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Updated September 30, 2017
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  • Difficulty in creating work/life balance (in 150 reviews)

  • Being cutting edge means long hours (in 96 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "All over the place"

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

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    This is a bigger organization than you'd think so something interesting is always happening. The brand is becoming more recognized and it's clear the business has a future. There are definitely some very talented employees here.

    Cons

    Your career will be entirely manager/department dependent. Some of the teams have great culture, pay and promote well, and retain talent - others are just bleeding employees and are missing the signals why.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying lip service and measure the effectiveness of employee-focused initiatives. This must be the only financial company with infinite manager patience, completely random employees get laid off but if you're liked you can fail upwards your whole career. The company needs to take a step back and really think about whether it's living the values it advertises.


  2. "Portfolio manager"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It is a great environment

    Cons

    It is a large company

  3. "Summer Intern at BlackRock"

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

    I worked at BlackRock as an intern

    Pros

    I loved my summer. BlackRock is really invested in their employees.

    Cons

    The upper management made it a bit difficult to network with other groups.


  4. "NY"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Fair amount going on within the company meaning longer term stability. Strong position within the industry and should continue to grow.

    Cons

    Environment can be political.

    Advice to Management

    Work to build environment where people feel that future career growth is possible


  5. "Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Small teamsize
    Less politics
    Results oriented
    Good technology stack
    Complex and challenging problems to work on.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't competitive with tech industry though they call themselves a tech firm

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance and Compensation should be given more thought


  6. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock as a contractor

    Pros

    Highly effective managment
    Lots of growth potential

    Cons

    Long hours in comparison to competitors

    Advice to Management

    Update the office systems


  7. Helpful (9)

    "Cut your teeth and get out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - commitment to excellence - employees want to do things the right way
    - a desire to innovate - a lot of smart minds make for cool ideas
    - a true fiduciary - not a vampire squid

    Cons

    The rudest, most aggressive employees you will ever come across in your professional life. While it's a growing company, managing an extreme amount of wealth, this comes at a horrible cost. I've never worked anywhere where people are so quick to throw another under the bus. Not a collegial environment.

  8. "Associate Software Developer"

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone is so knowledgeable
    Fast turnaround /deliverables
    Biggest asset manager
    Trying to catch up with tech firms on the tech stack

    Cons

    No cafeteria, medical room or gym (but there are gym discounts)


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Managing Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The biggest Global Asset Manager

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for Company to grow, too big already, very political


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Political"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Some really brilliant people doing some amazing things.

    Cons

    Sometimes those brilliant things are overshadowed by politics and gossip

    Advice to Management

    Create more of a meritocracy.


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