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  1.  

    Lots of opportunities. Lots of ulcers.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Editorial
    Current Employee - Editorial

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

    Pros

    Incredibly fast-paced, oftentimes exciting work. You'll have the opportunity to work with some of the smartest people you'll ever meet. An incredible place to learn. Absolutely no job after the one you have here will feel difficult in comparison, but if you're anything like me, every other performance review you'll have in your life will call you "impatient" and "too demanding."

    Cons

    That pace can be killer, and so can the hours. I used to have vivid night terrors about 3 a.m. phone calls from this place (not out of place; frequently happened) telling me I needed to go back into work although I'd only left at 11, and get halfway out the door before realizing it was just a dream. Even worse than the hours was the toxic internal culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize that the rate of churn in your employee base is a drain on your profitability -- maybe one way to staunch the exit of people you've spent so long and so much money on training is not to treat them like fodder for the meat grinder.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for starting a career then move on...

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Research Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Employee Health/Dental/401K Benefits are good....

    Cons

    Compensation stagnates after time and very little upward mobility... Take all the early experience and move onto a career position.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good salary and benefits but horrible management

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    salary, hours, benefits ok work life balance

    Cons

    salary is OK, Horrible management..skewed Management..People with absolutely no people skills

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get some proper training for Management and improve people skills

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

    good place to start...

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Great place to start you career in financial services and technology

    Cons

    Not a great place to stay if you are not from the financial markets and in financial sales and analytics. The company will always put great priority on people who are from the financial markets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because someone comes from a buy or sell-side background does not mean he or she will out perform someone who was BBG from day one.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    career stagnation

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    your friends are your colleagues.
    invest heavily in training

    Cons

    the job is not exciting or changing

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Not bad but not related to finance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    The benefits and the location were better than most companies. I think it beats higher salaries with less benefits. The work place will keep you updated on the markets just by being there.

    Cons

    The compensation is ok although the benefits outweigh them. Employees in the finance department should be paid more on commission that salary.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great, but income was capped.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Awesome products and people who work there are top notch.

    Cons

    Can't make good money in sales
    Micro-management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on results instead of processes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Great place to start a career in the financial markets.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great place to learn about the financial markets and start a career in them. Depending upon your role you can also have a high level of contact with financial firms of all sorts.

    Cons

    Upper level management doesn't change, mid level however is constantly churning, which creates a "difficult" atmosphere.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great resume builder, but get out quick.

    Former Employee - Junior Financial Analyst
    Former Employee - Junior Financial Analyst

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Nice foot in the door of Financial industry. Not a bad place to start your career. Nice benefits and perks including the free food, which could quickly turn into a con if you don't watch what you eat.

    Cons

    little upward mobility, no real sense of teamwork or partnership. While you may learn a lot, depending on your team you can easily be pigeonholed into a niche group whose skills don't transfer well to other companies/industries.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Nice company for growth

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Your opinions are valued even if you are just an intern.
    Nice salary and benefits.
    Free food and drinks, nice office.
    You are given important tasks as full-time staff do.

    Cons

    Different color of badge to distinguish contract staff and permanent staff.
    Contract staff are usually difficult to transform to permanent staff.
    Contract staff are not allowed to join some of the company's events.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good and open-minded management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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