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Blackrock takeover of BGI was like being assimilated by the Borg

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  • Senior Management
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - IT (Associate)  in  London, England (UK)
Current Employee - IT (Associate) in London, England (UK)

I have been working at BlackRock

Pros

1. If you're not the only person left in your team supporting umpteen applications then you can generally get time off whenever you need it.

Cons

1. you will acquire a boring non transferable skill set
2. you will not be given any transferable technical training unless you are willing to do it in your own time and pay for it yourself
3. If you're not a legacy Blackrock employee you have little chance of career development
4. not enough legacy BGI employees left to support the BGI applications
5. management ignore staff who have resigned and are working their notice - in some cases they won't even look at them - bizarre!
6. low morale and a general feeling of hopelessness in the London office

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Respect and appreciate your biggest asset - your employees (unless of course you really want a mindless army of zombies working hard but not smart)
Start this process by getting rid of the circle of management that hide the real goings on from those at the very top.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock

    Pros

    The company encourages you to learn. The company makes every effort for you to learn. Everyone there is very friendly.

    Cons

    Pretty long hours. But this should be expected for financial service firm. No other cons that I can imagine of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The internship program can be intensified. Some qualified interns can be given more responsibilities. Dining hall has pretty much room to be improved!!

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    An unfortunately underwhelming experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst
    Former Employee - Data Analyst

    I worked at BlackRock

    Pros

    It is a simple job and everybody is kind and helpful. The management isn't tough on you about time off.

    Cons

    The pay is low and the level of responsibility is poor. The work is somewhat monotonous and can be extremely repetitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More substantial work to the lower level employees to give them a chance to prove themselves and set themselves apart from the group.

    Doesn't Recommend
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