Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Intern in San Francisco, CA

I worked at BlackRock as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

- Several available resources for career development
- People are friendly and willing to take time to work with you

Cons

- Huge company - things can be bureaucratic
- Tough to keep several departments on the same page on a common project, lots of different objectives at work

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    Pleasant

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    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive, Knowledge Oriented people, High academic background workforce

    Cons

    Long working hours, Early morning schedule

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 6 people found this helpful  

    Great learning experience, not a meritocracy

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Blackrock is a name company, there is a lot to learn, the pay is good. You can have a long career with Blackrock or leave after a few years with some solid experience and a big name on your resume. Either way you are in good shape.

    Cons

    Blackrock is not a meritocracy. The corporate culture, the promotion structure, the opportunities that come your way - it is all a matter of who you know, who is advocating for you and who knows you exist. If someone higher up gains an unfavorable opinion of you, your opportunities for advancement are cut off. As with most large companies, rather that learn the whole business, you act as a cog in the machine.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I experienced an "old boys club" culture at Blackrock. People were promoted or given opportunities based on alliances rather than on merit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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