Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated February 2, 2015
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Bloomberg L.P. Founder Michael R. Bloomberg
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Pros
  • They work-life balance here is great (in 69 reviews)

  • Some free food in kitchen pantry (in 173 reviews)

Cons
  • There is little work-life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • Mandatory, long hours for busy work (8a - 6p); lots of posturing (in 75 reviews)

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  1. Temps tread carefully

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Contractor - Analyst in Skillman, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The office environment is relaxed (with right manager)
    The free lunch & fully-stocked kitchen makes long days worth it
    Brand makes experience here very valuable

    Cons

    If you're a temp who doesn't make meaningful connections in the company, you will have a tough time getting a full time position. If full-time prospect looks dim after about a year, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Have a scheduled program that gives every capable temp a chance to become a permanent part of the company.


  2. data analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    flexible work hrs. good benefits, good entry level

    Cons

    limited career growth opportunities and perks


  3. Helpful (1)

    Data analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Open environment that does allow you gain a lot of experience as a young professional. Some valuable experiences with some great mentors.

    Cons

    Need better opportunity for growth - things become stagnate after a year or so. It is difficult to transition in this position throughout this company due to your specific experience in data.


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  5. Helpful (5)

    Open, Fast, & Innovative Company with EXCELLENT Benefits

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Bloomberg has a young, fast-paced culture that welcomes fresh college grads and constantly looks for ways to innovate, improve their products, or access new markets. The benefits are great including everything from free food (all day, every day) to 401(k) employer matches up to 15% of your annual salary, fully-sponsered and reimbursed MBA programs and CFA programs, and 4 weeks paid vacation from the first day you start. There is also an extensive 3-month training program for new hires so onboarding is very smooth and easy. No need to worry about being thrown into something that you have no idea how to do.

    Cons

    A significant amount of time is spent on doing the same task over and over again. It limits the time you can actually work on meaningful or challenging products and can become boring and mundane. The majority of roles in the company are centered on data ENTRY rather than data ANALYSIS as they lead you to believe. There are many brilliant people in this company with advanced degrees and designations such as MBAs and CFAs, yet they still do the same mundane tasks as others just starting at the company....ENTERING data....a task that could be completed by someone with a high school diploma. Nonetheless, the pay does consistently increase as you stay with the firm and there is significant opportunity to advance to managerial roles within your first 4-7 years with the firm.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Data Acquisitions Intern - Princeton, NJ

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Former Intern - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The food is fantastic. I'm talking filet mignon and lobster on special occasions. Oh yeah, it's free. Employees are friendly and helpful.

    Cons

    Limited upside career potential. Skillman, NJ is kind of in the middle of nowhere. I mean, there are literally farms surrounding the campus.


  7. My time at Bloomberg has been a challenging, yet rewarding experience.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, competitive salary, meritocracy-based culture, collaborative environment, transparent and trusting culture. The company is willing to take risks, but rewards its employees well.

    Cons

    Horizontal corporate structure, not much opportunity for vertical progression. Easy to get "stuck" in a role and remain stagnant for years.

    Advice to Management

    Management could do a better job evaluating the market and deriving targets from which its employees' bonus is determined.


  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to jump start your career or settle down

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Pantry
    Fast paced environment
    Intelligent colleagues
    High exposure to important industry players

    Cons

    Must be aggressive and actively seek opportunities for advancement as you define your own path. No predefined advancement path can lead to zig-zag careers if you're not careful


  9. Global Data Analyst

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Skillman, NJ
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Skillman, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Free food
    Great Culture
    Lots of opportunities to explore different parts of the business

    Cons

    In order to get things approved too many people need to be apart of the decision. it is too bureaucratic

    Advice to Management

    Too worried about what your boss will think of your decision. just be confident in how you manage other people and your department


  10. Helpful (2)

    Great learning opportunity

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Junior Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Contractor - Junior Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career. Ability to learn from very bright people and work on projects that make a difference.

    Cons

    Position is temporary with virtually no opportunity to get promoted for even those that exhibit talent and solid work ethic. Many full-time employees hardly ever acknowledge contract staff as deserving enough to breathe in the same air as them even though they are bright young people feeling the effects of the economy.

    Advice to Management

    Reward those that have shown the necessary ability to contribute within the company.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Bloomberg looks great on a resume.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free food, great benefits, Good pay.

    Cons

    Not the place for someone afraid of big brother

    Advice to Management

    Promote me



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