The Blackstone Group Reviews

Updated May 22, 2021

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The Blackstone Group Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman
Stephen A. Schwarzman
169 Ratings
Pros
  • "You will learn alot about the financial services industry, nice super smart people(in 31 reviews)

  • "Great place to work in our industry(in 16 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Long hours depending on the team you are on(in 58 reviews)

  • "Lacks work life balance, managers can be hard driving(in 35 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 10 years

      Excellent Place to Work

      Apr 25, 2021 - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Extremely well-managed successful company with excellent ethics, good benefits and educational opportunities

      Cons

      I guess the long hours, but those are to be expected.

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    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Great brand, smart people, high stress

      May 18, 2021 - Finance Associate in New York, NY
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      Pros

      The people here are some of the smartest in the industry. Ongoing training opportunities for both technical and soft skills. Free lunches, free dinners when you work late. Un-paralleled brand recognition. Lots of exposure to different kinds of work.

      Cons

      Whole organization is top heavy - the "workhorses" at the bottom/middle of the pyramid get little to no recognition for deal work. Compensation gap between staff and managers is MASSIVE. Compensation for sub-manager staff is not competitive for the stress and hours.

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    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Top employer with Top Experience

      Apr 20, 2021 - Executive Assistant in Fort Lauderdale, FL
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Fantastic place for excellent experience in a top-notch environment. Management are exceptionally intelligent and ethical. Love working here. Appreciate a place where I can use my skills, feel good about what I do and enjoy a good standard of living.

      Cons

      We work more hours than people outside of the industry. There really are no cons in my mind.

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    4. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Too much of a Yes culture

      May 22, 2021 - Cyber Security Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Good pay, company subsidized lunch. Cutting edge technology

      Cons

      Benefits are really outdated. 401K vests after 5 years and matches upto 5K a year

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good career growth but bad WLB

      May 22, 2021 - Software Engineer in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      lots to learn and opportunities to contribute to high-impact projects even as a junior

      Cons

      Management restructure, work life balance

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    6. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Analyst

      Apr 14, 2021 - Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Pay, experience, learning on the job

      Cons

      Hours, long working days and tough workload

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great Culture

      Apr 12, 2021 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great brand - recession proof

      Cons

      Challenging to maintain work/life balance

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great

      Apr 8, 2021 - Analyst in New York, NY
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      Pros

      Great culture, smart people, excellent place

      Cons

      Sometimes hours can be long

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    9. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Good Career Start

      Mar 10, 2021 - Analyst 
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      Pros

      Really good place to learn and start your career.

      Cons

      Nothing that I can think of.

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    10. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Great learning experience

      Mar 1, 2021 - Analyst 
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      Pros

      Steep learning curve, high expectations, accelerated learning

      Cons

      High pressure, sometimes for low stakes

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