BlackRock Employee Reviews about "smart people"

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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BlackRock Chairman and CEO Laurence D. Fink
Laurence D. Fink
1,540 Ratings
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  1. 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

  2. "Amazing company, people, benefits"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Market Leader in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people who care about their clients and employees

    Cons

    Really high expectations can make it stressful at times but the Managment gives you any support needed


  3. "Good Learning Experience"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern in Mumbai
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock for less than a year

    Pros

    Huge network of smart people. Good Management

    Cons

    None that I can think of

  4. "Big platform with many opportunities to learn"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at BlackRock full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great culture and smart people

    Cons

    Hard for middle level managers to get promoted and grow

  5. "Great company to start your career!"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart people, really great training & learning opportunities

    Cons

    compensation is below the industry average

    BlackRock Response

    August 5, 2020HR Communication Officer

    We are glad that you’ve recognized how much we focus we put on both personal and team development here at BlackRock. Thank you for sharing your input.

  6. "Analyst"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Flexible time off, friendly and smart people

    Cons

    Average compensation, too many cooks in one kitchen

    BlackRock Response

    April 14, 2020Analyst, Employer Branding

    Thank you for your feedback. We're glad to hear that you're enjoying the people as well as the Flexible Time Off benefit at BlackRock. We follow a pay for performance compensation structure and aim to reward all employees fairly for their contributions to the firm. If you're dissatisfied with your compensation package, we encourage you to speak to your manager.

  7. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Amazing flexibility great work place smart people to work with

    Cons

    at times gets bt politics in work global firm wiht less local connectivity in APAC

    BlackRock Response

    April 14, 2020Analyst, Employer Branding

    Thank you for sharing your feedback. We're happy to hear that you have found BlackRock to be a great place to work in terms of flexibility, environment and people. As a global firm with offices in 30+ countries, we do our best to connect our colleagues globally and to foster an inclusive environment. If you're feeling disconnected, we encourage you to speak to your manager or HR. We're always looking for new ways to foster connections among our global employee population.

  8. "Great culture, smart people"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President 

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time

    Pros

    Great culture, smart people

    Cons

    Can be too large to operate nimbly sometimes

  9. "Good place to start career"

    4.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Hong Kong
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great brand name, work with some very smart people

    Cons

    Culture clash between active and passive investments A lot of internal competition Senior management not putting enough emphasis to Asia

  10. Helpful (5)

    "Not a place for the long term"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Vice President in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Work with smart people Industry leading company with huge influence

    Cons

    Compensation growth is terrible. Company purposely pays at least 30-40% below market norm Lots of unnecessary red tape to get anything done Promotions and career elevation are not merit based. Career growth is awarded with emphasis on knowing and aligning with the right senior leaders.

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