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Trading Assistant Intern

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Former Intern - Trading Assistant Intern in Princeton, NJ
Former Intern - Trading Assistant Intern in Princeton, NJ

I worked at BlackRock as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Gained great exposure to the municipal bond industry. An industry that is not really taught in classrooms.

Cons

Being a finance intern, one is bound to get some abuse.

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Great management. Regularly had conversations with upper management that are frequent guests on CNBC. Even got a chance to meet the legendary Peter Fisher.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful

    Little advancement opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Dynamic culture, smart coworkers, nice office space, accessible managers, decent wage compensation, good benefits package (great healthcare), support for professional certifications

    Cons

    Little career advancement, very little skills training offered other than "on the job", no mentorship program, extremely vague/arbitrary bonus structure even for high performers (no targets to hit or performance incentives- it all depends on the how the overall company does), low wage growth, promotion process is an annual event with strict limits on how often people can be promoted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work with people to develop a 3-5 year professional development plans, with targets they can strive and that are realistic within the company/division.

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  2. 3 people found this helpful

    OK. Overall quality of experience seems to depend on manager.

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    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits including health coverage. Nice modern and new work space. Very bright and professional colleagues.

    Cons

    Somewhat arbitrary bonus structure. Strategic direction was not always clear.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clarify strategic direction. Map bonuses to realistic annual personalized goals as well as overall performance.

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