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30+ days ago

Client Reporting Analyst (Data/SQL)

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

Client Reporting (CR) is the provider of account and fund information to all clients, custodian banks, trustee banks, and consultants. Reporting… TheLadders.com


29 days ago

Institutional Sales Associate

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

Foundation & Endowment/ Family Office Sales Relationship Manager within BlackRock, the Institutional Client Business (ICB) is responsible for… TheLadders.com


11 days ago

BlackRock Sales Associate AISG - Finance and Investment Industry Opportunity

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

Within the Institutional Client Business, we pride ourselves on creating, communicating, and delivering investment solutions to global institutional… VelvetJobs.com


15 days ago

Python Software Developer - Finance and Investment Industry Opportunity

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

calls for a diverse range of expertise. The Index Technology team is responsible for the development of Aladdin's next generation Index platform as… VelvetJobs.com


15 days ago

QA Engineer - Finance and Investment Industry Opportunity

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

calls for a diverse range of expertise. The Web Tools and Technology team is responsible for web sites for BlackRock and other marketing systems… VelvetJobs.com


15 days ago

Portfolio Manager - Finance and Investment Industry Opportunity

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

BlackRocksBeta Strategies team manages more than $1.4 trillion in globalpassive equity assets acrossDeveloped Markets, Emerging Markets, Commodities… VelvetJobs.com


14 days ago

Data Developer - Finance and Investment Industry Opportunity

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

We are seeking a new member to work closely with Trading, Research, and Portfolio Management to develop the tools and processes used to monitor our… VelvetJobs.com


15 days ago

BlackRock Head of US Investment Strategy - Finance and Investment Industry Oppor

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

• Manage a US Strategy Team of five equity beta strategists, reporting to Global Head of Index Strategy • Support the needs of internal and external… VelvetJobs.com


11 days ago

BlackRock Social Media Manager - Finance and Investment Industry Opportunity

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

The Global Digital Marketing Team is part of the broader Global Marketing function at BlackRock. This division creates and drives… VelvetJobs.com


15 days ago

BlackRock Senior Rates/MBS/Vol Quant Researcher - Finance and Investment Industr

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

Within Model-Based Fixed Income, the San Francisco-based Rates and MBS research team develops strategies to trade government bonds, interest rate… VelvetJobs.com


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    Summary of Reviews - SF Tech

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    This will summarize the reviews here, also taking into account the results of the employee survey. It is from an SF tech perspective, but captures the general consensus. If you want to work here, ask pertinent questions to get at the heart of the pros/cons.

    1) Total compensation is OK, but base is below market. Base salary doesn't move (4 years running with "exceeds expectations" manager reviews).
    2) CEO is a leader in the field and well respected.
    3) Benefits are good.
    4) Work/life balance is good.
    5) Respected financial company with a diverse range of products.

    Cons

    1) Decisions are driven from NY. SF is a satellite office, even though there is superior technical talent. Management will tell you otherwise, but that is how it is.
    2) Your experience will largely depend on what group you are in and where your group is located. If you work in SF, be part of an SF-based group. Many groups are remote, resulting in lots of phone calls. What could be accomplished in minutes takes hours.
    3) Most MDs are in NY, so you get limited face-time if you are working on the west coast. They generally don't know what you are working on and what skills you bring to the table. If you can sit with them in their office, you have a huge advantage (i.e., if you are located on the east coast).
    4) Career growth is limited. Promotions are based on your relationship with your MD (and your manager), not technical skill. I've seen tech people with years of schooling and experience stagnate, while biz people with soft skills (i.e., anyone could pick up at work) get promoted. Although the company prides itself on being technology-oriented, technical people are second-class citizens. Any biz school grad with the same skills/knowledge/drive as a tech grad will be 1-2 steps ahead in the hierarchy.
    5) Speed is rewarded over quality. New projects pop up continually and are pushed out without spending the proper time designing solutions. Technical debt is knee-deep.
    6) Project management is seriously lacking. Managers tend to think up their own methodologies rather than studying best-practices in the industry.
    7) Lots of talk about innovation, but years behind tech companies.
    8) Tons of context switching. Interruptions are constant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what your people know and what skills they bring to the company. Take advantage of SF and the technical ability it provides. If you are serious about innovation, understand what it means and do what other financial companies do and open an innovation center. Take risks and accept a degree of failure. Consolidate your teams geographically (i.e., the entire group, top to bottom) to gain efficiency.

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