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Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated August 18, 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. "Great folks, great picnic"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Great coworkers
    Strong benefits
    Wonderful work environment

    Cons

    Well, the do-not-rehire policy is a let down
    They cut the education benefits

    Advice to Management

    Don't cut education benefits
    Get rid of the 'do-not-rehire' policy after employee quits


  2. "Good Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good environment to work, Good Food

    Cons

    A little lower pay than other big companies

  3. "Great company"

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

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Amazing benefits and salary, philanthropic environment.

    Cons

    Very siloed and protective management structure, not open to new ideas


  4. "Great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    It was a great company to work for

    Cons

    nothing bad to say about it


  5. Helpful (3)

    "Finance but not"

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    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you want to learn about finance without being on the buy or sell side, start here

    Cons

    Working in finance is rewarding initially but quickly loses its sexiness


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Transparent, flat culture; stretch opportunities; interesting projects

    Cons

    Matrix org; career path


  7. "Marketing Micro-Management"

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

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    - The company benefits
    - Free food
    - Company events
    - Philanthropy work

    Cons

    - Micromanagement
    - So much politics
    - Behind in marketing, low investment in marketing
    - Marketing there is seen as a support function rather than a strategic partner
    - Working to please business leaders rather than being effect marketing department
    - Technology used if out of date
    - Either you are in or you are out

  8. "software eng"

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

    Pros

    - loads of design work
    - indv. software eng freedom

    Cons

    - lack of clarity on product ownership


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Good overall"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    depending on team, most team have good life work balance, decent pay

    Cons

    career path is not clear.

    Advice to Management

    better career path for engineers


  10. "Sales"

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

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Free snacks in the pantry
    Benefits & perks
    Many fun people
    Summer party

    Cons

    A "gotcha" culture (look for negatives not positives)
    Gossipy & limited tolerance for making mistakes
    Some highly unskilled managers

    Advice to Management

    Live your values more closely
    Respect people even if you disagree
    Let people work normal hours without feeling guilty
    Senior managers need to be role models


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