The Blackstone Group
3.8 of 5 29 reviews
www.blackstone.com New York, NY 1000 to 5000 Employees

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Updated Apr 2, 2014

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3.8 29 reviews

                             

76% Approve of the CEO

The Blackstone Group Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman

Stephen A. Schwarzman

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76% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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nice place to work at

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Blackstone Group

Prosthe hours are okay and of course the pay. working environment is okay but work is intensive as it is. colleagues are nice. management is good.

Consnot much to say here because you cannot complain much with the money you are making. great place overall. management is good. not a lot of openings

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Administrative Assistant (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at The Blackstone Group part-time for more than a year

ProsWorking part time the schedule is flexible. Most employees get a free lunch.

ConsWork environment is demeaning to low level employees, the office sometimes feels like a throwback to the 50s - few women in top level positions, administrative assistants definitely treated like "secretaries."

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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great company for ambitious professionals

Managing Director (Current Employee)
New York, NY

I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time for more than 10 years

Prosunlimited learning and advancement opportunities

Conscompetitive work environment; lots of office politics

Advice to Senior Managementsharpen your negotiation skills

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intense, Unfair and Well-Paid

Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPay is high and co-workers are dedicated

ConsLong work hours, poor management style, unfair treatment of subordinates

Advice to Senior ManagementPractice fair HR policies

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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I enjoyed working at the Blackstone Group for 22 years..what a honor.

Project Coordinator (Former Employee)

I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time for more than 10 years

ProsEvery one I worked with were very professional and enjoyed there work.

ConsFor me my time was not long enough
 Blackstone was like family to me.

Advice to Senior ManagementThey need feedback from employees who work in the mailroom

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Smartest people you'll ever work with, but...

Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat pay, super-smart colleagues, hours aren't terrible

ConsBig egos, feel like a cog in the wheel, politically tricky to navigate

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Intense, well-compensated.

Analyst (Former Employee)

I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time for less than a year

ProsThe pay and the prestige

ConsPeople can be arrogant and uncomfortable with receiving or giving feedback

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time for more than a year

ProsVery smart people, good career advancement opportunities

ConsLong hours which makes for a difficult work/life balance.

Advice to Senior ManagementGet feedback from low-level employees more often

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Hard work, good rewards, edgy culture

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time for more than 5 years

ProsYou can learn a lot, there are many highly intelligent people here. If the people that count like you, you are in. Promotion decisions are not always made on merit, but on "who likes you." People without a rabbi, even good ones, will have to work harder to be noticed, if they are noticed at all.

ConsLots of pressure to work nights/weekends. Edgy culture is deliberate but overdone. Expected to be on email at all times and respond immediately.

Advice to Senior ManagementDon't be afraid to show a little humanity, it won't kill you.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Worked hard but learned a lot

Analyst (Former Employee)
New York, NY

I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time for more than a year

ProsVery smart people to learn from. Great career advancement opportunities both internally and externally. Culture much better than at large peers.

ConsLong hours. A lot of stress

Advice to Senior ManagementEfficiency at junior-mid levels can be improved.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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