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Updated April 18, 2018
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Pros
  • Good Work life balance is depends on team (in 147 reviews)

  • Great company with lots of smart people (in 123 reviews)

Cons
  • work life balance can be improved (in 161 reviews)

  • Be prepared for long hours connecting with various offices (in 105 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (34)

    "Rewarded for hard work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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. "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefit, smart people, very focused, employee friendly.

    Cons

    Too many layers. Too many changes.

    Advice to Management

    Thing big but don't loose focus on small things which made us big.

  3. "Great Culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and not too much bureaucracy.

    Cons

    Nothing much to complain really.


  4. "Blackrock"

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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

    A great work atmosphere with plenty of room for advancement.

    Cons

    Compensation could have been more competitive.


  5. "Great Place of Learning"

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

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

    Pros

    - Lots of learning avenues
    - Fun office environment
    - Very valued brand name in asset management industry

    Cons

    - Quite some bureaucracy
    - Doesn't compete in bay area with firms having free stuff

    Advice to Management

    - Quit politicizing every small thing and make it simpler to get stuff done


  6. "finance"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    brand name, resume builder, look good on resume

    Cons

    sweatshop, corp politics, dirty work


  7. Helpful (1)

    "VP"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Hard to move internally

    Cons

    Some managers create a toxic environment, perception matters more than actual work accomplished

    Advice to Management

    Give ways to anonymously identify toxic mds, Bc the eos doesn’t catch them and u lose good people Bc of them

  8. "Review"

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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

    Culture fosters networking and learning advanced programs

    Cons

    You feel a big insignificant

    Advice to Management

    Make time for the interns


  9. "Good company overall"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health insurance and 401 matching. Flexible time off. Easy to move around in the company if you prove yourself.
    Firm respects diversity

    Cons

    No cafeteria or gym in the building. Low base salary


  10. "Good traditional company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Socially responsible, care for long term career development.

    Cons

    Slow to adjust to changing job market


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