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Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated September 21, 2017
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  1. Helpful (2)

    "A Great Port in the Storm for the Risk-Averse"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Manager, Trading Systems in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Business Manager, Trading Systems in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Global opportunities, generous benefits, good work-life balance, limited downside in bad times (no layoffs), compensation structure and criteria are clear and transparent to all

    Cons

    Sub-average compensation, limited management opportunities, strategy not always explained by senior management, management often not willing to pay competitively for superior talent, management skills not always valued compared with technical skills

    Advice to Management

    More communication


  2. Helpful (21)

    "Great company to work for."

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    Former Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The company offers competitive pay, and a great benefits package that is better than investment banks.
    There is free food.
    The people working there are friendly, smart, and generally easy going compared to people at investment banks.
    More job security than investment banks.
    Fast paced work environment and some very interesting work.
    Ability and talent, not seniority, are recognized and rewarded.
    Training program for new grads.

    Cons

    The work culture is very unique. Some strict rules.
    It's much bigger now than 5 years ago and profit sharing are no longer that lucrative.
    Some of the senior management's decisions are difficult to grasp.

    Advice to Management

    Good job so far. There should be more transparency and employee feedback for decisions made by senior management.

  3. "A great place to work"

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

    Pros

    Pleasant work environment, socially open co-workers, great benefits and compensation, awesome parties. Worked as a programmer for 10 years, 3 at BB, best place I have ever worked so far.

    Cons

    The lovely view can often be distracting from work. Some of the technology often feels outdated. Server architecture and build process are baroque.

    Advice to Management

    I'm not really sure why this field is required. If I thought I was qualified on this topic, I would be trying to become a senior manager myself.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Good hours, terrible pay"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Free breakfast, lunch and dinner. Delicious gormet food. Excellent hours right around 40 per week - get out at 4:30pm

    Cons

    terrible pay for living in a less than desirable location - most people want to be in new york city

    Advice to Management

    Increase the pay or benefits for those living in Princeton New Jersey or make easier transfer to new york city available


  5. "To the point"

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    Former Employee - Dat Center Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Dat Center Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You will be well compensated. Their benefits are the epitimy of the golden hand cuffs. Not to mention the other perks you get such as discount tickets to all types of events in NYC. They also offer free snacks. Their bonus structure is open so you know what to expect as a bonus.

    Cons

    Big Company with many people competing to move up.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Awesome firm!"

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

    Pros

    Great firm. Opportunities abound for the hungry, motivated, inspired, and innovative individual. Great place to start a career and get into finance.

    Cons

    Pay is relatively low at the entry level though it ramps up very quickly--Getting paid monthly---other than that no complaints

    Advice to Management

    pay your entry levels more or they will surely find another firm that pays more money to work for. This is finance--pay like it is


  7. "Bloomberg L.P. - Electronic Trading Systems Support"

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    Former Employee - Electronic Trading Systems Support in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Electronic Trading Systems Support in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Worked from 2000~2007.
    Highly technological company.
    Efficient HR dept.
    Compensation is a little below the market.
    But not as much pressure as Wall St firms.
    No long hours and full benefits.
    And free employee kichen! :)

    Cons

    Compensation is a little below the market.

    Advice to Management

    Make the compensation on par with the others in the finacial industry.
    And you will keep many good ppl.

  8. "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    salary and job location were the two major reasons . Other reasons include the general stuffs ielike pantry food , easy commute facilities , Working environment is fun

    Cons

    longer working hours and lack of standard practises

    Advice to Management

    salary and job location were the two major reasons . Other reasons include the general stuffs ielike pantry food , easy commute facilities , Working environment is fun


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great environment, such smart people to work around. You always learn something new when you are working and everything around you is amazing

    Cons

    Some people slipped through the cracks and arent as bright. Management can breath down your back some times, but overall great place to work

    Advice to Management

    Doing great but lay off the accounting projects. Its not their fault they cant code as fast as you can.


  10. "Very satisfactory"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place. Fast pace open culture.

    Cons

    sometimes micromanagement can hamper ur productivity


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