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Bloomberg L.P. Skillman Reviews

Updated August 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Got in as a data analyst straight out of college; lots of peers with the same experiences, good work-life balance (in 178 reviews)

  • Open work environment, free food, nice colleagues (in 314 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "The Good and The Bad"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    Excellent Benefits, free food, opportunities to participate in community service, 401 K package, time off and sick days are great. Typical work week is 40-45 hours.

    Cons

    Very little career growth opportunities; nepotism and blatant favoritism. Turnover is very high. Most of the company is team based but it's difficult to get anything done when the office is a revolving door.

    Advice to Management

    Show appreciation towards analysts and increase raises.


  2. "data analyst"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend

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

    Pros

    ability to learn
    good benefits health care fully paid

    Cons

    no growth at all
    terrible management
    low pay
    Hr works for the company not you

    Advice to Management

    Analyst make up the majority of your company in global data, pay some attention to them instead of what information the team leaders are feeding you (most of the time they have no idea how the product works)

  3. "Junior Financial Analyst"

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Skillman, NJ
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Skillman, NJ

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

    Pros

    Its a great position to start your career with as a recent college graduate, especially if you have no experience or don't have the GPA to get a full time job right away.
    You meet a lot of other recent college graduates looking for FT positions on our team so its very easy to network.
    The managers expect you to be interviewing elsewhere and really only say congrats if you were to land a job elsewhere.

    Cons

    Very very very near impossible to get converted to full time from a temp.
    You make $13 an hour, but then again if it paid that great the job wouldn't be so easy to get.


  4. "Good, steady company but no clear, linear career path"

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    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


  5. 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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    ""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.


  7. "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.

  8. 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


  9. "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.


  10. "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.


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