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Blackrock takeover of BGI was like being assimilated by the Borg

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

I have been working at BlackRock

Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

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 Management

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.

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  1. Helpful (1)

    An unfortunately underwhelming experience

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

    I worked at BlackRock

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

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


  2. ambitious growth

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

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    ample opportunities
    big yet small enough to have multiple functions yet closeness to see everyone
    welcome people pushing the boundaries

    Cons

    no set structure, needs to be very self-motivated to get things done and to melt the cutural diff over multiple mergers
    expect early morning, late night works if life-work balance is critical


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