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Worst corporate experience in my 13+ years within finance

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

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

Pros

Other than benefits, there really isn't anything positive I can say about this company.

Cons

Lack of any real core management. Extremely political organization. Senior Managers act like high school students who gossip all day and speak badly about their staff. They often praise the slackers and chastise the hard workers which makes absolutely no sense. If you do not small talk with them you are interpreted as not being a team player. They have a "clique" formed and it's very clear they have favorites. Nothing is EVER kept confidential. Once you bring an issue to your dept HR rep they in turn call your manager immediately and gossip about the situation rather than actually representing HUMAN RESOURCES. They buddy up with your managers and are chummy to one another so you employees are either left to deal with the situation themselves by “leaving” or you are told to “develop a backbone”.

I've heard things spoken about other employees within the dept that one should NEVER hear. But again, lack of confidentiality and real management. Since I've been here I've yet to meet someone that is truly happy or satisfied. Moral is extremely low as staff is overworked to the bones. I refuse for any job to make me feel like I should brown nose in order to get recognized. I'm a hard worker and a team player who efficiently works.

This organization is completely unprofessional. The brand holds more weight than needed. Technology is not up to par due to the constant growth but I’d deal with slow technology than idiotic managers who seem to have no real experience.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Take "how to be an efficient manager" courses.
Learn how to be a leader and lead by example.
Pay attention to your model employees and stop praising the slackers.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    The strong will thrive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Open culture, lots of opportunity for smart, talented and driven individuals. High performance environment. Your career I what you make of it. Not a lot of structure and that's deliberate, they hire smart people who should be able to figure things out. And they do. The others?? You can see their posts here.

    Cons

    Don't work here if you aren't willing to work hard. The company is driving to a mission and you will be overlooked if you arent working toward it. Long hours. Growing pains of a growing firm but progress is made every day.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Prioritize and continue to reward those that do.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It is great to work for BlackRock.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Database Developer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Database Developer in Wilmington, DE

    I have been working at BlackRock as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and quiet environment. Lot of scope to learn new things.

    Cons

    The technologies used in some fields.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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