BlackRock
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Management is very capable. Rarely a boring day.

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Great company and people. Employees are maxed out but stay because of the culture. Not quick to promote. Great internal mobility. Heavily emphasis on creating great people managers.
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Not bad

It's ok place to work but seems to attract competitive personalities... have an emphasis on technology but I wasn't that impressed though not disappointed either.. Well known name on cv..
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Excellent working experience & culture

Excellent working experience & culture.No politics, hard work is rewarded.Amazing leave policy with unlimited free paid leaves for all full time employees.

Pros

Cheap lunch
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A company to settle In !

Pros :FlexibleSupportive peaople around youPromotes work life balanceCons :Pay is less Promotion not easyWork becomes monotonous after a point.
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Bonus is not bonus if base is way below market rate

Management takes pride in the company being “performance first”. What it really means is they take out a significant chunk of the compensation as bonus that’s paid out once a year, while the base salary that’s left is way below market rate. This compensation structure encourages stiff hierarchy and bureaucracy because of the lack of transparency (employees don’t even get to know their next target bonus).

Pros

Immense resources to learn. Market leader and trendsetter.

Cons

Low base salary, bureaucratic, lack of transparency on employment side of things.
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Terrible place to work. Would advise young people to take their career elsewhere

Terrible place to work with no respect for work-life balance. Incredibly political and awful working conditions. People are overworked & isolated to the point of breakdowns.Firm-wide promotion on social issues is fake: diversity & inclusion, women's rights, pay equality, mental wellbeing, eco-friendliness - all is just a PR game looking to attract/retrain young talent. Not an inclusive/progressive company at all. In terms of the work itself, most of the good colleagues quit. The ones that remain are stuck there in a loop, complaining.FTO gives you the illusion of unlimited vacation time but you have to bargain for vacation to be approved and it's not enough to undo the stress and health issues created by working there.

Pros

None.

Cons

Pay inequality, no work-life balance, skills are degraded, no career progression, HR is used against individuals, Lots of injustice dealt with quietly, often restructuring, Depressed colleagues, Lifeless work.
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Amazing place to work with lots of exposure to the financial industry

Great work life balance , Great learning experience. Amazing experienced colleagues and healthy discussions on all the aspects of financial industry, helping to grow intellectually.
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Fun, productive

they crush Rock for hot mix and ready Mix, it entails lots of machinery, the foreman is a class act, which makes the day go by fast. And they are on top of repairs to make sure they can run the next day.

Pros

The pay and what benefits they do have

Cons

Not enough home time
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Confusing Culture

Blackrock has an identity problem. Management say they want a transparent and inclusive culture but their actions are opposite. They say they want change but they really want things to say the same without communicating it.

Pros

Benefits and pay is not bad

Cons

Management, difficult to move within the organization
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Great place to work and learn

BlackRock is a wonderful place to work and learn. Because of the sheer scale of the organization, you get used to working with large numbers and data which is a plus if you ever move elsewhere as it doesn't get any bigger than this.The organization is employee-friendly and provides a decent amount of perks.
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Great Company to Work in

Good culture, good salary. You need to be driven and a fastlearner. Management is a dice-roll.You either get some top industry leaders or an uncaring supervisor.Tech is astounding- so much data and such a big impact you will do.

Pros

massive amount of data. Access to markets.

Cons

stress and extremely long work hours
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Limited growth opportunities

No growth opportunity and Below average compensation and many sociopathic coworkers. sometimes hard to work in the office environment. no leaves no halfdays.

Cons

long hours
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Bad

Not great. It’s just really exhausting work. None of it adds up in the end. This review is such bs idk what else to write. I just need to meet the minimum

Pros

None

Cons

Bad work environments
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Endless opportunities to learn and grow, great benefits, great people!

Great place to grow and advance your career. Endless opportunities to learn new things and really challenge yourself. The people are wonderful - everyone is very smart and passionate and their work which is motivating. Excellent benefits and room for advancement.

Pros

Benefits, great people, internal mobility opportunities

Cons

Quality of management varies drastically depending on what team you are on
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Good place and lots to learn but bureaucratic

Good work life balance and flexibility. Lots of smart people and great place to learn. Promotion processes are very political and comp is often adjusted every few years to match market rate.
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Great culture, poor pay for long term employees

This company focuses a lot on new hires, especially at the Analyst level. They do a wonderful job of creating an inclusive culture and training and giving opportunities to this class. They do not focus on long term employees and after about 3 years, your pay will be well below industry. Your experience will vary greatly depending on your manager and your team.

Pros

benefits, work-life balance (most teams), brand, reputation

Cons

compensation is lower than competitors, re-orgs happen often
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Depends on the team

tl; dr - Great place to work, BlackRock as a whole seems to care quite a bit about about the health and well being of its employees. And while experiences vary by team and department, overall employees seem mostly happyExactly as the title sounds. Some teams have fantastic management and mentoring and others are pure garbage. Like every big company, there are politics and there are people who shouldn’t be in the roles or management that they are. My previous manager never managed ANYONE before and micromanaged so badly it was absolutely unbearable. He ended up completely abandoning his job and multiple team members left or changed teams. I ultimately left. But while my personal experience was awful, this situation seems to be the exception and not the norm. Many people I knew on other teams were mostly happy. The environment itself great with the cafeteria and summer bbq’s on Wednesday’s (at least when I was there a few years ago). There was a ping pong table and people often took short breaks to go play. Benefits and vacation were phenomenal with unlimited PTO and great coverage for virtually everything. Great place to work, BlackRock as a whole seems to care quite a bit about about the health and well being of its employees. And while experiences vary by team and department, overall employees seem mostly happy.

Pros

Benefits, Pto, tech, culture

Cons

Bad team ruins the entire experience; 18 months minimum to change team
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Worked there for 2 plus years . No advancement .

I would not recommend working here . Management has favorites. Talk of promotions and opportunities but when an opportunity or opening appears they keep it quiet and hire out of company or fill the position without letting anyone know. Was fired almost immediately after I informed them of an interview I declined taking the position and was fired from here .

Pros

none

Cons

management/leadership
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Fun work environment

Worth the money as a sever great environment great staff good money higher end area always busy awesome food great drinks from the bar! Highly recommend magic potion
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Great company for entry level to middle management

Great company to start with for entry level job. Company offered unlimited time off two years ago, which is a pro for team whose team members are responsible, and a con if otherwise. Work-life balance has deteriorated when hiring freeze started in 2020 , which means less people to turnaround for equivalent or more work. The culture varies from geographic locations and departments. There are teams willing to put up for more hours to get things done, and teams don't respond to email timely and needs babysitting.

Pros

Recognition of talent, compensation, benefits

Cons

Unlimited time off
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Call center bad

Not great working environment. Not paid well. No room for advancement. Micro managed and treated like children.
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Based on 603 reviews

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3.5 out of 5 stars for Work/Life Balance
3.6 out of 5 stars for Compensation/Benefits
3.3 out of 5 stars for Job Security/Advancement
3.3 out of 5 stars for Management
3.5 out of 5 stars for Culture
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