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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. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place to push yourself

      Oct 27, 2020 - Software Developer Analyst in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      You are responsible for bringing the best technical solution for any given problem, plenty of room for growth ,great developer community

      Cons

      Rare check ins with manager, official feedback is only given on an annual basis. Very hard to maintain a work/life balance

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Eat What You Kill

      Jan 14, 2021 - Account Executive in Boston, MA
      Recommend
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      Pros

      -competitive salary -uncapped commissions -401K -PTO -Health & Dental

      Cons

      -lots of hours -work/life balance -ramp up period

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    4. 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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    5. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Great firm to work at

      Oct 5, 2020 - Associate in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Leadership who truly cares about the success of their employees

      Cons

      pressure, work life balance, competitive environment

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Emphasis on excellence.

      Sep 20, 2020 - Vice President in New York, NY
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Wide range of opportunities within a very entreprenuerial environment.

      Cons

      May be hard to maintain a healthy work / life balance depending on role.

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    7. 1.0
      Current Employee

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

      Feb 13, 2020 - Software Developer 
      Recommend
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      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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      6 people found this review helpful
    8. 2.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Blackstone Review

      Dec 3, 2019 - Associate 
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      - smart people - exposure to many strategies/ideas - lean teams so more opportunities and great senior-level connectivity

      Cons

      - lean teams - bad work/life balance - not a results oriented culture

      2 people found this review helpful
    9. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Finance

      Nov 17, 2018 - Anonymous Employee 
      Recommend
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      Business Outlook

      Pros

      Dynamic environment allows for many different opportunities for career growth

      Cons

      Difficult to maintain a work/life balance

      2 people found this review helpful
    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Challenging environment, exceptional people

      Sep 27, 2018 - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
      Recommend
      CEO Approval
      Business Outlook

      Pros

      good compensation, free lunch, great benefits, and definitely a career builder. Blackstone's reputation is everything and a successful few years at Blackstone will open pretty much any door in the Financial Services industry. The talent is top notch and so are expectations -expect long hours and a competitive environment. Because the company has more money than God, there are few budgetary limitations. Working here, you will get the opportunity to learn from seasoned experts, get exposure to extremely high level professionals across a wide range of products and services, and if you're up to it, Learn how to consistently deliver your best work.

      Cons

      Lack of diversity. Women and people of color are generally only found in support positions unless they have highly impressive Ivy league credentials or have sold their souls and clawed their way up the ladder. Highly competitive environment. Highly ambitious people who are often narcissistic and/or sociopathic. Still holding on to the outdated Wall Street boy's club culture, especially at the top levels. Expect to be thrown under any passing bus - people are encouraged to advance themselves at the cost of others. Blackstone management routinely find any small flaw or criticism rather than recognizing or rewarding success which makes many people legitimately paranoid. Very difficult to have work-life balance. Burn out is common. The corporate hierarchy drives a class based culture, so there's a lot of brown nosing and different rules for the elite executives who are treated like Gods while everyone else does the actual work.

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      37 people found this review helpful
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