Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated 4 Aug 2020

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Bloomberg L.P. Founder Michael R. Bloomberg
Michael R. Bloomberg
1,294 Ratings
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  • "Long hours, sometimes repetitive tasks(in 197 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
    Helpful (3)

    "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. "Senior software Engineer"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technical Specialist in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Open culture, management is very supportive, lots of internal resources to upscale technical and functional knowledge

    Cons

    I have not noticed any Cons so far in this company


  3. "Great company for new hires"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Market Data Analyst in Singapore
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great pantry and benefits. - things move pretty fast, and new hires are given lots of responsibilities - colleagues are helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    - flat hierarchy, not a lot of opportunities for career advancements.

  4. Helpful (4)

    "Good for a few short years, then the good ones get out."

    2.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales & Relationship Manager in Singapore
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Generous welfare and annual salary reviews. 2. Well looked upon by old school hiring managers when one is interviewing to leave Bloomberg. 3. Broad (Financial) industry coverage presents opportunities to learn, but unless you are in NY doing Engineering or Product Mgt, everywhere else is skin deep knowledge. 4. Plenty of biz travel opportunities if that ticks your boxes.

    Cons

    1. Tries to be a fin tech firm but is really one of the oldest school in thinking and culture. Examples include 8-6pm work hours, clocking in and out of office with a swipe card like a blue collar worker. 2. The company has too many layers of middle management, many of which are Bloomberg lifers content with executing instructions from top down, never questioning upwards. 3. Upper management’s idea of extracting value out of its talent pool is to dish out childish KPIs like “make sure you have at least X meetings/calls with clients a month”. They allow actors to play the game, stick in lots of meeting notes (often just basically a replica of say, an email) And voila that’s “high productivity”. If you were ever a client of Bloomberg and you wondered why you had 5 reps : 1 client ratio, this is why. It doesn’t take 5 reps to change a light bulb, but unfortunately their job depends on them all changing enough lightbulbs a month! 4. The fabric of the company is truly one like the “wolf of wall street”. “Sell sell sell!!!!” Is the mantra and culture. No real intent to solve issues for clients. Just a sale will do. The User-level terminal is a great product, but any enterprise level product is usually not well crafted because they are developed with a very short term ROI mindset.

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  5. Helpful (4)

    "Potential ... but disappointing"

    2.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It is a nice place to work in terms of the physical environment. There are a lot of comments written about pantry, free breakfast etc but to be honest this is 'fluff' and is quite common now, so I wouldn't make any judgement on that sort of stuff. It has the resources and exposure to grow. There are some genuinely good people there and if fortunate enough to be in there team you are lucky and will learn and develop.

    Cons

    It is an authoritarian company structure that benefits the 'privileged' few and keeps others in their place. I had a couple of particularly disappointing experiences with the HR dept.

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  6. "competitive environment"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - GCUS Representative 

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    it keeps you alert and be active all the time

    Cons

    pressured from your TL for the call reviews every week

  7. Helpful (4)

    "Be Careful"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    Professional, savvy, good pay, and the pantry

    Cons

    Very political vicious culture, old timers are scared to lose their jobs so they can do to any extent to save it, even at your cost, HR has no credibility, Overall BBG can be compared to a Bimbo

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  8. "Good start for fresh grad"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Sales Associate in Singapore
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can have good base pay. Flat org with equal benefits

    Cons

    Changes are expected to be implemented quickly

  9. "Great Company"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst 

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent benefits for employees. The well know pantry

    Cons

    Very flat hierarchy. May not know what's next in terms of career progression

  10. "Good Company Culture"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Data Analyst 
    Recommends

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    friendly colleagues, work-life balance, good benefit

    Cons

    lack of career progression, not many career opportunities

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