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Amazing on the business side, not so much on the tech side

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Excellent salaries when compared to its own and other industries; incredibly smart people; understand and solve the business problems well; great work life balance

Cons

On the tech side, there is a very low standard for quality... instead they want things done as fast as possible;

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Mixed - smart people but absolutely no middle/senior management

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    Former Employee - Managing Director  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart people, committed and dedicated. A lot of teamwork and cooperation. Perhaps not as political as some other financial companies.

    Cons

    Absolutely no management whatsoever; not even the first principles of management are applied. Several managers are just whimsical and survive only because of their length of stay at the company. Constant shifting of direction based on whims and moods of senior management contributes to a fairly low morale.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in some serious management training to make it less whimsical and personality oriented.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Not BGI, which was a wonderful company to work for.

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

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

    Pros

    Money, but not as lucrative as BGI. With the acquisition, came a brain drain, so the NY bankers weren't equipped to deal with the market changes.

    Cons

    Everything else, such as a lack of leadership, transparency, interest in the local office, and the brain drain.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you can't or won't be transparent, at least say that rather than completely lying to your employees. This was true all the way to the top, including Larry Fink. Guess the name should have warned us.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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