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BlackRock Overview

New York, NY (US)
10000+ employees
1988
Company - Public (BLK)
Finance
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
BlackRock is a global leader in investment management, risk management and advisory services for institutional and retail clients. At September 30, 2016, BlackRock’s AUM was $5.1 trillion. BlackRock helps clients around the world meet their goals and overcome ... Read more

Mission: BlackRock’s mission is to create a better financial future for our clients. As we pursue this mission, our guide is our BlackRock culture and Principles—that is, our shared understanding of who we are, what we stand for and how we will conduct ourselves each ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Highest Rated CEOs: 2017 (#43)

Best Places to Interview: 2017 (#25)

Company Updates

  • BlackRock named to LinkedIn’s second-annual Top Companies list

    BlackRock named to LinkedIn’s second-annual Top Companies list

    We're proud to be recognized in the Top 25 of the 2017 @LinkedIn "Top Companies" List! https://t.co/8d7Bx94hJa #LinkedInTopCompanies

  • Proud to have our own Sarah Melvin discuss her inspiring career trajectory at BlackRock with eFinancial Careers

    How to make it to the top as a woman at BlackRock - eFinancialCareers

    Sarah Melvin has worked at BlackRock for more than a decade. As an English literature major, she never planned to work in financial services, much less asset management, but she worked her way up to managing director of strategy and business development, then COO of the EMEA retail business, progressing on to chief of staff and now head of the North American institutional business at BlackRock.

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BlackRock – Why Work For Us?


About Us

BlackRock's business is investing on behalf of our clients, from large institutions to parents and grandparents, doctors and teachers who entrust their savings to us. We work only for our clients—period. Our promise is to offer them the clearest thinking about what to do with their money and the products and services they need to secure a better financial future.

That's why investors of all kinds have made us the world’s largest asset manager, entrusting us with trillions of dollars, and it’s why companies, institutions and global governments come to us for help meeting their biggest financial challenges.

Global capabilities

BlackRock has world-class capabilities designed for our clients’ greatest needs, with a comprehensive range of products and services across asset classes, geographies and investment strategies. We have expertise in every region around the world, with 135 investment teams in 30 countries sharing their best thinking in order to seek better returns.

Who we serve

Our clients come from every corner of the globe. They are governments, companies, foundations, and millions of individuals saving for retirement, their children's educations and a better life.

Our singular focus

We're passionate about our work and intensely focused on performing at the highest levels. To get there, we strive to out-think and out-work competitors and find the best balance of risk and return across all investment styles on behalf of our clients.

Responsibility

As a fiduciary for our clients and as public company, our focus is long-term sustainability. We aim to be a responsible corporate citizen and to take into account environmental, social and governance issues that have real and quantifiable financial impacts over the long-term for our firm and the firms in which we invest. Long-term responsibility and sustainability are integrated into our business model and shareholder value creation framework and in the way we conduct our business, serve our clients and give back to the communities in which we and our clients live and work.

What do you want to do?

You can have a career that’s exciting, rewarding, and full of possibilities in a collaborative culture that is as unique as our investment strategies.

Join us and you’ll have opportunities to learn and excel, to build a career that can span many specialties and countries. Your success is important to us. That’s why we encourage our people to grow, develop and realize their career aspirations. The firm makes learning and development a priority and provides resources to support its people at every stage of their career. 

Passion for performance, commitment to clients

At BlackRock, we work together with pride and passion to help millions of investors around the world build better financial futures.

Our people are passionate about what they do and focused on performing at the highest levels. They are dedicated to putting the needs of clients first and to bringing new and innovative approaches to their work. They challenge themselves and others, and insist on the highest ethical standards.

Inclusion

Inclusion and diversity are key to our success. By fully leveraging our diverse experiences, backgrounds and insights, we can inspire innovation, challenge the status quo and create better outcomes for our people and our clients. 

We embrace the diverse range of visible and invisible attributes that characterize our workforce, the markets in which we operate, our business partners and the investors we serve around the world. We foster an inclusive environment that brings out the best in all of our people. While we have made progress in the area of inclusion and diversity, we recognize that we still have work to do. We take an active approach to promote inclusion and diversity with our own employees, with our clients and business partners and beyond our walls.

Our active approach with our people

BlackRock is committed to cultivating and advancing diversity in all forms because we believe a wide range of perspectives and talent is crucial to creating a richer culture for our employees and a greater experience for our diversified global client base.

Senior business leaders make sure that all employees in their groups understand why diversity is important for success and equip them with tools and knowledge to foster inclusion.

We have made inclusive leadership and management a core leadership competency. In 2015, more than 2,600 managers and leaders globally participated in Driving Better Decisions, an initiative that helps leaders and managers understand how unconscious bias works and, most importantly, provides concrete tools and guidance on how to take action to mitigate bias in key people and business decisions. As part of this program, we have redesigned key human resources processes to minimize the potential for bias and foster diversity. BlackRock’s efforts to use diversity as a driver of success were profiled in a 2015 Harvard Business School case study.

We hold our businesses accountable for progress in inclusion and diversity. During our Quarterly Business Reviews, we have focused conversations with each business about their plans and progress. We report our progress against our inclusion and diversity initiatives regularly to our Board of Directors.
As a signatory of HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, which seeks to build a more balanced and diverse financial services industry, BlackRock is committed to achieving 30% female representation in senior management by 2020.

What we stand for

Our mission is to create a better financial future for our clients. As we pursue that mission, we’re guided by our culture and a set of principles that ensure we never forget what we stand for.

We are a fiduciary to our clients

Their interests come first—always. We speak with the courage of our convictions. We say what we do and do what we say. We have a responsibility to be the voice of the investor, and we represent each client fairly and equally.

We are passionate about performance

We are passionate about our work and intensely focused on performing at the highest levels. Our success requires that we out-think and out-work our competitors. We prize strong subject matter expertise and an insatiable appetite to learn.

We are one BlackRock

We know that the best solutions result from the ideas and contributions of a diverse team of partners. Diversity strengthens us and delivers better results for our clients. We expect our employees to have a strong working knowledge of the firm beyond their core responsibilities. Constant communication is critical to our success.

We are innovators

Continuous innovation helps us bring the best of BlackRock to our clients. Innovation requires us to be respectfully anti-bureaucratic, to challenge the status quo and not be afraid of failure. We’re proud of our long history of innovation, and that history of introducing new and innovative approaches across our entire business has been the foundation of our success.

 

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    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    - supports employees
    - good benefits
    - smart people, share information
    - objectives filter top down so that action follows words

    Cons

    - pay could be better
    - large company, can feel like you're lost in it at times

    Advice to Management

    Continue to lead by example in supporting diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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BlackRock Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at BlackRock.

    Interview

    This was part of the first step, and I had to complete a virtual cover letter through HireVue. I got two questions, where I had 5 minutes to prepare for each question and 1.5 minutes to answer. A bit short time for the answer part, but that is apparently a part of the game. I thought I was supposed to talk more about myself in order to answer the questions.

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BlackRock Awards & Accolades

  • FORTUNE Magazine World's Most Admired Companies, Fortune, 2017
  • eFinancialCareers Ideal Employer Asset Management Top 10, eFinancialCareers, 2017
  • Ideal Employer – Women Global Top 30, eFinancialCareers Ideal Employer rankings, 2016
  • Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, Human Rights Campaign 2017, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 2016
  • Best Places to Work in Money Management, Pensions & Investments, 2016
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