Bloomberg L.P. Reviews in Singapore, Singapore

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 2014
1,165 Reviews
3.4
1,165 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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  1.  

    best company I've ever worked for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Reporter  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Reporter in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fun, enterprising, original company

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Big Brother

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than a year

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Technical Support Representative in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Pros

    Great company who cares for their employees

    Cons

    Compensation can be a little better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    • 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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Awesome culture and environment, great learning opportunities

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Culture 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.

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nil

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

    Great culture of innovation, change and people!

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Product Manager  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Product Manager in Singapore (Singapore)

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

    Hard 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 ManagementAdvice

    Keep the people culture ling always!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incredible Culture & Office Space

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Data  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Former Employee - Global Data in Singapore (Singapore)

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great 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.

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great place but tough luck for career development

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    • 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 for more than 3 years

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - Hire better quality vendors with proficient language skills

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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