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Great place to learn about the markets; autocratic leadership; best for straight out of college students

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Former Employee - Sales Representative  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY

I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than a year

Pros

- Great financial software products
- Steep learning curve
- Exposure to wide range of financial institutions
- Opportunities to interact with high ranking clients within the financial institutions

Cons

- Job satisfaction is entirely dependent on your immediate team leader. Management is inconsistent resulting in great discrepancies in working arrangements and day to day work ethics.
- Very difficult environment for self-motivated, more senior individuals. Management can micro-manage to the point of absurdity.
- Exceptionally numbers-driven.
- Not the place for a self-motivated, experienced hire who wishes to think for him/herself, occasionally make his/her own decisions, conduct his/her day in a way he/she feels fit.
- Unfriendly sales floor - everyone is focussed on watching his/her own back.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

None - the company is what it is, and will always operate in a particular way, regardless of the high employee turnover. Contrary to popular belief, there has been no significant change in management style over the past 12 years.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Exciting for a short time but very turbulent management and turnover creating negative vibes within co-workers.

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Semi-formal culture. Smart co-workers.

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance. Saw a lot of layoffs among people working for over 10 years and that uncertainty looms like dark clouds over a majority of co-workers as they approach the 10 year mark. That is probably responsible for a lot of negativity within co-workers. This lowers the morale among the new employees and dampens the overall work spirit.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    180 degree feedback from every employee would be helpful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    It is a good company to work for

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The salary and bonus is great. Pantry with all different food wasn't best but was okay. Chances for career growth is good. And if you are eligible you will get reimbursement for tuition fees, that's a good thing.

    Cons

    You have to be workaholic. No work life balance. The later you leave every day the more your higher manager likes you irrespective of what you do.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Loosen up the pressure from the employee. W/o a proper work-life balance, people end up being unproductive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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