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BlackRock San Francisco Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Too big and too political"

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

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

    Pros

    Name .... that's it.

    Cons

    Large organization with multiple layers of middle management who do not add much value. Rife with politics.

    Advice to Management

    Cut non performers


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Strong brand, weak company culture"

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    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Marketing Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong name in asset management, opportunities for internal mobility, and good efforts made to improve work-life balance

    Cons

    No clear career path, marketing isn't a valued part of the organization

  3. Helpful (4)

    "Great colleagues, positions tend to get pigeon-holed."

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    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Business Analyst in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, smart people, healthy collaborative work environment. Very good base technology

    Cons

    Not much room for career growth. If you do something well, you tend to get stuck in that position. This is a widely held observation - not just my opinion.


  4. "Ok company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Big company, stable job, On-job trainnings & seminars

    Cons

    Not competitive comps for tech positions, Not enough perks

    Advice to Management

    Pay your employee at market price!! especially in expansive cities


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Good company"

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    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Business Development Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company and great solutions to offer investors.

    Cons

    Based on high cost of living in SF, I would have to say that compensation was fair based other financial firms in SF

    Advice to Management

    Management team is strong however my first line manager lacked the leadership qualities a team needs to foster growth within


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Project Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Work/life balance, "Trying" to be a start-up, professional

    Cons

    No flexibility, Old thinking, Money goes to senior management


  7. "ok"

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    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    c o m e n s a t i on at par with industry

    Cons

    not m e r i t r o c r a c y

    Advice to Management

    i have no advice to management

  8. Helpful (2)

    "Its a bad experience working in BlackRock"

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    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I did not find anything good.

    Cons

    its waste to spend time working in this political company.only people who knows politics can grow and survive here .full of brainless and cunning people.
    HR is useless.
    My suggestion to new joinees ,if you come across any problem with your Manager don't go to HR at last HR listens to Managers.
    If possible i will give negative stars to this company and management.

    Advice to Management

    Please respect and value people who joins with hope to learn something in the company.


  9. "VP institutional client business"

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    Current Employee - Vice President - GCG in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President - GCG in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    World class analytics and market knowledge, ability to rise quickly and gain lots of responsibility and rub shoulders with very senior people and C suite of clients much sooner than other companies, many programs intended for career development and resources to help with work life balance

    Cons

    Light on comp relative to competitors, which is a trade off of perceived prestige...can be difficult to navigate large organization and extra red tape preventing nimble execution -- a lot is regulatory based but much is simply size and structure


  10. "Associate"

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

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Senior management made great efforts to remain transparent in a sensitive and confidential environment. Each business unit seems to have some autonomy that makes certain roles more engaging.

    Cons

    As the company continues to grow, the bureaucracy and administrative demands start to add up. Appears to be moving towards the expected "political" infighting standard within the financial world.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to share rationale behind strategy and state of the company, as applicable.


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