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Toxic culture... stay far, far away.

  • Work/Life Balance
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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at BlackRock as a contractor (More than a year)

Pros

Good compensation, convenient location. I'm sorry that nothing else positive comes to mind but I have to write a twenty word minimum.

Cons

BlackRock is constantly hiring because no one with marketable skills stays longer than a year or two. The culture is completely toxic. BlackRock has grown through mergers much too fast without paying any attention to culture and positive assimilation of acquired populations, so the factional infighting and blame-shifting is the worst I have ever seen. This place is just one giant back-stabbing, mud-slinging, food fight all the time. Stay far, far away if you are a creative, innovative, results-oriented person who likes to get things done. Deeply ingrown old-timers here make careers out of being an obstacle to block change to protect their own jobs - and it works.

Advice to Management

It's time to make some painful decisions about finishing functional consolidation and eliminating dysfunctional legacy populations that are working against the organization's goals.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackRock

  1. Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Blue Chip Name, Great work and people

    Cons

    work-life balance, management can be hard

    Advice to Management

    Nothing


  2. Helpful (5)

    Great Experience But Lots of Unhappy People

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great funds, large asset manager and great training. Compensation is ok for some positions. Risk management approach is solid. Nice offices and lots of opportunities to volunteer. Good place to start career.

    Cons

    There is no work life balance, everyone is working 2-3 jobs. Founders of BlackRock and other leaders are paid well, but management does not have a generous approach to the rank and file - attitude is that everyone can be replaced.

    Advice to Management

    Be more generous to your employees, they are the heart of your organization.


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