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Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated December 15, 2014
Updated December 15, 2014
1,245 Reviews
3.5
1,245 Reviews
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Bloomberg L.P. President and CEO Dan Doctoroff
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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.  

    I was a reporter.

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    Former Employee - Reporter
    Former Employee - Reporter

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    So many resources are at your fingertips. They already have a lot of the answers to your questions, but, if you need something for your work, they will usually try to get it for you. The company is committed to training. The pay is very good. There is, which has become pretty common knowledge, free food all the time.

    Cons

    Maybe this is the case for all high-caliber jobs, but be prepared to make it your life. The rigidness of the writing code can be very tiresome and boring - you won't necessarily want to share your work with your friends. The number of people that have to check off on your work - and color it with their opinions - is enormous, so be prepared to be frustrated as you await permission to launch. The place, though global, is still very much run by a few people out of one office. They don't tolerate mistakes - you will be tossed out - and they don't really care about your suggestions for improvement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't be afraid of change, especially in the news business. You have so many assets - listen to your reporters and your young people. Some of the reporters were the best around but were not able to write what they knew because of the rigid guidelines. Career trajectories were not clear.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Programmer

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    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Programmer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    good package and well take care of employee

    Cons

    somewhat over-work under paid. busy. overnight call

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Smart people, but not always great managers

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    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The perks and benefits were great. Open floor, transparent meeting rooms and stable software makes collaboration easy. Smart people worked there and I learned a lot.

    Cons

    Promotion can be difficult, managers showed favoritism or had crazy standards that made advancement difficult no matter how many ideas you came up with or how many hours you put in. Some of the leaders were not so great but no one, not HR nor their managers, seemed to care or want to do anything about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the number of employees who bring up issues about their manager. If a lot of people bring up the same issues, there has to be something to it.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    great company. great benefits/hours. relatively low stress

    Cons

    not everyone works hard, could demotivate some

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    please enforce accountability

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great growing company

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good growth opportunities and exposure to all areas of the business. Free food. Excellent benefits and perks. State of the art facilities with forward thinking applied. Excellent vacation time offered

    Cons

    Long hours and constant change. Extremely demanding metrics with some being unattainable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better communication is needed from top down. Some of the upper managers do not think twice about belittling mid to lower managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Small part-time job with Bloomberg Institute as a campus ambassador. Thought it was a great experience.

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    Current Employee - Campus Ambassador in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Campus Ambassador in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The people I get to communicate with to fulfill my duties are awesome. My manager is super attentive and quick to respond and I feel like I can come to her about any problems I may be having with promoting the Bloomberg Assessment Test on my campus

    Cons

    At first the program was less structured but it has gotten way better. It's also harder to keep all the ambassadors accountable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep improving by listening to ambassadors like you have been!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Dynamic exciting place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for growth, as long as you seek them out. Very stable company.

    Cons

    Comp can tend to be a black box with no transparency into what goes into it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve options for work life balance. For a tech firm in office face time shouldn't be a requirement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Awesome Experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    They work-life balance here is great. The office culture was fun, but hard working

    Cons

    Technology within the terminal was hard to use. Not enough time spent for training there.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place to work!

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    Current Employee - Electronic Trading Implementation in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Electronic Trading Implementation in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, open floor, approachable management

    Cons

    Pay a little below market

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good culture, friendly people, good working environment

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Good culture, friendly people, good working environment, flexible work schedules, flat organizational structure, transparent review and feedback systems

    Cons

    Multiple projects at the same time can be a stress on time management, as software dev the libraries are hard to navigate and require more training and trial and error than you think to code.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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