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Creative Thinking and A Drive to Get Things Done

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Technical Operations - Networks in New York, NY
Former Intern - Technical Operations - Networks in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as an intern (Less than a year)

Pros

Your colleagues will take you under their wing and you will learn a lot. The workplace environment is unrivaled in terms of a media company. Of course, there is also the pantry with a great selection of food ranging from chips to organic snacks.

Cons

Workplace environment and getting around takes some getting used to, but it's all about assimilating into the culture of a company which always takes some time.

Advice to Management

If it isn't broken, don't fix it.

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

  1. Very well run company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great office building, great co-workers

    Cons

    Rigidness in terms of changing for the new generation of users

    Advice to Management

    Hire more young people to change your outlook over newer products


  2. Helpful (9)

    Horrible Working Environment - Terrible Management

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    $ - The money is good. The benefits are excellent. The perks are wonderful. The bonuses are large. The regular employees are awesome, and fun to work with.

    Cons

    Management is ineffective at best, and incompetent at worst. The entire company is very much a cult of personality. There is a massive "not invented here" complex. Managers that have risen through the ranks over the last few decades are very stodgy and outdated in their ideas about business and development best practices. I got negative performance reviews for mentoring others as the most senior developer on the team. Management did not understand the problem space at all - web development - and this made it very difficult to have non-stressful conversations with them. Some teams at Bloomberg are better than others, mine was generally recognized as the worst. The entire team went to senior management with complaints about the problems with out direct manager, but nothing was ever done.

    Advice to Management

    The management that has risen to the top is often only concerned about saving their own skin. Blame passing down to the lowest level is frequent rather than having the backbone to assume the responsibility that is in fact on their shoulders. Many tech decisions were made without the input of the resident experts, because management had inflated egos, and zero humility. The revered-to-the-point-of-worship "Bloomberg Culture" needs to be flushed down the toilet.


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