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The Blackstone Group Reviews

Updated May 3, 2017
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The Blackstone Group Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman
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Pros
  • Very Smart people in the company (in 15 reviews)

  • Very demanding work enviorment where you learn a lot but cearfully supervised by associates/principals (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life balance is difficult at Blackstone, and the culture varies by team (in 18 reviews)

  • Tough work life balance with very long hours (in 30 reviews)

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  1. "Good Experience"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, very quiet.

    Cons

    Management is nice but not supportive. Very low employee engagement.


  2. "Investment Banking Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Pros

    culture of excellency and highly motivated peers, great place to learn

    Cons

    hours and output expected can be a tough load at times

    Advice to Management

    keep focus on talent development, don't forget to create value for stakeholders not just shareholders

  3. "It was a really good summer"

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

    Pros

    They have really good mentors

    Cons

    My mentor was pretty bad


  4. "senior leader"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Pros

    Ability to engage individuals acorss hierachy and different sectors

    Cons

    Way too number driven for everything, at times missing out big opportunities.


  5. "Big Firm , Intimate Feel"

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    Former Employee - Records Management in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Records Management in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced and challenging, but with room for growth. Great salaries, benefits and sizable bonuses. Be prepared for late nights during tax season.

    Cons

    You can burn out in a few years. There's a lot of turnover. Micromanaging can be a problem that's starting to get worse each year.

    Advice to Management

    Be careful and don't become so removed from the day to day business. Don't micromanage either.


  6. "Internship Review"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

    I worked at The Blackstone Group as an intern

    Pros

    Good Salary, Intelligent Peers, and a Friendly Atmosphere

    Cons

    Long Hours, Tough Work Life Balance, Limited Vacation


  7. "Associate - M&A"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Pros

    Small deals teams, means you have lots of responsibility

    Cons

    Important to identify teams you want to work with early on, in order to determine a career track

  8. Helpful (3)

    "Nice Place"

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

    Pros

    Good pay and really clean office

    Cons

    Some people aren't so nice


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Administration"

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time

    Pros

    Great intelligent people and great work life balance.

    Cons

    I haven't really experienced anything to call a con

    Advice to Management

    Keep on striving with a great work culture and work life balance and great rewarding compensation.


  10. "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    well run firm, respected on the street

    Cons

    back office functions are bureaucratic


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