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Bloomberg L.P. London Reviews

Updated August 14, 2017
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  • Bloomberg's work-life balance isn't for all (in 83 reviews)

  • Long hours, poor work-life balance (in 142 reviews)

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  1. "Stable company with good salary and long hours"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary, Stable job, Good location, Great benefits, Professional environment, Free trainings

    Cons

    Lots of beaurocracy, Legacy source code, Lots of meetings

    Advice to Management

    Try isolating your developers as much as possible from management meetings and give them time to work


  2. "Internship"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Intern - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. as an intern

    Pros

    Nice coworkers, good salary, interesting projects

    Cons

    No food for dinner/lunch so you buy it on your own

  3. "Fixed income analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Fixed-Income Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Fixed-Income Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    nice team
    learning curve
    bureaucracy

    Cons

    difficult balance between work and personal life


  4. "Analytics"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics Advance Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analytics Advance Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good hours, good pay in the industry, good benefits. In general market leader. Very good culture. Diverse and international. Good office and location.

    Cons

    Salary isn't high like banks, need more bonus. Very political sometimes when it comes to job opportunities. Needs improvement here.


  5. "Technocracy at its best"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company values
    Client exposure
    Career growth
    Results driven

    Cons

    The value of any contribution will be measured in numbers, meaning relationship building might will prove a difficult sell
    Some abilities are not transferable
    Micromanagement throughout the organisation

    Advice to Management

    Find ways to involve and make employees feel valued , specially those whose skill set varied from technology


  6. "Great Company, Lack Of Progression"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Broadcast Executive in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Broadcast Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Some inspirational people and a fantastic office, benefits package.

    Cons

    Lack of focus on growing and maintaining staff.

    Advice to Management

    Help people grow and progress.


  7. "Analytics"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The place o be, great opportunities, great people

    Cons

    There are no cons really

    Advice to Management

    keep up the good wokr

  8. "Sales and Analytics"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great communication with clients from an early stage , wonderful colleagues , extensive training on financial asset classes , development of soft skills

    Cons

    Very fast paced, so people some times cannot handle it. Can be repetitive at a point. There is not much freedom to create your own daily plan

    Advice to Management

    Include more challenges


  9. "Business Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor

    Pros

    Open-space office, in the heart of the City.

    Cons

    Long hours (from 8am to 6pm), difference in attitude between temps and permanent conditions, people barely communicate, very anti-social environment. If you behave according to the contract, it is treated as 'not being engaged enough'. Lack of support in the teams, people barely know each other. Don't expect interesting work, lots of monotonous tasks, which makes you question the importance of higher education on some positions.

    Advice to Management

    Stop treating people like robots and try not to have the difference between temps and permanent contracts, since the process of employment feels one-sided: only an employee should prove him/herself, whereas the employer is pointing out at the nature of the contract. For instance, not inviting temps to any company events.


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    "Philanthropy"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Philanthropy in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Philanthropy in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great friendly people with lots of 'extra curricular' activities and events such as the summer party.

    Cons

    Long working hours. Not many opportunities to progress in your career, especially if you're young. Staff tends to stay for many years, which is not a bad thing in itself but can limit upward mobility in certain departments.


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