BlackRock in tech?

BlackRock anon615
Sep 2, 2017 13 Comments

I finished up an internship in software engineering at BlackRock this summer and was given return offer for full time. Obviously tech is not the main focus at BLK, are they relevant at all within the space?


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TOP 13 Comments
  • Google / Eng Stats
    What does the full time offer look like? Is it comparable to typical tech companies?
    Sep 2, 2017 9
    • Salesforce dumbintern
      What are tier 1 & tier 2 companies in bay area? I'm currently interviewing for next summer's internship
      Sep 3, 2017
    • WRKSHP / Eng 🌧️☔
      Tbh who cares about tiers. Interview wherever you think you'd be happy to work at
      Sep 3, 2017
    • New / Mgmt

      New Mgmt

      Late to this but BlackRock compensation ratchets up really fast beyond the first year. The 100k number is also depressed because the comp structure skews towards bonus
      Feb 17, 2018
    • BlackRock / Eng Alphablanc
      Could you suggest a number? For APG devs it’s probably only this little
      Jul 23, 2018
    • New / Mgmt

      New Mgmt

      Startup CTO. Previously at large financial co.
      a bit out of date but the 100 jumps to 120 and then 140 within the first 4 years
      Aug 1, 2018
  • Two Sigma / Eng

    Two Sigma Eng

    Work at a pure tech company before moving to finance. Having a FANG on your resume ensures that you'll be able to go back to tech if you want to.
    Sep 2, 2017 0
  • Pinterest / Eng cavalier
    The salary is pretty bad on top of your concern over skill set growth. You want at least one of those to be above average to consider the place. IMHO keep shopping
    Sep 2, 2017 0
  • New PvBG02
    I bet its hard to move to more general dev positions once you have put in enough years as a deva t an investment comp; for example Blomberg is all about hash tables, even their interviewer in unable to ask anything other than implement a hash table, I would think you get very specialized at such places and rusty in other skills so much so that switching becomes difficult. I would personally continue looking specialy since they bought up M which has tanked and that they are offering next to nothing for your skills
    Sep 2, 2017 0


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