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Updated February 3, 2018
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  1. "Trading Assistant Co-op"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Trading Assistant Coop in Wilmington, DE
    Current Intern - Trading Assistant Coop in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock as an intern

    Pros

    - Great company with lots of smart people.
    - Flat structure where interns/coops highly respected.
    - Great learning environment with broad talent and resources

    Cons

    - Not many career opportunities after coop. I did a coop as part of my college program for six months and there weren't many full time opportunities when I finished college.


  2. "Summer Analyst"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - prestigious name
    - great exposure to asset management and different asset classes
    - working with smart people
    - well paid

    Cons

    - people are fake
    - office politics

    Advice to Management

    BlackRock is a great company overall. The people there are very high-achieving and intelligent. One thing I did notice about BlackRock is that they would always try to say things like they aren't like a Goldman and are full of a bunch of a holes but are still the #1 asset management firm. Some even said things like we have a "banking mentality" in the sense that they work really hard, but are nicer. I noticed a lot of people at BlackRock when they speak to each other they pretend to be really nice but everyone talks badly about each other behind their backs, which surprised me as an intern and I found it to be very unprofessional and high-school like. But that may just be the corporate world in general.

  3. "Summer Analyst"

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    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I have been working at BlackRock as an intern

    Pros

    Really convenient and it gives you ample time to prepare for each answer.

    Cons

    I applied for two positions and only received a virtual cover letter request from one of the positions. But I was told I failed to submit a virtual cover letter for another position. I got confused.


  4. "Good"

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

    I worked at BlackRock as an intern

    Pros

    People are nice to you.

    Cons

    Payment is average compared with other investment banks.


  5. "Review"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at BlackRock as an intern

    Pros

    Fantastic infrastructure & resource base

    Cons

    Internal politics, comes with the institution though


  6. "Operations Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock as an intern

    Pros

    The people create a great culture of acceptance of new employees and leadership. It is a true team environment.

    Cons

    Nothing bad that stood out.

    Advice to Management

    Great!


  7. "Summer Analyst"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at BlackRock as an intern

    Pros

    Smart, good people, good program

    Cons

    very large company, lots of people

  8. "Nice enough, but not for independent thinkers"

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    Former Intern - Student in Rutgers, NJ
    Former Intern - Student in Rutgers, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Intelligent and Hardworking Staff, competitive pay

    Cons

    Homogeneous mentality, you have to look walk and talk like everyone else to be successful.

    Advice to Management

    Foster actual diversity, not just surface level things like gender, sexual orientation, and ethnicity but actual different schools of thought. This can't be accomplished without a freedom of expression environment that currently doesn't exist.


  9. "Summer Intern at BlackRock"

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

    I worked at BlackRock as an intern

    Pros

    I loved my summer. BlackRock is really invested in their employees.

    Cons

    The upper management made it a bit difficult to network with other groups.


  10. "internship at blackrock"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock as an intern

    Pros

    connectivity and internal mobility if you navigate the firm well

    Cons

    not that well paid and juniors move up relatively slowly compared to investment banks


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