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"Are we really One BlackRock?"

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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Pros

Employees work diligently to strive to be one of the best in the Financial industry and are committed to providing the best client service they can. BlackRock is very much about team work, showing results and being the best. People are willing to help you if you need it, are very supportive and you will have long lasting relationships with collegues. It is a great working environment but just be clear that you will be putting in long hours.

Cons

BlackRock has become really big after numerous mergers and senior management tends to lack communication with their employees especially staff members who are not above the totem pole and its still very difficult to figure out what the Blackrock culture should be.

Work and life is unbalanced for many and those who are not working as hard as others may get recognition then those who do. There are many who hold certain positions because their qualifications looks good on paper but are not able to communicate or provide leadership qualities that is needed; a lot of work but not enough employees within a team to compensate for the workload. The environment can be stressful at times and compensation tends to be on the low side.

Advice to Management

People are working harder and more hours, provide more incentatives for your employees which will boost their morale and acheivements. It is also vital for Managing Directors to also recongnize other members in their groups who are not just Directors/VP's but others as well who have played their part in the success of BlackRock.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackRock

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good experience overall."

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of change means lots of opportunity for career growth.

    Cons

    Integrating merger targets takes lots of time away from client-focused activities. Some people managers are better than others.


  2. "It was great in BGI days but dusts haven't settled yet after the merge, overall it's ok."

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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Industry dominant position. Various business lines for career growth and professional development. Nice people to work with in San Francisco office.

    Cons

    A huge and complicated organization for an employee to navigate through. Many levels in the organization structure that may confuse people.

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