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Helpful (10)

Good on the resume, fair on everything else

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  • Career Opportunities
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 (9)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Quantitative Analyst in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    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 Management

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

  2. BlackRock review of PAG

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - 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

    Easy Access to Senior Management

    Cons

    Extremely long hours and working sundays for year 1

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