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Updated October 15, 2018
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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
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  • "work life balance can be improved" (in 166 reviews)

  • "Analysts may work long hours early on, however that comes with any kind of job in the Financial Services world" (in 106 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (3)

    "Awesome firm with lots of energy and stress"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This organization relentlessly strives to innovate. In spite of its size, the firm is impressively agile in detecting emerging trends in the market and adopting changes. Tons of intelligents people is a big plus. I can feel I constantly learn many valuable skill sets through interacting with them.

    Cons

    If you do not feel comforatable with fast changes and cannot handle stress, this firm is not your place.


  2. "Designer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Supportive team
    Interesting design challenges
    Great work environment
    Benefits/ unlimited time off is awesome

    Cons

    Can't think of any right now

  3. "Financial Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    flexibility time off is a great plus if people won't abuse it.

    Cons

    need more diversification at work

    Advice to Management

    Hire people with knowledge of Finance


  4. "Summer Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good Culture and very good people there

    Cons

    I cannot think of one


  5. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company, positive corporate responsibilities

    Cons

    not enough mobility, and compensation is okay


  6. "Trade Operations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    I would say there benefits and FTO

    Cons

    I would say salary increase and bonus

    Advice to Management

    Mobility


  7. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, lots of perks, open to flexible work schedule

    Cons

    You’re a small cog in a huge company.

    Advice to Management

    More inclusion of lower level employees.

  8. "A balanced view"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputation, culture, global presence, diversity

    Cons

    Pay, management layer cake, increasingly less of a meritocracy

    Advice to Management

    Returns to scale have a limit, certain things that cannot be commoditized.
    Pay attention to your high performers (not "scale operators") who hold deep knowledge of the firm and how things actually function--you're loosing them at a rapid pace.


  9. "Amaze"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Flex timings
    Ownership of work

    Cons

    Long hours
    Bureaucracy holds reins


  10. "VP"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Great talented people to work along side.

    Cons

    Focus on automation will make many jobs redundant soon.


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