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It is a very good company to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Boston, MA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA

I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than a year

Pros

It is great company, industry leader

Cons

Depending on the office location, limited growth opportunity.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 10 people found this helpful  

    Good on the resume, fair on everything else

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

    I worked at BlackRock full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Smart people, decent product line up but that has changed with proliferation and high fees.

    Cons

    Smart people under-utilized because of politics and nonsense. If you are a self-promoter and do not mind constantly telling everyone how good and busy you are, you will do just fine. If you work hard and are humble, forget it, no one will recognize it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They should have promoted me years ago. My clients saw it, my peers saw, and I saw it. Now I work at a competitive firm and they see it. Something must be going wrong at BlackRock if they keep losing talented people.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 9 people found this helpful  

    BlackRock staunches innovation, prevents growth, gift wraps everything in red tape. Don't work here.

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    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BlackRock full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Looks good on resume (no idea why)

    Cons

    - Horribly behind on IT
    - Very little innovation
    - Everything politically challenged/ego driven
    - Assembly line org charts (internally called laughing squid model where one person who manages one person who manages one person who manages one person who manages one person)
    - No transparency on compensation, promotions, ratings, business model, nothing.
    - Killed all the reasons why people joined BGI.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leave. All you do is get in the way of people that make contributions.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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