How's Blackrock as an employer, are they stable enough or like other US companies to let ppl go here n there whenever needed. Haven't heard much about on blind.
And also TC for senior roles in technology/devops space?
- Google ggnoresPay is not great. Wlb in SF office was awesome. Wore a t shirt everyday. Software isn’t 1st class citizen though. Fresh grad tc about 110k
- I hear the titles are inflated over there.
What does Director do over these for software development?
- Ex-Blackrock here. If you’re getting NYC. That would be fun. The teams are good and work is great. In my time there. I heard they let go people like once. And that too because they performed horrible.
Can’t comment on the TC as that depends on team/work. But the culture is good.
- Bloomberg / EngWPslayermoreLaid people off once...... since January 1st.
- Pay is not great. You will make more in tech. They lay people off secretly. Go for name and leave.
- It's a place to go to retire or commit career suicide. Don't listen to people saying to go for the name. BLK is not a name worth anything.
- Compass KeXR56Do you want to work on an obscure version of Sybase and Java 1.5? Everything is home grown, yes even things like message queues. If all you care is the fat bonus at the end if the year, Blackrock will be great.
- BlackRock is one of the best employers in every aspect expect compensation (the tech firms got far ahead and they are stuck in 2010). The tech stack is as good or any tech firm. I was rolling lambdas in production a few months after Java 8 rolled out. Depending on the team there may be some legacy applications that may require support. Kafka, zookeeper, cassandra is heavily used. Prometheus / Grafana is being rolled for metrics integration over what already existed.
They had a lot of great engineers who stayed for many years before moving out and helped build a great platform that’s packaged and sold as managed services to more than 100 banks and clients.
And to people talking shit about BlackRock , I’m not allowed to say this but since I quit I’ll say this Microsoft, Google and Apple all manage money on BlackRock’s platform - essentially buy our product! One of them onboarded within the past 2 years. So, please try building your own !!!
Now I am at one of the largest Hedge Funds and their systems look 10 years out of time.
You should decide on what your priorities are.
- I think this role is going to be in Atlanta. I heard they are setting up new team there.
- Atlassian / EngLuffy, M.DmoreI interviewed at Blackrock FutureAdvisor, and found the offer way low compared to companies that offer equity. Would have been a TC of 200k (base + bonus) when my other offers with bankable equity were just under $300k and the one pre-IPO company was essentially the same 200k plus shares (which might well have proved to be all paper.)
Seemed like a good bunch of people, if heavy on juniors
- ExBlackRock here, TC is super low compared to tech companies ... also BlackRock does a very poor job in laying people off ... So you'll find a lot of incompetent folks ...
- General Motors / OtheranielamoreWhy would a SWE wanna go into banks? Unless as a segway to transition into a career in finance? (I’m not trolling...actually curious)
- What would be good TC to ask for with 10+ years of experience in DevOps space considering role in Atlanta. Heard Blackrock building up new team over there and setting up devops stack from scratch.
- BlackRock xxxqqqI will provide some honest opinions. If you want to work for a finance company then BlackRock is the place. The financial business models and analytics are much more complex and interesting than a lot of other tech firms. Technology wise there are still a lot of legacy system running on decade old technologies but many teams are building new stuffs with Spark, Kafka, microservices, K8, etc... Frankly I don’t think every team at Google, Amazon....is working on fun projects but rather just doing support stuffs. Comp wise we can’t compete with the tech firms. The biggest problem I see is upper management don’t want to let go of the old tech and instill processes and controls that prevent or slow down innovations. You’ll find more pleasant colleagues in the west coast office than east.
- Amazon / EngoBDe36Ex BlackRock here - DO NOT go work there if your role will not be in New York. Every decision has to be made in NYC and you will find yourself running behind super egoistic management to get buy off.
Their tech is definitely a decade old if not two decades. There is small pockets of new development but they still try to apply the old school thinking to those teams.