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Bloomberg L.P. Overview

New York, NY (US)
10000+ employees
1981
Company - Private
Computer Hardware & Software
Unknown / Non-Applicable

Bloomberg L.P. – Why Work For Us?


Bloomberg harnesses the power of information for people who want to change the world. We help our clients turn data into insights so they can cut through complexity to solve challenges great and small.

With nearly 19,000 employees in 192 locations around the world, we give influential decision makers in business, finance, government, policy and philanthropy a competitive edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of news, people and ideas.

To do so, we need constant energy and innovation—which is where you come in.

We’re looking for dynamic, multi-talented people who have a desire to thrive in a forward-thinking culture and a business with global impact.

Are you ready to make your mark? Join us.

Learn more about our businesses and opportunities at bloomberg.com/careers


Bloomberg isn’t just a place where you come to work every day. We’re measured by our contributions, and not by titles. We don’t need an open-door policy. We sit in bullpens, shoulder-to-shoulder. 


We take care to foster a culture of diversity and community, and we are dedicated to our employees’ well-being, offering generous benefits, training and opportunities for meaningful volunteerism.


Through community service and charitable giving, we strive to make an effective impact on the community through a range of programs in the areas of health, sustainability, literacy, social welfare and the arts.


We are also a sustainable company. We’re always finding greener ways of working. Like our new data center in New York, which is the second data center and the 17th building in the world to earn LEED – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design – certification. It recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.


And we’re helping others to be more sustainable, too. For instance, we recently made a major investment in analytical tools for the green bond market, which finances projects that address climate change.


When Michael Bloomberg founded this company, he made giving back a part of its DNA. As we’ve grown, we’ve been able to do more and more for the world around us. Today we devote an incredible amount of resources, including our time and talents, to bringing out the best in our communities. Moreover, our profits fuel the work undertaken by Bloomberg Philanthropies, whose mission is to create better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.

Here are some of our stories.

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Zach, Global Data, Tokyo – volunteers across the globe in Singapore, Hong Kong, Princeton and New York. He volunteers as an English teacher to students with mental and physical handicaps, with an organization called Palette. "We all learned a lot from each other. There are borders between people of different backgrounds. When you break down these borders, you grow," Zach says. "It's inspiring to connect with the world."


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Cristiane, Sales, Sao Paulo – tutors a group of students with Cidadão Pró-Mundo, a local NGO. "We believe that more than learning a new language, they are expanding their access to culture, education, and to the job market," Cristiane says. "The return we get from individuals and charities we work with, whether we provided them a fun afternoon or created them new opportunities that will have a lifelong impact."


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Madison, Global Data, New York – a musician who offers her talent in music…and painting park railings. She refurbished a railing in Riverbank State Park, “Every time I ride my bike by the park, I think of how nice it looks now!” She also volunteers with Holiday Express, a traveling band that visits children's hospitals and centers during the holiday season. “Seeing them smiling and having a great time, talking about how much they look forward to seeing us each year--the volunteer work pays for itself!”

Learn more about our philanthropy  engagement programs at bloomberg.com/philanthropy


Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

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    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in London, England
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    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - New London office is very nice
    - Good management: My team lead, manager, manager^2, and manager^3 are all excellent. They're enthusiastic, know the product and have programming backgrounds. I'm confident about the direction they're leading my team in and the work we're doing, and they're invested in cleaning up the tech debt created by previous management. They also know and care about the team, each of them knowing me, my skills, shortcomings and desires. My team lead especially has pushed to give me opportunities to advance and have a greater positive impact at Bloomberg.
    - Good compensation

    Cons

    - Legacy tech stack. We're working on cleaning this up, but in the area I work there's a considerable amount of C and Fortran code. Most of it quite nasty. C is converted to C++ when we touch it, and fortran is 99% just being read to debug a problem, and not modified. I have had to change it a few times though in the last 12 months.
    - Long hours. 8-6 is the contracted hours, but I work more like 8:30-6. Manager is explicitly not-fussed about what time you arrive or leave, as long as you get your work done. I'd rather work 9-5, but I'm paid enough to live with it.

    Advice to Management

    Hold course. We're moving in the right direction, and I think things will keep getting better.

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Bloomberg L.P. Interviews

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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    Shambles of a company. Spent hours preparing an application only for them to email me two weeks later and say they won’t be continuing with *any* scheduled interviews because all the positions had been filled.

    Feel sorry for anyone who booked travel for an on site interview.

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Bloomberg L.P. Awards & Accolades

  • Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategies, HRM Awards, 2016
  • North America's Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2015

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