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.  

    Part-Time Admin Floater

    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Work 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."

    Doesn't Recommend
  2.  

    great company for ambitious professionals

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    unlimited learning and advancement opportunities

    Cons

    competitive work environment; lots of office politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    sharpen your negotiation skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Intense, Unfair and Well-Paid

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

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

    Pros

    Pay is high and co-workers are dedicated

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Practice fair HR policies

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Intense, well-compensated.

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

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

    Pros

    The pay and the prestige

    Cons

    People can be arrogant and uncomfortable with receiving or giving feedback

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    I worked at the Blackstone Group for more than one year

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very smart people, good career advancement opportunities

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get feedback from low-level employees more often

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Hard work, good rewards, edgy culture

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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 full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You 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.

    Cons

    Lots 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 ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid to show a little humanity, it won't kill you.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Worked hard but learned a lot

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Long hours. A lot of stress

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Efficiency at junior-mid levels can be improved.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    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

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