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30+ days ago

Client Reporting Analyst (Data/SQL)

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

Client Reporting (CR) is the provider of account and fund information to all clients, custodian banks, trustee banks, and consultants. Reporting… TheLadders.com


25 days ago

Institutional Sales Associate

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

Foundation & Endowment/ Family Office Sales Relationship Manager within BlackRock, the Institutional Client Business (ICB) is responsible for… TheLadders.com


20 days ago

Fixed-Income - Smart Beta Researcher

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

BlackRock is seeking a Research Analyst to join Model-Based Fixed Income s global research team in our San Francisco office. This role would focus on… Ivy Exec


20 days ago

Social Media Manager

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

The US Social Media Strategist will support the company s ongoing digital and social marketing tactics for both Blackrock and iShares in the US. This… Ivy Exec


22 days ago

Attorney - In-House Corporate Counsel

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

Providing legal advice and consultation, focusing on a variety of legal issues relating to investment vehicles and asset management servicesDrafting… Ivy Exec


22 days ago

Corporate Counsel

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

We are searching for an attorney to provide advice and support on a variety of legal and regulatory matters arising in the asset management business… Ivy Exec


20 days ago

Head of Operational Risk Business Operations & Technology

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

Management, oversight and planning around operating risk within Business Operations and Technology Responsible for establishing a forward looking… Ivy Exec


22 days ago

Corporate Governance and Responsible Investment Team Research Analyst (VP)

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

include:Research fundamental trends on a global basis of extra-financial factors (ESG) and their implications for long-term sustainable growth… Ivy Exec


20 days ago

Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Asset Management

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

BlackRock Institutional Trust Company, NA seeks a Vice President, Portfolio Manager, Asset Management in San Francisco, CA to administer ETF… Ivy Exec


22 days ago

Researcher Associate/VP

BlackRock San Francisco, CA

Conduct original research into the rewarded risk factors that drive asset class returns, strategic asset allocation, and medium-term forecasting… Ivy Exec


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    Summary of Reviews - SF Tech

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Vice President  in  San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    This will summarize the reviews here, also taking into account the results of the employee survey. It is from an SF tech perspective, but captures the general consensus. If you want to work here, ask pertinent questions to get at the heart of the pros/cons.

    1) Total compensation is OK, but base is below market. Base salary doesn't move (4 years running with "exceeds expectations" manager reviews).
    2) CEO is a leader in the field and well respected.
    3) Benefits are good.
    4) Work/life balance is good.
    5) Respected financial company with a diverse range of products.

    Cons

    1) Decisions are driven from NY. SF is a satellite office, even though there is superior technical talent. Management will tell you otherwise, but that is how it is.
    2) Your experience will largely depend on what group you are in and where your group is located. If you work in SF, be part of an SF-based group. Many groups are remote, resulting in lots of phone calls. What could be accomplished in minutes takes hours.
    3) Most MDs are in NY, so you get limited face-time if you are working on the west coast. They generally don't know what you are working on and what skills you bring to the table. If you can sit with them in their office, you have a huge advantage (i.e., if you are located on the east coast).
    4) Career growth is limited. Promotions are based on your relationship with your MD (and your manager), not technical skill. I've seen tech people with years of schooling and experience stagnate, while biz people with soft skills (i.e., anyone could pick up at work) get promoted. Although the company prides itself on being technology-oriented, technical people are second-class citizens. Any biz school grad with the same skills/knowledge/drive as a tech grad will be 1-2 steps ahead in the hierarchy.
    5) Speed is rewarded over quality. New projects pop up continually and are pushed out without spending the proper time designing solutions. Technical debt is knee-deep.
    6) Project management is seriously lacking. Managers tend to think up their own methodologies rather than studying best-practices in the industry.
    7) Lots of talk about innovation, but years behind tech companies.
    8) Tons of context switching. Interruptions are constant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand what your people know and what skills they bring to the company. Take advantage of SF and the technical ability it provides. If you are serious about innovation, understand what it means and do what other financial companies do and open an innovation center. Take risks and accept a degree of failure. Consolidate your teams geographically (i.e., the entire group, top to bottom) to gain efficiency.

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