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The Blackstone Group Chairman, CEO, and Co-Founder Stephen A. Schwarzman
Stephen A. Schwarzman
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    Unbeatable Reputation, Extremely Smart People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst, Private Equity
    Current Employee - Analyst, Private Equity

    I have been working at The Blackstone Group full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    - At any level (even Analyst), one gets a very good amount of responsibility - typical benefits of a small-sized firm
    - Unbeatable reputation and recognition across the globe
    - Very steep learning in an environment which fosters a lot of interaction between employees at different levels; Analysts can just walk into the cabins of Partners and discuss their thoughts
    - The only place where I have seen employees not doubting the smartness of each other
    - Low/No office politics which is a very refreshing experience in itself

    Cons

    - Long work hours at times but I haven't been too bothered by it. Compare the salary/hour with any other type of job and you will see why the long hours are justified to an extent.
    - Slow career progression - one has to typically spend 3-5 years at every level before moving up. Faster promotions are far too rare at BX.
    - Very low attrition rate: You might get stuck at a level for longer than expected due to lack of 'pull in the pyramid' eventually.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep it up! BX is doing fantastically well and remains the Gold Standard in the Private Equity industry.

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The Blackstone Group Interviews

Updated 16 Feb 2015
Updated 16 Feb 2015

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    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at The Blackstone Group.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and heard back after a month. It was a first round phone interview and a bit impersonal. Overall not bad just upset I didn't get an offer

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Website www.blackstone.com
Headquarters New York, NY
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded Unknown
Type Company - Public (BX)
Industry Finance
Revenue ₹100 to ₹500 billion (INR) per year

Throw a rock and you're bound to hit a Blackstone investment. The Blackstone Group is one of the largest private equity firms and alternative asset managers in the world, with more than $128 billion in assets under management and such notable holdings as Hilton Worldwide, Equity Office Properties Trust, SeaWorld, and The Weather Channel. The company manages investment vehicles including private equity funds, funds of hedge funds, and real estate funds. It also provides mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, and other financial advisory services to corporate clients... More

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