BlackRock Reviews

Updated 17 Sep 2020

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3.9
79%
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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
Laurence D. Fink
1,411 Ratings
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  • "you need to know how to have a good work/life balance(in 198 reviews)

  • "Long hours, but flexible with holiday schedule(in 164 reviews)

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  1. "Excellent values."

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Director 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The core values of the company are very sound, and lead the way the company works. They are - being a fiduciary, innovation, one BlackRock and passion for performance. The company also aims and succeeds in hiring very talented people.

    Cons

    You have to work very hard to succeed!

  2. "BLK"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    exposure to global market and very good environment to enhance your knowledge

    Cons

    schedule is hectic but learning is wide

    BlackRock Response

    HR Communication Officer

    Thank you for taking your time to leave a review. We’re happy to hear that you enjoyed the learning environment at BlackRock.


  3. "Blackrock"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director 

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    work life balance was respected

    Cons

    sales held above investment returns

    BlackRock Response

    HR Communication Officer

    Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We’re glad to hear that you had a positive experience in terms of work-life balance at BlackRock. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve and we’ll take your point of view into consideration.

  4. "Director"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Lots of friendly and clever people, good atmosphere. Great learning opportunity

    Cons

    upper management are less engaged with day-to-day investment decision

  5. "Senior management politics detract from working with a great talent pool"

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Extremely talented individuals, with diverse sets of experience and skill sets Potential to move across business units and geographies

    Cons

    Limited resources even in investment; focus on core offices; career progression impacted if you stay in Pay is focused on industry medians with limited upside Politics at senior management levels can stifle creativity and productivity

  6. Helpful (2)

    "Retail Sales"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    - great, smart people - always interesting

    Cons

    - bad name in industry in Australia - underperforming products

  7. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Unparalleled depth and breadth of investment capabilities. First class investment and risk management platform and people. Still retains the drive of an entrepreneurial firm despite the size and growth of the firm. Growth and size of firm provides huge carer opportunities for those prepared to work hard - especially in NY, SF and London.

    Cons

    Decision making and power centralised in NY (although this is slowly changing). Breadth of capabilities means it can be difficult for the firm (and particularly sales staff) to focus. Arguably our more focussed/specialised competition has an edge in that regard.

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  8. "Good place to start your career"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Fair place to work, nice office location

    Cons

    Lack of opportunity, aging technology, slow response to change

  9. "Confused and muddling along....."

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock

    Pros

    Overseas investment staff, access to investment technology, great CV builder and ability to open doors with clients.

    Cons

    Local management rudderless and have changed culture to be more IB like than asset management. Clients getting a hold of change in culture. Active products consistently fail to meet investment objectives over the full cycle. The percentage of active funds that do would be very low. Development is very limited. There's an inner circle and if you are not in it, dont expect to be paid a bonus and do all the 'grunt' work.

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  10. "confused,x yet a lot of potential with some good people in the mi"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
     

    I have been working at BlackRock

    Pros

    bulking up cv, access to quality investment professionals ythat can be intellectually stimulating.

    Cons

    poor comp structure, lack of local vison

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