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Muddled Strategy, poor communication, but great people

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

Pros

Your co-workers are awesome, willing to help and you can learn alot and move throughout the company. Great bonuses.

Cons

Seems as though focus is constantly being shifted and there's poor communication between upper management and employees. If we're not aware of what the overall goals are how can we work to that end?

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Engage your employees more, increase communication and make the promotion process more transparent. Currently the best way to move up is to just switch departments, you're losing that knowledge/experience.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 6 people found this helpful  

    IB Intensity, Mutual Fund pay

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    Former Employee - Vice President  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY

    Pros

    The coworkers are generally nice, but information sharing could be tricky in competitive situations.

    Cons

    Compensation is abysmal if you don't work on the Alpha team; talk to anybody at Risk Management, Finance, Operations, IT and you will get the idea. I left for a bank and received a large raise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Active management needs to change -- the company cannot simply rely on growth in passive products, while the active management business keeps losing AUM and fees. Do something about it, performance matters much more than pretty powerpoint charts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good Company to work for

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    Former Employee - Portfolio Analyst  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Portfolio Analyst in Princeton, NJ

    Pros

    Pay, flexibility, benefits, resources, investment research. Blackrock has some great people working very hard in most departments and provides solid operational support.

    Cons

    Lack of promotions, chasing margins, technology, too big feeling. The company is being run to focus primarily on meeting next quarters budget and profit margin. Headcount is always changing and reducing which leaves increasing workload on the remaining employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make decisions for short-term goals and not focusing on creating long-term value. Need to invest more in the employees who want to work for the company and take care of the clients.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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