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Trading Assistant Intern

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Trading Assistant Intern in Princeton, NJ
Former Intern - Trading Assistant Intern in Princeton, NJ
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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.

Advice to Management

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

Other Employee Reviews for BlackRock

  1. Helpful (4)

    Little advancement opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (3)

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

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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


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