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Updated August 15, 2018
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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
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  • "work life balance can be improved" (in 163 reviews)

  • "Analysts may work long hours early on, however that comes with any kind of job in the Financial Services world" (in 107 reviews)

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  1. "Best financial firm in NYC"

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    • Culture & Values
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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


  2. "Great Career Developement"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • 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

    Dedicated to growing your skill set and putting you in an environment where you can succeed. Allow free movement between organizations within the company to find what suits you best.

    Cons

    Rigid corporate structure and lots of corporate politics to deal with. Constantly changing initiatives can get tiresome. Vision for the teams moves around frequently as well.

  3. "Great first job"

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

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Competitive compensation and benefits
    Great leadership

    Cons

    Work life balance was a struggle


  4. "Strong brand and nice people"

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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

    BlackRock has a strong brand which is recognized throughout the industry. The people that work at BlackRock are all very nice. Depending on which team you are on there can be new exciting initiatives to work on.

    Cons

    At times business politics can obstruct sound business management. Roles and responsibilities are not always clearly defined.


  5. "Investment Accountant Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Analyst in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    One of the best companies to work for.

    Cons

    The demand of employees is high.


  6. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Wilmington, DE
    Former Employee - Associate in Wilmington, DE

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

    Pros

    Open door policy from upper management, casual dress code, very team oriented

    Cons

    Do not get promoted when you have earned it, make you wait extra year or two.


  7. "Good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Diverse culture
    Good benefits
    Nice people at work

    Cons

    Hard to move up in the company
    Not a lot of perks such as catered lunch

  8. "Hello"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    intellect, mobility, international presence, access to executives

    Cons

    large corporation, difficult to navigate


  9. "Java Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Innovative Technology
    Friendly Environment
    Employee benefits are taken care very well

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Software Development life cycle must use before any project implementation
    Lack of project execution plan


  10. "Good company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Good teams and good work/life balance

    Cons

    There are no cons to note


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