BlackRock Employee Reviews about "long hours"

Updated 26 Jul 2020

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  1. "Great"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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

  2. Helpful (2)

    "Not a nice place to work"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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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    "Ok"

    1.0
    Current Employee - Secretary in London, England

    I have been working at BlackRock part-time

    Pros

    Ok benefits long holidays

    Cons

    Long hours No recognition from people

  4. "Good"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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

    BlackRock Response

    March 10, 2020Analyst, Employer Branding

    Thanks for taking the time to share this feedback. Here at BlackRock, culture is extremely important. We’re happy to hear that you’re enjoying our culture and diverse workforce, while doing work that solves complex problems. We encourage you take advantage of our Flexible Time Off policy when you need time to relax and recharge.

  5. "Great Office"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good people, good atmosphere for it

    Cons

    Long hours, hard tasks for hard workers

    BlackRock Response

    March 10, 2020Analyst, Employer Branding

    Thanks for taking your time to write this review. We’re happy to hear that you’re enjoying the culture here at BlackRock. While we’re passionate about performance, we deeply value work-life balance and encourage you to utilize our programs and benefits like Flexible Time Off when you need time to relax and recharge.

  6. "Fair but political"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Edinburgh, Scotland

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

    Pros

    Exposure, collaborative, Team based, progressive

    Cons

    Politics,competitive, long hours, slow to do things

  7. "Great opportunities"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Worklife flexibility Career growth opportunities Great focus on Technology

    Cons

    Long hours are expected

  8. "it's ok"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Investor Relations 

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Good friends and company benefits

    Cons

    Too long hours and no work life balance

  9. Helpful (2)

    "Ok"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock for more than a year

    Pros

    Benefits - good pay, good pension, good holidays (if your manager lets you actually avail of it) and generally great intelligent co-workers who make the looooong days bareable

    Cons

    A big company that thinks money is the only way to motivate staff. Terrible middle management that refuse to take responsibility and a graduate program that's not far from slave labor in some areas. Extremely long hours expected and little reward. People are treated unfairly and those who voice concerns feel the repercussions.

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    BlackRock Response

    July 22, 2019Employer Brand Content Coordinator

    Thanks for taking the time to share your experience and provide feedback about working at BlackRock. We’re delighted to hear you have found that we offer great benefits and perks. We’re disappointed to hear that you had a negative experience with management and finding a work-life balance. We recently introduced our Flexible Time Off benefit to address this issue, enabling our employees to take as much paid time off as they need, to balance work and personal demands, recharge and come back to the office feeling engaged and energized.

  10. "Great culture but watch the egos"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People are great, culture is unique, high performing environment, fast paced global firm, flexible time off, casual dress down

    Cons

    Egos of some HR colleagues Long hours Matrix environment

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    BlackRock Response

    May 31, 2019Employer Brand Content Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our culture and our high-performing environment. We will take note of your specific thoughts regarding your concerns and experiences with HR.

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