The best thing about the benefits is the base coverage - mental, dental and vision are all pretty good. Also retirement matching a nice perk. Tuition assistance is also decent. Volunteer days and charity matching is phenomenal (match 100% up to 5K or so) - props to BlackRock for that. Negative - Base pay is mediocre and not at all standardized based on seniority. They provide questionable justifications for keeping pay constant rather than providing fair raises. There is significant asymmetry in pay across businesses and seniority levels. Being a impactful contributor does not mean you're getting a raise. Managers have a fair bit of pull, but it is very political and unpleasant. Also no food, snacks, or anything to make the day even slightly better. You go to a standard office, you work with standard coworkers, you go home, you start again the next day.
Benefits for really good. Health insurance and 401k are very good.
FTO - Flexible Time Off (aka. unlimited vacations). This sounds awesome but the hard working culture may result in people not taking as much vacations. Standard health, dental, eye benefits that need employee contribution to a selection of 3 different plans
Work-life balance is getting better with Flexible Time Off and working from home. Health Benefits are typical for a Wall Street firm and other add-ons are nice but extraneous.
The company seems to always be reevaluating its benefits to remain competitive or exceed the market standard.
401k matching, unlimited/flexible time off, ability to work remotely.
Great healthcare- medical, dental, vision, prescription. They match for retirement up to the max percent. Great work perks too. They offer car ins discounts and student loan refinancing deals also
Best benefit is unlimited paid time off
This year BlackRock started offering FTO which essentially means unlimited vacation! However, the commuter benefits are subpar. They go through WageWorks so you get benefits for whatever your main mode of transportation is. If it is public transportation, you can get the debit card which allows you to spend pre-tax dollars on public transportation such as the Clipper card. If it is biking then you get $20 per month to spend on bike related expenses not including a helmet but the reimbursement system is a huge pain because you have to fax in the form and it takes WageWorks ages to respond with a confirmation that your form has been processed. There is a parking garage under the office with valet parking but it is not free and is almost always full.
Worst time off as there is no limit to PTO :-) but that's the catch to lure new talents. Senior management message to managers/me is first get everything done before approving :-). I hope others will speak as it is making very bad culture and we have lost many good developers already.
List based on reports from current and former employees. It may not be complete.