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How's Blackrock as employer and TC

Chase / ITabari
Mar 7

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?

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  • Google ggnores
    Pay 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
    Mar 73
    • OpenDoor / EngMhBB55
      Wearing a t shirt is considered great WLB? Lmfao
      Mar 7
    • Nielsen nqED75
      In finance yes 😂
      Mar 8
    • Amazon !JeffBezos
      Hawaiian shirt day must be pretty off hook then.
      Mar 8
  • I hear the titles are inflated over there.
    What does Director do over these for software development?
    Mar 77
    • Google
      tsukino

      Google

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      tsukinomore
      it is normal in finance
      Mar 7
    • Uber / Engp3
      Yes, it’s the norm in finance. Titles are analyst, associate, VP, director, managing director.
      Mar 7
    • Qualcomm wrGQ11
      Are you a recruiter ?
      Mar 7
    • Uber / Engp3
      If you’re asking me, I worked there.
      Mar 7
    • Google
      tsukino

      Google

      BIO
      w
      tsukinomore
      If you're asking me, I am not.
      Mar 7
    • If (you are asking me)
      return false;
      Mar 7
    • New / Englzf66
      Hahhahaha
      Mar 8
  • IBM fBFv65
    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.
    Mar 77
    • Uber 7hh8ijgg
      What's your tc dude....
      Mar 7
    • IBM fBFv65
      What was my TC at BlackRock?
      Is that what you're asking?
      Mar 7
    • Probably what is it now as in why would you go work for IBM
      Mar 7
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      WPslayer

      BloombergEng

      PRE
      Fidessa
      WPslayermore
      Mar 8
    • BlackRock Lary
      @ex-Blackrock guy please don’t make assumptions about things that you aren’t actively involved in
      Mar 8
    • Microsoft metoo++
      ^I’m not actively involved but the name sounds racist.
      Mar 8
    • Comcast / Sales
      Capt18A

      ComcastSales

      PRE
      Comcast Business, Zayo Group
      Capt18Amore
      I guess the black hills are also racist. Lol
      Mar 8
  • Snapchat fQgT31
    The. X xnxx
    Mar 76
    • ANSYS sam1
      Wtf is this yo?
      Mar 7
    • Amazon fatass
      The next evolution of Leetcode
      Mar 7
    • New / Engneophyte94
      WTH is this please tell me.
      Mar 7
    • Google
      tsukino

      Google

      BIO
      w
      tsukinomore
      a random French textbook suddenly appears!
      Mar 7
    • Societe Generale
      👙yaya

      Societe Generale

      PRE
      IBM, Ericsson
      👙yayamore
      Lol that's like a grade 8 text book
      Mar 8
    • Yelp whisky.
      Is this what ppl do at Snap?
      Mar 8
  • Google udnq66
    Pay is not great. You will make more in tech. They lay people off secretly. Go for name and leave.
    Mar 71
    • Google udnq66
      Not that many people are making that TC and you don’t get RSUs under a certain pay band....
      Mar 7
  • BlackRock Ikqf10
    Unless you are close to retirement don’t join. Low TC. Outdated tech they just talk big in news but nothing is done from the inside. Try else where
    Mar 70
  • AT&T fhrowj
    I heard the TC is quite low in the SF area.
    Mar 70
  • Morgan Stanley flkxx
    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.
    Mar 73
    • Amazon fuckin ell
      Lol
      Mar 7
    • SpaceX / Engplokjimnb
      This - I don't even think front office business side even pays great there, let alone the tech
      Mar 7
    • Microsoft / Product
      Brazuka

      MicrosoftProduct

      PRE
      Bain & Company
      Brazukamore
      I agree, Blackrock in tech means nothing. Another matter if you are a finance person.
      Mar 7
  • Compass KeXR56
    Do 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.
    Mar 72
    • Amazon fuckin ell
      I don't think its fat anymore ... lol ... A friend who works there said they hired him on a low base saying we believe in high cash bonus and then fucked him in the ass with pocket change ... saying we are moving towards a more balanced compensation approach 😂
      Mar 7
    • BlackRock Lary
      Dude even the bonus was shit this year
      Mar 8
  • Bloomberg cocolococo
    Low TC in NYC. Heard about 95k 2 years back.
    Mar 70
  • BlackRock xis
    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.
    Mar 910
    • Morgan Stanley flkxx
      Nice Kool-Aid. No one is trashing BLK products, everyone is trashing it as a shitty place to work.

      You can say all you want about the supposed great tech, but lots of places have that and good pay. The good tech is debatable though.
      Mar 9
    • BlackRock xis
      Nice try. I am familiar with Morgan Stanely’s codebase. Pretty shitty given that a lot of work is outsourced to consultants.
      Mar 9
    • Morgan Stanley flkxx
      Yeah it is, but I don't see what any other company has to do with BLK being a shitty place to work. Nice strawman.
      Mar 10
    • Amazon / Engffc
      Haha ... this shit is so funny ... 😂 BlackRock is all propaganda haha ...
      Mar 11
    • BlackRock xis
      Well unless you work there you won’t know if it’s really propaganda :)
      Mar 11
    • Amazon / Engffc
      I did work there lol ... 😂
      Mar 11
    • BlackRock xis
      I can guess your name :) How is Amazon’s code and culture compared to BlackRock?
      Mar 11
    • Amazon / Engjaffbazos
      Good for you 👍 ...
      Mar 11
    • BlackRock Ikqf10
      Current BLK employee here @xis is bull shitting . We still run on hardware which is close to decade old. Most of the tech stack he talked about is just POC nothing is running in production.
      Mar 14
    • Amazon / Engjaffbazos
      @xis is probably one of the supreme leaders at BlackRock ... 😂
      Mar 14
  • Chase / ITabari
    OP
    I think this role is going to be in Atlanta. I heard they are setting up new team there.
    Mar 74
    • Culture is very elite and has smart people. If you like that then go for it. I’m not saying it’s bad; just different.
      Mar 7
    • Travelport / Engbuttnpushr
      You got more info on that? I'm Atlanta based and curious now
      Mar 7
    • New / EngrjKT57
      I have a friend in the same team. Or are you him.
      Mar 7
    • Button, not sure about that dude but I know every other location I’ve seen has the same type of culture. So expect similar experiences.
      Mar 9
  • Atlassian / Eng
    Luffy, M.D

    AtlassianEng

    PRE
    Facebook
    BIO
    A prematurely grumpy somewhat old man
    Luffy, M.Dmore
    I 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
    Mar 71
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIGProduct

      PRE
      Deloitte Digital
      BIO
      Counseling CxOs for AI-first strategy !
      Ragingmore
      I concur with this opinion
      Mar 7
  • Bank of America / IT
    biggie8

    Bank of AmericaIT

    BIO
    I have 20+ experience in tech and banking
    biggie8more
    Long ago in the banking bubble they paid up - 50% more than tech. Huge bonuses but no stock. Now tech in any Bank is a bad idea
    Mar 70
  • Amazon fuckin ell
    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 ...
    Mar 72
    • BlackRock Lary
      Even when they did they laid off the higher comp and H1 people ... not performance based
      Mar 8
    • Amazon fuckin ell
      lol ... Yeah that's true ...
      Mar 8
  • Bank of America Naruto7
    Low TC. Hard to negotiate and very stubborn HR. If u take it go for the name and leave.
    Mar 70
  • General Motors / Other
    aniela

    General MotorsOther

    PRE
    Zebra Technologies
    anielamore
    Why would a SWE wanna go into banks? Unless as a segway to transition into a career in finance? (I’m not trolling...actually curious)
    Mar 82
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIGProduct

      PRE
      Deloitte Digital
      BIO
      Counseling CxOs for AI-first strategy !
      Ragingmore
      Unless they want to work remotely and do moonlighting on the side?
      Mar 8
    • Bloomberg cocolococo
      *segue
      Mar 9
  • AIG / Product
    Raging

    AIGProduct

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    Deloitte Digital
    BIO
    Counseling CxOs for AI-first strategy !
    Ragingmore
    DO NOT JOIN
    Mar 70
  • Autodesk BWSw16
    What is ‘TC’
    Mar 141
  • Amazon krackjax
    While we’re at it, anyone tested the waters of Bridgewater for Devs?
    Mar 91
    • AIG / Product
      Raging

      AIGProduct

      PRE
      Deloitte Digital
      BIO
      Counseling CxOs for AI-first strategy !
      Ragingmore
      They own your soul once they make you a 2x offer.
      Mar 9
  • Chase / ITabari
    OP
    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.
    Mar 71
    • Societe Generale
      👙yaya

      Societe Generale

      PRE
      IBM, Ericsson
      👙yayamore
      Even Chase is building a iaas and paas team
      Mar 8
  • BlackRock xxxqqq
    I 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.
    7d0
  • Amazon / EngoBDe36
    Ex 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.
    Mar 140
  • BlackRock Lary
    pm me with questions
    Mar 80
  • New UNtq26
    Generally a good employer for a large firm and a potential upgrade as far as fun projects since they have run more tech than almost any financial firm. Sometimes it can be political so be sure to know and like your senior manager/ MD.
    Mar 70
  • BlackRock kahfudn67
    Blk rarely have layoffs. Safe company to join, good name, heavy internal push for new tech. Pay is a below tech but above average for finance.
    Mar 70

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