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Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
1,247 Reviews
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1,247 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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Programmer

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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bloomberg provided a great first job right out of college.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Account Management in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Account Management in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    The people and the culture are what makes this a great place to work. I have made amazing friends and they are why I have stayed at Bloomberg through the years. It is also a great work schedule and I am able to enjoy a work-life balance that many of my peers at other companies cannot get.

    Cons

    There is limited opportunity for career development as well as very limited earning potential. It is a "comfortable" place to be - little risk, but also little reward.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities for career development and reward good work/results better. There is no real incentive to do more than meet the status quo. You are not retaining some of your best people because they cannot grow professionally nor can they make as much money as at other firms.

    Recommends
    Neutral 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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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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    • Career Opportunities
    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.  

    Stifling atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The free lunch and the vacation/sick time is really all i can say positively.

    Cons

    Horrible management. The work so incredibly mundane, a college degree is not necessary to do the work required. Its a data monkey role and there is absolutely no room for vertical advancement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put competent people in leadership roles

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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