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The Blackstone Group Reviews

Updated March 16, 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 12 reviews)

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

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

  • Long Hours, Tough Work Life Balance, Limited Vacation (in 14 reviews)

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  1. "Summer Internship"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Summer Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I enjoyed the transparency of my internship. I was constantly reviewed and in contact with upper level management. Very educational.

    Cons

    I had a terrific internship with Blackstone. Everyone reached out to me and understood that they were the drivers of my internship, helping me to fit in and teach me along the way.

    Advice to Management

    I feel that hiring interns only fuels interest from outside candidates, allowing them to see the inner workings of the company before they may apply.


  2. Helpful (2)

    "A tough place to work in which you are rewarded well"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Vice President in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Entreprenurial Feel; Ability to create your own career path;

    Cons

    Difficult to effectively balance work and life

    Advice to Management

    Don't just grow for the sake of growing


  3. Helpful (3)

    "Overall a positive experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great compensation, benefits, and a great group of people

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but the work is rewarding


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "I enjoyed working at the Blackstone Group for 22 years..what a honor."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Former Employee - Project Coordinator
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at The Blackstone Group full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Every one I worked with were very professional and enjoyed there work.

    Cons

    For me my time was not long enough
     Blackstone was like family to me.

    Advice to Management

    They need feedback from employees who work in the mailroom


  6. Helpful (1)

    "nice place to work at"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    the hours are okay and of course the pay. working environment is okay but work is intensive as it is. colleagues are nice. management is good.

    Cons

    not much to say here because you cannot complain much with the money you are making. great place overall. management is good. not a lot of openings


  7. "Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Cash Rules Everything Around Me

    Cons

    Long hours and strange work life balance


  8. Helpful (4)

    "Top tier alternative asset manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Brand recognition, ability to transfer across roles and departments and surrounding talent of employees

    Cons

    Benefits package is lacking and hours can be gruelling


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Very intelligent, caring company and people.

    Cons

    long hours which can stretch all night


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Was a great competitive environment"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    competitive, good salary, smart people

    Cons

    very demanding, long hours that make you exhausted


  11. "great place"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    pretty much everything. no cons

    Cons

    nothing. all pros. great place



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