Summer Analyst (Former Employee) – New York, NY – November 20, 2018
Do not be mistaken by the reputation of the company, at the end of the day, the majority of the people push administrative tasks around, you become a cog, you get desensitized about more interpersonal elements of work culture, and the only value that is placed on you is contingent on your cultural background, monetary means, and the way you speak.
Productive environment given you have a supportive manager
Director (Current Employee) – New York, NY – November 13, 2018
BLK is a great place to work. The work is challenging and most of the people are great. As with any company, if you do not have a solid manager, you lose trust in the role, management and company. As they say, people do not leave firms, they leave managers.
Compensation is better than most companies on average
FUND BILLING ASSOCIATE - Legal & Compliance (Former Employee) – New York, NY – October 18, 2018
Compensation is better than most companies on average. Work demands are high, and working over 8 hours a day is common. This is a professional company that has a dress code to match. The benefits are wonderful. Management was not as focused on teamwork as they should be. Also, management was not as focused on what the responsibilities of the team were until review time.
Good place to work; too bad they laid off our whole team
SENIOR GRAPHIC DESIGNER (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – October 17, 2018
I enjoyed my time at Blackrock. Loved my co-workers, and we have all made friends for life. I feel fortunate to have landed a job there as I was given the opportunity to work on a great variety of types of projects. I was given high-visibility projects, and despite what could be a restrictive set of branding guidelines, I was able to create some beautiful work I am proud of. I gained excellent skills and experience there. It is a shame the company let go of its entire West Coast design team. We were a highly talented crew of designers and managers that provided award-winning and inspiring design. Good thing is that we all found work at great places, and I think that is due to the experience we gained and connections we made through our work at Blackrock.
Blackrock was not up to date with modern administrative processes.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – October 1, 2018
I compared working at a tech company vs a banking company and the processes and procedures were not stream-lined like they were at Microsoft. Blackrock is located in downtown Seattle and have beautiful offices in Two Union Square.
Director (Former Employee) – Wilmington, DE – September 22, 2018
Decent pay, good benefits, lousy middle mgmt Day to day was a stream of unending meetings that ate into the time required to deliver on the project Stay away form the Delaware site - NYC or Princeton are better for your career
Operations Analyst (Current Employee) – Wilmington, DE – September 21, 2018
BlackRock is a great company to work for and strives to be the industry leader. While BlackRock has great compensation and benefits and strives to create a culture that coincides with contemporary social environment, unfortunately its dramatic increase in size has created limitations in internal movement and networking. Roles/ operating departments are beginning to become isolate from one another in terms of locations which makes it difficult to network and progress internally.