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Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated July 23, 2017
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  • Bloomberg's work-life balance isn't for all (in 82 reviews)

  • Long hours, poor work-life balance (in 140 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Good Place to work, good benefits, good people"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Office is in midtown, expense account, travel, good people

    Cons

    limited growth, not too challenging, reducing benefits

    Advice to Management

    They don't need my advice, they run a profitable business


  2. "Broadcast Engineering for Financial News Outlet"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Broadcast Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Broadcast Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced telecommunication services support for TV, Radio, Streaming and Print customers. Ample budget for departamental functions, 'rocket scientist' colleague environment.

    Cons

    Inter-functional departments are managed each on its own 'style'

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate department management policies

  3. "Great internship, great benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in New York, NY
    Current Intern - Software Engineer(Internship) in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bloomberg is generally a great gig. The pay is good, the people are nice and work is rewarding as long as you choose to make the most out of it.

    Cons

    Tech can be old, not the most ambitious work environment if that's what you're into


  4. "Great company, my department not so much"

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, free snacks on several floors, good coworkers. Ability to change career paths within the same company.

    Cons

    Many, many, many levels of management who all need to find ways of justifying their existence.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to work"

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    Former Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Producer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Advancement opportunities if you're a go-getter, amazing benefits. Spent 7 years there and I loved most of it.

    Cons

    Had a bad experience with a manager (who was later fired) and HR handled it really badly. Felt abandoned by a company I'd given 7 years of my life and energy to. Ultimately it turned ok, but I had to fight for everything I got and it soured me on the company.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great company to start your career."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, great work life balance, great salary and awesome perks.

    Cons

    Legacy technology and lot's of processes.


  7. "Review"

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

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Pay is pretty good, coworkers are pretty good.

    Cons

    Some old technology and archaic build/deployment infrastructure, depending on group.

  8. "Good Employer"

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    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Company has great benefits and numerous perks (museum access, memberships etc). Pay is competitive and growth depends on success level and tenure.

    Cons

    Commmission is not a part of the compensation structure. Career advancement can depend on timing. Goals and Metrics are sometimes vague and challenging.

    Advice to Management

    Goals and metrics can be more clearly defined. Incentive structure can be better aligned to accommodate collaboration. Management can play a larger role in advancing your career


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Great Company, Great Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Product Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There are too many pros at Bloomberg to name (depending on if you like the same things that I do
    - Open office plan: get to converse easily with managers, jump on board interesting projects, and provide insight when you overhear conversations where people are confused
    - Global workforce and global opportunities: Large projects can have you working with people on all 6 inhabited continents, flying there to do business, or transferring to a different country on an exchange program
    - Technology, Money, and News: Bloomberg is racing other companies to define the future of finance, and the media industry. These are daunting tasks but can be exciting, especially given the companies heft and ability to make waves
    - Great benefits: Medical, Vacation, etc
    - Summer Party: Need to experience it to understand

    Cons

    Bloomberg's work-life balance isn't for all. The lengthy vacation package comes, for many, with hours on end in the office, and a virtual 24 hour "on call" expectation, depending on your role and department.

    Advice to Management

    The Terminal is great but is likely going to cripple the company in the future. Figure out more ways to diversify the business or expand the terminal business into sectors that do not currently use it/ know that they need it. The ubiquity of free financial information, combined with cheaper tools like Slack for communication are a real threat to the company.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Operations"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Operations in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great energetic work environment and awesome benefits!!!

    Cons

    Hard to move around unless your connected

    Advice to Management

    Stop holding people back that is more qualified to do the job and stop promoting friends and neighbors


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