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BlackRock New York Reviews

Updated November 18, 2017
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  • Difficulty in creating work/life balance (in 151 reviews)

  • Sometimes long hours are the norm (in 97 reviews)

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  1. "Executive Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good culture, was treated with respect as a trading assistant by work group executives and other portfolio managers.

    Cons

    Needed to be more diverse at the senior level and within HR.


  2. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, tech oriented and 100% fiduciary to clients. Living and breathing its principles.

    Great benefits

    Cons

    No relevant cons to work at this Company

  3. "Culture is everything"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Company is team-oriented, innovative, collaborative which makes it a great place to work. Really cares about its clients as a fiduciary. Very flat organizational structure - people work together at all levels.

    Cons

    As the company is growing there are too many people involved in every decision.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Great company for resume, that's about it"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Strong brand name to have on your resume with a company that's been very successful in recent years.

    Cons

    Poor company culture, constant shuffling of employees and management and reorganizations that don't lead to any tangible benefits and perceived lack of direction.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on your employees more and build a culture that they actually want to be a part of.


  5. "More appearances than actually doing"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Brand name, compensation and benefits are decent if you stay for more than 3 years, internal mobility.

    Cons

    Work life balance in some groups, mixed reviews on management, HR does a lot of industry benchmarks to be just competitive enough but not exactly best in class, lack of diversity in the top ranks, innovation is subjective and seems to be reactionary to market forces than leading.


  6. "Great benefits and pay"

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

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

    Pros

    It's team dependent but overall a great work environment to work in if you end up on a good team with good management.

    Cons

    Depending on the team, I have heard some rough stories about how people manage their teams.


  7. "Positive"

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    • 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.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Limited professional growth"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great brand in asset management with very strong position in ETF's and risk management, global footprint

    Cons

    Limited possibility to move upwards particularly from director positions. They are currently more focused on creating opportunities for VP's

    Advice to Management

    Try to create more opportunities to the junior talent in the company to fight competition from other hot sectors like tech


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Vice President (VP)"

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    Current Employee - Vice President, Risk Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President, Risk Management in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Culture and people are the biggest plus

    Cons

    Pay is below market at the firm


  10. "Vice President - Business Operations"

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

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Well run company with an eye on whatever is coming around the corner

    Cons

    Industry fee pressure is hurting comp pool and automation creates a tough outlook for operations

    Advice to Management

    Your holiday parties could be a lot better, but nice job running the firm. Create more titles for more promotion opportunities


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