BlackRock Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 24 Jan 2021

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  • "Good work life balance is encouraged(in 266 reviews)

  • "BlackRock has a great technology with lots of really smart people(in 169 reviews)

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  • "Work life balance can be challenging(in 219 reviews)

  • "long hours when there are tight deadlines(in 190 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Brilliant company

      16 Jan 2021 - Director 
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      Pros

      Talented and inspirational people; mission driven firm

      Cons

      Long hours; relentless pressure to succeed

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    2. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Great if you're in the right role, right part of the business with a good manager.

      17 Oct 2020 - Associate in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Generally get to work with very smart and high performing individuals. Unlimited holiday (once agreed with manager) Decent benefits Relatively good work-life balance

      Cons

      Pay isnt always competitive (depending on if you're in the right part of the business like investments) Long hours especially if you're on global team with lots of US based colleagues Has a significant number of people managers who are not good. Can be bit too hierarchical Lots red tape in getting simple things done.

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    3. 3.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Not a nice place to work

      26 Jul 2020 - Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      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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      BlackRock Response

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      Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. We’re disappointed to hear that your experience at BlackRock has not met the standards we have put in place. We encourage you to speak with HR or your manager about how you can find a better work life balance. Flexible Time Off is designed to provide our employees with ample time off to relax and recharge. Additionally, we aim to provide all employees with opportunities for career mobility. We encourage you to speak to your manager or HR about your interests and internal opportunities.

    4. 5.0
      Current Employee, less than 1 year

      Unbelievable place to work - best in finance industry

      10 Nov 2020 - Sales Analyst in London, England, England
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      Pros

      really motivating culture, very supportive. Makes individuals self-competitive rather than with others. Diversity and inclusion - very inclusive and big on diversity of all types Championing ESG flat structure - everyone is willing to have a quick coffee catch up - even v. senior people

      Cons

      Struggle to think of any - some long hours, but more of an ad-hoc basis

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    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good

      24 Jan 2021 - Vice President in London, England, England
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      Pros

      it is a great place to work that rewards well

      Cons

      long hours and new york focused

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    6. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      Good Company

      18 Jan 2021 - Analyst in Edinburgh, Scotland, Scotland
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      Pros

      A lot of opportunities to learn

      Cons

      Micromanagement from Team Leaders Long working hours

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    7. 4.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      great place to work

      15 Jan 2021 - Associate in London, England, England
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      Pros

      good career growth opportunities available

      Cons

      long hours when there are tight deadlines

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    8. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Good conditions

      6 Jan 2021 - Legal Analyst in London, England, England
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      Pros

      Flexibility, nice bonus, good working environment

      Cons

      High volume of work, long hours

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 5 years

      Talented people, long hours

      2 Oct 2020 - Associate in London, England, England
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      Pros

      People are really smart, driven, and the work is challenging and interesting. Great if you like a fast-paced environment. Good career opportunities and internal mobility as well (i.e. there is scope to take on new roles, move to new countries etc.)

      Cons

      Can be long hours and considerable pressure. You often operate under high levels of stress, but if you're resilient that's not a problem. A lot of internal politics to manage as well.

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    10. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      A unique company

      4 Sep 2020 - Director 
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      Pros

      respected, credible, successful, a cohesive culture and strong management

      Cons

      long hours, pressure, competing deadlines are the order of the day

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