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Bloomberg L.P. Reviews in Trenton, NJ

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
1,297 Reviews
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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  

    Financial Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    Open floor environment, Complementary Cafeteria, Friendly coworkers and relaxed atmosphere

    Cons

    A lot of corporate bureaucracy

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All in all Bloomberg is a great place to work. The work environment is comfortable, the coworkers are great and the compensation is pretty good. The open floor atmosphere permits you to easily reach out and communicate with coworkers in your team or your supervisor. The only negative thing at working in Bloomberg is the lack of lateral movement within the Company.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Don't bother

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    Former Employee - Software Developer in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Software Developer in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Free food, which is not all that great. Monopoly position in its market helps allow for massive wastage of resources (see below).

    Cons

    Innumerable. Huge bureaucracy, ritualistic cult-like atmosphere, bizarre big-brother monitoring everywhere. Does everyone really need to know where and when you badged in and out? Entire teams that do little to nothing. Regular need to tell managers to pi** off when they attempt to bully you. Mind-numbingly boring work. Early 1980's technology hasn't changed a bit. And lastly, now that the owner has returned, having exhausted his political adventure, it is like Odysseus returning to Ithaca and there will be major lettings go, new joiners first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rename and sell the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    A valuable experience for recent graduates

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Equity Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Equity Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ

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

    Pros

    Open environment that does allow you gain a lot of experience needed for other equity research related positions.

    Cons

    Need more opportunity for growth in the organization, especially for those who want to stay with the company.

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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
  6. 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 a 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
  7. 2 people 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
  8. 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
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    I have been a

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    • Career Opportunities
    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 a 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
  10.  

    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 a 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
  11. 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

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