The Blackstone Group Reviews

Updated May 22, 2020

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3.9
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The Blackstone Group Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman
Stephen A. Schwarzman
119 Ratings
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  1. "Good benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Smart people at all levels

    Cons

    None everything well run snd effivient

    The Blackstone Group2020-04-22
  2. "Great learning experience"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Pros

    excellent people to work with

    Cons

    work a lot of hours

    The Blackstone Group2020-05-20
  3. "IT is a second class"

    3.0
    Current Employee - Information Technology Engineer 

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with cloud

    Cons

    The work hours are really long. IT is treated like a second class citizen

    The Blackstone Group2020-05-22
  4. "Global Fund Finance"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Fund Finance in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You will learn A LOT in your time there. Fast paced moving environment.

    Cons

    Demanding work culture. Long hours depending on the team you are on. A lot of emphasis on outsourcing.

    The Blackstone Group2020-04-29
  5. "Good company, good learning"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great place to learn financial modeling skills and learn about investing.

    Cons

    Opportunities for growth are somewhat limited over time, which can be frustrating.

    The Blackstone Group2020-04-17
  6. "good luck"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Pros

    big names and great potential

    Cons

    stressful and high pace, you need to be super smart

    The Blackstone Group2020-04-11
  7. "nice"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Pros

    flat culture, high pay, prestigious

    Cons

    I honestly can't think of any.

    The Blackstone Group2020-03-06
  8. Helpful (2)

    "Very talented people, quality firm. Though edges need polishing."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work with some of the most talented people. People really know their stuff. Good Benefits. Generally smart and congenial coworkers. Solid business strategy. Definitely a stalwart in the business and the name is well regarded throughout the industry.

    Cons

    Significantly behind other financial companies in terms of technological sophistication. Work can be demanding with little recognition.

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    The Blackstone Group2020-01-24
  9. Helpful (4)

    "Avoid BXi-- all of the negative stereotypes of being a tech employee at a finance firm are true here"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Developer 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Pros

    Fun coworkers. Junior developers get responsibility and learning opportunities, but only because management doesn't know how to hire/retain senior developers. You will probably never get fired.

    Cons

    Very political environment. Management will press developers to crank out features as quickly as possible, which leads to an awful work life balance and a codebase that is falling apart (an experienced engineer new to BXi described the codebase as "the worse [he's] ever seen"). Awful software development practices from 15+ years ago. Turnover is abnormally high. Relatively high interview bar but comparatively low salary.

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    The Blackstone Group2020-02-14
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Fast-Paced and Innovative Culture"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Director 

    I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Pros

    There is a real entrepreneurial culture at the company. People work really hard, and the pace of work is exciting.

    Cons

    The company doesn't seem to genuinely care about its people.

    The Blackstone Group2020-01-21
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