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A once-great company continues its slow decline into mediocrity.

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA

I have been working at Bloomberg BNA full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Excellent benefits thanks to half of the employees being represented by a union. Although I am in management, I receive the same benefits. Many dedicated employees who care about the quality of their work.

Cons

Acquisition by Bloomberg in 2011 is leading to changes in culture. The initial buyout was very beneficial for longtime employees who owned a lot of stock in this former employee-owned company. The Bloomberg people from New York are gradually taking over operations. Top management says this will be a nimble company that will react quickly to changes in the marketplace. The reality is that office politics and a heavy-handed process of managing to Goals and Objectives make this a company that is not very innovative at all.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Rather than continuously encouraging older workers to retire, acknowledge the wealth of experience and knowledge these employees represent and leverage their abilities to grow the company.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Love my work, but little to no growth opportunity

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomberg BNA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Pantry with free food/snacks, bonus structure

    Cons

    No opportunity for advancement - the job you are hired at is the same one you will do forever

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    cultivate internal talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Solid company, finally starting to modernize

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Managing Editor
    Current Employee - Managing Editor

    I have been working at Bloomberg BNA full-time

    Pros

    Great work/life balance. Friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Outstanding people. Challenging projects with a great deal of latitude to pursue subjects that interest you.

    Cons

    It took BNA a long time to modernize. The acquisition by Bloomberg definitely helped speed the process along. It can be difficult to advance and propose new ideas -- the company culture does not adapt well to change. But this seems to be improving.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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