BlackRock Inc. Pay & Benefits reviews

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Overall great company
Alternative Advisors Trading Solutions Analyst (Current Employee) –  Seattle, WAMay 31, 2018
Over all my experience at BlackRock has been great. It's a very progressive company that pays strong attention to the impact it makes to it's investors. Cares a ton about employees and employee happiness. Compensation could definitely be better with compensation but they are slowly doing more for us which is great.
Pros
flexible time off, work from home
Cons
compensation low, old school thinking
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Long hours
Associate, BlackRock Solutions (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 29, 2018
Long hours, you become an expert in a few things but since its a huge company, still extremely specialized. Management is tough as to be expected, a bit of a stressful atmosphere as most people are unhappy, very lean company, expected to do alot of work. Was good to get it on resume though
Pros
can be good compensation if you come in externally
Cons
long hours, can get stressful
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Very good company. Great company culture. Very little management oversight.
Associate - Information Barrier Team - Legal (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMay 14, 2018
Very fast paced work day, little down time.

Knowledgeable, driven and passionate work environment.

Enjoyed co-workers, inter-departmental interaction and open-door policy.

Philanthropic, somewhat inclusive work environment. Very little support for minorities even with a "diversity and inclusion" agenda.

Overall good company to work for if you're lucky enough to have a great manager.

Should really invest in significant management training; in addition to incorporating a direct line of reporting unfair treatment to a 3rd party outside of HR, who is clearly management driven.
Pros
Benefits, Philantropy
Cons
Bad management oversight, unfair treatment of minorities.
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Great place to work
Human Resources Business Partner (Former Employee) –  New York, NYApril 11, 2018
I thoroughly enjoyed working there and would go back if I still lived in the area. The benefits were great when I was working there and they've advanced them even further. We were highly focused on making BlackRock a diverse place to work.
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Great, but too big
Summer Analyst (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 11, 2018
It is great for somebody who wants a relaxed job. This company is too big for an any big impact by an individual. Definitely high paying though, great if you want a stable family income.
Pros
high pay
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Good
ETL/Data Architect (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAApril 7, 2018
Good place to work. The overall quality of people is good. The compensation is above average.
The management is relatively better and rewards performance.
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recently fun workplace
Account payable/Legal Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 12, 2018
Atmosphere is very comfortable since recently input a few fun activities that are to help with the stress of the job. the workplace culture is very diverse, the most enjoyable part is the people I met while there I have made many new friends, the hardest part is the communication between departments as the company is Global and not all departments are US based
Pros
work from home
Cons
healthcare benefits
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good culture and work/life balance
Summer Analyst (Former Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 12, 2018
work/life balance is good at blackrock - hours are manageable compared to the kind of jobs you'll have at investment banks (but of course comes with lower pay and bonus also). I'd say it's a good place - with structured training and great platform - to launch your career for fresh graduates. But for me, upside is limited moving up (unless you become a portfolio manager) and at VP level I think pay is significantly lower than alternatives in the industry.
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Solid corporate environment
Senior UI Developer (Current Employee) –  San Francisco, CAFebruary 8, 2018
Although BlackRock is a relatively boring, old school financial company they are doing cool things with the vast amounts of data they manage. They encourage self-starters and are open to new techniques and technologies.
Pros
Gold-plated benefits, unlimited PTO, good work/life balance.
Cons
Boring offices, political, opaque management decisions.
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Great Benefits, Limited Growth
FINANCIAL ANALYST (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEFebruary 5, 2018
BLACKROCK was a spectacular place where I was surrounded by brilliant people who were always very helpful and willing to teach. I worked with a group of people who were educated in anything from accounting & finance to IT. In the 5 years I worked at BLACKROCK, I cultivated an invaluable set of excel skills for which I will be forever indebted to my managers.
Pros
Great Benefits & Pay for Perfomance
Cons
Somewhat Stressful Environment / Limited Growth
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Work Aholic Company
Corporate Actions Associate (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJanuary 27, 2018
If you like to burn the candle at both ends, this is the company to work for.

Extremely smart, driven people work at BlackRock and there is a high expectation of excellence.

There is no leadership standard that the managers are held to be accountable. Unfortunately bad managers who produce work volume but not work process efficiencies remain and create a toxic work environment.
Pros
Terrific benefits.
Cons
Long hours, managers not leaders
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If you follow the markets daily and have a passion for the industry, BlackRock is for you
Vice President (Former Employee) –  San Francisco, CAJanuary 14, 2018
Very pleasant culture and work environment, but at heart a New York behemoth. Don't underestimate the hierarchy and titles. Not a place where out-of-the-box new ideas or radical questions are appreciated...unless you are already part of the executive team. That said, it's a great name on the resume and you can get some great experience and good pay if you behave.
Pros
benefits, reputation
Cons
competitive, back-stabbing, corporate
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Overall a good place to work.
VP Internal Business Manager (Former Employee) –  Princeton, NJNovember 6, 2017
Overall not a bad place to work, however instead of looking at other ways to cut costs, eliminating roles/employees is always first. Stressful work environment at times.

They are pretty good with upward mobility. Several opportunities around the globe. General work environment is good. Nice buildings, great benefits and better than average compensation.
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Great company!
Mac Engineer (Former Employee) –  New York, NYOctober 3, 2017
Its a Fintech company, the biggest in the world . Make your mark , work hard and know when to push for a raise and advancement. They are relocating to an amazing location on 34th and 11th in 5 years
Pros
Biggest Asset management company n the world!
Cons
Biggest Asset management company n the world!
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You are in or out of the circle. If out, no getting in
Employee (Former Employee) –  Wilmington, DEAugust 31, 2017
This started as a great oppratunity but I quickly discovered that there is major favoritism and no room for advancement. If you do not come in at VP or above do not expect to get there unless you are "in" the circle.
Politics come before productivity.
Do not expect any training or conferences.
Pros
Good 401K
Cons
0 growth
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poor management, long working hours and thus salary is not competitive
Associate, Hedge Fund Accounting (Former Employee) –  Seattle, WAAugust 28, 2017
No room for career advancement, poor management, long working hours and thus salary is not competitive. Unfairly within teams. Working with many talented people but too competitive for advancement.
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poor company
Vice President (Current Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 11, 2017
I have been working in Blackrock more than 8 years. Blackrock has excellent benefit and vacation days. However, the compensation is terrible, (no increase and cut bonus in the past two years). They become very demanding on performance review and objective setting. It could take you couple days to set up the yearly objectives plus we have to finish our daily jobs. If you are a manger ( the worse) you have to work on your management goals and taking many classes to achieve your objective for the year. No recognition on your hardworking. The performance review only record your negative feedback. You will feel that you have no value and no recognition in this job.
Pros
good benefit
Cons
bad compensation
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Great Benefits. Poor work life balance
Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYAugust 1, 2017
The company has great benefits. And has good opportunities. They throw awesome parties. However, the work load so high that the work life balance is very poor.
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Structured and Merit Focus
Alternative Fund Administration Associate (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJuly 9, 2017
BlackRock is a very well structured firm with great benefits and opportunities to grow your career. Work life balance has improved recently with managements push for individuals to work from home when reasonable.
Pros
Benefits package, career focused, mentorship
Cons
Stressful environment, bad morale, tight budget, lack of employee appreciation
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Hard work is well rewarded
Investment Accounting Analyst (Current Employee) –  Wilmington, DEJune 15, 2017
There is a lot of opportunity if you work hard, but you have to work very hard. Average days are much longer than the normal 9-5, and breaks are rare. Pay is good, and the work is very fulfilling. I would recommend working here to anyone who wants to hard to advance their career.
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