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Updated March 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-Life balance (in my team at least) (in 117 reviews)

  • Largest asset manager in the world means you operate at a massive scale (in 67 reviews)

Cons
  • People always struggle with work-life balance (in 133 reviews)

  • Employees are working long hours (in 87 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Culture is everything"

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

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

    Pros

    Company is team-oriented, innovative, collaborative which makes it a great place to work. Really cares about its clients as a fiduciary. Very flat organizational structure - people work together at all levels.

    Cons

    As the company is growing there are too many people involved in every decision.


  2. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good Salary and Benefits. Technology is up to par.

    Cons

    Not ideal if you're not at HQ


  3. "Very Smart Firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well organized, intelligent firm.

    Cons

    Lots of negative messaging near the big layoffs.


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  5. "Good place to work - with limitations"

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

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

    Pros

    Great employee culture
    Strong HR and leadership training programs
    Excellent benefits
    Data-driven - one source of truth and tightly coupled applications/systems
    Good remote access and work from home (some areas)

    Cons

    Siloed management
    Planning and decision making done by relationship
    NYC-centric power
    Immature planning and project management
    Depending on the department the work/life balance can be great - or suck big-time

    Advice to Management

    Formalize and make transparent decision-making and project and portfolio planning.


  6. "Business Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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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

    Stable company with lots of opportunities for growth. Great focus on using technology to create a market advantage and solve industry wide problems

    Cons

    You need to continuously market yourself, the yearly review process is mostly a formality. You need to work hard to get feedback and apply it.

    Advice to Management

    Provide more training opportunities and encourage certifications.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Managing Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Industry leader, multiple business lines, meritocractic, innovation and techonology, global presence, hard working culture

    Cons

    Nothing significant to highlight at this time


  8. "Great Company to work for"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • 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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Innovative, tech oriented and 100% fiduciary to clients. Living and breathing its principles.

    Great benefits

    Cons

    No relevant cons to work at this Company


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Upward Mobility"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Intelligent, hard-working colleagues, team-work focus, and star workers are rewarded and recognized.

    Cons

    Less access to company leadership as company grows.


  10. "So many opportunities available"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Room for growth, reward based on merit, extremely intelligent atmosphere, extensive opportunities for those who work hard

    Cons

    None that I can think of!


  11. "Poor Work Life Balance"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, highly intelligent colleagues

    Cons

    People struggle with work life balance and are mostly underpaid

    Advice to Management

    Promote the right people



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