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"Strongest leadership team on Wall Street"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
Former Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Smart people managing the firm -- many of which are founders of the firm
Highly ethical organization
Lots of room for career advancement if you work hard

Cons

Can be long hours but fairly compensated for them

Other Employee Reviews for BlackRock

  1. Helpful (4)

    "Dissatisfied with company politics and no growth"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Cannot think of any opportunities for growth, though the work-life balance is okay.

    Cons

    The company does not value its employees. There is subtle discrimination among employees. No transparency from the upper management. Promotions are all politically driven.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good lessons in corporate politics"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Competitive compensation package, great company reputation, excellent on resume.

    Cons

    Disadvantaged working from west coast. NY and NJ offices get face time with senior management, get recognized, get promoted faster. Much easier to get hired in at a higher-than-deserved level than to get promoted from within. Mid management gets complacent, knowing they can't rise to next level, then they anchor themselves down as permanent roadblocks for their teams.

    Advice to Management

    Stop the lies about making management a priority. If you truly believe that, then implement 360-degree reviews. There is too much crap at the Director level, and the only way to improve the culture is by forcing them to care about career development for their team members.

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