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"Good Buy-side firm"

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Former Intern - Analyst in New York, NY
Former Intern - Analyst in New York, NY
No opinion of CEO

I worked at BlackRock as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Nice people
Low stress
Good work life balance
Manageable hours

Cons

Difficult to differentiate yourself
Strong communication skills required

Other Employee Reviews for BlackRock

  1. Helpful (5)

    "Great Ride While it Lasted. Getting Rocky as Company is Restructuring. Hold On!"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Depending on the dept, they give healthy bonus but the salary is not competitive and raises are minimal. Good, recognizable, reputable company to put on your resume. They do hire best of breed talent and you will work with smart people but do not expect a life outside of work. Their motto, "One BlackRock" is becoming like the big financial corporations out there with lots of red tape to get things done. They are loosing sight on how they started off.

    Cons

    There are are clicks and you need to be in the senior management click to get recognized and promoted. If you're a worker bee and quiet, you will be looked over and will be given work no one wants to do. They promote work/life balance but expect you to do the work of 3 people so I question the validity of that statement.

    Advice to Management

    Improve on moral and bring everyone together with social events. It's not all about work. Say what you mean on work/life balance. Stop with the upper management clicks and own up to One BlackRock.


  2. Helpful (6)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

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