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Updated Mar 25, 2020

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  1. "Decent first job, but don't stop looking."

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    - Get to know the terminal. - Free food/drinks

    Cons

    - Rampant favoritism - Long hours - Toxic vindictive culture, failure of lower managers to accept any responsibility

    Bloomberg L.P.2014-12-02
  2. Helpful (4)

    "They still think they're a software company living in the 1980s."

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

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The cafeteria with its free food, an easy commute by multiple subways, good location in Midtown, great view from the top floor, the aquariums, night classes about the finance industry.

    Cons

    Management thinks they are a software company, rather than an information provider, so they waste tremendous effort building solutions from scratch, rather than using a commercial solution. The UI for the Bloomberg Terminal is a joke--every recent MBA must think, "Wow, that's something my grandpa might have used." The Terminal's email is its most-used function, yet it introduced Rich Text (you know, the ability to bold and underline words) only in 2012! And the net installations of those Terminals determines almost 50% of your annual bonus. The company has dealt with numerous sexual harrassment allegations, and the stories of managers yelling at employees and even throwing phones at them are legendary. That culture continues at the company, with numerous managers incompetent at their job but who are excellent at bullying employees and treating everything as an immediate emergency. Finally, keeping with their 1980s mentality, they don't let you work from home, even when half the subway lines stop running because of a blizzard. You'll get a call from the manager (who lives 3 blocks away) wondering why you're not at work yet.

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    Bloomberg L.P.2014-01-15
  3. "great place to start off career in journalism"

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    Former Employee - Reporter in Seoul
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    better compensation, free food, smart colleagues

    Cons

    long hours, work can be very intense but then thats why the firm remains highly competitive

    Bloomberg L.P.2020-03-25
  4. "Amazing company"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Software Engineer 

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Great culture Training programs somewhat free food

    Cons

    Fast paced environment Manhattan location commute

    Bloomberg L.P.2020-03-09
  5. Helpful (4)

    "No real managment anymore"

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    Former Employee - Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Free food, nice people, flexible hours

    Cons

    They promote "managers" who don't really know how to manage.

    Bloomberg L.P.2020-03-18
  6. Helpful (6)

    "This job is just Data Entry"

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    Current Employee - Data Specialist in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Free Food -Great Benefits

    Cons

    *disclaimer everything below depends on what department you're in* Where to begin There is little to no direction. Many analysts and managers are complacent with Bloomberg's current performance so any new and exciting initiatives are typically squandered for unnecessary maintenance. Most of this maintenance could be avoided if problems were addressed when found, but many of these problems just get kicked down the road. The most concerning part is this job will not teach you real-world skills. You will only learn Bloomberg specific skills and lingo that you cannot market to other companies. So if you have real career aspirations in tech be careful choosing Bloomberg.

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    Bloomberg L.P.2020-03-06
  7. Helpful (7)

    "Not for Everyone--Glorified Customer Service"

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    Current Employee - Global Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits Decent Pay Free Food (Princeton only) Laidback Depending on Team Company Culture

    Cons

    No Growth Potential Boring Work Not Actually Analytics Resignation Policy Sometimes it feels like a cult

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    Bloomberg L.P.2020-02-26
  8. "A great company fresh out of college/Uni"

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    Former Employee - Software Engineer in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Great culture, free food, nice building, good benefits

    Cons

    Very little job prospects or chances for promotion. Very US-centric, little work/life balance

    Bloomberg L.P.2020-02-21
  9. "Great career start"

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    Current Employee - Corporate Marketing Employee in London, England

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

    Pros

    * steep learning curve at first * tech and finance trainings * benefits, eg Vitality insurance, free food, cultural events, sports etc * international environment * can work from offices all over the world

    Cons

    * performance evaluation based on strict metrics * work can be extremely repetitive * Juniors will hardly get any mentoring, coaching from TLS/managers, if you want to evolve you'll need to take initiative and push yourself. * Many analysts are too smart for their jobs

    Bloomberg L.P.2020-02-03
  10. "Exactly what to expect when you can't get a job out of college"

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    Former Contractor - Financial Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. for less than a year

    Pros

    I worked here for a few months until I landed a role at another company. FREE GOOD LUNCH/SNACKS Everyday you are literally given as much food as you want and it's usually pretty good, from salmon to the occasional but frequent steak. The snack pantry is also always filled to the brim with top tier snacks. The company knows how to feed its employees very well and I'm sure it's the biggest perk to many people. NETWORKING To be honest, to all of the people that gave this role a bad review you wouldn't have taken this temp job if you could've found something better out of college. The reason you're in this role in because you couldn't qualify for a better position anywhere else, so maybe be grateful that such a well known company is even willing to cut you a paycheck. But, yes networking here can help you land a full time role in the company because the company makes it very hard to get in if you're just a random soul applying. You have to just be wiling to jump that Temp vs Full-Timer barrier that is obviously set and be willing to have a conversation with someone in management. TYPE OF WORK The type of work you will be doing is not at all what you think it is. It's not gonna be countless hours of solving complex problems on excel. The role is pretty much data entry and it's EXTREMELY easy work, it just gets repetitive but AGAIN, you would not keep badging in every morning if you had a better option. EXPECTATIONS/OVERTIME Like I previously said this is just glorified data entry so you are just expected to work from 8AM-4:30PM.. not a second above that. Doing more work than others wont give you ay sort of leverage because you're still a temp at the end of the day. You go in there and do some clicking for a few hours and get paid every week for it.. just take it and go, nobody there owes you a thing. This is the kind of job where you can just use it as a means of income until you find a full time position Overall I didn't exactly LOVE it, but I couldn't find a full-time job so I didn't complain. I would 100% recommend it, you just have to know what you're getting into and what to expect.. It's a paycheck and free food everyday until you can find a full-time role so treat it as that. Also don't wear a suit your first day, I did it and everyone else did it but theres literally no point. Just come in looking nice in a shirt and dress shoes. At some point you're gonna find yourself wearing joggers/jeans to work everyday like everyone else.

    Cons

    RUDE-ish FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES This didn't bother me at all because like I said the company culture makes it so that if you are a temp or a "green badge" nobody really has anything to get from you so they just avoid you. Temps usually stick with temps and thats how it is. MANAGEMENT DOES NOT HELP WITH GETTING YOU A FULL-TIME ROLE *THIS IS NOT A CON* but a lot of people are saying it is so I put it under this category so speak on it. It's not management's job to get you a full-time role here... it's absurd to me that people would get mad over this. You are a contractor, technically you're not even an employee of Bloomberg, you're an employee of whoever your recruiting agency is. It's your responsibility to apply to positions that you might like and MAYBE get an interview for that position and then MAYBE get hired. JOB SECURITY You can come in and work for a week or a month and the next day you can get dropped. That's how it is, you're a temp under contract so they can get rid of you whenever they want if you are not performing. This only happens if you're super lazy and complain a lot though. As long as you do the minimum work required you'll be more than fine. Crack some jokes with the managers too, they love a funny temp.. brown-nosing is a must if you to never worry about never getting dropped.

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    Bloomberg L.P.2020-01-07
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