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Good Company
Executive Assistant to multiple Managing Directors (Current Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 15, 2019
A typical day at work involved anticipating needs and assisting by ensuring efficiencies involving, travel arrangements, video and conference room bookings, phone calls, calendar management, transportation needs and expense reporting.
I learned to further improve my existing multi-tasking skills and prioritize.
Management wants the job done in the most cost effective manner.
There were many inclusive cultural workplace social events.
Communication - making sure expectations are understood and shared by those affected or involved.
Volunteer and social events sponsored by the company.
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The Company Brand /Culture/Benefits
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High risk and high reward environment with really smart people
Director, BlackRock Platform Innovation (BPI) (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 4, 2019
While competition is a key part of the work, people generally worked well together and tried to help one another. The intellectual capabilities of both the team and the firm are impressive and unlike any other place I have worked. The feeling of being able to do industry changing work and knowing you work for the biggest firm in the field is invigorating. I started 13 years ago with almost no knowledge of investment management and left as an expert all due to the quality and willingness to help of my peers.
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Industry leader, Flexible hours, no vacation day limits, pay/benefits, interesting work
Cons
Top down culture, demand on personal time, stress levels
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Product Development
Sr Developer (Contract)| Software Developer (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 31, 2019
This organization relentlessly strives to innovate. In spite of its size, the firm is impressively agile in detecting emerging trends in the market and adopting changes. Tons of intelligents people is a big plus. I can feel I constantly learn many valuable skill sets through interacting with them.
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not a bad ride
Summer Analyst, Portfolio Analytics (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 27, 2019
BlackRock, Inc. is an American global investment management corporation based in New York City. Founded in 1988, initially as a risk management and fixed income institutional asset manager, BlackRock is today the world's largest asset manager with $5.98 trillion in assets under management as of December 2018.
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Productive and fun workplace
Index Production Analysis Intern (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJanuary 27, 2019
It is a great company, with a great employees and employers. Some of the co-workers are nice, they are always there to assist you with any work related problems if you are in need of help.
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5.0
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Fast paced continuous changing work environment
Associate, Reconciliations (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJanuary 16, 2019
Working at BlackRock requires the ability to adapt to the continuous changes in the market. During my time at BlackRock my job function within my group has changed multiple times allowing for opportunities to learn new skills and task. I have learned to be flexible to changes in my job role. BlackRock holds high expectations of employees and at times may require many hours of extra work to meet clients needs. It is rewarding and satisfying to see projects launch successfully after all the hard work. The management structure at BlackRock is flat and you have to be able to work in a group atmosphere, while also working independently. Work life balance is important at BlackRock and I have always enjoyed having the flexibility to work from home when needed.
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BlackRock will reward Employees for hard work. The bonus structure is derived from performance.
Cons
At times it is necessary to take short lunch breaks to meet short time lines.
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5.0
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A collaborative work environment.
Access & Identity Management (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJanuary 9, 2019
The most enjoyable part of the job was working to resolve customers tickets to fulfillment with them thanking you. The hardest part of the job is trying to explain technical terms to an customer. I learned a lot about working in a team environment and communicating with end users in a fast paced environment. Upper management listens to employee opinion survey and they take it seriously.
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Collaborative environment
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fast pace enivornment can lead to stressful situations as end users need access right away.
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Princeton Office Very Limiting
U.S. Wealth Advisory - Analyst (Current Employee) –  Princeton, NJJanuary 10, 2019
BlackRock overall as a company is great place to work. Slightly behind on total compensation at the Associate/VP level though.
Princeton, NJ office is very limiting for career advancement and they make it hard for you to move internally with long lock up periods. New York office much different experience
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Work Hard, Play Hard
Client Reporting Analyst (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJanuary 28, 2019
BR had a perfect balance of how I believe corporate life should be. Great diversity and if you were on a good team you were able to really excel professionally and socially.
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4.0
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Great Company Culture
Trading Operations, Associate (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DEDecember 9, 2018
There was great company culture and work life balance. There were opportunities to advance your career and grown personally and professional. I would recommend working at this company.
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5.0
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Amazing company
Software Engineer Intern (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 20, 2018
The other employees are very welcoming and supportive of new workers. You have a lot of freedom and work reasonable hours. The best part of BlackRock is the people.
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3.0
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Productivity Overload
Talent Development Operations Analyst (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DENovember 11, 2018
Many people leave, you will be challenged but the managers are not always the best. Many of the managers act as their own clique where as analysts are always working really hard.
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4.0
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Good
Sr Developer (Contract) (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CADecember 23, 2018
Family Atmosphere- Family comes first, and they strive to make you part of a work family. They truly care about you both professionally and personally. They have very fun work environment and encourage methods of lowering stress levels. Upper management is easy to talk to and receptive to new ideas. They offer lots of perks, they may seem little but they really add up. That Company also ensures that "training" is …
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productive workplace, but weakened corp. culture
Portfolio Manager (Former Employee) –  New YorkJanuary 25, 2019
Once of the fastest growing asset managers in the world. Strong opportunities for movement within the firm. However, the pride of having a tremendous corp culture in the past has declined due to the rapid growth and expansion the last 15 yrs.
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growing company
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below average compensation vs. industry standards
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5.0
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Not a typical 9-5, you will be pushed. compensation is okay but could be much better
Accounting Operations Analyst (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DENovember 25, 2018
Work/life balance isn't the best. DEL location does not get nearly as many perks or compensation for the skilled work done as other locations. You won't find better people than the ones at BlackRock.
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4.0
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Mostly productive place with good benefits
VP - Development Lead (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 17, 2018
Pro: Benefits include Flexible Timeoff (FTO) and Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
Con: Management on software development side is playing buzzword bingo and causes confusion
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3.0
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Great experience
Vice President (Current Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 4, 2019
There is a reason the firm is an industry leader, always thinking and planning for the future. The firm is great at identifying gaps in the market and always looking at ways to restructure itself for changing socioeconomic trends.
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4.0
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Great place to work.
Data Center Security Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DENovember 8, 2018
Great place to work, although I was a contingent worker, most issues are with the contracted company, not BlackRock themselves. Many employees are contingent workers.
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BlackRock Inc
Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYFebruary 4, 2019
Pro: If you are interested in Asset Management it is a good place to work.
Con: Extremely bureaucratic and hierarchical. Promotions are extremely challenging.
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4.0
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Competitive Environment - Passionate People
Director (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 28, 2019
Truly love working at BlackRock, the only downside is working for a manager who does not know how to work with talent and does not apply the company's culture. Everyone else is extremely sharp and pleasant to work with, very resourceful and willing to find new and innovative ways of finding state of the art solutions to remedy issues or conquer new markets. Hours can be long but that is to be expected. Wish I could work with a different team, then life would be a dream.
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learning and benefits
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line manager
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