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Helpful (8)

Blackstone is a true meritocracy. For the first time, I'm in a company that rewards based on results.

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  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Architect in San Francisco, CA
Current Employee - Senior Architect in San Francisco, CA

I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

At a high level:

High salary (very good annual raises), good market corrections, and solid review process
Good Growth - promotions are definitely given to deserving candidates
Good onsite opportunities available on most of the bigger projects
Solid company wide diversity
People are talented
Good Culture and Commraderie
Interesting work

Blackstone has a very fair and reasonable review structure. Part of the culture requires that semi annual reviews happen along with several mid project check ins. This type of structure allows you to gauge where you are performing at the moment and change up if you need to. Also ensures great delivery to our clients every time.

There is definitely a culture of "getting the job done". There are a lot of very smart people that are all driven to succeed here. This creates a demanding work environment, in order to stand out from the crowd. That's what a true meritocracy is though, and it is working for me and all of my colleagues so far.

Cons

Blackstone's core business is systems integration and custome app development, so even if you are working in Management Consulting, you will more than likely work on a system implementation effort of some sort. If this is what you do best, make sure that you join Blackstone!

Advice to Management

360 feedback reviews would be a great idea for everyone. This way, people can learn how to be better at every level of the company.

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  1. Helpful (8)

    Overall a very talented and motivated goup - enjoyed my time there.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Blackstone Technology Group

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Innovative thinkers, and solid technologists - I learned and contributed a lot.
    Competence at every level
    Solid client realtionships that made for long term projects (can be a pro and a con)
    Fun culture, good people, good energy
    Flexible when you need it, especially if you are a top performer.

    Cons

    Little international presence (only in Japan, really)
    Senior leadership seemed reluctant to take risks in emerging markets
    Seemed very focused on Energy and Fed Gov't, so other practices got less company press

    Advice to Management

    Take a calculated risk to grow more internationally. You have a talented team who would be willing to make it happen.
    Invest even more in your best people.
    Continue to hire only top notch talent across every level of the company.

  2. Helpful (6)

    Blackstone has to fix its bad image. Needs to be nice to employees and help the clients.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Technical Manager in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Blackstone Technology Group

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - central location of office, easily accessible by metro

    Cons

    - no company processes
    - no company vision or purpose
    - incompetent leadership, fake mentor program
    - horrible travel policy (6 dollar dinners and stay in cheap motels)

    Advice to Management

    - dont be so stingy, you are investing in your employees and they will return you the favor
    - be open to feedback, no point in huffing and puffing if someone points errors in your suggestions
    - Develop writing skills (all three managers)

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