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Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated Dec 13, 2019

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3.8
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Bloomberg L.P. Founder Michael R. Bloomberg
Michael R. Bloomberg
1,183 Ratings
  1. "Good, but could be great"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Amazing office and mostly amazing colleagues. Most Product Managers exemplify the Bloomberg culture of customer focus and knowing the customer, having previously worked in the Customer Services department (a.k.a. Analytics). Solid work/life balance. Fair compensation.

    Cons

    There has been an increase in numbers of arrogant, bullying and unprofessional people hired from investment banking culls, working in Product Management teams and creating an increasingly toxic environment for others. Acting like failed traders with a chip on your shoulder will only make yourselves known as such.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of meritocracy and transparency despite what senior management says. Poor middle management.

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-11-02
  2. Helpful (6)

    "Ageist"

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    Former Employee - Account Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great Benfits - 100% Paid Medical - Philanthropy - Dollars for Hours match for volunteer work

    Cons

    Firm has an issue with experienced workers. There is a "Glass Ceiling" but instead of being about gender, it is about age. Once this was not the case but current mgmt seems to be intent on lowering the average age and experience level of employees

    Advice to Management

    If you are planning on selling the company do it already.

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-11-05
  3. Helpful (2)

    "Needs more work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Easy to get a day off

    Cons

    Too many dependencies to get any project up and running. Often conflicts with priorities in other team which may result in your project being pushed down the list. Overall high level of red tape without transparency on why certain things were prioritised

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-11-12
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Total Sink-or-Swim Environment."

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    Former Employee - Associate Analyst in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Nice office design. Great 401(k) match.

    Cons

    Total sink-or-swim environment. Senior analysts expect their associates to be or otherwise magically become proficient in their coverage area without any training at all.

    Advice to Management

    Take a hard look at turnover rate.

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-12-06
  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great company, still lots of room for improvement"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - Center of fintech around the world - Many areas of software development that you can work in; encourages internal mobility - Great philanthropy focus - Open workspace culture - Great benefits (health, 401k, relo bonus)

    Cons

    - Lots of tech debt - Many client-facing teams are stacked with red-tape; hard to get meaningful change going without convincing the top

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-11-13
  6. "Great way to see the world"

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    Former Employee - Sales 

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Excellent Kitchen and comfortable desks.

    Cons

    Open plan seating can be very distracting.

    Advice to Management

    None

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-11-14
  7. "A great company to work for"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Entrepreneurial spirit, Flexibility to chart your own career in different areas of the business, mobility between different geographies

    Cons

    Oversight, single point decision making from senior management without checking the consensus view

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-10-30
  8. "Great workplace and colleagues"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, learning is encouraged and there are a lot of courses available Amazing office and people to work with Volunteering opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, staff turn over seems a bit high

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-10-30
  9. "sde"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great job stable free snacks

    Cons

    no cons good experience so far

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-10-29
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Long working hours"

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    Former Employee - Marketing Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Great office, smart colleagues, growth opportunities, good benefits, volunteering opportunities, travel opportunities

    Cons

    Long working hours, disrespectful sales team, need to have a real interest/understanding of financial markets (not really a con but not but it isn't for everyone)

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-10-23
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