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BlackRock Reviews

Updated 24 Jan 2020

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3.7
72%
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  • "Poor work life balance due to abrupt shifts(in 191 reviews)

  • "You end up working very long hours just to get your day to day done(in 129 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Big friendly FinTech"

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    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

    BlackRock2019-09-19
  2. Helpful (1)

    "It was a good place"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England

    I worked at BlackRock full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Enjoyed working there, it was fun

    Cons

    It's a big company which has its downsides

    BlackRock2019-07-21
  3. "Vice President"

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    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good culture, good diversity, equality.

    Cons

    Not much to complain about.

    BlackRock2020-01-18
  4. "Good experience to start the career here"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Nice Working environment; good training

    Cons

    Need to improve the compensation, but still looks good to me as a junior

    BlackRock2020-01-17
  5. "Excellent placce to work"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Senior Staff in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Global opportunities - Good people and working environment

    Cons

    Quite a lot of bureaucracy to get through.

    BlackRock2020-01-13
  6. "Good career opportunities and culture but some pockets of New York macho"

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

    I worked at BlackRock full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    - despite sometimes feeling slow (you've probably been there a while by this point!), it is top of it's game - people are generally smart - work/life/money balance is decent as long as you avoid getting too close to certain teams - if you're good you will find opportunities to grow your career - benefits and pay, like all finance sector, very good - office environment is excellent, IT probably can't be beaten - exec team always thinking of ways to recreate the company, often disruptively but also courageously and fruitfully

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    Cons

    - obsession with Aladdin has resulted in some bizarre management decisions to insource, much to the irritation of the work force - culture can be pretty aggressive if you are unlucky with which team you work in - overemphasis on graduate hiring, a great gig if you're a graduate, terrible if you are a manager and getting very little for the first 6 months of hiring someone - adapt or die culture can sometimes result in pretty horrible management practice - once you get past analyst, career progression becomes infitely easier, unfortunately this means too many are promoted to upper levels and there are too many useless directors floating around, performance management is only really applied to the most junior levels - active management franchise has some pretty crap products and portfolio managers get away with it as their remuneration is weighted more on AUM than at competitors

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    Advice to Management

    back off on Aladdin, hire more laterally instead of graduates, put more pressure on the director population which is bloated and useless, fire active managers who don't perform

    BlackRock2020-01-07
  7. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Good culture, diverse, challenging work

    Cons

    Long hours sometimes but usually out the office by 6pm

    BlackRock2020-01-05
  8. "Relationship Manager"

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    Current Employee - Relationship Manager 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    rich platform and global presence

    Cons

    poor culture and poor governance

    BlackRock2020-01-18
  9. "Great job"

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    Former Employee - Associate 

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Structure and a lot of training

    Cons

    Large company, so easy to get lost in corporate malaise

    BlackRock2019-12-31
  10. "Summer Internship"

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great teamwork spirit and great benefits.

    Cons

    I have nothing negative to say.

    BlackRock2019-12-16
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