Bloomberg L.P.
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Bloomberg L.P. Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Feb 10, 2014
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3.0 6 reviews

                             

75% Approve of the CEO

Bloomberg L.P. President and CEO Dan Doctoroff

Dan Doctoroff

(4 ratings)

50% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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They give a lot and they expect a lot

Project Manager (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

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

ConsCorporate 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

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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discriminatory job practices against older employees.

Help Desk Analyst (Former Employee)
Arlington, VA

I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 10 years

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

ConsNo 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 Senior ManagementValue 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.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Good company

Senior Software Engineer (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsNice environment and smart people to work with

ConsSome team uses very old technology

Advice to Senior ManagementDevelop young leaders for the future

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Not a place to build a career

Reporter (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

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

ConsThis 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 Senior ManagementA little kindness would boost morale.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Best thing that ever happened to me.

Field Service Engineer/Tech (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

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

ProsThis 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.

ConsIt 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)
Washington, DC

I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

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

ConsMicromanagement. 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 Senior ManagementBe more open minded about new ways of doing things.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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