Bloomberg L.P. Reviews in Skillman, NJ

Updated June 13, 2014
Updated June 13, 2014
1,181 Reviews

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Pros
  • When free food is the bigger pro you can think of, there isn't much to like about (in 157 reviews)

  • great work life balance - like being in school though (in at 8 on the dot and out at 6) (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work-life balance; Peter Principle in effect company-wide; generally chaotic (in 31 reviews)

  • Mandatory, long hours for busy work (8a - 6p); lots of posturing (in 71 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great perks

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    Former Employee - Equity Fundamentals Analyst  in  Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Equity Fundamentals Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    Very large cafeteria serving free breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also free snacks, beverages, and fruit. Okay learning opportunity for recent college grads.

    Cons

    No benefits for contract workers. There wasn't a real opportunity to become a full-timer. The project's leaders lacked communication and concern.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you're going to use contract workers for important projects, try to make them feel part of the company and not some sort burden. Also, improve your communication

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Financial Analyst

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    Former Employee - Financial Analyst  in  Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor for more than a year

    Pros

    good working enviroment good food it provides many kinds of healthy food all day and the crew takes care of food quality well

    Cons

    it needs me to drive far from home. There is not many full time position available for the market even you work there for several year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is not a bad place to work.

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    Former Employee - Research Analyst  in  Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Research Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Friendly working environment, free food.

    Cons

    Not a good place to develop, unfriendly to working moms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hiring very young, just graduated students is not a good choice.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to start career. Tough to get out once there.

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Good benefits and decent vacation. Free food each day which was pretty good.

    Cons

    Management doesn't have any fresh ideas because they refuse to bring in managers from the outside. Pay is below average but probably fair for the work and hours required. A great place to start a career but tough to get out once in. Most jobs don't transfer well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get employees who know the products more involved with decisions since they are the ones working with clients each day.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Neutral

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    Current Employee - Credit Analyst  in  Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Credit Analyst in Skillman, NJ

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

    Pros

    Free food, Job security, Easy

    Cons

    Mundane and redundant
    no room for growth
    management is horrible

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Lack of Recognition for hard work and good work

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    Current Employee - Junior Financial Analyst  in  Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Junior Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    - Free Meals Provided (food isn't 5 star, but it's free, which is a big cost advantage)
    - Good Schedule
    - Decent Work/Life Balance
    - Pay is on par with other major firms

    Cons

    Recognition is key to professional growth. You need to be recognized for your quality work in order to seek out raises or promotions. Recognition is seriously lacking at this place. It's like the firm is made split up in different planets. Analysts are in one works and senior management is in another. There is so little communication that it's hard to get recognized, even if you put out quality performance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your employee's progress and establish a more structured professional growth ladder. Properly meet with, and evaluate your analysts and provide the good ones with the recognition and compensation they deserve.

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    It was an ok place to work as a temp

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Free food all the time!

    Cons

    Monotonous work, no room for growth as a temp, the bathrooms are small for a pretty large building.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Yes, temps are expendable, but you could at least give them more notice before the contract ends. My team were notified that we're done an hour before the end of the day.

    No opinion of CEO
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Currently a temp trying to find a permanent position but all of the jobs go to people already within the company.

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    Current Employee - Junior Financial Analyst  in  Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Junior Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Great food, great name, looks good on a resume, world of information at your fingertips.

    Cons

    Pay not great, temps are treated like dirt, people who work there full time don't even seem to like it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your temps better, they know more than the people coming out of college without any experience, consider them more for jobs.

    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    OK place to start your career

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Excellent Brand Name
    Employee friendly work culture

    Cons

    Compensation is below the industry norms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    jobs are boring, but if you don't care about making big $$ then great place to work

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    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    great benefits, stable. great start for those new to the industry.

    Cons

    jobs are relatively easy and do not require too much analystical skills.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more transparent about staffing and pay more attention to employees' feeling

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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