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challenging internship

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Intern in Provo, UT
Current Employee - Intern in Provo, UT

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

Pros

great exposure to world markets

Cons

I did not get good detail what to do

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give some examples of what to expect

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Summer analyst internship. Market Risk.

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    Current Employee - Risk and Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Risk and Quantitative Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Flat company structure. Senior management very open.

    Cons

    People seem to be stuck for too long in the same position.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Good work/life balance but culture is stale and paper pushing runs rampant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good name on resume
    Great work life balance (8-5 easily)
    Nice coworkers, smart people
    If your main concern is collecting a paycheck and coasting, you've hit the jackpot
    Decent pay to start (significant pay increases seem to be rare/impossible once you're there
    Definitely not a terrible place to work

    Cons

    Depends greatly on your division but there is a lot of dissatisfaction at the company now (and has been for years). Not meritocratic - at least at the VP/Associate level. I see teams that are overstaffed with people who seem to spend most of their time on busy work or twiddling their thumbs in an effort to look like they're adding value. My biggest personal complaint at the Associate level is that I haven't had opportunities to challenge myself or expand my professional skills in a meaningful way. Career growth is definitely possible but it's all about networking. Clearly, networking should be a portion of a good career growth strategy, but it shouldn't be the only thing (in my opinion). If you're looking for an opportunity to develop professional skills and feel like you're making a real contribution (not just pushing paper), I'd be quite careful in accepting a job in the SF office. The company claims loudly to encourage internal promotion but it's simply not the case. Open positions are overwhelmingly filled by overqualified candidates, often from the outside. The result is a workplace where employees in many divisions aren't provided with any real career opportunity besides using the BLK name to find a better gig.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage internal promotion (for real). Get to know something about what's going on beneath you. You should know what your direct reports (and their teams) are actually doing on a day-to-day basis. Many don't.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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