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Updated February 17, 2018
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  • work life balance can be improved (in 160 reviews)

  • Long hours in comparison to competitors (in 100 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (25)

    "Rewarded for hard work"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    BlackRock is a place where you can build a great career. You will be working with the brightest and hardest working individuals in the industry. I have been with BlackRock for 10 years and have had the opportunity to continually feel challenged and grow. I am constantly put on new projects and have my responsibilities rotated. Through all of this they have taken good care of me through a total compensation that includes awesome benefits and generous financial incentives.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, you are expected to get the job done and although they recognize and reward hard work the expectation is high to ensure your working to your highest potential.


  2. "One or the Finest Marquis Names in The Financial Industry"

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

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    One or the Finest Marquis Names in The Financial Industry you can work for.

    Cons

    Nothing to report. Excellent organization.

  3. "Associate"

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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

    Smart people. Good culture. Listen to employee concerns.

    Cons

    A pro and con: very fast paced


  4. "AVP"

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

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

    Pros

    Great work culture and growth opportunities in a lot of teams

    Cons

    Pay is ok but not as much as other US banks

    Advice to Management

    Provide more learning opportunity to junior members in the team


  5. "BLK not so m"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    great benefits, very collaborative work environment,

    Cons

    lots of unspoken and unmanaged issues around identity (especially race), very blatant favoritism so can be hard to succeed, treacherous feedback culture (not transparent)


  6. "Good Work Life Balance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Good Work Life Balance, nothing much.

    Cons

    Forget about your career path and growth aspirations


  7. "if you like big corporate organizations"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    benefits, 401k, maternity leave, good name to have on the resume

    Cons

    typical corporate b.s., location- Wilmington

  8. "Feels political"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    My group was great, the people were very nice and we got along wonderfully

    Cons

    I didn't feel valued. It felt people that weren't that good at their job but were buddies with the right people got better work and were looked after.

    Advice to Management

    Try to listen to your good employees and go to bat for them.


  9. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great company to learn about money and markets.

    Cons

    Busy, Busy, Busy with long work hours

    Advice to Management

    Keep making the money


  10. "BlackRock Technology"

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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 (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing work culture. Smart people and lot to learn.

    Cons

    Benefits are not that great.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


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