The Blackstone Group
3.8 of 5 32 reviews
www.blackstone.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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If you know the right people, its great. If not, hard work and effort mean nothing.

Finance (Current Employee)
New York, NY

ProsSmart people, good compensation, decent benefits. The firm likes and promotes a very edgy culture. They know how to make good deals and make money for the investors. The bankers are truly world class professionals. If you want to be in Private Equity or M & A, this is a great place for you.

ConsNewish management in Finance has brought in a lot of people from a different firm who now run the place. People who were there before are being let go, overlooked for promotions, and have had their responsibilities moved to the newer people, leaving skilled people idle. If you aren't part of that club, you do not exist. Morale is low and although this has been brought to upper management and Human Resource's attention. The message is "leave if you don't like it." Communication from management is poor/nonexistent. Favoritism abounds and backstabbing is common. This used to be a place people were proud to say they worked. Not anymore.

Advice to Senior ManagementRemember the people who who worked 24/7 to help the firm go public/make those millions for you. It's not necessary to toss them out/treat them like garbage and speaks volumes about your class and values.

Treat your team with respect, courtesy and decency. You can be good without deliberately pitting your people against each other.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group


    Pros: Pay attention to details and be a team player Cons: Get ready for long hours Advice to Senior Management: Value hard work Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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    Good experience for a few years

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    New York, NY

    I worked at The Blackstone Group


    Pros: good pay, good experience, good job empowering junior professionals, the people… Cons: Long hours, rough culture, implicit ceiling to advancement given that… Advice to Senior Management: management is doing a good job, I have no real advice. They… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More
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