Compare Goldman Sachs vs BlackRock BETA

See how working at Goldman Sachs vs. BlackRock compares on a variety of workplace factors. By comparing employers on employee ratings, salaries, reviews, pros/cons, job openings and more, you'll feel one step ahead of the rest. All salaries and reviews are posted by employees working at Goldman Sachs vs. BlackRock. Learn more about each company and apply to jobs near you.
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Goldman Sachs

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BlackRock

Employee Ratings

  • Goldman Sachs scored higher in 2 areas: Career Opportunities and Compensation & Benefits.
  • BlackRock scored higher in 7 areas: Overall Rating, Work-life balance, Senior Management, Culture & Values, CEO Approval, % Recommend to a friend and Positive Business Outlook.
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.0
(based on 7810 reviews)
Overall Rating
(full-time and part-time employees only)
4.1
(based on 2783 reviews)
Career Opportunities
Career Opportunities
4.1
Career Opportunities
4.0
Compensation & Benefits
Compensation & Benefits
3.9
Compensation & Benefits
3.7
Work-life balance
Work-life balance
3.0
Work-life balance
3.8
BlackRock employees rated their Work-life balance 0.8 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Senior Management
Senior Management
3.6
Senior Management
3.8
Culture & Values
Culture & Values
3.9
Culture & Values
4.2
BlackRock employees rated their Culture & Values 0.3 higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
CEO Approval
CEO Approval
Goldman Sachs Ceo David M. Solomon
90%
90%David M. Solomon
CEO Approval
BlackRock Ceo Laurence D. Fink
96%
96%Laurence D. Fink
BlackRock employees rated their CEO Approval 6% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
% Recommend to a friend
% Recommend to a friend
78%
% Recommend to a friend
84%
BlackRock employees rated their % Recommend to a friend 6% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.
Positive Business Outlook
Positive Business Outlook
72%
Positive Business Outlook
85%
BlackRock employees rated their Positive Business Outlook 13% higher than Goldman Sachs employees rated theirs.

Salaries

Of the top 3 common jobs between the two companies, Goldman Sachs salaries averaged $18,429 higher than BlackRock.
Salaries for similar jobs
Salaries for similar jobs
Analyst2133 Salaries
$65,580/yr
Associate1407 Salaries
$125,138/yr
Vice President1368 Salaries
$184,106/yr
Salaries for similar jobs
Analyst735 Salaries
$82,741/yr
Associate890 Salaries
$99,612/yr
Vice President687 Salaries
$137,186/yr

What Employees Say

  • Goldman Sachs had 550 more reviews than BlackRock that mentioned "Smart people" as a Pro.
  • Goldman Sachs had 168 more reviews than BlackRock that mentioned "Long hours" as a Con.
Pros
Pros
"Smart people"(in 719 reviews)
"Work environment"(in 319 reviews)
Pros
"Work life balance"(in 266 reviews)
"Smart people"(in 169 reviews)
Cons
Cons
"Working hours"(in 592 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 358 reviews)
Cons
"Work life balance"(in 219 reviews)
"Long hours"(in 190 reviews)
Featured Review
"Analyst"Mar 6, 2021

Current Employee - Analyst

I have been working at Goldman Sachs full-time for more than a year

Pros

Great Work Culture, Work life balance, healthy work style, innovative technology

Cons

No cons so far experienced at the firm

Advice to Management

Nothing

Current Employee - Analyst

I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

Working at BlackRock has provided me a great foundation to spring-board my career. The firm is incredibly inclusive that it allows all walks of life to excel and succeed. With the fast pace... environment, it breeds incredibly innovation and pushing all individuals to showcase their full potential. I cannot say enough great things about this firm!

Cons

When there are deadlines that need to be met and urgent outstanding items, it can becomes difficult to foster a continuous work-life balance.

Advice to Management

My biggest recommendation to Senior Management is to continue the transparency. Throughout these challenging times that come with the pandemic, Senior Management have stepped up in multiple ways to... ensure that each employee feels comfortable and supported. In the future, the notion of being transparent should not change once the pandemic stops but instead continue upward.

Job Postings

Goldman Sachs has 3,561 more recently posted open jobs than BlackRock.