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6 people found this helpful  

Don't get stuck in this team at this company.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - PAG Analyst in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - PAG Analyst in London, England (UK)

I have been working at BlackRock

Pros

-Fast Pace
-Access to senior management.
-Good name on CV
-Plenty of scope for operational development.
-Health insurance. and pension.

Cons

-No work/life balance
-No transferable skills
-Misleading job interivews and descriptions.
-Lack of formal training for graduates.
-No respect.
-Bad atmosphere.
-A lot of condescending.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

-Get rid of PAG as an access to Blackrock.
-No grad will be interested in being placed in a technical role with no transferable skills.
-Reduce excessive middle management and increase the focus of senior managers.
-Produce a strong and recognized graduate program.
-Don't lie about job role.
-Try to make people feel its worth the effort.

Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Losing sight of its most important asset

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    There is ample opportunity to prove yourself in the company. You're given as much responsibility as you want - or at least, I have been. It's also possible to move internally relatively easily, and to that extent you get the feeling that your career is in your own hands.

    Cons

    The purchase of BGI has highlighted huge cultural differences between the two legacy companies.
    Management are trading on the good will and professional nature of its employees - treating staff, in some cases, in an appalling fashion.
    Long hours have become the norm.
    Compensation is disappointing. I'm not driven by money but I do believe in being paid fairly for the job you do and the results you achieve. It doesn't happen at BlackRock - especially if you're promoted from within.
    The company needs to put its hand in its pockets - a shoestring budget will ensure it gets found out sooner or later. For a company of this size, there's no excuse - we're not investing sufficiently in existing talent.
    Business risk management feels like it's a case of "wait and see".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It doesn't matter how good a Porsche looks if it's being driven with the engine of a Skoda. Listen to your staff - we're telling you the same story. Or don't, and just risk us all leaving.

    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Running in place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    San Francisco office is congenial atmosphere, left over from the good old days when we were Barclays Global Investors

    Cons

    New atmosphere is much more competitive. Employees have less latitude to be creative than when we were BGI

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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