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Updated January 22, 2018
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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. Helpful (2)

    "Vice President"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Working environment and commute were great.

    Cons

    Always on call even on vacation.

    Advice to Management

    Inclusion and diversity is not really happening!

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Marketing Project Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, work/life balance was good (SF), corporate giving, volunteer opportunities, 401K match, etc. Very smart, nice people.

    Cons

    Big company with too many layers of management, too many decisions made in NY vs SF.


  4. "Supporting Intern to Trading Desk"

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

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Awesome working environment for interns

    Cons

    No cons, awesome place to work.


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    "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good work life balance and generally respectful organization for the industry. Generally well meaning senior leadership team, although it is of course predominately white men and it shows.

    Cons

    tons of projects that don't go anywhere.
    Difficult to assess how your work impacts the overall organization.
    Difficult to advance in San Francisco with very few leadership positions outside of NY.
     A lot of internal politics and gossip.

    Advice to Management

    try to be more positive. Leadership communication is often reactive and heavy handed "40% of you will not be working here next year". Even if that's true, it is a very heavy environment to work in when that's the guidance coming from the top. People need more aspirational messaging to feel good about their day to day. Also, stop paying lip service to diversity. If you don't mean it, don't talk about it. It's exhausting.


  6. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Software Development Manager in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Blackrock has improved Work flexibility over the years and is now making it a higher priority. Amazing work culture. Enjoy everyone I work with. Co-workers are like family to me

    Cons

    Blackrock technology runs things very lean. Things could dramatically improve if they hired more resources. Innovation would improve. Thety need to be more open to Brewer technologies such as AWS


  7. "Portfolio manager"

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    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    It is a great environment

    Cons

    It is a large company

  8. "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


  9. "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


  10. "Summer Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Great people, fast paced environment, great resources and compensation

    Cons

    I have no cons. Great company


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