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BlackRock Reviews

Updated July 26, 2017
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  1. Helpful (7)

    "Not a performance culture, poor e comp, awful productivity tools"

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    Current Employee - Director, Portfolio Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director, Portfolio Management in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I'm close with my teammates.
    Each team is allowed its own culture, which is a positive in my case.
    BlackRock is a well regarded brand which will make it easier to get a job.

    Cons

    - below mkt comp, 3rd quartile
    - not a performance culture, top performers aren't rewarded, recognized, or promoted appropriately. The most stark, and shocking, example of this is the lack of quotas in the sales org. Can you believe the sales force doesn't have quotas and isn't held accountable for not selling?
    - the company is constantly doing things to save costs, often at the expense of employee sanity and productivity. Examples include: cancelling software licenses yearly (adobe acrobat), forced black & white printing unless you make like 5 clicks to turn it off, lack of conf rooms, no longer offering bottled water in conference rooms, putting sensors underneath the desks in London to track the time employees spend at their desks

    Advice to Management

    - create a firm-wide culture
    - rewarded performance
    - give your salesforce quotes
    - focus on employee productivity, that's part of being a fiduciary for your clients


  2. "Great culture"

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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

    Great culture for learning and career growth

    Cons

    hard to transfer internally to investments side

  3. "Great company"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing Seattle office with great views and accommodations. Very friendly work environment in my experience. BRS is moving in a great positive direction

    Cons

    Management and the delegation of responsibility could use work in some areas. Communication from upper management could be more frequent


  4. "Great firm"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    awesome firm, great reputation, fast paced culture

    Cons

    too much red tape, getting very large


  5. "Outstanding Leadership and Platform"

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

    Pros

    Exposure to the worlds largest investment platform, immense room for learning multiple products, leadership and vision is unmatched, tremendous investment in technology

    Cons

    People can get silo'd and functionalized in the name of scale and effeciency - creates for lack of excitement among some peers

    Advice to Management

    Continue to share the vision - focus on meritocracy


  6. "Best in Asset Management"

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

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Cutting edge of asset management

    Cons

    Being cutting edge means long hours.


  7. "Software Engineer"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    A fun company to work for

    Cons

    Many knowledge are blackrock only

  8. "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big name, can learn a lot if you are new

    Cons

    pay is not very competitive


  9. "Great company with lots of room for advancement"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    really smart and hardworking team, lots of room for advancement, great salaries

    Cons

    long hours; work/life balance could be improved


  10. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Associate
    Current Employee - Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Internal mobility
    Lots of different groups

    Cons

    Difficult to move up if you are not in New York


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