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BlackRock Overview

New York, NY (US)
10000+ employees
1988
Company - Public (BLK)
Investment Banking & Asset Management
£5 to £10 billion (GBP) per year
BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June ... Read more

Mission: BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a fiduciary to investors and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. As of June ... Read more


Glassdoor Awards

Top CEOs: 2019 (#6), 2018 (#21), 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

  • There are only a few days left to apply to Fast-Track to FinTech at BlackRock! This program is designed specifically for women studying at the undergraduate or master's level who are pursuing a career in technology. Make sure to check out this opportunity if you?re based in the US and graduating between August 2021 and July 2022, or know someone in your network who meets the criteria.

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BlackRock – Why Work With Us?


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BlackRock’s purpose is to help more and more people experience financial well-being. As a global investment manager and a leading provider of financial technology, our clients—from grandparents, doctors, and teachers to large institutions—turn to us for the solutions they need when planning for their most important goals. We are building a culture of innovation, curiosity, and compassion, one that enables every employee to make an impact.

Where we came from, and where we're going

We were founded in 1988 by eight people in a single room in New York City, who believed they could build a better asset management firm. One that would put our clients' needs and interests first, that was dedicated to fact-based, data-driven investing, innovative thinking, and a passion for understanding and managing risk.

Fast-forward more than 30 years later, BlackRock is still founder-led. Despite having grown to over 16,000 employees and becoming the largest asset manager in the world, we haven’t lost our entrepreneurial, start-up spirit. As we continuously evolve and adapt, technology plays an increasingly important role in how we conduct our business and serve our clients.

Visit our careers site to learn more.

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BlackRock combines the energy and fast-paced nature of a startup with the security and resources of a leading global asset manager.

Our employees embrace some of the world's most complex financial challenges, and know that the work we are doing is having a real impact - not only on our clients but on the industry as a whole. 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.

Being a part of BlackRock means being a part of a community of smart, ambitious people. People who value diversity of thought, perspective and background, who believe everyone has a voice at the table.

No matter your level, you'll be given real responsibility from day one - and we'll be looking to you for your unique perspective to help us challenge the status quo.

Join us and you’ll have opportunities to learn and excel, to build a career that can span many business and borders. 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.

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Be yourself. Be valued for it.

We have a responsibility to help people around the world – from all walks of life – build a better financial future. So our workforce must reflect the diversity of our clients, in order to bring a wealth of perspectives and insights to solve their unique, complex challenges.

We’re a global firm with offices across more than 30 countries, but we operate as “One BlackRock” – and every single employee plays a critical role. No one group or location is more important than another. We thrive on collaboration, mutual trust and respect, and challenge ourselves – and each other – to collectively raise our game.   

We already know that the best solutions result from the ideas and contributions of a diverse team of partners, and that more diverse teams tend to outperform homogeneous ones. But it’s not enough to focus solely on building a diverse workforce. We take it one step further and ensure that each and every employee feels included – that they belong

When inclusion and diversity unite together, they drive outstanding performance and innovation. It’s good for our people, and it’s good for business. And that’s a fact.  

Learn more about our focus on inclusion and diversity.    

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Our mission, principles and purpose provide a shared understanding of what we stand for and how we conduct ourselves.

BlackRock’s long-term success depends on our ability to fulfill our mission of creating better financial futures for our clients. As we pursue that mission, we are guided by our culture and a set of principles that ensure we never forget what we stand for – to help more and more people experience financial well-being. That is our ultimate purpose.

We seek to hire people who believe in this pursuit and our values, known as the BlackRock Principles:

  • We are a fiduciary to our clients: Our clients’ goals are our goals. We represent their voice, their needs and their investment interests in every decision we make.
  • We are passionate about performanceWe take emotional ownership of every aspect of the work we do, prizing strong subject matter expertise and an insatiable appetite to learn.
  • We are One BlackRock: We know that working in silos is not conducive to our best work. We pride ourselves on our solutions that result from the constant collaboration between our diverse teams.
  • We are innovators: We are proud of our long history of innovation, driving continuous change to help investors achieve their goals. This culture of innovation has been, and continues to be, the foundation of our success.

Put simply, our mission is what we do. Our principles describe how we work and our purpose explains the reason we exist. Our dedication to this cause is what drives our long-term strategy and the evolution of our business. It’s also what inspires our employees and helps deepen relationships with our clients.

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When our founders set out to create BlackRock, they knew the firm was one that should be backed by a technology platform that integrated risk, investment, and client management - and this passion grew to become Aladdin ®. Aladdin is our central nervous system - uniting all of the information, people and technology needed to manage money in real time. We call it "collective intelligence", helping us to see clearer, work smarter, and make better decisions. It's always evolving and improving - emerging as one of BlackRock's fastest growing businesses and a leading revenue stream.

As a result, we're bringing in some of the best and the brightest software engineers, software developers, quality engineers and other passionate technologists to help shape the future of this product.

Learn more about technology at BlackRock.

Check out the BlackRock Engineering blog.

BlackRock Reviews

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    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
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    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company that cares for your wellbeing, lots of great benefits

    Cons

    Size of the company and all the different teams can sometimes make it hard to navigate

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BlackRock Photos

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BlackRock Interviews

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at BlackRock (London, England) in January 2018.

    Interview

    After submitting the online application, you get invited to a pre-recorded video interview. You get asked 2 questions, and each has a time limit of 2 mins to answer. You get 1 min to prepare for each question before it starts recording for your answer.
    After this stage, you get invited to a face-to-face interview that lasts for around 1 hour (30 minutes with one person and 30 minutes with another). The interviewer has your CV and asks you about you past work experiences and also motivational 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
  • Corporate Equality Index Perfect Score, Human Rights Campaign’s (HRC) Corporate Equality Index, 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
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