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BlackRock Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. 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


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Cut your teeth and get out"

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    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.

  3. "Old beurocratic"

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    Current Employee - Operations in Wilmington, DE
    Current Employee - Operations in Wilmington, DE
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are no cons. This place sucks the passion out of you

    Cons

    Old technology, lousy management, long working hours, stressful environment.

    Advice to Management

    Please upgrade your thinking and ways to accomplish task. Don't brainwash


  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. "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.


  6. "Great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    - great people
    - very friendly culture within research
    - former bgi is world class quantitative investing across a wide range of strategy types and asset classes and funds

    Cons

    - bureaucracy can sometimes slow down development and implementation of strategies
    - pay is relatively low
    - not as true to the philosophy of quant investing as one might think

    Advice to Management

    go back to the old bgi culture and mentality


  7. "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

  8. "Vice President - Wilmington"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Industry leading technology, innovative solutions for multiple business lines, global presence, and hard working culture. Excellent benefits package.

    Cons

    None to make note of at this time.


  9. "BlackRock Seattle"

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    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Director in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, and excellent office culture. Big focus on happy people, happy clients, and innovation. Great benefits.

    Cons

    As you might expect with a company this size, there can be some red tape.


  10. "Senior Java Developer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic place to work. Great colleagues, Good salary

    Cons

    need visibility to go next level.


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