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Good on the resume, fair on everything else

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - BDO in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - BDO in San Francisco, CA

I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 10 years)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    Portfolio Analytics Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Analytics Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Portfolio Analytics Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good working environment with great working culture. The exposure to different aspects of the business is great. Employees have the potential to work on high profile projects. .

    Cons

    The company is extremely big and bureaucratic. The ability to move laterally is getting more and more difficult. This can lead to bad morale amongst the younger employees.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open with employees on how they should improve their skill set in order to advance to the career of their choice.


  2. Helpful (1)

    Not a bad place to start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Portfolio Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Large information architecture Largest investment manager in the world

    Cons

    Highly lopsided structure -- not very analysts, but a lot of people VP/Director level that are looking to get promoted Structurally created to not create any "superstars" to encourage loyalty to BR


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