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Bloomberg L.P. Reviews in London, England

Updated February 18, 2015
Updated February 18, 2015
165 Reviews
3.5
165 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • great work life balance - like being in school though (in at 8 on the dot and out at 6) (in 69 reviews)

  • When free food is the bigger pro you can think of, there isn't much to like about (in 173 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 75 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great atmosphere!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    After one year spent in regional office I can say that Bloomberg has very high organizational culture within company, great learning process, everyone is happy to help you. Work-life balance can be easily sustained.

    Cons

    As a fixed-term employee I do not have any benefits as private health care or bonuses.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    No way!

    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Good for you CV, as a first job is definitely a good one. Consider the london office which is great!

    Cons

    Bloomberg is the god and you can't do anything about it! they don't hire you unless you are not part of them

  3.  

    Good company to work for if you want to get into the finance sector

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good company to work for if you want to get into the finance sector, relaxed culture free snacks and drinks provided in all their offices

    Cons

    Flat structure so promotion is not necessary a great thing, in house training can be poor when provided by someone who just wants to hit their agreed personal target on the hope of getting a non existent pay increase.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to your workforce before making ridiculous decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Fast-paced, Steep learning curve, sometimes a bit too rushed

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Product Sales & Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Product Sales & Analytics in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues
    Company invests new hires
    Great training
    Fast promotions
    Hardly extra hours
    Highly meristocratic

    Cons

    Analytics job on the helpdesk will be a sink or swim experience, as clients often have exaggerated expectations
    Mediocre pay
    Great deal of micromanagement
    High pressure
    Little room for actually adding value for clients
    No time to implement own ideas and projects

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink department goals and KPIs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    the company has to much in the micro management area

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    good kitchen, nice colleagues, good location, good product, multi cultural environment

    Cons

    to much micro management the management is stupid as the TL and sales manager. Everytnhing is us based

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get a young ceo to change the company

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Overall very good company to start with

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    very good working atmosphere. if you are motivated, you will have the opportunity to lear a lot through the trainings and grow fast as the company really promotes good people in the first steps.

    Cons

    Very quick personnal growth in the beginning but after a few years it is very hard to move ahead.
    the management judges a lot on the apperance of your work rather than on the content.

  8.  

    R&D Manager

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - R&D Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great company, very friendly, great work

    Cons

    Very New York centric, very hard to progress in London, few top management leave

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Great company, Great People

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Global Data in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Global Data in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Work-life Balance, Benefits, People, Great place for starting

    Cons

    Work may sometimes become repetitive and dull

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    n/a

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    competitive

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    international environment
    good training
    interesting clients
    international opportunities
    learn quickly
    fast paced environment
    amazing office culture
    interesting clients

    Cons

    work long hours
    boring stuff
    limited opportunities for women
    no access to leadership level
    hard to change positons
    competitive environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better undrstanding of the workforce abilities

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great Company, you get back what you put in

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    * Freedom of ideas
    * Freedom to make a difference

    Cons

    too many new senior management hires care little about the brand.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote more internally. Don't presume there isn't any talent there

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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