Bloomberg L.P.
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Bloomberg L.P. President and CEO Dan Doctoroff

Dan Doctoroff

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55% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Challenging but Stimulating

    Software Developer (Current Employee)
    City of London, England (UK)

    ProsFantastic support for continuing education, excellent location, interesting work, good benefits package inc private healthcare, open pay reviews, clear bonus structure. Supports the community and encourages involvement with local schools and charities.
    10 week training program to get you up and contributing the minute you join your team.

    ConsLong Hours, High Pressure, Atmosphere occasionally can seem unsupportive, uses in-house tech rather than common architectures/databases, which can be frustrating to some. Not ideal if you are more interested in Quant-style work, or disinterested in the finance industry.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter support for Technical Leads/Managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good wage, masochistic culture, poor mangers

    Reporter (Current Employee)
    City of London, England (UK)

    ProsGood wage. Good benefits. Understanding if you fall ill.

    ConsLong hours. Capricious pay rises (if at all). Cultish.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe more human. Let employees balance work and life. Make people feel appreciated.

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    Great company to work for, but not as transparent as they portray

    Analytics Representative (Current Employee)
    City of London, England (UK)

    ProsCoaching
    Benefits
    Network
    Training
    Global offices
    Best name on CV for this industry

    ConsCareer progression if you are willing to have aggressive competition (this could also be good for those who thrill on it)
    Low salaries
    Hierarchy

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    6 people found this helpful  

    Incompetent managers and very clique-y

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
    City of London, England (UK)

    ProsGreat offices, good investment by the company in infrastructure, support given to some employees is outstanding. Salaries tend to be better than average and benefits package is very good.

    ConsThe 'Bloomberg Way' is never explained, just referred to. Your face fits or it doesn't. Senior managers are given too much freedom to be petty and antagonistic if that is their way.

    Advice to Senior ManagementGood people management skills should be valued and taught.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great Experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
    City of London, England (UK)

    ProsReally professional and amazing culture. Also my team is multicultural and we have great relations. A really nice place to work in London city.

    ConsThe most important downside for my is the working hours. They are not really flexible with them. But also the same happens in the most companies.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good to add on your CV

    Data Analyst (Current Employee)
    City of London, England (UK)

    ProsPantry
    Networking with several cultures
    Philantropy and projects
    Open 24/7
    Beatiful Offices

    ConsSalary
    Lack-of respect
    Prejudice
    Repetitive jobs
    Culture
    Working hours

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunication, Communication and Communication
    Don't think that people believe in poor arguments to make them work harder

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for the committed

    Senior Software Developer (Current Employee)
    City of London, England (UK)

    ProsOpportunities in both the product and development domains. Heavy growth and considered risks to promotions and opportunities for the less-experienced. The good departments manage poor performers aggressively and pay commensurately. Those willing to invest their heart and soul thrive.

    ConsAlpha-males thrive, the socially awkward are suppressed. NY-centric and lack of understanding/awareness of other locations. Upper management rule with an iron grip yet frequently prove to be the blockage. Timetables are often dictated to allow flexibility for the privileged few, at the expense of the many.

    Advice to Senior ManagementA very small number of upper managers frequently prove to be the blockage on decisions/meetings. As a result, dictated timelines are impossible to meet. Give the impression of disorganisation and short-sightedness.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    7 people found this helpful  

    Decent place to work until dept. grew too large and HR started interfering.

    Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
    City of London, England (UK)

    ProsGood salary for experienced people, benefits package ok. Relaxed dress code and quite flexible on working hours. Nice working environment (though completely open plan can be quite a distraction when you're trying to write code), free drinks and snacks in the pantry. Senior programmers do get some freedom to determine what work they do and how it gets done.

    ConsPoor codebase and development tools creates a maintenance nightmare, you can find yourself spending more time firefighting and working around inefficient old code than creating new apps. Culture changed a few years ago to a 'metric' based system where you get rewarded more for ticking boxes and saying 'yes' to the right people further up the management chain (don't believe anyone who says the company has a flat structure - there are 8 levels above mine and this is typical). Coupled with their philosophy of mainly promoting eager to please, inexperienced graduates this has led to whole layers of incompetent mangement led by similar, more senior managers who have no industry or engineering experience other than at Bloomberg. The only way of improving your prospects is by enrolling in a 'leadership' course led by the very same people, few people are promoted based on ability. There is no distinction between project managers and those with the necessary people skills to manage groups. Pension is not particularly good. Used to be able to work from home occasionally but now this must be approved by senior managers, just one example of the atmosphere of mistrust which had led to a general atmosphere of low morale.

    Advice to Senior ManagementSeriously, I would be shocked if any of them even look at this; let alone act upon it!

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good

    Financial Software Developer (Current Employee)
    City of London, England (UK)

    ProsA good place to start

    ConsLong working hours, employees are generally underpaid, a lot of people dissatisfied.

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    good experience

    Data Analyst (Current Employee)
    City of London, England (UK)

    Proshighly diversified and fast-paced working envirnment

    Conshigh pressure without help at every time during work

    Advice to Senior Managementplease give the employees more training

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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