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Updated 15 August 2018
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Bloomberg L.P. Founder Michael R. Bloomberg
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  • "poor pension, work life balance can be tough" (in 94 reviews)

  • "Long hours and little flexibility" (in 162 reviews)

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  1. "Bloomberg Analytics"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    - Invest massively in employees.
    - Fantastic offices.
    - Broad range of career opportunities.

    Cons

    - Big organisation politics.
    - Seems somewhat slow in management rotation.

    Advice to Management

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  2. "Product Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Place to work when you're looking to have an impact

    Cons

    Management structure not aligned with the company's objectives

  3. "Great Career Launchpad"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    - Multi-cultural, diverse work force - colleagues from all over the world speaking multiple languages
    - Travel opportunities
    - Transparent day-to-day experience which is hard to find elsewhere
    - Great office facilities

    Cons

    - Very US focused meaning smaller bureaus across the globe don't get as much attention as they should
    - Less transparency from senior leadership - it gets murkier the higher up the chain you go
    - Working hours are not in-line with market practice or standard
    - Informal flexibility offering varies manager to manager, business to business - not consistent in flexible working approach. Formal Flexible working requests are very bureaucratic.

    Advice to Management

    Think outside the box around employee incentives. It's not just a bonus and a great annual summer party. Buying annual leave, a day off to volunteer, day off on birthday, long term service awards that go beyond a mini statue... and the working hours just need to change. After leaving Bloomberg I feel like I got my life back! It's doable for the first couple of years but the hours and environment quickly become conducive to burnout.


  4. "Global customer support"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Excellent canteen, very good work culture, love the summer parties, multicultural and success driven. I loved working with different managers, colleagues there. I had a great time. I will definitely recommend Bloomberg to friends.

    Cons

    I dont have any cons. I left the organisation as I couldn't commute to London anymore as moved to another city/State

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  5. "BCS Rep"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company to work for, many opportunities.

    Cons

    Can't think of any in the top of my head.

    Advice to Management

    None


  6. "Getting better!"

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    Current Employee - Sales Support Function in London, England
    Current Employee - Sales Support Function in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Beautiful modern office, pantry food
    Diversity has improved since i first joined and it's common to see diversity promoted openly internally.

    Cons

    Diversity doesn't necessarily hold out as you go higher up in the company, especially in the London office, most promotions seem to still go to the "traditional" profile. The US office seems to be much better.
    Flat structure means very few promotion opportunities.

    Advice to Management

    Provide a clear path to advancement


  7. "Bloomberg sales and analytics program"

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

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

    Pros

    Very good atmosphere and lots of training

    Cons

    Huge career progression and salary increase during your first 2 years - then unless you are lucky or have amazing contacts hard to progress...

    Advice to Management

    Less micromanagement, more salary pay-rise to people that really deserves it and less politics involved in salary pay-rises and promotions.

  8. "Lots of opportunities, high pressure and fast paced environment"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    If you work hard, they'll give you the opportunities.
    Great benefits, great pay.
    Intelligent, motivated co-workers.

    Cons

    It's high pressure and very fast paced (could be a pro depending on your perspective).
    Expectations on work load is very high, expect to work early/late often during the week and not rare to be working weekends.


  9. "Great people but high pressure with mediocre salary"

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    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues, atmosphere and new London office

    Cons

    Micro-management, office politics and a lack of career guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Stop changing the goal-posts!!


  10. "Good corporation"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Work life balance
    Great office
    Intelligent people
    Perks
    Culture

    Cons

    It is corporation
    Open space


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