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Bloomberg BNA Reviews

Updated February 18, 2017
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Pros
  • Union jobs have excellent work/life balance and generous pay with annual raises (in 17 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, good benefits (in 17 reviews)

Cons
  • Opportunity for advancement only exists for young white males (in 5 reviews)

  • not much career growth established yet unless someone leaves in upper management (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Editor in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    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.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work


  2. "Managing Editor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Managing Editor in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Managing Editor in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg BNA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, nice work life balance, friendly atmosphere, lots of innovation to be a part of if to are willing to step-up!

    Cons

    Upper managements understanding of products and subscriber needs could improve. There is a lot of energy/resources spent on measuring and metric checking when there sometimes should be more spent on action!

    Advice to Management

    Demonstrate trust in the people you selected to lead-be more receptive to what you people leaders tell you.


  3. "Great Place to Work...For the most part"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg BNA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Room for growth in some departments. Union jobs have excellent work/life balance and generous pay with annual raises.

    Cons

    Certain employees who have been around for many years need to move on. They are bringing down productivity levels and impeding progress.


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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Contract Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Contract Specialist in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Bloomberg BNA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits for employees was very good. Now, it's not improving.

    Cons

    Becoming a tough place to work based on poor management.

    Advice to Management

    Provide adequate training to employees amidst the growing responsibilities for employees.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Not a good place for IT folks"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg BNA full-time

    Pros

    This place has good health, 401k matching and other benefits/perks.

    Cons

    Horrible IT executive leadership, the IT leadership doesn't have a clue how to lead the organization or have strategic initiatives. Can't think beyond 3 months down the line.
    The leadership flip flops around what they want to do and how they want to execute it.
    PMO team becomes the major decision maker for IT strategies.
    Everyone is given a manager role to avoid GUILD influence even though there do not manager anything.
    Security has undergone many leadership changes and has obsolete and spectator role.


  7. Helpful (3)

    "Poor Management/Limited Opportunities to Move Up"

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    Current Employee - Legal Editor in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Legal Editor in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Limited work week--37.5 hours with some overtime

    Cons

    Persistent sense of unfairness in how place is managed and who gets promoted--lots of playing favorites/inside politics. What management wants changes from minute to minute. Very few opportunities for advancement.

    Advice to Management

    Decide on a direction and stick to it. Stop demotivating core employees. Stop the schizophrenic and often unattainable goals you set.


  8. "Legal Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Legal Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Legal Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bloomberg BNA full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great benefits and company culture

    Cons

    low pay and less opportunity for advancement

    Advice to Management

    Provide more competitive salaries for former attorneys


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Tax Editor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomberg BNA full-time

    Pros

    There are not many to mention. Free snacks.

    Cons

    Have to work far more than the 37.5 hours per week specified for a pittance. Open news room - no offices.

    Advice to Management

    Pay more and stop making people work unpaid overtime.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Account Executive"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Account Executive in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Uncapped commission, monthly and quarterly bonuses, supportive management, and ability to work from home.

    Cons

    Little-to-no support sales support. You must be independent and motivated in order to be successful in this role. I also have no life outside of work, the job is high stress and draining.

    Advice to Management

    Begin promoting motivated and responsible millennials to senior leadership roles. Although they may not have traditional experience, they can contribute valuable insights.


  11. "Excellent Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Intern in Arlington, VA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Helpful employees
    Mentorship
    Internship customization to your needs and interests

    Cons

    There is very little wrong with the internship program as the company actively works to improve it each year. Any suggestions made throughout the internship are followed up and pursued for improvement.



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