Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated March 17, 2015
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  1. Tough for Freelancers

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    Former Contractor - Contributing Writer in New York, NY
    Former Contractor - Contributing Writer in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated talented people; high standards

    Cons

    Company uses few freelancers so you often fall through the cracks, especially in terms of getting paid

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat long-term freelancers as well as full-time employees

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  2. career stagnation

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    your friends are your colleagues.
    invest heavily in training

    Cons

    the job is not exciting or changing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. good place to start...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Great place to start you career in financial services and technology

    Cons

    Not a great place to stay if you are not from the financial markets and in financial sales and analytics. The company will always put great priority on people who are from the financial markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone comes from a buy or sell-side background does not mean he or she will out perform someone who was BBG from day one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Not bad but not related to finance.

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    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    The benefits and the location were better than most companies. I think it beats higher salaries with less benefits. The work place will keep you updated on the markets just by being there.

    Cons

    The compensation is ok although the benefits outweigh them. Employees in the finance department should be paid more on commission that salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Great, but income was capped.

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    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome products and people who work there are top notch.

    Cons

    Can't make good money in sales
    Micro-management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on results instead of processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Great place to start a career in the financial markets.

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    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn about the financial markets and start a career in them. Depending upon your role you can also have a high level of contact with financial firms of all sorts.

    Cons

    Upper level management doesn't change, mid level however is constantly churning, which creates a "difficult" atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    Great resume builder, but get out quick.

    Former Employee - Junior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Junior Financial Analyst

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Nice foot in the door of Financial industry. Not a bad place to start your career. Nice benefits and perks including the free food, which could quickly turn into a con if you don't watch what you eat.

    Cons

    little upward mobility, no real sense of teamwork or partnership. While you may learn a lot, depending on your team you can easily be pigeonholed into a niche group whose skills don't transfer well to other companies/industries.

  9. Potential to be great, but run haphazard "Let's try this since that hasn't worked" pay for top talent but managed poorly

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    Current Contractor - Multimedia Department in New York, NY
    Current Contractor - Multimedia Department in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great infrastructure. You got a problem? There's someone who can fix it no matter the hour. Pay is good if you negotiate well for yourself.

    Cons

    Management seems to communicate poorly with subordinates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Open the lines of communication. Hire freelancers to staff positions.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Nice company for growth

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Your opinions are valued even if you are just an intern.
    Nice salary and benefits.
    Free food and drinks, nice office.
    You are given important tasks as full-time staff do.

    Cons

    Different color of badge to distinguish contract staff and permanent staff.
    Contract staff are usually difficult to transform to permanent staff.
    Contract staff are not allowed to join some of the company's events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good and open-minded management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. Not a bad place to start

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    Current Contractor - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Contractor - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work for a great company
    - looks good on your resume
    - good co-workers

    Cons

    - you will likely gain weight
    - networking is key to getting a perm position
    - even if you are intelligent and hard working, your skills can go unnoticed
     - Takes 10 minutes of waiting to use the bathroom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reach out more to temps. Let team leaders interact with temps rather than just middle management. Temps should be able to interview solely on their performance while on the job. Not because they had under a 3.0 GPA or have graduated over 2 years ago.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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