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Not a bad place to start

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  • 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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  1. Helpful (2)

    Portfolio Analytics Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • 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.
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    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 (9)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


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