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Bloomberg BNA Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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Pros
  • Union jobs have excellent work/life balance and generous pay with annual raises (in 23 reviews)

  • Good work life balance, good benefits (in 18 reviews)

Cons
  • Bloomberg BNA is cut-throat, corporate environment that is highly stressful (in 9 reviews)

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

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (2)

    "START Trainee Representative"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - START Representative Trainee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - START Representative Trainee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great transition from college to the corporate world. It is truly an amazing position and company. The company provides a lot of resources and help for you regardless of where you are in your career. The culture is also amazing! The company makes it a point to give you access to volunteer opportunities, professional development, and other social events.

    Cons

    There aren't any Cons at this current time with this position or company.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe more face time with employees. Other than that keep up the good work. It is clear that you want the employees happy in their position and with the company.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Benefits - Great Work/Life Balance. Bad managers never leave"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg BNA full-time

    Pros

    Some of the best benefits in the industry. High 401k match plus automatic contributions, yearly raises and bonuses.

    Cons

    Some managers shouldn't be in charge of people - poor communication skills and other issues are not addressed.

  3. "Business Development Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg BNA full-time

    Pros

    Unlimited sick days, intelligent employees and opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    Terrible maternity leave program and lack of access to the top

    Advice to Management

    Diversify senior management for different and more youthful insight


  4. Helpful (2)

    "Good people leave"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great products, reputation and expansion of product offerings.

    Cons

    Senior sales management could use a lesson in how to motivate its team. Less stick more carrot.

    Advice to Management

    Make territories more equitable.
    Large deals require relationship building and not the make 100 prospecting calls a day mentality. Emphasis on metrics as an end-all is faulty.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great Culture and Business"

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    Current Employee - Sales in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great training, sharing from peers, management listens to new ideas - Been working here for 4 years and can say it is one of the best jobs I've ever had.

    Cons

    If you don't work hard you won't make it here - this is a position for go-getters and you won't last if you don't put in the work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up! Appreciate you listening to new ideas.


  6. "Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg BNA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Being part of a big company, perks and recognition

    Cons

    Lack of structure and career progression


  7. Helpful (1)

    "The best company you've never heard of"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - START Sales Trainee in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - START Sales Trainee in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    As a recent college grad I could not have asked for a better first job. The START sales training program is a fantastic transition to the corporate world. We are paid very well to live 10 minutes from DC and be taught everything about sales and the product from the ground up.

    The company is great. Amazing pay, benefits, office look and feel, free food pantry, and plenty of volunteer/philanthropic company events. The sales role itself is also unbeatable for a young professional. Sales reps are succeeding greatly after the training program and it is a really motivating environment to work in.

    Cons

    The cost of living in the area is high but the company provides housing and money for students out of college to help with this. BBNA also helps out significantly with transportation costs which is a huge added benefit.

    Advice to Management

    Continue listening to your employees and giving them an avenue to express concerns or best practices.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Engineering Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Architect Manager in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Architect Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg BNA full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing Benefits, Innovative Legal Products for many legal practices. Litigation Analytics and BTAX are true market differentiators. Modern Technology Stack is being used to create killer products and Analytics Solutions.

    Cons

    Fast Pace. Some lazy workers bring down the morale of teams, but it's slowly changing. Tactical leadership lacks talent, some damage reputation.

    Advice to Management

    Keep Innovating !! Keep helping communities! Reward based on performance and acknowledge Talent at all levels.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Legal Editor"

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    Former Employee - Legal Editor in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Legal Editor in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg BNA (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Better pay and benefits than equivalent jobs at other companies. The Bloomberg and BNA brands are both well-known. Much better work-life balance than a law firm job.

    Cons

    The better pay and benefits are due to the labor union that has been steadily losing influence after Bloomberg bought BNA. Like any other workplace, how much you like your job depends on who is your manager and what is your role. BBNA is a large company. Some managers are great and some jobs are engaging and let employees think creatively. Some managers should not be managers and some jobs involve little more than copy and pasting.

    Advice to Management

    Stop producing outdated products that should not exist after the commercialization of the Internet. Stop promoting people to managerial positions merely because they were good workers. Being a good editor does not mean that a person would be a good manager. A manager should not be an introvert.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Good company with market leading products"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Product Manager in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg BNA full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Overall a good company with market leading products; Bloomberg branding and deep pockets; nice pantry; balanced lifestyle; decent colleagues

    Cons

    Nothing out of the ordinary - the usual - some people could be better kind of stuff (but still pretty good)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing good


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