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BlackRock Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
1988
Company - Public (BLK)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
$10+ billion (USD) per year
BlackRock helps investors build better financial futures. As a fiduciary to our clients, we provide the investment and technology solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of December 31, 2017, the firm managed approximately $6.288 trillion in assets ... Read more

Mission: BlackRock’s mission is to create a better financial future for our clients. As we pursue this mission, our guide is our BlackRock culture and Principles—that is, our shared understanding of who we are, what we stand for and how we will conduct ourselves each ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2017 (#82), 2016 (#40)

Company Updates

  • In celebration of #pride, learn more about how our employees are able to bring their whole selves to work and how the OUT Network BlackRock provides a community for both #LGBTQ employees and allies.

    This Company Knows What It Means to Be LGBTQ-Friendly

    We spend so much of our time at work that it's important to feel comfortable. Maybe not home-away-from-home or kick-your-feet-up comfortable, but a place where you feel free to be yourself. So when you're searching for a job, you want to interview the company just as much as it's interviewing you.

  • “As a tech person, I feel like I’m part of a technology culture. I never feel like I’m being held back in what I can do because I’m at a finance company,” shares Melanie Manko, who joined us as a summer analyst and now is part of our tech analyst rotational program. Read on to learn more about her BlackRock journey and her advice for women looking to start their careers in #fintech.

    Women in Tech Advice: I Work in Software Development at BlackRock

    When Melanie Manko landed an interview for a software development internship at , she didn't understand why all her finance major friends were so excited for her. Melanie was a math and computer science major and she was always interested in finance, but she didn't know the first thing about asset management.

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BlackRock – Why Work For Us?


Working at BlackRock Overview


BlackRock is a global investment firm, trusted to manage more assets than any other. Our clients are companies, governments, foundations, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their children’s educations, and a better life. We are passionate about providing products and services that can help them build a strong financial future. Our employees from around the globe are students of the market and students of technology, respectfully anti-bureaucratic, and innovative at the core.

Where we came from, and where we're going

We were founded in 1988 by eight people in a single room in New York City, who believed they could build a better asset management firm. One that would put our clients' needs and interests first, that was dedicated to fact-based, data-driven investing, innovative thinking, and a passion for understanding and managing risk.

Fast-forward almost 30 years later, BlackRock is still founder-led. Despite having grown to 13,000+ employees and becoming the largest asset manager in the world, we haven’t lost our entrepreneurial, start-up spirit. As we continuously evolve and adapt, technology plays an increasingly important role in how we conduct our business and serve our clients.

Visit our careers site to learn more.

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BlackRock combines the energy and fast-paced nature of a startup with the security and resources of a leading global asset manager.

Our employees embrace some of the world's most complex financial challenges, and know that the work we are doing is having a real impact - not only on our clients, but on the industry as a whole. You can have a career that’s exciting, rewarding, and full of possibilities in a collaborative culture that is as unique as our investment strategies.

Being a part of BlackRock means being a part of a community of smart, ambitious people. People who value diversity of thought, perspective and background, who believe everyone has a voice at the table.

No matter your level, you'll be given real responsbility from day one - and we'll be looking to you for your unique perspective to help us challenge the status quo.

Join us and you’ll have opportunities to learn and excel, to build a career that can span many business and borders. Your success is important to us. That’s why we encourage our people to grow, develop and realize their career aspirations. The firm makes learning and development a priority and provides resources to support its people at every stage of their career.


Learn more on our careers site

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Be yourself. Be valued for it.

Our purpose is simple: we have a responsibility to help people around the world – from all walks of life – build a better financial future. So our workforce must reflect the diversity of our clients, in order to bring a wealth of perspectives and insights to solve their unique, complex challenges.

We’re a global firm with offices across more than 30 countries, but we operate as “One BlackRock” – and every single employee plays a critical role. No one group or location is more important than another. We thrive on collaboration, mutual trust and respect, and challenge ourselves – and each other – to collectively raise our game.   

We already know that the best solutions result from the ideas and contributions of a diverse team of partners, and that more diverse teams tend to outperform homogeneous ones. But it’s not enough to focus solely on building a diverse workforce. We take it one step further and ensure that each and every employee feels included – that they belong

When inclusion and diversity unite together, they drive outstanding performance and innovation. It’s good for our people, and it’s good for business. And that’s a fact.  

Learn more about our focus on inclusion and diversity here.   

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Our principles provide a shared understanding of what we stand for and how we conduct ourselves.

We're still guided by the very same values that we were founded upon, which have been instrumental in our growth and success as a business - and a key reason why our employees choose to start and build their careers with us.

We are a fiduciary to our clients:

We operate our business with a fiduciary mindset - which means putting our clients' interests first. Their trust and confidence in us is our most valuable asset, and we seek to earn it every day.

We are passionate about performance:

We are passionate about our work and intensely focused on performing at the highest levels. We take emotional ownership of every aspect of the work we do.

We are One BlackRock:

We challenge ourselves - and each other - to collectively raise our game. The best solutions result from the ideas and contributions of a diverse team of partners.

We are innovators:

Continuous innovation helps us bring the best of BlackRock to our clients. This requires that we challenge the status quo and not be afraid of failure.

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When our founders set out to create BlackRock, they knew the firm was one that should be backed by a technology platform that integrated risk, investment, and client management - and this passion grew to become Aladdin ® . Aladdin is our central nervous system - uniting all of the information, people and technology needed to manage money in real time. We call it "collective intelligence", helping us to see clearer, work smarter, and make better decisions. It's always evolving and improving - emerging as one of BlackRock's fastest growing businesses and a leading revenue stream.

As a result, we're bringing in some of the best and the brightest software engineers, software developers, quality engineers and other passionate technologists to help shape the future of this product.

Check out the BlackRock Engineering blog.


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    Smart folks, good projects, can work on cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Not that I can think of

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BlackRock Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BlackRock (New York, NY) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I had three rounds, including a 45-minute phone interview with the HR associate in the SF office (I'm in NYC). I then met with about 6 people in person over the course of three hours in the NYC office, which included the manager of the group and the other associates within the group. Everyone was very nice and generally quite open about the work, the expectations, and the firm culture. I then came back for another interview, which, when I got there, I was surprised to see was a video conference with people int he SF and NJ offices. Again the interviews went for about three hours, and again, everyone was very nice, the questions were fair and no one asked me anything that was off-base or unexpected.

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BlackRock Awards & Accolades

  • FORTUNE Magazine World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2017
  • Ideal Employer – Women Global Top 30, eFinancialCareers Ideal Employer rankings, 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign 2017, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in Money Management, Pensions & Investments, 2016
  • Worlds Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2016
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