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BlackRock Administrative Assistant Reviews

Updated June 1, 2017
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  • Difficulty in creating work/life balance (in 144 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours are the norm (in 91 reviews)

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  1. "Admin Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company
    Great Team
    Great Culture
    Beautiful office building
    Centrally located
    Work/life balance

    Cons

    cant think of any Cons, Its mostly positive being here.


  2. "Very Smart Firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very well organized, intelligent firm.

    Cons

    Lots of negative messaging near the big layoffs.

  3. "Positive"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for

    Cons

    Must be extremely dedicated with a get the job done attitude.


  4. "Amazing experience"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Collaboration with teams is encouraged. You are not just an assistant but a part of the team. Ideas encouraged from all.

    Cons

    Long hours but because I enjoy the work, I don't even feel it.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with encouraging diversity.


  5. "great company"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock (More than a year)

    Pros

    take good care of me

    Cons

    no complaints at this time


  6. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Large, stable organization. Opportunities to continuously learn from some of the brightest minds in finance.

    Cons

    The company is large and learning to manage all of the layers of processes to get things done can be daunting.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Great, but...if you are an assistant..."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits. If you are in the right team, the work/life balance and flex work is great. They invest a lot in their investment professionals

    Cons

    If you are not an investment professional, don't expect them to pay attention to you. The amazing career paths they have do not apply to the assistants. You work as you are and you are happy with it. Eventually, you will hit the salary ceiling and you need to be happy with that as well since it will not change.

    Advice to Management

    The culture is great, but culture and work/life balance do not make up for inflation. Although it is easier to not promote or give raises to administrative staff and force them to leave in this matter, is it really cheaper?

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great company bad lower management"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    The senior managers are nice and appreciate what you do.

    Cons

    Junior level staff can be quite arrogant. Executive assistants that manage other assistants tend to be jealous and not very good Managers. Instead of appreciating a hard worker they try to discredit in fear of losing their job to them. Shameful. Reason for low score.

    Advice to Management

    Don't allow Assistants to manage other assistants.


  9. "Admnistrative Assistant"

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    founders are on-site and very involved in the firm and very accessible

    Cons

    Terrible HR Dept; firm does not have a positive view of their assistants and does not take care of them for long term longevity
    Mobility is non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Your assistants are the backbone of the firm, treat them with more respect and better compensation


  10. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Franklin Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Franklin Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BlackRock (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great team collaboration and diversified work environment. Lot's of talent!!!

    Cons

    More administrative jobs should be offered at Princeton!