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"Blackrock takeover of BGI was like being assimilated by the Borg"

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Current Employee - IT (Associate) in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - IT (Associate) in London, England (UK)
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

1. If you're not the only person left in your team supporting umpteen applications then you can generally get time off whenever you need it.

Cons

1. you will acquire a boring non transferable skill set
2. you will not be given any transferable technical training unless you are willing to do it in your own time and pay for it yourself
3. If you're not a legacy Blackrock employee you have little chance of career development
4. not enough legacy BGI employees left to support the BGI applications
5. management ignore staff who have resigned and are working their notice - in some cases they won't even look at them - bizarre!
6. low morale and a general feeling of hopelessness in the London office

Advice to Management

Respect and appreciate your biggest asset - your employees (unless of course you really want a mindless army of zombies working hard but not smart)
Start this process by getting rid of the circle of management that hide the real goings on from those at the very top.

Other Employee Reviews for BlackRock

  1. "BlackRock rox"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company encourages you to learn. The company makes every effort for you to learn. Everyone there is very friendly.

    Cons

    Pretty long hours. But this should be expected for financial service firm. No other cons that I can imagine of.

    Advice to Management

    The internship program can be intensified. Some qualified interns can be given more responsibilities. Dining hall has pretty much room to be improved!!


  2. "ambitious growth"

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

    Pros

    ample opportunities
    big yet small enough to have multiple functions yet closeness to see everyone
    welcome people pushing the boundaries

    Cons

    no set structure, needs to be very self-motivated to get things done and to melt the cutural diff over multiple mergers
    expect early morning, late night works if life-work balance is critical

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