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Updated February 22, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-Life balance (in my team at least) (in 113 reviews)

  • You work with smart people, who care about what you do (in 102 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company really encourages team work, collaboration. It invites new ideas and wants you to challenge the status quo. You are encouraged to innovate and follow your ideas through.
    The Founding leaders continue to grow and foster the company culture, by staying close to all levels, company events, and philanthropic initiatives .
    You work with smart people, who care about what you do. Managers are invested in your success but also encourage you to find the right balance.

    Cons

    There are times where innovation can lead to getting things done now. In the end, you contribute to a great product, you learn something new -- but sometimes you might have to miss the gym


  2. "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Hands on learning
    Challenged to solve tough problems
    Great bonus component

    Cons

    Long working hours
    Very tight deadlines


  3. "Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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, internal mobility is supported

    Cons

    Long working hours, tech teams have old technology

    Advice to Management

    Review directors more carefully


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Development Lead"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    Opportunities to work on investment platforms for every asset class.

    Cons

    Most development teams have a steep learning curve before an individual can be fully productive.


  6. "Portfolio Compliance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good exposure to other teams, broad company/industry knowledge exposure, great people on the team.

    Cons

    People always struggle with work-life balance.


  7. "associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    nicer culture compared to other companies

    Cons

    low pay compared to competitors, long hours


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Best asset manager in the world

    Cons

    Long hours and very demanding


  9. "Positive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent company to work for

    Cons

    Must be extremely dedicated with a get the job done attitude.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Software Engineer"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Benefits, job security, and you have the ability to work in other cities as it is a large company.

    Cons

    Long hours as it is a global company. Meetings have to be scheduled so all attendees from several countries can make it. This forces you to take 5am or 6pm meetings a couple times a week. Projects taken much longer to complete due to developers working across different countries. It also takes a lot longer to complete projects due to needing approval from the New York office technology department before proceeding with each step of development.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Good company with a great reputation in the industry

    Cons

    Ineffective middle managers who are not good leaders for the firm



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