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"Worst corporate experience in my 13+ years within finance"

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Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

Other than benefits, there really isn't anything positive I can say about this company.

Cons

Lack of any real core management. Extremely political organization. Senior Managers act like high school students who gossip all day and speak badly about their staff. They often praise the slackers and chastise the hard workers which makes absolutely no sense. If you do not small talk with them you are interpreted as not being a team player. They have a "clique" formed and it's very clear they have favorites. Nothing is EVER kept confidential. Once you bring an issue to your dept HR rep they in turn call your manager immediately and gossip about the situation rather than actually representing HUMAN RESOURCES. They buddy up with your managers and are chummy to one another so you employees are either left to deal with the situation themselves by “leaving” or you are told to “develop a backbone”.

I've heard things spoken about other employees within the dept that one should NEVER hear. But again, lack of confidentiality and real management. Since I've been here I've yet to meet someone that is truly happy or satisfied. Moral is extremely low as staff is overworked to the bones. I refuse for any job to make me feel like I should brown nose in order to get recognized. I'm a hard worker and a team player who efficiently works.

This organization is completely unprofessional. The brand holds more weight than needed. Technology is not up to par due to the constant growth but I’d deal with slow technology than idiotic managers who seem to have no real experience.

Advice to Management

Take "how to be an efficient manager" courses.
Learn how to be a leader and lead by example.
Pay attention to your model employees and stop praising the slackers.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackRock

  1. Helpful (1)

    "sOver"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vise President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vise President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Good people to work with. Stable company.

    Cons

    Moving up company ladder is predictable. Common problems of all big companies, but still better than banks.


  2. "It is great to work for BlackRock."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Database Developer in Wilmington, DE
    Current Intern - Database Developer in Wilmington, DE
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly and quiet environment. Lot of scope to learn new things.

    Cons

    The technologies used in some fields.

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