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"Great people. Stimulating environment."

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at Bloomberg BNA full-time (Less than a year)

Pros

Due to the nature of the company, there is a high concentration of folks with upper level degrees. Subject matter experts in tax, accounting and regulatory affairs, I have the privilege of working in a highly intellectual environment. Benefits and vacation time are generous, while office extras like fresh fruit, snacks, cereal, milk, juice and coffee of plentiful. There are also a lot of opportunities for professional development and social interaction with the company softball team and a local Toastmasters chapter.

Cons

There will always be downsides to go with the upsides, but the upsides far outweigh the downsides. For this company, the biggest downside has to do with some of the legacy heritage from being employee owned. Understanding the necessity of investment in technology and product development will go a long way to staying ahead of the competition. There is a movement forward in this respect, but it will take time.

Advice to Management

Understand the competitive landscape. . . . not just the competitor, but emerging technologies, changes in the industry and environment. Invest in areas that will pay off in the long term. It's no longer about the short term gains.

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomberg BNA

  1. Helpful (8)

    "If I had to do it again, I would have chosen differently"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Arlington, VA
    Current Employee - Sales Executive in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg BNA full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Warm leads, standard office environment, food pantry to snack at, no direct micromanagement pending who you are assigned to, helpful tech support

    Cons

    Click environment with people having worked years with each other. Management is hard nosed, sales environment entirely with a what have you done for me lately attitude, live and die by lead an your ability to make a deal larger than it is or need be. Get on the bad side and leads will be taken away entirely.


  2. Helpful (9)

    "A very tough place to work, demanding with not a lot of reward"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bloomberg BNA full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lot's of friendly people, and the pantry is nice

    Cons

    Very demanding from the top down. NOT enough support to do the work that's needed, so everyone is stressed and very unhappy. Several visitors commented it was the unhappiest work environment they'd ever seen.

    The company is way too top heavy, with executives who contribute little and offer no support. Everyone else is stretched way too thin and quality of work suffers because of it.

    Lot's of red tape to get anything accomplished and Bloomberg and HR demand a lot of time doing crap work which keeps you from accomplishing anything.

    Advice to Management

    Support your middle management! They're the ones doing the bulk of the heavy lifting, and there is little support or appreciation. CUT the red tape, and useless paper pushing work.


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