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Intellectual atmosphere - hard for junior employees to know their worth or development.

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA
Current Employee - Analyst in Seattle, WA

I have been working at BlackRock

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Smart, intellectual people. The company has good benefits. Blackrock is becoming one of the leaders in the investment management industry.

Cons

Long hours and low salaries. Lots of work with limited resources. Employee morale has been better. Future potential for junior employees isn't communicated well.

Advice to Management

Compensate employees better. Provide more resources to help junior employees advance their careers (conference opportunities, etc.) As a junior employee I don't feel that the firm is investing in my future as much as I'd hope.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    Great people/talent, outstanding culture, career opportunities/comp is limited

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people/talent Culture is very strong and open. Access to senior management is probably like none-other on the street and having responsibility at a young age is common.

    Cons

    Career development is not a priority at BlackRock, and the compensation is below what the street is paying. It is a very clear trade-off: you get to work with the best and get great responsibility, but you won't get paid and moving around to different areas is not easy.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be a better focus on career development. As the firm has grown larger, politics are playing a larger role.


  2. Helpful (1)

    No support or management involvement

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate
    Former Employee - Associate

    I worked at BlackRock

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good compensation and name recognition among peers. Benefits are ok. Work/life balance was good, but as others mentioned, definitely depends on the group.

    Cons

    Middle management is out to save their own hides. There is no career pathing or feedback that is constructive. Your reviews are regurgitated comments from your self-appraisal back to you. The one exception is things to work on. They love to point those out at review time, but when regular meetings are done, there is no mention of areas of improvement, only "keep up the good work". There was no training at all, just a "here is your desk, good luck". There is no culture or team. Everyone learns to look out for #1 and use others for their own advancement.

    Advice to Management

    People with great technical skills, do not necessarily make good managers. Managing people and a group is a skill, teach it or prepare to be left only with the best headline grabbers and not the producers.


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