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Bloomberg BNA Overview

www.bna.com
Arlington, VA
1001 to 5000 employees
1929
Subsidiary or Business Segment
Media
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Bloomberg BNA, an affiliate of Bloomberg L.P., provides legal, tax and compliance professionals with critical information, practical guidance and workflow solutions. We leverage leading technology and a global network of experts to deliver a unique combination of news and ... Read more

Mission: We leverage leading-edge technology and trusted content to deliver essential, innovative solutions to professionals.

Bloomberg BNA – Why Work For Us?


Bloomberg BNA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Bloomberg, is a leading source of legal, regulatory, and business information for professionals. We leverage leading-edge technology and trusted content to deliver essential, innovative solutions to professionals. 

We have a variety of talent communities encompassing a wide range of professions. Our talent communities are comprised of many roles and offer long-term career paths. High-performing team members have the opportunity to explore new assignments across Bloomberg BNA throughout their career with us. We believe that internal movement contributes to our collaborative culture, drives market growth, and offers employees compelling career choices. 

Bloomberg BNA hires professionals in areas including editorial, sales & marketing, product development, customer service specialists, and corporate support functions.

We offer a comprehensive benefits package that goes beyond health care to include flexible work schedules, job sharing, tuition reimbursement, domestic partner benefits, transportation subsidies, parenting leave after the birth or adoption of a child, and more. An in-house corporate training program offers onsite professional and skills development.

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Bloomberg BNA enthusiastically embraces the concept of diversity. We recognize that having a diverse workforce is paramount to our success. A diverse workforce brings a variety of unique and valuable skills and perspectives to our company. Bloomberg BNA's definition of diversity goes beyond race and gender. Our definition of diversity includes the following: race, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, national origin, educational background, parental status, political affiliation, and other intangibles such as ideas, procedures, and ways of doing things. We believe that a broad definition of diversity fosters an environment of inclusion.

We've created an EEO/Diversity committee to support our commitment to diversity. The committee is responsible for meeting and discussing diversity initiatives that will assist us in our efforts to create an environment that embraces the concepts of respect, tolerance, and awareness of differences.

Bloomberg BNA's leadership and management unequivocally supports our commitment to diversity. This is important in our efforts to achieve our goals to:

  • Actively recruit a diverse workforce;
  • Foster an atmosphere of inclusion and equitable participation by all employees;
  • Request the participation of minority employees on panels, task forces, and working groups;
  • Establish corporate community outreach programs that will enable Bloomberg BNA to remain the employer of choice for future generations;
  • Develop programs to assist employees in balancing work life and family life;
  • Provide all employees with opportunities and training to take on leadership roles;
  • Provide equal opportunities for employees to advance commensurate with personal goals and abilities;
  • Develop a diversity plan with metrics that measures our success.

Our efforts have not gone unnoticed. We have received numerous accolades and awards for our commitment to diversity. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recognized the organization as an employer whose policies, practices, and programs are among the best in the United States. In addition, we have been recognized by Washingtonian magazine as one of the 50 Best Places to Work in the Washington metropolitan area. On three occasions, we were named by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 best companies to work for in America, and, on nine occasions, the company was on Working Mother magazine's list of 100 best companies for working mothers. We've been featured in the Metropolitan Corporate Counsel Newsletter as an employer on the leading edge of diversity.

At Bloomberg BNA, diversity is not an initiative. Rather, it is an ongoing responsibility with the highest priority. We will continue to concentrate on implementing policies and practices that foster diversity in recruitment, retention, career management, productivity, and employee morale. We are optimistic that we will continue to live up to our reputation as an employer of choice.

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Bloomberg BNA offers you an exceptional and comprehensive array of benefits, programs, and services, including medical, dental, prescription, vision, and transportation cost support. Despite ever-increasing health care costs, Bloomberg BNA is committed to providing best-in-class health care benefits at a modest cost.

Health Benefits

Bloomberg BNA offers employees participation in the BNA Group Health Program, which includes medical, prescription drug, behavioral health, dental, and vision benefits. Participants make pretax premium contributions for their own and their dependent’s coverage at the amounts outlined below.  

COVERAGE LEVEL    2017 EMPLOYEE COST SHARE (MONTHLY)
EMPLOYEE ONLY   $50 
EMPLOYEE + ONE   $90 
EMPLOYEE + TWO OR MORE     $110 


Bloomberg BNA also offers:

  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Short-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance

Financial Benefits

Bloomberg BNA provides a wide array of financial benefits including: 

  • 401(k) plan
  • Flexible spending accounts
  • Tuition reimbursement plan
  • Transportation benefits

Paid Time Off

Paid time-off benefits begin on the date of employment. These include: 

  • Annual leave
  • Sick leave
  • Personal leave
  • Parenting leave
  • Bereavement leave


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Part of what makes our company a great place to work are our vision and our values. They help inform everything we do and are shaping the future direction of Bloomberg BNA. Our vision is to ensure that — 

Bloomberg BNA leverages leading-edge technology and trusted content to deliver essential, innovative solutions to professionals. 

Our seven values provide a framework for what we do and how we go about our work. They are: 

  • We know and value our customers.
  • We move fast and thoughtfully.
  • We work hard and smart.
  • We are continuous learners.
  • We are ambitious and innovative.
  • We work collaboratively.
  • We lead by example and do the right things.

Bloomberg BNA seeks to make an impact in the communities where our employees live and work. Responsible corporate citizenship and volunteerism are integral components of our company’s culture.

In the community, we have partnered with several local organizations which we support charitably.  Additionally, our employees volunteer their time and services.  A variety of programs are offered throughout the year, giving employees the opportunity to truly make a difference.

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    Pros

    I have worked for Bloomberg BNA for over 10 years. I was employed prior to the Bloomberg acquisition and I can say that the acquisition has yielded positive benefits to the organization. We have improved our technology, product offerings and the company culture is collaborative, inviting, and provides a great opportunity to learn new skills and advance within the organization. The benefits are great and the free snacks are an added bonus.

    Cons

    This is a very fast paced environment that requires that you work at a rapid pace.

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    I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomberg BNA (Arlington, VA).

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    Once you are called in, you will be asked to demonstrate your competency through a two-part test. One will be multiple choice, 20 questions. The second part will be summarizing an excerpt of a Judicial Opinion and/or a publication from a Federal or State level collecting authority.

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