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Integration

9.1 / 10

(based on 20 ratings in 2019)

2019

"I get feedback regularly and whenever I ask for it, which is great! Even though everyone is very busy, they always seem available to help me with whatever questions I have."
Intern, London
"Every intern at BlackRock gets a buddy and my buddy has been extremely helpful."
Intern, London
"There's a very clear process of feedback and review with initial goal setting, a mid-internship review and then a final review. You work with your manager on making the goals instead of being prescribed them. This leaves plenty of room to do a wide range of things."
Intern, London
"My manager tends to be very busy and is always in and out of meetings. It is very easy to arrange time with him though, I just need to send a quick message and he finds time. We have weekly catch ups regardless. The review process where we receive feedback is split into three parts. We set objectives that we want to achieve when we first arrive and then we have a meeting with our manager four weeks in where they let us know how we are doing and what we can do to improve. Finally, at the end, we have another similar meeting and are given a performance rating for the internship."
Intern, London
"This internship has been the best one I have personally had in terms of how interns are integrated. People are happy to teach and discuss topics with you that you are not familiar with or do not have knowledge in and there is always a feeling of 'us' together with the analysts/our buddies."
Intern, London
"Everyone is very accessible and they always find time to chat to you, regardless of how senior they are."
Intern, London

2018

"I was assigned both a buddy and a line manager who both spoke to me on a daily basis and were very supportive. There is a very flat management structure at BlackRock so many team heads spoke to interns regularly."
Intern, London
"I had a buddy and a manager and both were very good at providing me with critical and positive feedback. I did get recognition for my strengths and my performance but also critical feedback."
Intern, Edinburgh
"We are assigned a buddy who is a more junior person and gives us advice on behaviour and attitude etc. We are also assigned a Dean who is a senior person."
Intern, London
"People are very accessible and take the time to respond to your questions. They also encourage you to take coffee breaks with them and other teams."
Intern, London
"I was assigned a buddy for integration purposes and all non-work related questions as well as a mentor for my assessments and all work-related questions. They both gave me very constructive feedback, were very easy to go to for any request and always helped me to understand the day-to-day activities better."
Intern, Madrid
"I was really happy with my manager because I was able to work on my own but always had feedback and support from not only him, but also from my whole team."
Intern, Milan
"All of the employees are very accessible and encourage interns to interact with them. I feel like the supervisors were really dedicated to making the interns feel included and recognised."
Intern, London
"My manager has been fantastic. We had an end-of-day meeting every day for the first two weeks just so that we had some time to go over all the questions we had. As time went on, we felt more autonomous while still knowing we could always reach out if needed."
Intern, London
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