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"OK. Overall quality of experience seems to depend on manager."

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Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Good benefits including health coverage. Nice modern and new work space. Very bright and professional colleagues.

Cons

Somewhat arbitrary bonus structure. Strategic direction was not always clear.

Advice to Management

Clarify strategic direction. Map bonuses to realistic annual personalized goals as well as overall performance.

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Little advancement opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic culture, smart coworkers, nice office space, accessible managers, decent wage compensation, good benefits package (great healthcare), support for professional certifications

    Cons

    Little career advancement, very little skills training offered other than "on the job", no mentorship program, extremely vague/arbitrary bonus structure even for high performers (no targets to hit or performance incentives- it all depends on the how the overall company does), low wage growth, promotion process is an annual event with strict limits on how often people can be promoted.

    Advice to Management

    Work with people to develop a 3-5 year professional development plans, with targets they can strive and that are realistic within the company/division.


  2. "Good company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Great environment
    Meritocracy
    Good name
    Good career opportunities
    Good compensation

    Cons

    Sometimes feels too big
    Burocracy
    Work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    More transparency with employees
    More personal contact and seeking feedback from employees

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