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Interesting job, limited growth potential, depressed personnel

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

I worked at BlackRock as an intern for less than a year

Pros

Nice office, good direct manager, good benefits

Cons

port work-life balance, poor compensation for analyst/associate level employees, limited growth opportunities

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    A great firm with challenging work, smart co-workers, good pay

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    Former Employee - Director
    Former Employee - Director

    I worked at BlackRock full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    BlackRock hires at the best schools, exposes its employees to real issues for solution and will pay well for performance. The national and global footprint provides the potential for some interesting transfer locations.

    Cons

    Much too much time in meetings/video-conferences!
    Then manager personality and non-business issues intrude into these meetings, leading to a reluctance to speak up and contribute to the "crowd-sourcing" that is supposed to be the point to the number of meeting participants to begin with.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Develop internal management talent rather than hire senior managers sometime.
    It is time for some of the original founders to move on to allow for the growth of a more professional managerial culture.

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    Good place to cut your teeth, not a great place to grow

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    Former Employee - Vice President - GCG  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Vice President - GCG in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at BlackRock full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Global name, vast product exposure, global network of some really great people

    Cons

    Rigid promotional structures, slow moving to changes in careers and there are a lot of people in managerial positions who shouldn't be there. The performance management system is unclear and support of HR is squarely with the firm and not the employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The culture clash between BLK and BGI is still apparent and has never really been dealt with well properly.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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