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BlackRock Reviews

Updated 14 October 2017
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  • Difficulty in creating work/life balance (in 149 reviews)

  • long hours; work/life balance could be improved (in 94 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Excellent Values, Smart People"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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. "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.


  3. "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


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  5. "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.


  6. "Great company - Smart people"

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

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Large company at the forefront of thought leadership and technology. Fantastic networks and opportunities to meet smart people. A great place to work.

    Cons

    Poor middle management. Ineffective managers can languish for years without scrutiny or accountability. Little or no prospect of promotion or internal mobility if working under this type of management.

    Advice to Management

    Scrutinise the not only the performance, but behaviour of middle managment.


  7. "Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    * good money
    * work life balance
    * some very smart people here

    Cons

    poor culture
    thinks it's a tech company but it's not
    inexplicable tolerance for poor leadership

    Advice to Management

    hire a real technology leader
    get out of people's way


  8. "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Interesting position in the fin tech landscape, smart and talented people, fast growth

    Cons

    Nothing that i can think of


  9. "Positive experience"

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    Current Employee - Sales Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Firm has a very strong culture of philanthropy, diversity and inclusion, and takes a mature approach to work life balance.

    Cons

    Given size of firm, it has become increasingly political. Sadly it has not invested sufficiently in training or hiring strong managers or leaders.

    Advice to Management

    Improve leadership and management.


  10. "associate"

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

    I worked at BlackRock full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    career opportunity professionaly grow possibility

    Cons

    no cons relevant it every part balanced


  11. "Initial"

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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 (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Collegiate environment where you are allowed to learn from your mistakes. Some super intelligent people to work with and the technology is good and always improving. A great place to learn and start your career.

    Cons

    Below market base pay. Hours getting longer and teams under resourced- general themes that show no sign of change. Constant pressure to do more with less.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay at associate level


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