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Updated January 19, 2018
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Pros
  • The benefits are terrific, as is the work/life balance (in 25 reviews)

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

Cons
  • not much career growth established yet unless someone leaves in upper management (in 8 reviews)

  • It may seem that it provides a collaborative work environment; however, it is very distracting, making it hard to concentrate (in 8 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    Helpful (1)

    "Solid Company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Editor in Crystal City, VA
    Current Employee - Editor in Crystal City, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is a company with good leadership that handles change in a predictable and rational way. I can't say that about any other news organization I've worked for.

    Cons

    There's confusion (and some frustration) about overlap with Bloomberg News.

    Advice to Management

    Sometimes messages get lost or mangled in the various layers of management communication.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Sales"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent products, great benefits, field sales staff has tremendous flexibility.

    Cons

    Must be a strong Hunter in order to be successful in sales.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Stable, Respectful Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are terrific, as is the work/life balance. There is also a great deal of diversity-at least at the union and managerial levels. You will develop strong, lasting relationships with the people you work with, and because of the benefits and work/life balance, you'll be working with them for awhile.

    Cons

    This is not a place to grow a career, but to maintain one. You will also not have a lot of job mobility. The likelihood of you setting the world on fire here is low, but the trade off is a more measured, more stable work environment, and a work/life balance that I've never experienced anywhere else in my career. There's also something of a generational divide, both between the 'old guard' from the Bureau of National Affairs and the new Bloomberg people, and between the age groups. Millennials looking for excitement are pretty much out of luck. The different divisions don't really communicate well with one another (and in at least one division, within,) and so you are frequently in situations where well-meaning, hardworking people are stagnating on projects because of that breakdown in communication. Because nearly everyone in the company is highly educated, you will encounter ego issues on occasion.

    Advice to Management

    There seems to be a push towards an ideal of "excitement" and "new!" "young!" at the company, when the products are anything but (and probably shouldn't be, considering who we are selling to.) It's fine to be the stable, boring, measured company. Not everything needs to be "innovative." I think the image of excitement is dissonant to the reality of stability, and that really can't help with recruitment. Be who you are. Attract the people who want that stability.


  4. "Student Advocate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg BNA part-time

    Pros

    Great resources and information for law students

    Cons

    legal research website could be improved so much more

    Advice to Management

    website needs an update


  5. "Great place for young professionals to advance"

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    Current Employee - Product in Crystal City, VA
    Current Employee - Product in Crystal City, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I work in Product Research and Development.

    It's very easy to get rapid promotions and both lateral and vertical transfers here. If you're smart and willing to work hard, working here will give you the career boost you need...and the brand identity of Bloomberg is very strong.

    Cons

    Some departments are still in the Stone Age. I wouldn't recommend working in Editorial to anyone.


  6. Helpful (6)

    "Didn't feel like a valued employee until I gave my resignation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, perks, ability to telecommute

    Cons

    Unresponsive management. Company only cares about metrics and how they can cost-cut by outsourcing/contracting their work, even when it makes their own team's day-to-day counterproductive.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your employees' talents and career growth in a meaningful way.


  7. "Company takes care of employees, but 100% hunter"

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    Former Employee - Strategic Account Executive
    Former Employee - Strategic Account Executive
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The best benefits you’ll find nationwide. 401k, and medical are unparalleled

    Cons

    If you’re working a sales position expect to spend atleast 90% of your time emailing, calling, and begging for appointments.

  8. "Anonymous"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great company environment and culture

    Cons

    Lacks proper communication structure


  9. Helpful (6)

    "Mismanagement"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Reporter in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Ample supply of snacks in the pantry.

    Cons

    Lack of collaboration between Bloomberg subsidiaries.


  10. Helpful (6)

    "Step on The Gas !!"

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    Former Employee - Veep of At BLAW/BBNA
    Former Employee - Veep of At BLAW/BBNA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Leader in Tax and other innovation Law things. Prez is a good guy making the right moves; e.g, Like Lebron James just surrounded by crap ..

    Good & Talented People with the right hearts, that are in the wrong company & should leave...

    Cons

    Not run like a Team with good coach...

    BLAW had game changing data driven results, what happened? People want to leave to Join other companies now leading the Way in M&A support, alt Legal success,...

    Advice to Management

    Start leading the way again With clear eyes & Full hearts so you won't lose. Don't let your good people leave for much better companies that will try to get them...


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