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Great place to work, diverse and cosmopolitan culture, smart people, collegiate, non-hierarchical.

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Current Employee - Vice President
Current Employee - Vice President

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

Pros

I've been working at BlackRock for 1.5 years. I've really enjoyed my time with the company. It's non-hierarchical compared to every other firm I have ever worked at and you have access to the most senior people in the firm. My colleagues are very collaborative and good to be around. It's perhaps the most complex and innovative of the largest global asset management companies so you are always learning new things. Given the size I was expecting a more bureaucratic organisation but have been pleasantly surprised - it's very entrepreneurial and if you gave good ideas people want to hear about them. The firm has only been in existence for 25 years so it's free from the stuffiness of older firms where there is an unwillingness to try new things due to an established way of doing things over the years. The firm has been through numerous mergers and aqcuisitions which in itself has created a very open-minded culture overall. It has such a diverse product range across all asset classes and investment styles that there is a product for every change in the market cycle - i.e. not predominatly Fixed Income like PIMCO or ETF/passive like Vanguard.

Cons

It's a global company but the fact that it is US headquartered is still very evident.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to push further to develop a more meritocratic environment.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Portfolio Analytics

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate, Portfolio Analytics  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate, Portfolio Analytics in London, England (UK)

    I worked at BlackRock full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Learn how the operation of a multiframe system works and at the same time understand the analytics being calculated. It does provide young employees with a chance to contribute to the development of the operations.

    Cons

    High employee turnover means the average length spent in the firm is around 2 years within Blackrock solutions for analysts. It also means you will have no life and be in the back-office being underpaid for the operational risk of your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on supporting the learning and development process of young analysts.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent exposure but poor Middle Management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

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

    Pros

    Growing organization
    Excellent global exposure
    Work-life balance

    Cons

    Very poor middle management; at least in Gurgaon location
    Not fair compensation hike
    Lots of office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rather than focusing so much on managers and team leads try delegating responsibility to person who is actually working. Don't create layers in communication

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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