Bloomberg L.P. Reviews

Updated 3 Jun 2020

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Bloomberg L.P. Founder Michael R. Bloomberg
Michael R. Bloomberg
1,264 Ratings
Pros
  • "Free food for lunch in the Princeton office(in 374 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 116 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.

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-12-19
  2. "Great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    high performance need to be driven Great benefits and flexibility

    Cons

    Long hrs A lot of back and forth with NY so AU time zone isn't feasible

    Bloomberg L.P.2020-05-04
  3. "Bloomberg Sales"

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

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

    Pros

    Great company with a well diversified team. Plenty of opportunity to work and travel nationally and internationally.

    Cons

    No cons. Great company to work for

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-10-27
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Golden handcuffs perfect cruising job"

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

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

    Pros

    Meet some really genuine people, pantry. Pay is decent enough with no real incentive to go extra mile. Performance review process can be doctored with zero transparecny in the process. Constant over internal emphasis on a culture that is preached but hardly practised which demoralises and fosters detachment.

    Cons

    No true training or development outside of product training for sales, they move you around laterally to different product teams like a chess piece however there is no real progression. Do not encourage but rather view professional certification or upskilling outside of Bloomberg products with suspicion. Internal barriers to complete deals or small sales are sometimes enormous. Management keep chiming about office being a meritocracy to justify a metric driven system for performance review however what really matters is how much you can BS your way to the top by "telling a story".

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    Bloomberg L.P.2019-08-22
  5. "Experience at Bloomberg"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Enterprise Solutions Support in Sydney
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great salary, excellent company benefits & office with a view

    Cons

    Too much work, no proper training

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-07-29
  6. "Great Place to Work For"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Analyst 

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

    Pros

    Coffee, Yoga, Drinks, Flexible Work Clothes, Great Culture

    Cons

    Not really a finance role. Just assiting people in finance.

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-07-14
  7. Helpful (3)

    "Sales"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Sydney
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fast paced. Good opportunities to travel and they don’t skimp on the perks. Also good opportunities to learn about financial markets if you don’t come from a financial markets background.

    Cons

    Very flat structure. They also overload reps as there’s a mentality to say yes to everything and it’s perceived as weak to say you don’t have bandwidth. Also zero flexibility.

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    Bloomberg L.P.2019-04-10
  8. "Great Organisation"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Manager in Melbourne
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global Mobility, Lots of career opportunities to explore

    Cons

    Need more thought leaders

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-02-26
  9. Helpful (6)

    "Look beneath the surface"

    1.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Pantry - Nice office in central location

    Cons

    - Long hrs focusing on face-time - Extremely draconian micromanagement - think George Orwell Animal Farm - Politics, politics, politics - HR is a joke - Everything is metric driven therefore encourages short-term thinking - Unrealistic sales targets in oversaturated market set by management who do not have experience in markets they set targets for - If you don’t meet targets you will be put on performance plan - Trying to be in every business line rather than focusing on core competencies in a desperate bid to maintain market share - If you drop dead tomorrow they will replace you in a week - After employees leave no one dares whisper their name

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    Bloomberg L.P.2019-02-20
  10. "Analytics and Sales Grad"

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

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

    Pros

    Culture, pay, if you don't 'like working overseas this isn't for you

    Cons

    Can pigeon hole (but that's like any other grad job)

    Bloomberg L.P.2018-10-03
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