The Blackstone Group Inc. is one of the leading global investment firms. Founded in 1985, the firm specialises in private equity, credit, real estate, alternate asset management, and other financial areas. It is headquartered in New York City, US. By Fortune’s estimates, Blackstone Group is the largest commercial real estate company worldwide.
Some of the prominent subsidiaries of Blackstone include Hilton Worldwide, Michaels, Merlin Entertainments Group, GSO Capital Partners, and The Weather Channel. The firm has offices at 29 different locations across 18 countries. Currently, Blackstone employs more than 2900 people globally. It topped the list of private equity firms in the eFinancialCareers 2016 Ideal Employer rankings.
In 2008, Blackstone got its first real estate deal in India. Today, India is regarded as Blackstone’s biggest market in Asia. The firm’s India branch is located in Mumbai.
Opportunities at Blackstone
Blackstone offers a wide range of career opportunities across various fields of work. At present, the firm leads the list of ‘Top 10 Investment Banks To Work For’ by Vault Banking 50, an annual ranking of best investment banks. While hiring employees, Blackstone looks for talent, creativity, and commitment. The firm focuses on diversity, inclusiveness, innovation, career development & training as a part of its work culture. Blackstone conducts recruitment in the following main areas:
- Real Estate
- Hedge Fund Solutions
- External Relations & Strategy
- Tactical Opportunities
- Strategic Partners
- Private Wealth Solutions
- Private Equity
- Investment Relations & Business Development (IRBD)
- Data Science
- Life Sciences
- Human Resources
- Global Corporate Services
In addition, Blackstone provides internships to students, who can later join in fulltime positions. These internship programs can be pursued in investment or corporate unit of the firm.
Further, the firm extends a host of employee benefits and perks covering health, finance, vacations, retirement plans, insurance, etc.