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Updated August 20, 2017
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  1. "Cut your teeth and get out"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - commitment to excellence - employees want to do things the right way
    - a desire to innovate - a lot of smart minds make for cool ideas
    - a true fiduciary - not a vampire squid

    Cons

    The rudest, most aggressive employees you will ever come across in your professional life. While it's a growing company, managing an extreme amount of wealth, this comes at a horrible cost. I've never worked anywhere where people are so quick to throw another under the bus. Not a collegial environment.


  2. "Senior management have vision but middle management are too busy politicking"

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    Former Employee - Investor Relations in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Investor Relations in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputable firm, strong client focus, international reach

    Cons

    Middle management poorly equipped to lead, legacy technology creates a lot of bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    More focus on nurturing talent

  3. "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, okay resources, good reputation

    Cons

    Lots of restructurings all the time in many parts of the firm which makes for lots of distractions to employee productivity


  4. "Rewarded for hard work"

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    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.


  5. "Not all that it's cracked up to be..."

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    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible working
    Good location
    Nice workspaces

    Cons

    People managers at BlackRock are particularly bad when compared to those at other firms.
    Too many people have drunk the 'Best Asset Manager in the world' koolaid, when it is far from that.
    The compensation is incredibly poor, much smaller and less profitable asset managers can pay almost double your salary!

    Leaving was the best decision I think I'll make in my career.

    Advice to Management

    For blk the best thing may be to have people managers that aren't line managers...


  6. "Best company to work with"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Subsidized meals, cab facility, work life balance, flexibility in timings, different shifts, learning opportunity, work environment is best

    Cons

    Increment is not so good

    Advice to Management

    Nothing as such


  7. "Best firm to learn"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good work environment, good bonuses, learning

    Cons

    limited scope of growth once joined

  8. "The best"

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

    Pros

    The best company. Hands down.

    Cons

    Work your butt off or you're out.


  9. "Good"

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

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

    Pros

    work life balance, cab policy,leave policy and other policies

    Cons

    work from home policy and onsite travel policy


  10. "Not great culture"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, top tier clients

    Cons

    Very cold culture, no sense of collaboration

    Advice to Management

    Build a culture that people want to be part of


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