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ok place to work, only good for 4-5 years

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at BlackRock full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Decent pay, bonus prospects in short run

Cons

work life balance, too much expectation

Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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    Get out now

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Nothing positive to say at all

    Cons

    Highly political organization. You will only receive a promotion if you are liked by seniors. Organization plays favorites. Promotions have nothing to do with performance. Decisions are only made by executives and leaders instill fear in employees. Inexperienced Directors and Managing Directors. New York office is terrible culture. San Francisco culture is much better. A lot of great ideas came from BGI and were implemented at BlackRock. BlackRock never valued diversity and inclusion and committees such as the OUT network and WIN. It never existed or were embraced before BGI merger.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't make the SF office remote. Get rid of low performers including the highly paid MDs and Directors who lack leadership in the organization. It isn't all about the NY office. A lot of great products (iShares) and engagement ideas came from BGI. Stop buying companies and grow organically.
    Save on costs by not flying every MD around the world just for meetings and paying for their corporate housing. T&E spend is more than what an associate or analyst makes in two years
    It is 2013. Use video conferencing and web cams!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Push yourself to do your best work

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    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Challenging work; smart people; hard working; no slackers!

    Cons

    Lots of re-orgs; shifting priorities; lots of "hoop jumping" to get easy things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Minimize budget oversight and provide more cross career path opportunities --- all road should not lead to having to move to New York

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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