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Bloomberg Industry Group Employee Reviews about "work life balance"

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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    Current Employee - Associate Legal Content Specialist in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg Industry Group full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great work-life balance, kind employees, amazing benefits, lots of free food.

    Cons

    Low salaries for employees with legal backgrounds.

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    Bloomberg Industry Group2019-12-06
  2. "Not Bad, Not Great"

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    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg Industry Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, decent salary

    Cons

    Terrible technical management, little room for growth

    Bloomberg Industry Group2019-11-09
  3. Helpful (3)

    "Zero ethics after Labor Dept story"

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    Current Employee - Writer in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg Industry Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Generally speaking, the pay is slightly higher than industry average Expectations aren’t super high with output, so the work/life balance is solid

    Cons

    A lot of people here including myself are seeking other employment. First, Google the Labor Department story if you aren’t familiar. This was a story written in bad faith that wouldn’t have made it into my college paper. The story also put the subject’s career at risk for no reason. Newsrooms put out bad stories sometimes. There’s no excuse. But it happens. This story which contained blatant lies took one month to retract and senior leadership in the newsroom never acted like it was a problem. I never call for termination, but the EIC should be ashamed and resign. This story should’ve been retracted with an apology in less than 5 minutes. The reporter and editors should’ve been terminated on the spot. They have no business being here and most writers here know that. An organization’s values reflect on the writer. Bloomberg Law’s disregard for basic journalism ethics stains my career and I’m embarrassed at events in DC when people bring it up. It also hurts me with sources.

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    Bloomberg Industry Group2019-10-15
  4. Helpful (4)

    "Great benefits but low comp and scarce upward mobility"

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    Former Employee - Legal Editor in Arlington, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg Industry Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    chill work space, amazing healthcare (probably the best out there) and 401k, great pantry, wonderful work/life balance

    Cons

    job gets mundane and lacks challenge, no clear passage of upwards motion

    Bloomberg Industry Group2019-02-26
  5. Helpful (9)

    "reporter"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg Industry Group full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Used to be able to have a good work/life balance. To some extend, that continues

    Cons

    Pay. Poor editing. Management indecisive, unable to communicate policy across division -- that's because Bloomberg BNA managers are only concerned with impressing higher-ups and, ultimately, Bloomberg LP. Always second-guessing themselves and every they manage. Company recently laid off 50 reporters and editors, as well as 25 managers (rough-but-close numbers); more layoffs expected in 1Q. Little training offered to reporters/editors. Training that is offered is let by long-time in-house managers who lack the skills and credible work experience. Reporters, many of whom have JDs, with experience are treated as cub reporters.

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    Bloomberg Industry Group2018-11-13
  6. Helpful (1)

    "Great products good company"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg Industry Group full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Work life balance and great products

    Cons

    Constantly changing leadership and restructuring.

    Bloomberg Industry Group2018-03-29
  7. Helpful (4)

    "Stable, Respectful Company To Work For"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg Industry Group full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The benefits are terrific, as is the work/life balance. There is also a great deal of diversity-at least at the union and managerial levels. You will develop strong, lasting relationships with the people you work with, and because of the benefits and work/life balance, you'll be working with them for awhile.

    Cons

    This is not a place to grow a career, but to maintain one. You will also not have a lot of job mobility. The likelihood of you setting the world on fire here is low, but the trade off is a more measured, more stable work environment, and a work/life balance that I've never experienced anywhere else in my career. There's also something of a generational divide, both between the 'old guard' from the Bureau of National Affairs and the new Bloomberg people, and between the age groups. Millennials looking for excitement are pretty much out of luck. The different divisions don't really communicate well with one another (and in at least one division, within,) and so you are frequently in situations where well-meaning, hardworking people are stagnating on projects because of that breakdown in communication. Because nearly everyone in the company is highly educated, you will encounter ego issues on occasion.

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    Bloomberg Industry Group2018-01-18
  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg Industry Group full-time

    Pros

    It's a great company to work for. Good work life balance, great benefits, great pay.

    Cons

    Not many opportunities to get promoted.

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    Bloomberg Industry Group2017-10-17
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Legal Editor"

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    Legal Editor in Arlington, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg Industry Group for less than a year

    Pros

    Better pay and benefits than equivalent jobs at other companies. The Bloomberg and BNA brands are both well-known. Much better work-life balance than a law firm job.

    Cons

    The better pay and benefits are due to the labor union that has been steadily losing influence after Bloomberg bought BNA. Like any other workplace, how much you like your job depends on who is your manager and what is your role. BBNA is a large company. Some managers are great and some jobs are engaging and let employees think creatively. Some managers should not be managers and some jobs involve little more than copy and pasting.

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    Bloomberg Industry Group2017-07-30
  10. Helpful (9)

    "Editor"

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    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg Industry Group

    Pros

    great work life balance, 7.5 hr work days definitely helps

    Cons

    low balls employees, open office plans makes for full exposure to unsanitary coworkers, upper management has too much say in hiring as opposed to the hiring manager (the hiring manager knows who is a better fit)

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    Bloomberg Industry Group2017-06-01

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