BlackRock Reviews

Updated May 12, 2021

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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
Laurence D. Fink
1,707 Ratings
Pros
  • "Good work life balance is encouraged(in 266 reviews)

  • "BlackRock has a great technology with lots of really smart people(in 169 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Work life balance can be challenging(in 219 reviews)

  • "long hours when there are tight deadlines(in 190 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year
      Featured Review

      Great Environment Supportive Management

      Jul 16, 2020 - Sourcing Analyst in Wilmington, DE
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -Fast Pace Environment -Input on New Processes -Supportive Managment -Great Feedback -Continuous Career Progression Conversations

      Cons

      The team is very new, metrics are still a little unclear but will evolve all time.

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      HR Communication Officer

      It’s great to hear that you’re having a positive experience working at BlackRock.

    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great Company Culture

      May 10, 2021 - Strategy Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      BlackRock is truly guided by its set of principles that it stands for.

      Cons

      None that I can see.

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      BlackRock talks the talk but doesn't walk the walk

      May 12, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Brand, reputation, investment performance, publicity

      Cons

      aggressive environment, lack of HR support for employees, poor culture, poor middle management practices

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    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      High caliber people that will motivate and push you

      May 10, 2021 - Programmer Manager in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Top player in finance with crazy talented people and culture

      Cons

      Works hard, only the top will be recognised. Not a place to relax

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Don't stay too long

      May 5, 2021 - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good work-life balance, great benefits, and a strong brand name to add to your resume. Stay for three years tops and move on to make a lot more money.

      Cons

      BlackRock consistently pays way below the current market rate. Internal mobility is very difficult unless you have a sponsor. The company talks a good game when it comes to diversity but most of its senior employees from underrepresented backgrounds are hired from the outside - there is little to no growth for current employees. The company is still relatively young and reorganizes/rebrands internal teams almost every year without much upside for the final business product.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Associate

      May 12, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great Pay and Good People to work with

      Cons

      Flat level of organizations sometimes allows for lack of leadership

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      great leadership team

      May 6, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      great leadership team, hard-working and sets high goals

      Cons

      Beaurocratic culture - takes long to change anything.

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Overall positive experience

      May 10, 2021 - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible time off policy, smart co-workers

      Cons

      They are really trying to brand themselves as a technology company which I am not entirely sure that they are

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Keeps my day busy and learning something new everyday!

      Dec 23, 2020 - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to start for entry level jobs. Company culture is young, exuberant, collaborative, meritocracy. Talented individuals gets recognition from senior level and across-functions quite often. Management is nurturing to allow new hires to learn from mistakes made. unlimited time off (as long as work is done!)

      Cons

      Demanding expectation to deliver for the client - always looking for ways to do things quicker better at more volume. 8am - 8pm workday schedule is a norm. 6-mo+ wait time to refill open spot (if budget is approved) from departure employees as headcount don't often get replaced right-away due to length internal approval process - more likely those open roles don't get approved due to hiring freeze, and the work ended up redistributing to the team.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Ok

      May 5, 2021 - Associate in Princeton, NJ
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Salary is ok. Benefits are ok as well.

      Cons

      Workload is not scalable and unrealistic

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