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Toxic environment for women and minorities

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Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA

I worked at BlackRock full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

Good benefits, smart people, innovative for a financial company

Cons

Not a meritocracy. White males frequently promoted over higher achieving women and minorities- just look at senior leadership! Discrimination is rampant, and people spend more time gossiping than doing work.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote smart people who work hard.

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Positive Outlook
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    Large NY firm with large NY firm Culture

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    Former Employee - Managing Director
    Former Employee - Managing Director

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Compensation is competitive but not overly generous. Career opportunities globally are very good. Executive C-level management is excellent. Senior level management is good.

    Cons

    Typical large company challenges with unproductive competition between various units, unclear lines of responsibility, and too much focus on internal (vs. client) issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop managing your career and start leading your people.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Disorganized and difficult to navigate

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Smart people, pockets of excellence, market leader, great brand. Global and ubiquitous

    Cons

    I worked here for just over a year having been recruited from a prestigious investment bank. Joined with other smart people, all of whom have since moved on due to frustrations with how decisions are made and the lack of consistency between mgmt strategy and implementation. Very frustrating experience

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't hire people too senior and skilled for the job you really need. Sometimes you need B players.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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