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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work, at least for awhile"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits, good culture. Ability to pursue projects and add value outside of normal responsibilities

    Cons

    The lack of hierarchy can be frustrating--career paths are not very clear, especially for those not interested in going the management route.

    Advice to Management

    The pay structure is too rigid--it doesn't allow for people to advocate for or even make a case for higher pay. Basically we are told what we get and there is no recourse.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Laid back for recent grads, no growth"

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    Current Contractor - Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Contractor - Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, you always know whats going on in the news, free food, gaining Terminal experience, great people who are very supportive, good hours.

    Cons

    No room for growth, there is a 1% chance you might get hired, glorified data entry, temps are under appreciated as they are a great pool of potential employees that would be glad to work at Bloomberg.

    Advice to Management

    Appreciate the talent you have right under your noses instead of head hunting ivy-leaguers who will only use this job as leverage.

  3. "Excellent Work Environment"

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    Current Contractor - Global Financial Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Contractor - Global Financial Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Bloomberg's work environment is very friendly and productive. The employees walk with a purpose and always greet one another. Free lunch is offered and there is plenty of space outdoors to take a breather and walk around. The office has an open layout where employees can work closely with their teams.

    Cons

    Despite the work environment being very friendly, there are times during the workday when the office can become very quiet. Also, managers sometimes do not sit near team members despite the office having an open layout. Therefore, reaching out to management can sometimes be difficult. Meeting rooms can be very cramped as well.

    Advice to Management

    Bigger meeting rooms and more areas for collaboration.


  4. "Intern"

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    Current Intern - Data Intern in Skillman, NJ
    Current Intern - Data Intern in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    great benefits, excellent culture, free food and drinks

    Cons

    flat level structure, work is repetitive


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    a lot of opportunities to develop products, flexible work schedule

    Cons

    flat structure with no career progression


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Fundamental Data Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very open culture and work day. You can mostly decide what to prioritize and what to focus on at the job.

    Free food.

    Cons

    Management doesn't understand the difference between a good employee and one who appears good. There seems to be massive confusion about the overall goal of the department and the role of analysts. Technology expertise is becoming essential instead of an added skill. Metrics are used to determine how much work gets done as well as an "intangible" assessment; meaning promotions and raises/bonuses are really about how much management likes you.

    For all the money they spend on food, the coffee is poor at best.

    Eventually those duel screens will make you blind.

    Advice to Management

    Talk with the bottom of the triangle more to see what is happening or soon you will not have anyone to stand on.


  7. "Financial Analyst"

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

    Pros

    Provides an enabling environment to learn about the financial markets. Provides the necessary to tools to upgrade your skills in Finance

    Cons

    Majority of available positions are either on a contract or temp basis

  8. "Great Resume Builder"

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    Current Employee - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    working in Skillman, NJ has been great.!Yes being a contract worker means you are assigned tedious work but at the same time you will find that almost anywhere starting out as an entry level employee. Aside from the tedious work, you get to listen to music and have access to amazing software so be great-full. Furthermore, you get free breakfast and lunch with free drinks and all day snack access soooo can't get much better than that

    Cons

    there are no cons aside from tedious work - suck it up


  9. "Good place to grow and learn"

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    Current Employee - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career, work with colleagues in different areas of the business and be given a large amount of autonomy

    Cons

    Despite focus on transparency decision making can be opaque. Also quirky corporate culture can take some getting used to for new employees.


  10. "Temps tread carefully"

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    Current Contractor - Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Contractor - Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The office environment is relaxed (with right manager)
    The free lunch & fully-stocked kitchen makes long days worth it
    Brand makes experience here very valuable

    Cons

    If you're a temp who doesn't make meaningful connections in the company, you will have a tough time getting a full time position. If full-time prospect looks dim after about a year, look elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Have a scheduled program that gives every capable temp a chance to become a permanent part of the company.


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