Benefits & professional development

Focus on our people

It is the capabilities of our employees and our leaders that enable us to deliver for our clients, and we're focused on developing, retaining and recruiting top talent. 


Career development

Our relentless focus on developing, retaining and recruiting top talent is ingrained in our culture. We make learning and development a priority and provide employees with extensive resources and opportunities to develop professionally and build fulfilling long-term careers. We do this through multiple employee development programs, a comprehensive performance management process, and formal and informal coaching and feedback discussions. BlackRock also encourages internal mobility as a way for employees to advance their careers by moving to another geographic location or different function or business.

We use the 3Es model for employee development plans, which includes Experience through on-the-job learnings, stretch assignments, special projects, new roles and career mobility;  Exposure through coaching and feedback, mentoring, sponsoring, client interaction, knowledge sharing and networking; and Education through online and classroom courses, e-learning, reading and webinars.

We offer Learning@BlackRock, an online tool that gives employees access to a wide range of learning and development resources, including business overviews, online and instructor-led training courses and other tools and resources.

BlackRock also offers tuition assistance to encourage employees to take advantage of ongoing education opportunities in their respective fields, in order to create opportunities for personal and professional growth while strengthening the capabilities of the firm.

Total Rewards for employees

BlackRock is committed to providing employees a comprehensive Total Rewards package, including a range of benefits, programs and resources to meet the varying needs of talent across the firm.

Compensation: Pay for performance

BlackRock’s pay for performance philosophy rewards employees’ contributions to BlackRock, provides opportunities for employees to share in BlackRock’s growth and success and aligns the incentives and risk-awareness of employees with those of the firm by connecting individual, business and company results to employee compensation.

For most employees, total compensation includes base salary in addition to a discretionary annual bonus, which is based on the employee’s performance against objectives and contributions to their department and the firm as well as BlackRock’s operating income and business or functional level performance.

For our most senior leaders, BlackRock is committed to an executive compensation program that is consistent with responsible financial and risk management. Details on compensation policies and practices for our executives are outlined in BlackRock’s Proxy Statement.

Financial & personal wellness

BlackRock’s comprehensive financial wellness program provides employees with access to a wealth of resources, learning opportunities, guidance, and tools to help employees and their families achieve financial goals, including retirement savings, personal investments, college savings, and financial protection. Included in the financial wellness offering is BlackRock’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP), which allows employees to share in the ownership of BlackRock and its success at a discounted rate.

BlackRock’s integrated approach to personal health care and wellness offers employees a range of health plans, access to programs that support a healthier lifestyle and health care accounts to help manage out-of-pocket health care costs.

Work / life support

BlackRock is focused on helping employees more easily manage their work and personal lives through time-off policies, life management programs and savings opportunities.