The Blackstone Group

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The Blackstone Group Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
40 Reviews
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The Blackstone Group Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman
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  1.  

    Unbeatable Reputation, Extremely Smart People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst, Private Equity
    Current Employee - Analyst, Private Equity

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - At any level (even Analyst), one gets a very good amount of responsibility - typical benefits of a small-sized firm
    - Unbeatable reputation and recognition across the globe
    - Very steep learning in an environment which fosters a lot of interaction between employees at different levels; Analysts can just walk into the cabins of Partners and discuss their thoughts
    - The only place where I have seen employees not doubting the smartness of each other
    - Low/No office politics which is a very refreshing experience in itself

    Cons

    - Long work hours at times but I haven't been too bothered by it. Compare the salary/hour with any other type of job and you will see why the long hours are justified to an extent.
    - Slow career progression - one has to typically spend 3-5 years at every level before moving up. Faster promotions are far too rare at BX.
    - Very low attrition rate: You might get stuck at a level for longer than expected due to lack of 'pull in the pyramid' eventually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep it up! BX is doing fantastically well and remains the Gold Standard in the Private Equity industry.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group

    Pros

    Very intelligent, caring company and people.

    Cons

    long hours which can stretch all night

  3.  

    Top tier alternative asset manager

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brand recognition, ability to transfer across roles and departments and surrounding talent of employees

    Cons

    Benefits package is lacking and hours can be gruelling

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5.  

    Analyst

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Cash Rules Everything Around Me

    Cons

    Long hours and strange work life balance

  6.  

    nice place to work at

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at The Blackstone Group

    Pros

    the 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.

    Cons

    not 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    One of the best corps for a young proffesional

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    -equal opportunity
    -friendly competition
    -fantastic benefits
    -wow factor

    Cons

    One must be a hard worker to thrive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    They need feedback from employees who work in the mailroom

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great place to work

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

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group as an intern

    Pros

    Exceptional people, interesting, impactful work, great benefits... These are just some of the things that make Blackstone a great place to work, but what really sets it apart from competitors in the finance industry is its team-oriented mentality. I know that's a buzzword in finance, but Blackstone really believes in it as part of its business model. When you add intelligent people to that team spirit, you get the kind of success that the Company has achieved so far.

    Cons

    Work hours, but if you want to be in finance, this is quite standard across all firms. Plus, it's better at Blackstone than other places.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, really.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    I worked at The Blackstone Group as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very nice people, great pay, interesting work, exposure to senior management and professionals, industry leader, fun atmosphere, relaxed summer, strong culture, and innovative solutions

    Cons

    I thoroughly enjoyed my experience and have nothing negative to say about the company

  11.  

    Very good!

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

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group

    Pros

    Good salary, small team, good environment

    Cons

    Long hours, limited supporting resources

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Approves of CEO

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