BlackRock Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

Updated 21 Jul 2020

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  1. "Excellent experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern 
    Recommends
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock

    Pros

    Amazing people, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Sometimes work was too comfortable that I didnt feel like I was learning a lot.

  2. "Great place to work"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Contract Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock for less than a year

    Pros

    Best place to learn and grow.

    Cons

    US centric mindset, Poor work life balance


  3. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    People, Brand, Benefits, work-life balance

    Cons

    Limited training opportunities outside the core company's courses

  4. "Portfolio management at BlackRock"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Work life balance, firm size

    Cons

    Pay versus other firms and bureaucratic nature

  5. "Good for few years"

    3.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Auditor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very little appreciation or benefits

    Cons

    Work life balance is lacking

  6. "How it feels to work here"

    2.0
    Current Contractor - Associate 

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    Loads of learning opportunities and different areas

    Cons

    No Work Life balance - keep working

  7. "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

  8. "Pretty Good"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Innovative, very capable. Tries to empower all levels. Strong brand. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Difficult to make change if it is not the "BlackRock way". Career progression can be heavily weighted to "he who shouts loudest"

    BlackRock Response

    May 31, 2019Employer Brand Content Coordinator

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. It’s always great to hear that our employees feel empowered to perform at their best and enjoy a healthy work-life balance. We care deeply about our colleagues and are committed to providing opportunities to learn, develop and advance in their careers. We also strive to create an inclusive and innovative environment in which our colleagues can grow their careers. We’re disappointed to hear about your observations regarding making change and career progression, as these do not align with our values. If you care to share any specific feedback, please contact your manager or HR.

  9. "Director"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Reputation in the market. Interesting projects

    Cons

    work/life balance. Can be difficult to get consensus across multiple business areas with competing objectives to agree to where required.

    BlackRock Response

    May 27, 2019Employer Brand Content Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts. We are happy to hear you enjoyed the projects you worked on at BlackRock. Regarding your comment on work-life balance, we recently introduced our Flexible Time Off benefit to enable our employees to take as much paid time off as they need with manager approval, to balance work and personal demands, recharge and come back to the office feeling engaged and energized. We believe that the One BlackRock principle is important and continue to strive to create consensus while soliciting diverse views across the firm.

  10. "Good place to work!!"

    4.0
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President - Technology in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good work life balance, great work culture, friendly people.

    Cons

    Technology transformation is happening now, but still slow. Lengthy slow process.

    BlackRock Response

    March 27, 2019Employer Brand Content Coordinator

    Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts with us. We’re glad to hear that you had a positive experience.

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