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"Get paid to undermine your self confidence"

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

I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 3 years)

Pros

Pay (initially)
Location relative to public transit

Cons

Closed, secretive management structure
Highly political atmosphere
Promotions and pay not tied to HR's performance rating system
Pay stagnates after hire, even for above average performers

Advice to Management

The firm is showing cracks from growing too fast. People's focus has shifted from collaboration and client focus to corporate politics and promotion. Remove the emphasis on promotions and tie job titles to corporate titles, i.e. you need to be managing a team to be a Vice President and a group to be a Director.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackRock

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good First Job, But Not Great"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ
    Former Employee - Fixed Income Analyst in Plainsboro, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's one of the best financial companies in the biz. While it's Pretty cool to work with the top fund and money managers right out of school, you end up doing a lot of menial work, rather anything that creative or meaningful.

    Cons

    Not very innovative and way too old school for me


  2. "Lots of recent changes"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Market leader
    Visionary management
    Willing to invest to invest in products

    Cons

    Lots of changes last 2-3 years post merger with BGI
    Becoming more shareholder friendly at expense of employees

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