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Tremendous growth opportunity

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Vice President in London, England (UK)

I have been working at BlackRock full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Global footprint and variety of roles available. Customer focused culture. Demands strong performance.

Cons

Bureaucratic, hierarchical, politics driven culture. Frequent organization reorganizations. Decision making can be slow. Complex matrix organization structure, difficult to navigate.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Be more agile,

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Good Place overall

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Good pay...fun people to work with...good company

    Cons

    Better learn to brown nose if you want to get promoted...way too many meetings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Its a 'Black' rock in Gurgaon

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Associate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    The firm's founders are truly inspirational, intelligent & one of the most intense you can find in the business.

    Cons

    - Political hotbed
    - Being the largest asset manager in the world = lot of over-confidence & ego. There is a lot of inertia opposing new ideas and ways of thinking. People are first encouraged to speak their minds and when they do they are disliked.
    - Politics and in-fighting in Indian operations in Gurgaon driven right from the "top".
    - Local management myopic
    - Culturally bureaucratic ....."Yes Ministers" tend to do well. Pockets of good talent but significant baggage of unproductive staff including some senior managers.
    - HR works like a factory and lacks neutrality and empathy towards staff (third-world). Attrition is only a matter of time and there are far better employers in the market.
    - Growth in headcount in Gurgaon = cleverly downsizing or planning to in the US (what say Mr Obama?) and other locations.
    - Fetish to poach from previous organizations to fill up roles quickly with an army of people that the managers had a comfort level working with
    - Org structure & expectations from managers are difficult to comprehend.
    - Too many cultures = confusion.
    - Lack of controls - people can just walk in and out with proprietary matter...this can prove to be dangerous.
    - Its an abyss in a deep wild forest out there and most importantly - nobody cares. Seen some of the best talent across all levels leave the firm with no real attempt to retain them.
    - Unless you are someone who thrives in a political environment and can co-exist peacefully with crocodiles and water snakes in a pond, would not recommend Blackrock India to anyone interested in a long term opportunity.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Big does not necessarily mean the Best.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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