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Top 5 places to work for out of school in Finance

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Current Employee - Analyst  in  Wilmington, DE
Current Employee - Analyst in Wilmington, DE

I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than a year

Pros

I would consider this one of the better firms to work for right out of school. The pay is in the upper range (for doing entry level analyst work that someone at a IB/Vanguard is doing for 35k on the same hours) and at the same time the culture and work done at BLK is something to be proud of. Massive growth which leads to greater opportunities both horizontally and vertically theoretically

Cons

Generic long hours but to be honest it's nothing to complain about..if you are working in finance at a tier firm you will be working them regardless. I actually like the fact that the firm is growing but not hiring at a mass pace (the IBs mass hire during bulls and then do massive lay offs..something they've already done to do at the end of this bull).

Advice to ManagementAdvice

hire more attractive women

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for BlackRock

  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lots of room for improvement

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Fairly stable, growing company that is nicely distributed in nearly every financial product

    Cons

    Strong tendency to hire from outside rather than promote from within.
    Very uneven distribution of titles.
    Will have a hard time holding onto people once economy improves.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more generous in profit sharing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Very good learning experience in the corporate world.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Associate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    World's largest recognized asset manager

    Cons

    Large company, was not able to work on many projects.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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