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Given opportunities to learn and grow, supportive culture and process driven

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  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)

I have been working at BlackRock full-time (more than 8 years)

Pros

Evolution and change are well managed and people pay attention to the quality of the delivery and communication. Individuals are recognized for their achievements and compensated well. Good work life balance with solid managers.

Cons

Some of the technology stack is dated and seems overly complex. Difficult to get enough internal resources to deliver projects.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Ask for more anonymous advice and reviews of large technical changes. Pay for some utilities rather than rolling everything internally.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    RQA is a poorly run organization

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk and Quantitative Analysis in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Risk and Quantitative Analysis in New York, NY (US)

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Exposure to interesting investment portfolios
    Exposure to a talented junior staff

    Cons

    Poorly run by senior management
    On a downward spiral

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    RQA should be pared back as an organization. The changes being made in the group are not ones which will benefit it, but only hurt the career paths of the junior members of the team. I don't recommend that those college/university join this organization - it's not a path toward furthering your career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 8 people found this helpful  

    great people doing the work, arrogant bullies taking credit for it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA (US)

    I have been working at BlackRock full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    salary, cameraderie, location, light-filled offices, diversity

    Cons

    inner circle mentality, more stick than carrot, non-experts making subjective decisions, hierarchy and politics over strategy and common sense

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    reconcile iShares/BlackRock tensions at senior levels, stop reorganizing by adding layers, rationalize salaries, talk to people like you aren't mad at them all of the time, don't let toxic leaders keep seats warm

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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