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BRS: A great place to learn; but long hours, lots tech/systems, and by no means a pathway into portfolio management

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Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

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

Pros

Smart people, very detail oriented, lots of responsibility for recent grads and young professionals. Very competitive comp.

Cons

If you're a person with investment banking or pure asset management aspirations, BRS will not be the most direct route for you. The approach to learning about the market/industry is akin to learning a language one word at a time... Very bottom up, devil's in the details etc.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1) Focus less on finance / econ grads when recruiting and more on Comp Sci, Engineering, etc
2) Have mid-level managers do more to ensure analysts are periodically seeing the "big picture"

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Neutral Outlook
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    Portfolio Analytics Analyst

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    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 an year)

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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 (more than an 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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