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"Hard work, good rewards, edgy culture"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

You can learn a lot, there are many highly intelligent people here. If the people that count like you, you are in. Promotion decisions are not always made on merit, but on "who likes you." People without a rabbi, even good ones, will have to work harder to be noticed, if they are noticed at all.

Cons

Lots of pressure to work nights/weekends. Edgy culture is deliberate but overdone. Expected to be on email at all times and respond immediately.

Advice to Management

Don't be afraid to show a little humanity, it won't kill you.

Other Employee Reviews for The Blackstone Group

  1. "Great place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group as an intern

    Pros

    Exceptional people, interesting, impactful work, great benefits... These are just some of the things that make Blackstone a great place to work, but what really sets it apart from competitors in the finance industry is its team-oriented mentality. I know that's a buzzword in finance, but Blackstone really believes in it as part of its business model. When you add intelligent people to that team spirit, you get the kind of success that the Company has achieved so far.

    Cons

    Work hours, but if you want to be in finance, this is quite standard across all firms. Plus, it's better at Blackstone than other places.

    Advice to Management

    None, really.


  2. "Analyst"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Blackstone is a great place to work. You get a wide range of experience given the number and type of live deals you get to work on. The learning curve is very steep which is helped by an excellent mentorship culture and a great team with which you work closely. You get to take on a lot of responsibility fast and drive work streams completely on your own depending on how much you wish to take on

    Cons

    Work-life balance doesn't exist as you tend to work late into the night and a lot of the weekends though it is mostly because you are working on a live deal so is great experience

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