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Bloomberg L.P. Reviews in Singapore Singapore

Updated Jun 28, 2014
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3.8 28 reviews

94% Approve of the CEO

Bloomberg L.P. President and CEO Dan Doctoroff

Dan Doctoroff

(18 ratings)

87% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • When free food is the bigger pro you can think of, there isn't much to like about(in 155 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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    Excellent benefits

    Producer/Reporter (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGreat pay, excellent benefits, a real sense that they care about the employees' well-being and making sure to the best of their abilities to keep you well and happy. Coworkers are intelligent and daring, always a joy to work with. Lastly, awesome pantry!

    ConsLong hours (normal hours run from 8 to 6), difficult to relocate unless you're a superstar employee

    Advice to Senior ManagementConsider offering more flexible hours or keeping the hours to 8-hour work days, not 10! Give more opportunities to move around

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Vibrant office and fun people. But lacks experienced professionals and managers.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsColourful office and nice pantry
    Open concept makes communication easy and natural
    Good health plan and benefits (stay 5 stars hotel during business trips)
    Fun and friendly colleagues

    ConsIt is ultimately a US company so most decisions are still made from the US. Voices from regions do get heard but it takes much longer for the senior management to notice and make changes.
    APAC works 1 hour more than US and EMEA. Claimed to be due to business needs but this doesn't make sense as we should be following the market opening and closing hours!
    Managers are most home-grown. They do lack exposure and experience thus making wrong / silly decisions at times.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRehire should be considered. These are the people who may just need some market exposure and when they are back, they can definitely see what we lack and improve to stay competitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Fun, enterprising, original company

    Sales Representative (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Proslots of autonomy, vibrant buzz. Flexible time off policies. Internal Mobility is a plus, alot of on the job training given. Bloomberg Philanthropy is also a big hit

    ConsHR can be a nightmare, internal departments may work in silos. Red tape may be involved when coordinating interdepartment. Job scope can be too specialised for career path

    Advice to Senior ManagementSet rules and expectations and let your team have the flexibility to create their own methods - they may surprise you

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Big Brother

    Analyst (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros- Benefits & salary are above average
    - Pantry is good, loads of free snacks to keep you in the office

    Cons- The ultimate big brother
    - Prepare to have everything monitored, yes, they have tools for all sorts of monitoring

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great company

    Technical Support Representative (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGreat company who cares for their employees

    ConsCompensation can be a little better.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place for people who are less ambitious in the financial sector

    Data Analyst (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGreat welfare benefits insurance coverage medical etc
    Nice pantry
    Work life balance is great
    Wonderful and smart colleagues

    ConsManagement who sees things at face value
    Won't develop technical skills in finance
    Little exit opportunities
    No career progression

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee career progression as raising quality of life, raising salaries, equipping individuals with more skills. Management promotes career mobility within the firm as a form of progression with little or no value add.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome culture and environment, great learning opportunities

    Financial Sales and Analytics (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsCulture is excellent, employees are friendly and helpful, benefits and welfare are very well taken care of, lots of learning opportunities as an intern as they really entrust you with important projects.

    ConsNot much progression opportunities due to a very flat hierarchy, work can be quite repetitive. Other than that, not much cons.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNil

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great culture of innovation, change and people!

    Product Manager (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGreat culture - open floor policy, easy access to management and colleagues; ability to take ownership, be proactive, early in your career; very supportive of it's people and their growth; lots of passion and energy; very innovative.

    ConsHard work needed to succeed, but that should be the case in any company that lives by meritocracy. Must speak up to get your ideas through, agin a common theme amongst all companies. Sometimes hard to navigate until you figure out the culture and people as it is a flat organization.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep the people culture ling always!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Incredible Culture & Office Space

    Global Data (Former Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    ProsGreat culture, colleagues are approachable and flat organizational structure. The office space is incredible, pantry is great and employees get to unwind mid day for a nice snack around the pantry.

    Consthe flipside of having a flat organizational structure obviously translates to less career advancement potential as there are less layers within the organisation.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place but tough luck for career development

    Data Analyst (Current Employee) Singapore (Singapore)

    Pros- Bright, motivated & friendly colleagues (mostly young, you'll always find someone if you want to go for drinks)
    - Very diverse workforce
    - Generous benefits & well-stocked pantry
    - Lots of learning opportunities (internal trainings)
    - Many community engagement activities (volunteer projects, galas and etc)
    - Stable job

    Cons- Limited upside means most people either stay in the job for years or move laterally or just quit and move on
    - Little transferable skills: Market players seldom consider a data analyst to be equipped with relevant skills/experience despite handling an asset class for several years.
    - Most skills you need can be picked up in 6-8 months
    - Work can be voluminous and tedious (lots of data clean ups, manual data entry, etc)

    Advice to Senior Management- Hire better quality vendors with proficient language skills

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