Bloomberg L.P. Reviews in Trenton, NJ

Updated October 3, 2014
Updated October 3, 2014
1,194 Reviews
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Pros
  • great work life balance - like being in school though (in at 8 on the dot and out at 6) (in 64 reviews)

  • When free food is the bigger pro you can think of, there isn't much to like about (in 169 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 73 reviews)

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    Senior Software Developer

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Full control over the projects life cycle, from design to implementation to deployment. Ownership is key! Work is project based not timed based. Your voice is herd - you can set group direction, come up with new projects and follow through. Company now offers flexible hours and work from home. Great benefits in terms of vacation, free food, 401k matching and very competitive compensation packages. Projects move very quickly even though it's a big company.

    Cons

    Project based means some times you must work harder, but the flipside is also true.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great work-life balance and great benefit

    Cons

    If you don't get promotion within 3 years, you most likely will not get promotion.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    poor experience

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    Former Employee - Global Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Global Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    free food, free food, free food

    Cons

    low salary, demotivated people, too much politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    put the right people in the right position

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    great for long term employment

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    Current Employee - Project Manager in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    stability, cross departmental mobility, great culture, great working hours

    Cons

    lack of upward opportunities,

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    create more movement within the company to create more opportunities for ambitious employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

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    Current Employee - Equity Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Equity Analyst in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    The work balance is fair and as a contract analyst I am able to complete my work and focus on external opportunities without a problem.

    Cons

    The company is completely disorganized and communication among departments is poor, there are clicks within the company and the office politics are at extreme levels. The project goals are ambiguous and opportunities for career advancement are limited.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Good and smart people, great global experience. Old fashioned technology. Met some great leaders and co-workers.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Free Food in Princeton office.

    Cons

    No career Path. You're moved from one place to the other like a piece of furniture without notice or opinion. Recent metrics implemented killed creativity and no longer motivational to work there for many.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stand up for your employees and encourage creativity vs adding the no.s up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Working at Bloomberg was a great experience. The people are nice and the work environment is quite pleasant.

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The atmosphere is professional but not stressful. The office in Skillman, NJ provides lunches and snacks which feeds the relaxed atmosphere.

    Cons

    The office in Skillman, NJ is king of secluded but still easy to get to. There should be more formal training for temps. It would be useful to both parties down the road.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    work

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    free food, not in the city, good benefits

    Cons

    career path, free food, not in the city

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work

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

    Great place to start after school

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    Former Employee - Junior Financial Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Junior Financial Analyst in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Open-concept work space facilitates teamwork and cooperation. A lot of access to middle and upper-management, even for those, including myself, who worked there as a temp worker.
    - Generous cafeteria and coffee bar in Princeton office
    - Talented managers

    Cons

    - Open-concept work environment is not for everybody.
    - Some people have been there forever
    - Tough to go from temp to full time
    - Not all temp roles are made equally (I was lucky to have a good role but some were really menial and boring)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Definitely consider giving temps more responsibility and they will be more motivated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great experience and opportunity

    Current Employee - Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Analyst in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    great exposure and smart people

    Cons

    long hours and crazy pace

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