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BlackRock Reviews

Updated 15 December 2017
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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent Values, Smart People"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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.


  2. "Amazing work culture"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Amazing, friendly work culture, company always encourages you and supports you with developing yourself, learning new skills and everybody around you is there to help. In every office I've been, I've always felt very welcomed. Structure is relatively flat and very often you don't even realise you are chatting with Director or MD. BlackRock also supports internal mobility so if you want to, you can have completely new job every few years.

    Cons

    I believe compensations should be better, especially that BlackRock competes in Tech industry with brands like Google.


  3. "Great place to work for"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company cares a lot about its employees!
    Flexible working
    Office becoming nicer and nicer - ping pong tables, free coffee

    Cons

    Benefits could be better


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  5. "Operations Summer Intern Edinburgh"

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    Former Employee - Operations Summer Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Former Employee - Operations Summer Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at BlackRock (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Support from management is great
    - Lots of opportunities for learning
    - As an intern, management really cares about your development

    Cons

    - Campus recruitment team took too long to get back to me after my internship to provide feedback

    Advice to Management

    Add more personnel to the campus recruitment team as they seem to be severely understaffed


  6. "Obsolete management drag down the company"

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    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibility. Very autonomous and independent style yet collaborative culture. Fair hours.

    Cons

    Seriously poor management in some departments especially operations. Too many middle layers of management that build alliances to keep themselves in jobs where they are adding no value just holding back the company. Hard for senior management to detect as firm is so big.

    Advice to Management

    At least two layers of middle management need to go, instead of reducing the actual people that do the work. The management layers are slowing the company down and stifling progress to their own advantage.


  7. "Institutional Client Business"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great culture, always evolving and striving to be the best in the industry. Aladdin system makes everything easy.

    Cons

    Long hours when it’s busy - but to be expected.


  8. "Great experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great place to work
    Great culture

    Cons

    Red tapes
    Slow tech advancement
    Quite a bit of politics


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Poor comp"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    The firm is made up of good people, has a strong culture and I enjoy working with my team. Generally the atmosphere is positive.

    Cons

    The comp is so poor when compared with competitors and there are huge gender pay gaps. They also have a serious problem with no senior women

    Advice to Management

    Do a pay audit and bring pay inline. Have proper paybands for corporate titles so employees aren't treated unfairly.


  10. "Review for Spring Internship Blackrock"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good culture, very hardworking analysts

    Cons

    not very diversed, too few opportunities for interns.

    Advice to Management

    focus more on employees' benefit


  11. "Good tech company"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Former Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Good tech, forward looking, looks after employees.

    Cons

    Too much emphasis on new graduates, which leave the middle management with the short end of the straw.


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