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Good company to work for

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

I have been working at BlackRock full-time

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

Pros

Great environment
Meritocracy
Good name
Good career opportunities
Good compensation

Cons

Sometimes feels too big
Burocracy
Work-life balance

Advice to Management

More transparency with employees
More personal contact and seeking feedback from employees

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  1. Helpful (4)

    RQA is a poorly run organization

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk and Quantitative Analysis in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Risk and Quantitative Analysis in New York, NY

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to interesting investment portfolios
    Exposure to a talented junior staff

    Cons

    Poorly run by senior management
    On a downward spiral

    Advice to Management

    RQA should be pared back as an organization. The changes being made in the group are not ones which will benefit it, but only hurt the career paths of the junior members of the team. I don't recommend that those college/university join this organization - it's not a path toward furthering your career.


  2. Helpful (2)

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

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

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

    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 Management

    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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