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Updated December 10, 2018
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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
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Pros
  • "Good work environment good cafeteria good boss good work good exposure good everything good work life balance good growth good learning curve" (in 167 reviews)

  • "smart people; you can learn a lot from them" (in 134 reviews)

Cons
  • "work life balance can be improved" (in 168 reviews)

  • "long hours and long commute to get there" (in 109 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (4)

    "Awesome firm with lots of energy and stress"

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    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

    This organization relentlessly strives to innovate. In spite of its size, the firm is impressively agile in detecting emerging trends in the market and adopting changes. Tons of intelligents people is a big plus. I can feel I constantly learn many valuable skill sets through interacting with them.

    Cons

    If you do not feel comforatable with fast changes and cannot handle stress, this firm is not your place.


  2. "Associate Portfolio Manager"

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    Current Employee - Associate Portfolio Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Associate Portfolio Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, flexible, fair treatment and comp

    Cons

    Hours can be long at times

  3. "Strong Culture but Be Careful about Bureaucracy"

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    Current Employee - Summer Analyst
    Current Employee - Summer Analyst
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The BlackRock culture emphasizes innovation and collaboration. There's always more to learn, to do and to improve. Many intelligent and driven people in my business unit who have become my role models.

    Cons

    Mentorship is pretty much formality. Communications are hindered by bureaucracy.

    Advice to Management

    Keep innovating. Hire the right people. Improve the efficiency and transparency of the HR process.


  4. "Great Company"

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

    Pros

    Company is excellent to work for.

    Cons

    No identifiable areas of weakness.


  5. "analsyt"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    great place to work with great oppertunities

    Cons

    too much work pressure


  6. "Typical corporate politics"

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    Former Employee - Aladdin Client Services in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Aladdin Client Services in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    salary, name brand, opportunity to learn

    Cons

    your manager and their decision to invest in you or not can dictate the quality of your experience

    Advice to Management

    train managers and senior staff in learning to work with diverse talent


  7. "Great company to work for"

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

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great work environment, always offering new insights on the markets.

    Cons

    Company can feel too big for it's own good - when you need an issue solved that wouldn't be handled by your own team, it can be difficult to find out what team can help you.

  8. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Leadership is strong. There is a good succession plan

    Cons

    Company is not in the best sector. Asset management is only going to see fee reduction.


  9. "Associate"

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

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Great company that cares about employees. Great senior management.

    Cons

    Nothing that I can think of.


  10. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Associate in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for. Lots of mobility and busy work.

    Cons

    Low pay because their name carries a lot of weight in the industry