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Updated April 26, 2017
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  1. "Great company to work in"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great, the culture was really positive, their values are well set. I totally recommend this place to work as a software developer.

    Cons

    Like any corporates, there will be a lot of processes and a lot of legacy code - having said that, Bloomberg is known for continuously improving their tech stack.

    Advice to Management

    I would advise management to keep doing what they are doing.


  2. "Great company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Innovative
    -Disruptive
    -Family atmosphere
    -Great product and service with a competitive edge

    Cons

    -Can be disorganized at time


  3. "Enterprise Solutions"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic Perks
    Mobility in company is good
    Market Leader

    Cons

    Unnecessarily long hours
    Engineering teams have no customer focus resulting in lengthy fixes for customer impacting issues
    Very much a 'it's only a issue if the customer notices' culture
    Questionable initiatives being introduced by senior management with no real justification resulting in fear of redundancies

    Advice to Management

    Reduce core hours, 8-6 is not 'industry standard' any more. Make your engineering teams more aware of what impact the changes they make have to the customer. Listen to your front line staff.


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  5. "Sales & Analytics"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary
    Great training programmes, always letting you do more courses to expand your product knowledge.
    Working hours / Life balance
    Client interaction from the get-go
    Free food and great benefits
    Good career progression opportunities within the firm - Product specialist, Sales or analyst are just some, that colleagues have moved into.

    Cons

    The targets set for you and your team can change very quickly, so at times hard to grasp what "todays target" is.

    Advice to Management

    Long-term targets for each team could incentivise better performance


  6. "Temp work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Global Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Contractor - Global Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good atmosphere
    working in multinational team
    team leaders are very nice and helpful

    Cons

    hard do get a permanent contract for a temporary staff
    long working hours
    senior management

    Advice to Management

    Try to keep talented temporary workers and give them permanent positions otherwise they go working for competition


  7. "Good opportunities to develop different skill-sets"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Team Leader in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Values innovation and creativity and gives people space to make an impact in different ways.

    Cons

    Culture is becoming diluted and a once very friendly and supportive atmosphere is becoming more competitive and impersonal.

    Advice to Management

    Place more emphasis on retaining talent and not just hitting metrics.


  8. "The Bloomberg"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Good environment and salary base

    Cons

    I think BB is a wonderful company.

    Advice to Management

    Go ahead and give more opportunities to the international students.


  9. "positive"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    many career opportunities to choose from

    Cons

    there are dynamics driven by politics


  10. Helpful (6)

    "You'll be micromanaged to death"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good starting salary, extensive training, great colleagues, free snacks.

    Cons

    Where do I start...
    - Clueless team leaders who have no idea of how to manage and motivate people.
    - Absolutely no scope for creativity, you have to follow very strict guidelines which quite often don't make sense.
    - Micromanagement - no matter what your job title is and how senior you are, if you are 5 minutes late from your lunch break, you'll get a lot of stick for it.
    - Working hours are long - you have to be in the office from 8 to 18.
    Very limited career opportunities - preference always goes to external candidates.
    Overall, it's a good company to start your career at and it looks good on CV but not that many people stay.

    Advice to Management

    Review your people management ways and clear up mid management.


  11. Helpful (7)

    "Analytics - The dark side of Bloomberg"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advanced Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Advanced Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A good first line on your CV and good intro to finance as a jumping step to something better. Pay is not bad for the role and good potential to increase 10-15% if it's an okay year for the firm and 15-25% otherwise.

    Cons

    The department will test you personal resolve and leave you doing mindless and repeating work, new starters spend time campaign calling clients on small and trivial details like installing the Bloomberg mobile application on their phone. This would be only a taste of what time come as management drive to chase endless statistics which would seem pointless to any intelligent individual. The departments runs on a top down approach of management where innovation and question of the status quo are discouraged, least you get sidelined for rocking the boat. Either get through to sales fast or leverage the job for something outside the company and don't look back.

    Advice to Management

    What is the point of achieving a statistic if you just lie and cheat the system to get there? Read of book and learn about leadership and a 21st century management style otherwise you will be stuck in the past just like this company.


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