Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated February 24, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Stable, Fun, Full of Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Job security is commonly sensed among employees here. We believe in attracting talents when others downsizes. The work is fun and challenging. You never know what issue will come up in the next 5 minutes. The market moves too fast to sit around. You get to work with profound clients and discover your new analytical abilities. The open communication culture fosters ideas and innovations. If you are persistent, you will make the impact.

    Cons

    There is no clear selection criteria for the team representative to fly to the HQ to receive training or to advocate projects. The opportunity is not openly discussed.

    Advice to Management

    In order to attract and retain talents, management needs to know what their target group look for in their career experience. Basic perks like sponsorship for extra training, symposium, and overseas project assignment can make Bloomberg a very attractive workplace. It is totally fine if we don't have titles because we want a flat structure. However, we need to see the career experience progress in a positive direction as well.

  2. Helpful (1)

    A great place to work as an early stage in your career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Multiple in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Multiple in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Offices are very nice,open and modern. Open plan work space, and culture.Large company with plenty of redundancy for backup. Flexible for time off etc. Upbeat culture.

    Cons

    Quality of middle Management is questionable, with most of them having gone through the ranks together from new grad hires. This leads to people managing and ranking their friends. Very political organisation.

    Advice to Management

    Revisit the restrictive rehire policies. Bloomberg is very different compared to other companies. Mid level experience from the outside world would bring more balance

  3. Helpful (1)

    Awesome company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Global Data Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Intern - Global Data Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good work culture, flat hierarchy, awesome pantry, very helpful co-workers.
    I learned alot there.

    Cons

    Your workload is dependent on yourself. No one will push you. So if you are the passive kind, you probably will not progress there.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, fun culture, lots of exposure

    Cons

    Limited career opportunities, not much increment

    Advice to Management

    Less politics please

  6. Reporter

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reporter in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Reporter in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great technology and good benefits

    Cons

    Hours, metrics and open plan office

    Advice to Management

    10 hour day should be reviewed

  7. best company I've ever worked for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reporter in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Reporter in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Relatively high salary
    Great benefits
    Well-stocked pantry
    Smart and collaborative colleagues
    Good performance is rewarded generously

    Cons

    Long work hours
    I've never had to work so far

    Advice to Management

    Promote people who have technical skills AND social skills, there are quite a few socially awkward managers in the company

  8. Helpful (2)

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Colourful 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

    Cons

    It 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 Management

    Rehire 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.

  9. Fun, enterprising, original company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    lots 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

    Cons

    HR 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 Management

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

  10. Helpful (4)

    Big Brother

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    See 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.

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