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"Great place to begin your career"

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Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
Former Employee - Account Manager in San Francisco, CA
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Company invests a lot into training for employees in sales/analytics in their first two years

Cons

Way too much micro management

Advice to Management

Focus on the big picture

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

  1. "Global Data Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Global Data in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Data in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food, work/life balance, premier financial data company w/ great connections

    Cons

    most managers come from outside the firm, not a lot of promotion occurs from within

    Advice to Management

    promote from within more often


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Stable place to work for NYC (too stable, almost stagnant)"

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    • Culture & Values
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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are quite a few benefits of working for Bloomberg:
    * Compensation is quite competitive for NYC.
    * Work/life balance is generally good. In fact you won't see many people at work outside of normal working hours and none on weekends.
    * Benefits are quite good as well.
    * Company is stable.
    * There is no dress code for R&D people.

    Cons

    Most of the drawbacks are a consequence of Bloomberg being a big company:
    * There is a lot of bureaucracy. Decision making is slow and inefficient.
    * A lot of incompetent and inactive people in the R&D department. They come to pick up the check and there is nothing you can do about them.
    * Technology is old and outdated. Nobody cares that it kills productivity. It's considered acceptable that Bloomberg pays you enough money to tolerate working with old technology.
    * There is a desire to hire smart people, but once hired they are not trusted to make any decisions, but often micromanaged.
    * Management is generally inept and inefficient. Employees' feedback is generally ignored.
    * It's claimed that Bloomberg is transparent, but it's not the case. As an employee you have very little idea of what's going on outside your area of responsibility or any say on important decisions that might affect you.
    * Since I've been here very few people have been promoted. The situation looks stagnant.

    Advice to Management

    * Cut the bureaucracy.
    * Be more transparent and get employees involved in making important decisions.
    * Take more risk for greater reward.
    * Recognize and promote people that can get things done.

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