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disappointing

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Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

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

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

great people, great potential, LBGT friendly

Cons

flawed execution and management, misaligned compensation

Advice to Management

either don't hire smart people or use the skills you buy, but don't make smart people sit and watch you all figure it out

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  1. Helpful (3)

    Doing well, but work environment is very bland. Aladdin/Technology side seems out of date.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Aladdin Product Group Intern in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Aladdin Product Group Intern in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay for an internship.
    Growing steadily. The Aladdin side is attracting many new customers.
    Good place to just show up, sit for 8 hours and go home.
    The teaching seminar about finance held on our first day was outstanding (The rest didn't teach me much)

    Cons

    Crowded and noisy offices. You sit shoulder-to-shoulder on a single long desk.
    Offices are very conservative looking to fit in with the finance culture.
    High turnover rate on the technology side. The programmers that remain are not the passionate ones.
    Everything is just hacked together. Hard to learn good programming here.
    Full time pay is low for a software developer, especially in NY.

    Advice to Management

    Perhaps move the technology guys into a completely separate building or more attractive location. The finance culture is overbearing and prevents the technology side from being creative and energetic.

  2. Great name, but limited upward mobility.

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

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Largest investment manager by asset in the world

    Cons

    Highly limited upward mobility
    Management keen to cut down cost

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