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"Many talented people, given many hurdles"

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Current Employee - Vice President in Wilmington, DE
Current Employee - Vice President in Wilmington, DE
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

For top performers, the money the money is good, and there are a good number of top performers and talented people. Opportunity to work on some game changing initiatives even at a junior level.

Cons

Bureaucracy is stifling. Solve something in an afternoon, and spend 3 years on a roadshow getting everyone and their mother to sign on an commit resources. Talent pool quality has dipped quite a bit over the last 3-5 years, and the culture of excellence has become one of "mediocrity then move one".

Advice to Management

It's easy for a soldier to feel like a patriot during battle, but they need to feel that way when peeling potatoes at well. Need to emphasize across the firm that the day to day is just as important to the business as important big ticket events.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackRock

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Market leader in the asset management industry. The firm's strengthening brand looks good on a resume. The work can be very engaging and challenging.

    Cons

    The firm is constantly restructuring due to rapid growth causing a high turnover in many business groups.

    Advice to Management

    The firm should spend more time developing talent and clarifying new roles during transitional periods.


  2. Helpful (8)

    "Happy to be outta there"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Looks good on a resume

    Cons

    No humanity. Cold. Too big.

    Advice to Management

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