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Updated October 18, 2017
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  • Difficulty in creating work/life balance (in 149 reviews)

  • long hours; work/life balance could be improved (in 94 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "Rewarded for hard work"

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    • 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. "Good Organization"

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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

    Strong Corporate & Regional Leadership. Very competitive salary, good benefits, empowers employees to work independently. Excellent work life balance.

    Cons

    Tough to advance unless located in the corporate office.

  3. "Not for tech ppl"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits, great place to be if you're looking to be taken care of

    Cons

    Despite the marketing speak they tell you about how they're preparing for a digital age and that they're ensuring the digital future of wealth management, it's still a financial services company.


  4. "Assisstant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Busy Season, Work with Professionals

    Cons

    Not much cons, long hours of work


  5. "Recruiting Coordinator"

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

    Pros

    Great team, and positive work environment,

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  6. "Awesome"

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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

    Pros

    Flexibility, culture of rising people up, pro internal mobility, cool offices, interesting and intelligent coworkers, talent focus

    Cons

    New York centric, competitive, salaries are low for the industry, must go through the analyst program

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to foster talent, create stretch opportunities and reward people in your operations teams, the good ones rarely stay.


  7. "VP"

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    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

    Working with very clever people.

    Cons

    Politics, cliques and need to fit a mold.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure to have more than the manager's retrieval of information as the way of evaluating employees.

  8. Helpful (4)

    "All over the place"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    This is a bigger organization than you'd think so something interesting is always happening. The brand is becoming more recognized and it's clear the business has a future. There are definitely some very talented employees here.

    Cons

    Your career will be entirely manager/department dependent. Some of the teams have great culture, pay and promote well, and retain talent - others are just bleeding employees and are missing the signals why.

    Advice to Management

    Stop paying lip service and measure the effectiveness of employee-focused initiatives. This must be the only financial company with infinite manager patience, completely random employees get laid off but if you're liked you can fail upwards your whole career. The company needs to take a step back and really think about whether it's living the values it advertises.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working environment and commute were great.

    Cons

    Always on call even on vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Inclusion and diversity is not really happening!


  10. "Supporting Intern to Trading Desk"

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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

    Awesome working environment for interns

    Cons

    No cons, awesome place to work.


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