BlackRock FAQ

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13 January 2021

Does BlackRock have any sort of mentoring programme?

Pros

Great people and mentorship, culture of learning

Cons

Hierarchical and difficult for lateral movement.

Great people and mentorship, culture of learning

13 January 2021

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19 November 2020

How are promotions handled at BlackRock?

Pros

Very good training and culture

Cons

Promotions based on office politics, not merit

Promotions based on office politics, not merit

19 November 2020

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28 April 2020

What is the feeling of job security at BlackRock?

Pros

BlackRock has strong long-term prospects in the industry, good job security, and a stellar reputation should you seek to change jobs.

Cons

BlackRock pays less than competitors and asset management often does not lead to many logical next steps.

Advice to Management

Increase development team headcount, add transparency to compensation.

term prospects in the industry, good job security, and a stellar reputation should you seek to change jobs.

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18 October 2020

How are senior leaders perceived at BlackRock?

Pros

Good senior management and leadership.

Cons

Non startup culture over here

Good senior management and leadership.

18 October 2020

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27 July 2020

What are some insights into the strategy or vision at BlackRock?

Pros

- Exceptional at marketing, PR & managing public perception. - Industry leading ETF business. - Good healthcare coverage. - Senior (C-Suite) management seems to be genuinely putting in a solid effort in managing a complex and global business. - Lots of smiles.

Cons

- Incredibly challenging to build momentum given extremely fragmented interests, cultures and processes when working beyond the immediate team (which happens often). - Numerous fiefdoms making sub-optimal decisions which often involve prioritizing self-serving quick wins (marketable to bosses or clients) over strategic initiatives which require effort and time. - Plenty of mediocrity given the need to pander to the lowest common denominator in middle management decision making. - Culture works well for suave, politically astute extroverts pretending to collaborate across teams so they can talk about collaboration. - Below market compensation even if you significantly exceed baseline performance expectations. Don't call it pay for performance. - Everything is done with a smile.

Advice to Management

Spend a little less time and money on marketing and self-promotion. Invest a lot more in the quality of the people.

serving quick wins (marketable to bosses or clients) over strategic initiatives which require effort and time.

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