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"Great place to learn about the markets; autocratic leadership; best for straight out of college students"

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Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- Great financial software products
- Steep learning curve
- Exposure to wide range of financial institutions
- Opportunities to interact with high ranking clients within the financial institutions

Cons

- Job satisfaction is entirely dependent on your immediate team leader. Management is inconsistent resulting in great discrepancies in working arrangements and day to day work ethics.
- Very difficult environment for self-motivated, more senior individuals. Management can micro-manage to the point of absurdity.
- Exceptionally numbers-driven.
- Not the place for a self-motivated, experienced hire who wishes to think for him/herself, occasionally make his/her own decisions, conduct his/her day in a way he/she feels fit.
- Unfriendly sales floor - everyone is focussed on watching his/her own back.

Advice to Management

None - the company is what it is, and will always operate in a particular way, regardless of the high employee turnover. Contrary to popular belief, there has been no significant change in management style over the past 12 years.

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Exciting for a short time but very turbulent management and turnover creating negative vibes within co-workers."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good benefits. Semi-formal culture. Smart co-workers.

    Cons

    Bad work-life balance. Saw a lot of layoffs among people working for over 10 years and that uncertainty looms like dark clouds over a majority of co-workers as they approach the 10 year mark. That is probably responsible for a lot of negativity within co-workers. This lowers the morale among the new employees and dampens the overall work spirit.

    Advice to Management

    180 degree feedback from every employee would be helpful.


  2. "I think bloomberg is one of the best places to start your career"

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    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Fast-paced
    *Opportunities for those who are prepared to seek it
    *Diverse organization - you get the chance to move around

    Cons

    Bloomberg is a very diverse organization with very loosely defined management structure, so pretty much everything differs among the various teams - i would say that i am lucky to be working in a team with whom i get along really well.. my advise would be that you should choose your team carefully when joining bloomberg

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