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Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated August 14, 2014
Updated August 14, 2014
1,161 Reviews

3.4
1,161 Reviews
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Bloomberg L.P. President and CEO Dan Doctoroff
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • When free food is the bigger pro you can think of, there isn't much to like about (in 157 reviews)

  • great work life balance - like being in school though (in at 8 on the dot and out at 6) (in 52 reviews)


Cons
  • Poor work-life balance; Peter Principle in effect company-wide; generally chaotic (in 31 reviews)

  • Mandatory, long hours for busy work (8a - 6p); lots of posturing (in 71 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    A company that cares for its employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great Health care benefits ,

    Cons

    Very fast paced and dynamic environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work life balance , have parallel alternatives for personal growth

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great benefits and perks. Evolving Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Always reinventing itself and high energy work environment

    Cons

    Growing workforce is making management more hierarchal

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Data Analyst

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Friendly environment, open work area

    Cons

    hired through a recruiting agency

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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    no career growth there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY

    Pros

    good salary for new graduates

    Cons

    no career growth, every team working on 2 -3 functions, people's knowledge of finance is limited in small area, so it will be very hard to get job from other finance company like investment bank, hedge fund if you stay in Bloomberg for too long time.
    The tech Bloomberg use is very old, it's extremely difficult to find a job in high tech company if you stay in Bloomberg for more than 3 years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    less politic battles focus on product development.
    Hire people who can coding not those who know talking more than coding.

  6.  

    Bloomberg is a great kickstart to ones career.

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in New York, NY

    Pros

    Great experience, benefits are awesome, working from home was

    Cons

    The work became somewhat repetitive and boring.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Lost it's luster

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

    Pros

    Amazing benefits --- top of the line.
    some great people

    Cons

    no longer a growth organization
    lack of perspective around flexibility
    outdated user interface

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    lose your middle managers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    You'll learn the ropes, but probably grow out of it quickly

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY

    Pros

    The pay is solid, benefits are unreal, and the vacation is great.

    Cons

    The technology is dated, the purpose of your work limited. As an employee of the r&d team chances are all you will be doing is executing ideas from the business manager with little input.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promotions appear to be from tenure not from ability. Outdated software means employees eventually realize the skills they are learning won't easily translate into a new company, so you are faced with the decision of becoming a lifer or moving on.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    OK place to start, but move out quickly

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Software Developer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY

    Pros

    Decent training, good name on resume, good introduction

    Cons

    Poor culture, work is not intellectually stimulating, some of the code is very old

    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    Global data

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Outstanding benefits. Medical benefits were great. Free food. Amazing summer party for employees.

    Cons

    Long hours, lack of career advancement opportunities.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Generally a positive experience, different groups and departments have vastly different ethos and your mileage may vary.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY

    Pros

    If you do well, and have a supportive team leader and manager, they are very quick to give you more responsibility. Once you are established as a solid team player, there are many opportunities for growth, educational reimbursements and slow but steady raises.

    Cons

    Some teams are decidedly better than others, ranging from a bunch of very competent folks that would do well almost anywhere, to other teams which seem to be what's left after years of the cream of the crop skimming off to other places. You are not allowed to actively trade, and moonlight coding for open source projects is if not discouraged, at least made quite tedious and difficult.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Spend a little less time making internal videos and producing new internal "awards", and spend a little more time regularly chatting with every employee outside of the lines of reporting.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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