BlackRock - Once great (BGI) culture has been ruined by micromanagement, poor process, dollar-focus, etc. | Glassdoor
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"Once great (BGI) culture has been ruined by micromanagement, poor process, dollar-focus, etc."

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Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
Doesn't Recommend
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

Great pay and benefits; lots of smart people; interesting + global business; fast pace;

Cons

BlackRock is essentially a small firm that bought it's way to being big and missed many lessons along the way -- like how to develop senior and middle management and gain scale by leveraging people and building strong process. Lots of chaos and shifting priorities being micromanaged by a few people at / near the top.

Advice to Management

Get rid of some of the old guard; bring in / promote some fresh blood to the top; scale up processes; lose the "not invented here" syndrome.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackRock

  1. "BlackRock is a great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    compensation is decent, and people are really nice-- no one will yell at you

    Cons

    the career progression is unclear- you do too many handy work and lose the big pic

    Advice to Management

    Mid-level managers need some help and training


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Pays decent, work a lot, not fun."

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    Current Employee - Client Reporting Analyst in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Client Reporting Analyst in Seattle, WA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Nice office. Smart people. Respectable company.

    Cons

    A lot of hours. Fake people. Some middle managers are incompetent.

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