BlackRock Reviews

Updated 31 Jul 2020

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  1. Featured Review
    Helpful (1)

    "Big friendly FinTech"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, IT in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great Culture - Flexible & Supportive Lots of Innovation New Technologies

    Cons

    Can be difficult to climb ladder

  2. "Great place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for 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


  3. "Good place to work"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good culture, excellent and high skilled people

    Cons

    Salaries not competitive in the industry

  4. "Great global organisation"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great global organisation . .

    Cons

    sometimes hard to get things done

  5. Helpful (2)

    "Not a nice place to work"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Larry (CEO) and other members of the senior management are fantastic to listen to. They are interesting and inspiring, and keep me going, which is something I will miss when I leave. Great leadership. Great culture from the top and great drive for excellent people management, it's a shame that it doesn't always permeate to the lower echelons of the company and opposing sub-cultures have formed in certain areas, which are backwards and regressive.

    Cons

    Long hours. They have something called Flexible Time Off rather than statuatory holidays, and you don't always get enough or same amount of time off as you might in other places. Burning out is a risk. No career opportunities, especially now that there's no internal mobility. The area I am in is very clichey, which can hinder any opportunity or recognition if you are not considered one of them. Under-performing teams and people are not dealt with and given the appropriate training or development. They become a real burden, which increases the workload, hence longer hours. It's not enjoyable having to compensate for them constantly. My experience in BlackRock Finance has so far been poor. I was not treated well, especially for the first 18 months. It become marginally better when I started looking for other roles internally, i.e. a bad employer is like a bad boyfriend, he only starts paying attention to you when you start leave. However I do believe that it is localised to this area and I know other teams are good to work in.

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  6. "Vice President - Investments COO teams and Strategy"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Unparalleled technology, pioneer, market leader

    Cons

    Too focused on image vs investing in people

  7. "Great"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great support great work place

    Cons

    Long hours, but flexible with holiday schedule

  8. "Good teams"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Senior Legal Counsel in London, England

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Good team members to work with

    Cons

    Quite a bit of process and New York centric

  9. "Would Recommend (* conditions apply)"

    4.0
    Current Employee - VP-Commercial in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    One of the best employers for short term CV enhancement then giving the opportunity to career hop to new role

    Cons

    Not the most competitive salary package in the industry

  10. "Great leadership"

    5.0
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Amazing team and great culture to join

    Cons

    Hours can be long, under resourced sometimes

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