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Updated Jan 22, 2021

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The Blackstone Group Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman
Stephen A. Schwarzman
204 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 5 years

      Stable place to work

      Jan 22, 2021 - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You will learn alot about the financial services industry, nice super smart people

      Cons

      Lacks work life balance, managers can be hard driving

      2 people found this review helpful
    2. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Good place to start off investment career

      Jan 19, 2021 - Private Equity Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - learn best practices (e.g., PE diligence processes, how to ask the right questions, etc.) - work with really smart people - have access to a wealth of resources (consultants, advisors, experts, etc.)

      Cons

      - hierarchical and somewhat inflexible; the same process for every deal even though there are certain things that aren't worth focusing on - some culture of churning out work even though it might not be necessary; inefficient in that sense

      1 person found this review helpful
    3. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Best place to work

      Jan 8, 2021 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Great smart people who want you to succeed

      Cons

      Nothing negative to report at this time

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    4. 5.0
      Former Employee

      Fantastic place to work

      Dec 1, 2020 - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good, smart people. Good benefits.

      Cons

      Hours could be shorter I suppose

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    5. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to work at

      Nov 10, 2020 - Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to work with smart people and learn from each other.

      Cons

      It is a competitive work environment.

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    6. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great learning environment & smart people

      Jan 15, 2021 - Assistant Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great reputation; smart people; many resources

      Cons

      Little emphasis on PTO and employee wellness; extremely fast-paced; not diverse

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    7. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Busy

      Jan 15, 2021 - Private Equity Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great exposure, cool deals, smart people

      Cons

      Tough environment, demanding, long hours

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    8. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      BAAM

      Sep 23, 2020 - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people ; team oriented culture; you wear many hats and get significant exposure

      Cons

      Management would rather maintain status quo despite saying otherwise and avoid confrontation and making a hard decision. Meetings are used to discuss accomplishments followed by a ton of catch ups and emails.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Summer Intern

      Nov 3, 2020 - Summer Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      there were a ton of positive experiences from my experience. To list a few: great team, smart people, interesting summer programming, amazing intern class, PowerPoint and Excel skills

      Cons

      Although it was a great summer, I would like to caution those who are scared of intense work environment or long hours.

      1 person found this review helpful
    10. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 8 years

      Great Place

      Aug 24, 2020 - Financial Analyst 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Great place to learn . Very smart people and interesting work.

      Cons

      Work / life balance can be challenging but not out of line for the industry.

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