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Bloomberg L.P. Skillman Reviews

Updated January 11, 2017
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  1. "Good, steady company but no clear, linear career path"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, steady job, very nice colleagues, cool products, great exposure

    Cons

    Difficult to determine linear career path, internal transfers between departments can be difficult, and you will often see people in the same job or division for lengthy periods of time

    Advice to Management

    Make it easier for people to transition between different departments


  2. "A good company to learn from"

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to learn about the financial market

    Cons

    There is no room to grow, very hard to move up the ladder

    Advice to Management

    To take time and teach their employees and actually listen to their concerns


  3. Helpful (2)

    "Data Analyst"

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    Former Employee - Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits, training, perks, connections in the industry

    Cons

    Flat management structure, difficult to advance if not in sales.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to data teams and get fresh talent in the door. Do not be afraid to shake things up because your business will suffer if something doesn't change.


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    ""Financial Analyst""

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    Current Contractor - Junior Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Contractor - Junior Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Cafeteria food is all inclusive. Increased network due to friends and managers. A lot of free time on the job to look for other/better jobs. Good company name to have on your resume as entry level.

    Cons

    Work is absolute grunt work. A high school kid can do the same work. Full-time employees treat contract workers as if they are nothing, as if they are better than them. No eye contact is made. If one talks to you and another full time employees sees it, they feel embarrassed. This is stuff I did not think I would see in a professional corporate office environment.

    Advice to Management

    Treat people like they're people. Its a hierarchy like high school in there. Very unprofessional. There is 20% chance they hire contract works who try to apply for jobs. Bloomberg is a fascist dictator.


  6. "Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great place to start your career because you will learn a lot about finance.

    Cons

    Depends on the department but most of the work is tedious and repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Lighten up. Not every employee is a type A personality.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Awesome Coworkers, Crappy Management"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    free food, friendly coworkers, open environment

    Cons

    management does not reward you based on merit even when you go the extra mile, its about whose butt you kiss

    Advice to Management

    stop hiring Bros/Hot dumb girls and hire people who can actually do the job


  8. "Equity Financial Analyst"

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    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Skillman, NJ
    Current Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, everyone is willing to help, great experience when looking to get into the financial sector, really allows you to learn the ins and outs of how a large company works in the financial sector.

    Cons

    Don't hire temps when they have more experience here than outside candidates. Pay does not reflect the amount of work being done by their contracted employees.

    Advice to Management

    Put more value on experience and work during time spent at Bloomberg for Temps working there than GPA and other work experience in the hiring process because very well rounded candidates are being missed.


  9. "Not a bad place to start"

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    Current Contractor - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Contractor - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - Work for a great company
    - looks good on your resume
    - good co-workers

    Cons

    - you will likely gain weight
    - networking is key to getting a perm position
    - even if you are intelligent and hard working, your skills can go unnoticed
     - Takes 10 minutes of waiting to use the bathroom

    Advice to Management

    Reach out more to temps. Let team leaders interact with temps rather than just middle management. Temps should be able to interview solely on their performance while on the job. Not because they had under a 3.0 GPA or have graduated over 2 years ago.


  10. "Experience was okay but felt it could've been better. Liked the free food and benefits it provided"

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    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Market Research Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Friendly Environment, Free Food, Benefits, Work Balance

    Cons

    Didn't like the environment in New Jersey


  11. Helpful (5)

    "Data Analyst - Temp"

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    Current Contractor - Data Analyst (Temp) in Skillman, NJ
    Current Contractor - Data Analyst (Temp) in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get free breakfast (continental) and lunch, as well as snacks pretty much whenever you want. You don't have a whole lot of responsibility. Temps usually stick together, so you'll have plenty of workmates to commiserate with. If you're looking for a job that pays about $16/hr and fairly mindless work, sign up. The qualifications to become a temp is having a clean record and a finance/accounting/econ bachelors degree and a pulse. But on the plus side, they don't dare expect you to log more than your 8 hours (+30 minute lunch) a day. Even the jerks there respect that.

    Cons

    Temps are usually ignored or basically given permanent employees' work when they are too busy or too lazy to do. I don't really ever have any contact with the team leader unless there's a serious problem with a project. Some won't bother to learn your name or even address you as something other than "temp". Some people will treat you like a gopher or an idiot but with that said, there are some genuinely nice permanent employees - they just can't do anything for you or are too busy to give you guidance. I think in order to get anything out of this fairly miserable experience, you've got to be a self-starter, that is learn the terminal as quickly and as deeply as possible as it's widely used out there in the finance world (Mike Bloomberg didn't get to be a billionaire for nothing) and learn from ADSKs to see what outsider Bloomberg Terminal users use the terminal for (You will probably benefit from your exposure to Bloomberg on the inside when you inevitably have had enough and lead). Your skills will go unnoticed - all of them. They hire entry-level permanent employees in this order: Interns, outside applicants and then temps. Know one thing for certain: this is only a stop-gap. You pretty much have zero chance to advance. After a month or two you'll be searching for jobs. So sorry to be a downer but it's best you know all this in advance.

    My commute is really bad, but even that can't be blamed on the company.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just look to outsiders and former interns for permanent positions. You have temps right under your nose ready and willing to help your business to grow. It is a humiliating and demoralizing experience when you see the absolute morons and jerks in permanent positions succeed and you get passed over and over for an opportunity to become a permanent employee.



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