Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated 2 Jul 2020

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3.8
73%
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88%
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Pros
  • "Free food for lunch in the Princeton office(in 378 reviews)

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

Cons
  • "Long hours and very process driven(in 194 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. Featured Review

    "Excellent firm to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Combining the best of the financial and technological elements of the job market, Bloomberg is an excellent firm to work for. Driven by results, but with a fair work-life balance : allowing each employee to adapt accordingly to their ambition and personal/family needs. Excellent facilities (their London office is the best in the world) and perks. Firm has a fantastic track record since its inception.

    Cons

    It could create an internal platform for innovative ideas; or partnering with employees launching new enterprises.

  2. "Great company within which to start your carrier."

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The general employee benefits are fantastic; the facilities, refreshments and various beneficial company policies. The nature of the business gives you access to every financial player type and an overview of how the markets function day-in-day-out.

    Cons

    The role within the Analytics team can be monotonous and your autonomy is minimal. That being said, the Analytics department functions to serve the sales team. Analysts will mostly spend 1-2 years in the department before transitioning to the Sales team. Like most financial industry careers, the hours are long.

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  3. "Great inclusive community to work with"

    5.0
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a great place for career progress

    Cons

    The technologies used are in-house and mostly what you learn applies to Bloomberg environment only

  4. "Good company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in London, England
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Good salary and exposure in the finance

    Cons

    Unrealistic sales expectations, less real scenario/sales training

  5. "Data Products specialist - TaxonoMy and Standardization"

    5.0
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Products Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great open culture, constant learning, ability to liaise with both internal and external clients to drive product

    Cons

    No clear career path especially if you‘re a senior with the company; often times I had to define my Role by myself

  6. "Great company to work for"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Work life balance is fantastic

    Cons

    Very little downsides in this job

  7. Helpful (2)

    "Great access to the world of finance; capricious management"

    2.0
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Reporter 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Working for Bloomberg opens doors in finance. You can get access to pretty much anyone you want to talk to.

    Cons

    Management is capricious. Some editors appear to enjoy being unpleasant to subordinates. This side of life at Bloomberg outweighs the benefits.

  8. COVID-19
    Helpful (3)

    "Massive potential held back by cult-like tendancies"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great group of people to work with Very supportive during recent covid upheaval Solid base salary

    Cons

    Massive beuracracy Total lack of trust in people Adherence to archaic approaches to selling and prospecting Progression only for people that "fit the mould" zero training Weak discretionary compensation Ridiculous almost privacy invasive "clock-in" culture and forcing of strict working hours

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  9. "Poor Management good colleagues"

    4.0
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in London, England
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Colleagues Interesting prooduct Treated fairly

    Cons

    Management Pay is well below peers

  10. "Decent place"

    4.0
    Former Employee - Business Analysis Manager 

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Good clients and decent people to work with

    Cons

    Long hours but if you can handle then its fine

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