Bloomberg L.P.

  www.bloomberg.com
  www.bloomberg.com

Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated November 17, 2014
Updated November 17, 2014
1,230 Reviews
3.5
1,230 Reviews
Rating Trends

Recommend to a friend
Approve of CEO
Bloomberg L.P. President and CEO Dan Doctoroff
Dan Doctoroff
687 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • great work life balance - like being in school though (in at 8 on the dot and out at 6) (in 65 reviews)

  • When free food is the bigger pro you can think of, there isn't much to like about (in 170 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work-life balance; Peter Principle in effect company-wide; generally chaotic (in 34 reviews)

  • Long hours, for a account manager to work 8-6 plus travel, this is rather demanding (in 74 reviews)

More Highlights

171 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

Sort: Popular Rating Date
  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company, people. Caring company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The culture is work-hard, play-hard, with much thought put toward philanthropy and the environment (these altruistic goals really come from the top-down); great snacks; great office/environment; a lot of smart people all across the board; convenient location; great connections throughout the city due to the CEO being a former mayor; lots of educational opportunities outside of field, such as financial training for R&D folks, technical training for business-folks; payment for further education; sports teams to play on. Great healthcare, great 50% match on 401k; generous pay-raises and bonuses. Awesome training program for fresh-out-of-college hires: 12 weeks long, fantastic instructors for advanced C++ and javascript (and a lot more), plus great networking opportunities. Really well run. The whole company works like clockwork, from facilities to help desk to sales to software to data warehouse. Quite impressive.

    Cons

    A lot of proprietary software development tools.
    A lot of customers don't like change; customers are paying a steep price, and thus often have a stronger say than they should.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Very nice job, friendly atmosphere.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Very good food and college.

    Cons

    It seems to me everything is fine.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Small part-time job with Bloomberg Institute as a campus ambassador. Thought it was a great experience.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campus Ambassador in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Campus Ambassador in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people I get to communicate with to fulfill my duties are awesome. My manager is super attentive and quick to respond and I feel like I can come to her about any problems I may be having with promoting the Bloomberg Assessment Test on my campus

    Cons

    At first the program was less structured but it has gotten way better. It's also harder to keep all the ambassadors accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep improving by listening to ambassadors like you have been!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Review


  5.  

    Great Place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Electronic Trading Implementation in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Electronic Trading Implementation in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, open floor, approachable management

    Cons

    Pay a little below market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good culture, friendly people, good working environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Good culture, friendly people, good working environment, flexible work schedules, flat organizational structure, transparent review and feedback systems

    Cons

    Multiple projects at the same time can be a stress on time management, as software dev the libraries are hard to navigate and require more training and trial and error than you think to code.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A culture like no other.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Regional Director - Sales in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Regional Director - Sales in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Ability to truly excel and climb the ladder if you're willing to put in long hours and hard work.

    Great mentors; great leadership.

    Amazing office in mid-town east - a true media hub.

    Cons

    Low salaries compared to other corporations.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You'll keep the higher caliber talent longer if you pay them better.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Fun environment, lots of perks

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Information Specialist in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Office culture was great - lots of fun people and a dynamic environment. The building is set up to encourage random interactions, which keeps things vibrant and exciting. Most people love to work for Bloomberg, and they show it. Bloomberg encourages internal growth, but my department was changing locations, and I wasn't lucky enough to be get a job within BLP. Great benefits, great pantry, great summer picnic.

    Cons

    There was some secrecy when changes were occurring in my department, which put a damper on the morale, but this could be at any job. My department moved out of state and I didn't want to move, so my options were limited. I wish I could've stayed. I loved it there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent when there are changes. Don't bite off more than you can chew. Try to retain your experienced/educated employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Software Developer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Full control over the projects life cycle, from design to implementation to deployment. Ownership is key! Work is project based not timed based. Your voice is herd - you can set group direction, come up with new projects and follow through. Company now offers flexible hours and work from home. Great benefits in terms of vacation, free food, 401k matching and very competitive compensation packages. Projects move very quickly even though it's a big company.

    Cons

    Project based means some times you must work harder, but the flipside is also true.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    R &D

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Great working environment and work culture

    Cons

    The biggest con is long working hours

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work environment; Sustainability focus; fosters knowledge

    Cons

    less opportunities in remote offices but that is normal

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

Work at Bloomberg L.P.? Share Your Experiences

Bloomberg L.P.

 
Click to Rate
or

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.