The Blackstone Group Reviews

Updated September 2, 2015
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The Blackstone Group Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman
Stephen A. Schwarzman
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Pros
  • Smart people awesome resources, great team work (in 6 reviews)

  • Great career advancement opportunities both internally and externally (in 3 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance is poor, long hours long travel (in 12 reviews)

  • Poor work life balance and difficult to advance higher as most hires are lateral from outside the firm (in 5 reviews)

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  1. Will never leave

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are many opportunities here if you work hard. Everyone works together and respects one another. It is a very rewarding job

    Cons

    I have to enter something here

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing.


  2. Administrative Assistant

    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Blackstone is one of the best companies to work for if you value integrity, professionalism and excellence. People really do go out of their way to help you do your job and to make work work.

    Cons

    None - I'm extremely happy with my job.My colleagues are not stressed because we help each other. Resources to make my work possible are readily available.


  3. Overall a great place.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent and hard working people. There are ample areas to explore more entrepreneurial opportunities for the business. The Blackstone experience will help you tremendously in your career later on.

    Cons

    How compensation and promotions were decided could have had more transparency. As the firm has grown there has been a slight increase in bureaucracy.


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    Controller

    • Work/Life Balance
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    fast paced challenging learn a lot

    Cons

    long hours at times during the year


  6. Project Coordinator

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator in New York, NY
    Recommends

    Pros

    Blackstone is a great company to work for. The employees are very positive. And you will always get an opportunity to move forward in your career

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes but very rewarding

    Advice to Management

    Pleased with Management


  7. Great Place To Work

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Love working at Blackstone. The people are absolutely this firm's best asset. They give analysts a lot of responsibility and expect you perform as an associate

    Cons

    I honestly don't have any bad things to say about working for Blackstone. I have had a great experience and am very happy with this position

    Advice to Management

    I would continue to stress the importance of quality people. Continue to give analysts a lot of responsibility and continue to respect their time and allow them to have a life outside of work.


  8. Project Manager

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Former Employee - Project Manager in Alpharetta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Blackstone Group (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work. The best.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth unless you attend an ivy league school.


  9. strong people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Pros

    organization is stocked with strong roster of senior people across all groups...great place to learn from the best and be part of a winning organization

    Cons

    churn and burn for younger employees...mitigated by having a strong experience on resume...senior folks do not have a strong regard for junior culture

    Advice to Management

    would likely contribute to long term success of the firm to nurture junior talent more carefully...clear that most do not wish to stay on after finishing a two/three year contract


  10. Manager, Financial Analysis

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Pros

    Very smart, hard-working people, collaborative atmosphere, decent hours compared to deal-side teams.

    Cons

    A fraction of the pay that deal-side teams make, not as interesting work as deal-side.


  11. Summer Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Some of the brightest minds in the industry - Great salary/benefits - The group I worked with was fantastic, incredible people - Strong corporate culture - Immense brand value - Great name

    Cons

    - Though my group kept a great work-life balance, most other groups didn't follow that. Summer Analysts/Analysts/Associates -- all worked insane hours (15-16 hours/day) - The culture is very type A, a lot of people would find it too fast-paced and intimidating - In core groups like PE, Real Estate -- Harvard and Princeton grads got respect and everyone else were thought of as "others" (But that doesn't mean they can't make it to the top, they can at Blackstone)

    Advice to Management

    You're doing a great job and take a lot of time to make young hires feel welcomed, keep it up. One of the finest senior management team!



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