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Updated June 20, 2018
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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
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Pros
  • "Good Work life balance is depends on team" (in 158 reviews)

  • "Great company with lots of smart people" (in 127 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance can be improved" (in 163 reviews)

  • "Be prepared for long hours connecting with various offices" (in 107 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (39)

    "Rewarded for hard work"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "New Accounts Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Great Team, Normal Hours, Great Team

    Cons

    Mundane work, lots of time at a desk

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work

  3. "Software Developer Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Healthy Competitive environment.
    Does not need any knowledge of finance.

    Cons

    Need to know a little about finance to get interested on doing the job.


  4. "Best financial firm in NYC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering
    Current Employee - Vice President Engineering
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart folks, good projects, can work on cutting edge technologies

    Cons

    Not that I can think of


  5. "Awesome company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Amazing diversity and culture. Great benefits and competitive pay.

    Cons

    Slow growth in certain roles.


  6. "Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Incredibly brilliant people working here and a high-performance culture that helps maintain talent at the mid to high rungs of the corporate ladder.

    Cons

    As with any competitive environment, political tensions do start to arise at mid-management levels causing minor deterioration of corporate culture ideals that could flourish otherwise.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work - with growth comes growing pains and BlackRock is as capable as any firm to navigate these obstacles.


  7. "Worked in Facilities Management"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Facilities Management Specialist
    Former Employee - Facilities Management Specialist
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - well-organized, formal professional environment
    - employees were typically polite and professional
    - I was able to learn on the job and had multiple opportunities to grow and expand my skill set
    - many opportunities for growth and advancement

    Cons

    - many people work late hours
    - schedules and projects can be stressful
    - people can become curt and demanding during busy seasons

  8. "Investment Management Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Largest and most prominent asset management firm in the industry

    Cons

    Fail to adopt modern culture (remote work, flexible time or location, etc)


  9. "Portfolio Analytics Group"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. BlackRock is a great company with stellar reputation
    2. Smart colleagues
    3. Fast moving, technology oriented

    Cons

    1. Technology focused role but not working with the latest and greatest stack and not enough freedom too
    2. Lots of operational tasks
    3. Not exciting enough

    Advice to Management

    Improve technology and make engineering a big focus


  10. "Financial Analyst - Corporate Finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance at the firm

    Cons

    Work is repetitive at times


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