Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

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  • They work-life balance here is great (in 69 reviews)

  • Some free food in kitchen pantry (in 173 reviews)

Cons
  • There is little work-life balance (in 34 reviews)

  • Mandatory, long hours for busy work (8a - 6p); lots of posturing (in 75 reviews)

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  1. Small part-time job with Bloomberg Institute as a campus ambassador. Thought it was a great experience.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Campus Ambassador in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Campus Ambassador in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people I get to communicate with to fulfill my duties are awesome. My manager is super attentive and quick to respond and I feel like I can come to her about any problems I may be having with promoting the Bloomberg Assessment Test on my campus

    Cons

    At first the program was less structured but it has gotten way better. It's also harder to keep all the ambassadors accountable.

    Advice to Management

    Keep improving by listening to ambassadors like you have been!


  2. Helpful (1)

    Awesome Experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They work-life balance here is great. The office culture was fun, but hard working

    Cons

    Technology within the terminal was hard to use. Not enough time spent for training there.


  3. Great company - frustrating management

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Office culture, solid base pay,

    Cons

    Metrics aren't realistic at times, numerous leadership changes in the non-core businesses resulted in a lack of direction and overall poor performance of said business units. Even if you don't work for one of these units it will directly impact your bonus.. So it matters!

    Advice to Management

    Put leaders with a strong Bloomberg background in charge of the various business units. DC needs help!


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  5. Helpful (4)

    discriminatory job practices against older employees.

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    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Help Desk Analyst in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Their was a great all-expenses-paid break room for the employees.

    Cons

    No transparency. Work overloading due to faulty performance analysis systems. No chance for lower level employees to concentrate job specifics or move up unless your are very attractive.

    Advice to Management

    Value people who have served your company with their hard work ad loyalty or it will come back upon your company's reputation and its long-termed profits.


  6. They give a lot and they expect a lot

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Project Manager in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay is good Free food in every building Some very sharp people work there

    Cons

    Corporate culture does not seem to promote cross-departmental communication Open seating (no offices/cubicles) not for everyone They confuse "agility" with "lack of structure" Everything needed "right away" without much planning


  7. Good company

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice environment and smart people to work with

    Cons

    Some team uses very old technology

    Advice to Management

    Develop young leaders for the future


  8. Helpful (3)

    Not a place to build a career

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Reporter in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Reporter in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Access to the top executives at public companies, working with top notch people, competitive salary

    Cons

    This isn't one of those work as a team, feel good companies. Employees are worked to exhaustion, under demanding and often unkind circumstances. After the employee is burned out they either leave to save themselves or management boots them out. Bloomberg has been called an electronic sweatshop. That is accurate. Favorites are well taken care of. Everyone else is expendable. Very strict writing style. Totally editor driven organization. Reporters have little say.

    Advice to Management

    A little kindness would boost morale.


  9. Best thing that ever happened to me.

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer/Tech in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer/Tech in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a Great company that is well poised be a big player in the Marketplace for a very long time. They offer great benefits and they do take care of their valued employees. This is a very dynamic, never a dull moment, environment. Once your in, there are abundant opportunities for movement within the company, both locally and internationally.

    Cons

    It used to be a lot more tight knit, when I first started, 15+ years ago. This is an unfortunate byproduct of maximum growth over the years. Personally I think it was a fair trade to give up some of the closeness of days, past. Fortunately, the closeness comes from your work group now.


  10. Helpful (3)

    I've had a great experience working at Bloomberg and have learned a lot.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and excellent opportunities for taking classes to further your skills.

    Cons

    Micromanagement. Cameras watching your every move. Culture of distrust. Upper management tells you they want transparency but the managers tell you to "keep your mouth shut". They judge you by how many hours you are at the office and not by how efficient you are, how much work you get done or the quality of the work.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open minded about new ways of doing things.



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