BlackRock Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 25 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)

  • Cons
  • "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, more than 5 years

      Great place to work

      21 Mar 2019 - V P in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Very smart people, great tech, v collaborative

      Cons

      can sometimes be US centric

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      BlackRock Response

      Employer Brand Content Coordinator

      Thank you for sharing your experience. We are happy to hear you are enjoying our culture and technology.

    2. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to start

      18 Jan 2021 - Associate in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Forward looking company, extremely smart people to work with

      Cons

      Not great for technologist, don't really get a piece of the revenue pie regardless of impact and contribution

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    3. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Can be US centric

      8 Sep 2019 - Vice President in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexibility, smart people, regularly changes and challenges status quo

      Cons

      Incentive structure not particularly meritocratic. Lack of resource in certain teams can cause unbalanced workloads. Sometimes a lack of recognition as to how different regional markets and teams operate.

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    4. 4.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Good

      2 Aug 2019 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Flexible time off, smart people

      Cons

      Politics, size, too many departments

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    5. 5.0
      Former Intern, less than 1 year

      Spring Intern

      26 Feb 2019 - Sprint Intern in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      BlackRock has a great network and lots of smart people

      Cons

      Can sometimes feel too corporate...

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    6. 5.0
      Former Employee, more than 1 year

      Great place

      24 Jan 2019 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Smart people, efficient infrastructure and facilities, a well run company, great Christmas parties, decent canteen

      Cons

      Can feel a bit impersonal, not a place to call home

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      BlackRock Response

      Employer Brand Content Coordinator

      We appreciate your feedback, thank you for your review.

    7. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 3 years

      Associate

      26 Oct 2018 - Anonymous Employee in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Good exposure, lots of internal mobility options, smart people.

      Cons

      Big corporate structure, things turn very slowly.

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    8. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 8 years

      Excellent Values, Smart People

      12 Jan 2017 - Vice President in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      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

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    9. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great firm culture

      6 Jun 2018 - Associate 
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - Surrounded by smart people for sophisticated conversations - Lots of autonomy in roll and encouragement to innovate - Inclusive culture, all in it together

      Cons

      - Salaries generally lower because of the name

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    10. 5.0
      Former Intern

      Amazing people and great exposure

      29 Jan 2018 - Spring Intern in London, England, England
      Recommend
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      Pros

      - small company so you get lots of networking opportunities - smart people; you can learn a lot from them - very organised

      Cons

      - no pay remuneration for internship

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