BlackRock - Brand opens doors | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for BlackRock
There are newer employer reviews for BlackRock

See Most Recent

"Brand opens doors"

StarStarStarStarStar
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

BlackRock has increasingly become one of those names on your CV that impresses people. The firm is well resourced and is increasingly likely to offer international opportunities.

Cons

The firm remained very centralised despite massive expansion and didn't feel like initiative was being encouraged or rewarded. Making sure your back was covered became an increasingly common strategy among senior managers.

Advice to Management

Treat people like adults. Move on managing directors unwilling to take on that responsibility. Adopt a 360 review system to find out whether you are getting the real story from your next tier of managers.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackRock

  1. "Summer internship"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - PAG Analyst in New York, NY
    Former Intern - PAG Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, great atmosphere, well-compensated

    Cons

    Very hierarchal, everyone has their place

    Advice to Management

    promote based on abilities as well as time spent in previous role


  2. "Very focused on 40% margins"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Very smart people. Progressive CEO.

    Cons

    Lots and lots of steering committees, making it a very tough place to innovate.
    Policy is to do regular layoffs.

There are newer employer reviews for BlackRock
There are newer employer reviews for BlackRock

See Most Recent

Work at BlackRock? Share Your Experiences

BlackRock
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or