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Bloomberg L.P. Reviews in London, UK

Updated January 29, 2015
Updated January 29, 2015
1,301 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.  

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

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    • 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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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.

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  5.  

    R&D Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  6.  

    Great company, Great People

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    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Great Place to have a Balanced Life and opportunities to get excited with the job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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.

    Pros

    *Good Work Balance
    *Great atmosphere and respect
    *Great professional development

    Cons

    *Better Bonus system linked to Performance with no Cap
    *Less Travelling for pure terminal sales person
    *Keep this plan B mentality where all departments have the feeling to be a start up

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Plan B was a great way to get people to care more about their specific department and input more dynamism. Management should go further and give employees the opportunity to be more creative and give their thoughts to develop the products (develop work group, ideas generation...)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Buzzing work environment, really smart people and varied work.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Bloomberg isn't really a finance company - it's a technology company whose primary clients happen to be in the financial sector. As such it is the equivalent of Google or Facebook in its world. For the software developer, it offers a chance to work on a large scale, distributed system used by 300,000+ premium clients to help them make decisions within the financial markets. This means solving problems of scalability and robustness on a scale which relatively few other companies other than the ones already mentioned may have to deal with. The work environment is friendly and open, and the company is constantly working to refresh its technologies in order to advance its products.

    Cons

    Bloomberg has vast amounts of code in its system -- and some of it is really old (Fortran 77 from the eighties or nineties). Having to work with or around some of this code may put off some developers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11.  

    Bloomberg Bootcamp interview process

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

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Extremely friendly environment - everyone is always happy to help. Very open and transparent offices. Bloomberg is also super welcoming to new interns, employees and visitors. Lovely big fish tanks everywhere.

    Cons

    Great working environment, could not fault it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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