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BlackRock New York City Reviews

Updated January 19, 2018
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  1. "Great place"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Get to work at a place that really wants to do the right thing

    Cons

    Lot's of really talented people, so there is no place to hide if your not an A player


  2. "Exceptional place to start a career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Just upped Analyst salary to match marketplace. Far and away the leader in asset management in terms of compensation. Great analyst program.

    Cons

    Lack of diversity. Retention of diverse analysts is abysmal partially due to poor training of managers. Still improving brand recognition to compete with other tech companies.

    Advice to Management

    Improve middle management

  3. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large Company
    Good opportunities for those who want to do more

    Cons

    Too political and hierarchical
    Culture inconsistent across teams
    Bad work life balance for certain jobs


  4. "Great firm to start your career"

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    Former Contractor - Digital Marketing Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Digital Marketing Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    talented teams, very nice manager, everyone is on top of what they are doing. extremely abundant work resources for employees. Great firm overall.

    Cons

    work life balance can be improved.

    Advice to Management

    none


  5. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, company supports flexible work schedules (working from home), good benefits and recently implemented flexible time off (no max in the number of days you can take a year)

    Cons

    Managers can be sexist paying women less after they become mothers, I was paid more working for a man than I am now working for a woman


  6. "Good company, making a turn for the worse."

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    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Engaging and fun environment.

    Cons

    Non-existent work-life balance and long hours, with compensation incentive only for the "favorite businesses or leaders."

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to how the culture has changed before it is too late.


  7. "Best Financial Firm to Work At"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great career mobility opportunities, exposure to senior management at junior levels, successful company with a culture of innovation

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be challenging given high expectations and relatively lean operating model, comp is decent but not great (low salaries, better on the incentive side)

  8. "Great work environment with smart people willing to help you learn and grow"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, flexible time off, and many opportunities to advance. Upper management is very accessible and willing to hear new ideas.

    Cons

    Pays slightly below industry average. Current building is outdated so depending on what floor one is on you may not be able to see outside all day


  9. "Portfolio Manager"

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    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Portfolio Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Brand name, Internal mobility, Company growth, Risk management, Corporate governance

    Cons

    Complex hierarchy, siloed functions, lack of competitor focus


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    "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversity focused, entrepreneurial, industry leader, high grade of investor trust

    Cons

    Lacks transparency, meritocracy, takes a while to ramp up, hiring process


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