BlackRock Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 25 Jun 2020

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  1. "Great place to work"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - V P in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very smart people, great tech, v collaborative

    Cons

    can sometimes be US centric

    BlackRock Response

    April 10, 2019Employer Brand Content Coordinator

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

  2. "Can be US centric"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.


  3. "Good"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible time off, smart people

    Cons

    Politics, size, too many departments

  4. "Spring Intern"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Sprint Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock for less than a year

    Pros

    BlackRock has a great network and lots of smart people

    Cons

    Can sometimes feel too corporate...

  5. "Great place"

    5.0
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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

    BlackRock Response

    February 6, 2019Employer Brand Content Coordinator

    We appreciate your feedback, thank you for your review.

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    "Associate"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Big corporate structure, things turn very slowly.

  7. "BRS Analyst - Analytics"

    5.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    - Great culture - Flexible working hours - Start up mindset - Smart People

    Cons

    - Weak management at VP/director level - More transparent comp / promotion system

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    "Great firm culture"

    5.0
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    Current Employee - Associate 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    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

  9. "Amazing people and great exposure"

    5.0
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    Former Intern - Spring Intern in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock

    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

  10. "Great place to work"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of smart people, highly dynamic, lots of opportunities

    Cons

    Bit of a workaholic culture

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