Bloomberg L.P. Employee Reviews about "free food"

Updated 19 Jun 2020

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Bloomberg L.P. Founder Michael R. Bloomberg
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1,586 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free food for lunch in the Princeton office(in 379 reviews)

  • "Great benefits and opportunities overall(in 271 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours and very process driven(in 195 reviews)

  • "Not friendly to working from home (frowned upon), long working hours - difficult to find work/life balance(in 118 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Sales and Analytics Intern"

    3.0
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    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Free Food, Very smart people, Great training. The training is very good and the time spent in analytics is by far the highlight because you don't spend any time doing the actual job, you just go to classes and participate in team projects.

    Cons

    glorified call centre, no job progress after being a sales rep, huge turnover in staff, results overly based on metrics and calling numbers, outdated sales techniques. A lot of people in this division missed out in late rounds of bank interviews and will jump ship as soon as they get the chance. Skills are not as transferable as they make you think

  2. "Bloomberg Analytics"

    3.0
    Former Freelancer - Anonymous Freelancer 

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Free food and drinks at pantry

    Cons

    Unflexible work hours, everything follow by rules and procedure s

  3. "Legit company, not so legit work"

    3.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Free food all day at the pantry (at the Princeton Office) -Exposure to operating a Bloomberg Terminal -Great opportunities to join organizations inside and outside work (intramural teams, philanthropy events, seminars etc.)

    Cons

    -Terrible Pay for Interns Bloomberg claims to be on par with other tech companies but the paycheck says otherwise. We are expected to have decent technical expertise coming into the internship and this should be valued with a more comparable pay -Hot Headed and Archaic Management Let me just say, a lot of the Analysts you’ll meet are really friendly and willing to help. They are all willing to take time out of their workday to answer questions and help you with anything you need, especially as an intern. The upper level management is a mess. They have been at the company for 10-15+ years and seem to only deal with things their own way, without input from interns and analysts. If this is the case, why hire so many freshies out of undergrad!!! Technology is evolving and so should management -No Growth/Exit This may seem like a traditional Data Analyst role, but it has a catch. A lot of the software you work with is proprietary and can’t be applied anywhere else once you leave. You learn the ins and outs of Excel, SQL, and Python, mostly using company specific API. Once you leave Bloomberg, this all goes to waste. The focus is too specific within each team that its hard to communicate to other employers what you even worked on. Moving into internal growth, don’t dream of a promotion anytime soon once you join the company. You have to know the right people at the right time to even move up to TL and then Product Lead, with excess demand and limited supply for these roles.

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  4. Helpful (3)

    "Where ambition goes to die"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Free food in Skillman office - Generous healthcare plan - Excellent work life balance - Matching for donations to charity

    Cons

    If you have even an ounce of ambition in you, stay far away from Bloomberg Law (BLAW). If you work here, you'll have to deal with mediocre talent with irrationally large egos. At BLAW this means dealing with former "lawyers" whose only legal experience comprises of doc review work but who still think that their JDs from third tier law schools make them special snowflakes. The actual work is similar to the drudgery of doc review, and depending on the team you might be spending most of your day doing manual tagging of legal documents. This work is ripe for automation and offshoring, and requires minimal independent thought. You'll primarily be working with internal enterprise software (often with no documentation) that is not used outside of Bloomberg, and most of your job is about getting intimately familiar with this piece of software. Management is highly dysfunctional, with TLs and managers spending an inordinate amount of time gossiping about each other. The head of the department commands zero respect among peers/underlings, and seems to have been promoted to the position primarily on the basis of having been with BLAW for a long time. BLAW has become a laughing stock within Bloomberg, and people in the main Global Data office across the street (including the managers) often crack jokes about how BLAW is on the brink of imminent collapse. Turnover is extremely high. Employees with outside options often leave as soon as they realize that they've been hoodwinked by the false promises made to them during the interview process. Don't think about transferring to another role internally: management has been known to vindictively block transfers to other departments within Bloomberg. The promised benefits are also extremely hard to avail. The education benefit, for example, promises up to 12k a year on education related to any of Bloomberg LP's businesses according to the HR handbook. However, BLAW management will find reasons not to pay for courses because they are not directly related to BLAW, even if they relate to Bloomberg LP's wider business. Lastly, pay is abysmally low. It's not uncommon for people to literally double their salaries after leaving the company if they have in-demand skills. tl;dr: Don't work for BLAW if you have any ambition and/or outside options whatsoever.

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  5. Helpful (1)

    "Misleading Job Title"

    1.0
    Former Employee - Data Analyst 

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    The free food and the prestigious name to put on your resume.

    Cons

    Its a help desk job and you do not learn any real skills.

  6. Helpful (1)

    "Golden Handcuffs"

    1.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Infosys Desktop Technician in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free food from the pantry and free entry to good venues.

    Cons

    Stupid Expectations, No Growth in Infosys, If they don't like you they will find anyway to get rid of you.

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  7. "great place to start off career in journalism"

    4.0
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    Former Employee - Reporter in Seoul
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    better compensation, free food, smart colleagues

    Cons

    long hours, work can be very intense but then thats why the firm remains highly competitive

  8. Helpful (6)

    "No real managment anymore"

    2.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food, nice people, flexible hours

    Cons

    They promote "managers" who don't really know how to manage.

  9. "Amazing company"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Great culture Training programs somewhat free food

    Cons

    Fast paced environment Manhattan location commute

  10. Helpful (6)

    "This job is just Data Entry"

    2.0
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    Current Employee - Data Specialist in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Free Food -Great Benefits

    Cons

    *disclaimer everything below depends on what department you're in* Where to begin There is little to no direction. Many analysts and managers are complacent with Bloomberg's current performance so any new and exciting initiatives are typically squandered for unnecessary maintenance. Most of this maintenance could be avoided if problems were addressed when found, but many of these problems just get kicked down the road. The most concerning part is this job will not teach you real-world skills. You will only learn Bloomberg specific skills and lingo that you cannot market to other companies. So if you have real career aspirations in tech be careful choosing Bloomberg.

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