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31 July 2019

What are co-workers like at BlackRock?

Pros

- Strong sense of social responsibility - Fair compensation at the entry-level compared to others in the industry - Flexible Time Off ("unlimited" vacation days)

Cons

- Unnecessarily strict internal mobility requirements within RQA (2 years to switch asset classes within RQA, 3 years to switch divisions) - Potentially toxic culture depending on which team you get stuck with, but most people are very nice

Advice to Management

Standardize internal mobility throughout the firm and not to allow one division to have stricter rules than the rest of the firm.

Potentially toxic culture depending on which team you get stuck with, but most people are very nice

31 July 2019

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28 August 2019

What is the salary like at BlackRock?

Pros

Good benefits and a pay rate

Cons

No cons for this position

Good benefits and a pay rate

28 August 2019

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8 January 2019

What are other benefits and incentives like at BlackRock?

Pros

Inspiring leaders and honest conversations Great learning opportunities for carrier development Great compensation package including Flexible Time-off (employees eligible for extra paid holidays)

Cons

work-life balance can be demanding new country footprint for the firm - lack of knowledge on local HR items

Great compensation package including Flexible Time

8 January 2019

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21 March 2020

Does BlackRock offer a yearly bonus?

Pros

Unlimited vacation days, decent yearly bonus

Cons

No room for growth, Managers don’t know how to treat people.

Advice to Management

Make Directors and MD take a class on how to manage and treat their team members.

Unlimited vacation days, decent yearly bonus

21 March 2020

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16 October 2020

Does BlackRock offer stock options?

Pros

- If work-life balance is important to you: you get flexible time off. Very easy to take a day off or a sick day. Because the employees stopped taking vacations during the pandemic, the company made it mandatory to take a week off in July. - If career growth is important to you: there are lots of different projects in the company, so if you are not happy in a current team, you can move to another team - they're really trying to be diverse.

Cons

- promotions process happens only once a year. So if you didn't get promoted, you'll have to wait till the next year. - no team culture really... In NYC office, most of the people were eating their lunches at their tables...alone. - really bad stock options - basic benefits

Advice to Management

Lots of your competitors have better benefits: gym membership, 100% covered health insurance, free lunches (before the pandemic). And you got to do something with the culture, that's not healthy that people don't really interact with each other at work.

really bad stock options

16 October 2020

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