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Updated October 19, 2017
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  • Difficulty in creating work/life balance (in 150 reviews)

  • Being cutting edge means long hours (in 96 reviews)

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  1. "HR Director"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Great reputation as a cutting edge company within financial services industry

    Cons

    Compensation model for engineering talent is lagging behind market


  2. "VP"

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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

    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.

  3. "internal"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    great co workers, very smart people here

    Cons

    Consistent layoffs at end of year only to increase headcount to lower bonus pool

    Advice to Management

    make it feel like you care about your people from a home office perspective. We are clearly replaceable cattle


  4. "NY"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fair amount going on within the company meaning longer term stability. Strong position within the industry and should continue to grow.

    Cons

    Environment can be political.

    Advice to Management

    Work to build environment where people feel that future career growth is possible


  5. "IT Reorganization. Benefits and career opportunities don't work like a big company"

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    Former Employee - Unknown in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Unknown in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Standard 401k company match. Employee needs to pay part of the healthcare premium and not free for employee. Flexible spending account, maternity leave 1 month paid. 5% discount on ESPP only. Umlinited sick days . Limited PTO and floating days.

    Cons

    IT reorganization recently. Big elephant old technologies and many unknown layers of security and permission departments discourage the work. People are competitive and selfish even within the same team globally . Job title and duties are confusing and they often compete the tasks within the team or try to copy idea from other teams resulting in duplicated applications and functionalities. Supervisors are not well trained and only care about themselves to climb up . No work life balance , expect to work 10-12 hours a day. Abuse foreign visa.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the layers of IT departments.


  6. "analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    can be lazy, operate on autopiolit

    Cons

    no career mobility, tons of bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    horrible/bureacratic


  7. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Lots of smart people to learn from.

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic for lower level employees.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "too political"

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    Former Contractor - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Former Contractor - Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice view. free snacks. free coffee

    Cons

    people will back stab you


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Managing Director in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The biggest Global Asset Manager

    Cons

    Very little opportunity for Company to grow, too big already, very political


  10. "Wall St invades asset manangement"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    growing business spells great exposure and opportunities.

    Cons

    sharp elbows are getting sharper....place has turned into a Wall St reincarnation.


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