Bloomberg L.P. Employee Reviews about "free food"

Updated 29 Dec 2020

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  1. "Reporter"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Reporter 

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

    Pros

    First thing you'll notice when you step inside is a pantry full of free food. Great colleagues to collaborate with. The company also provides private health insurance. A lot of opportunity for further training, including an internal learning program on the terminal.

    Cons

    There's also a lot of levels of bureaucracy to battle through for higher things, as the company is relatively centered around New York. The standard working day is 10 hours. Be prepared to come across inexperienced managers who have been approved to climb the corporate ladder much too quickly.

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  2. "Employee"

    5.0
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England

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

    Pros

    Great community Free food D&I culture is top priority

    Cons

    In most/nearly all roles you are expected to work long hours


  3. "OK Company low salary"

    2.0
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    Former Contractor - Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food and snack cool office

    Cons

    Low salary, no career path

  4. "Good company"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, free food, prestige

    Cons

    More work life balance needed, more lateral ties recommended not top-down power structure

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  5. "Hit or Miss"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Data Analyst 

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

    Pros

    - Free Food - Annual company rave - Snack pantries everywhere - Nice offices/ can work for any office worldwide and extend vacation days that way (with manager approval) - Friendly colleagues and smart people - 401K matching - Can donate company $ to philanthropy

    Cons

    So I'm one of those who joined as a technical person but HR placed me in an admin team where I was forced to do data entry and do the most useless things. Definitely learned a lot of finance (top of the industry knowledge) but that was not what I came for (lots of people work for top asset management companies after). It takes a lot of mental energy to shape your role into more of a technical one. The department has some interesting initiatives to modernize and if you have skills, managers will heavily invest in you. Managers seem open to discuss any project proposals you have but keep in mind it always comes down to metrics (annoying but at same time understandable). Also to even submit a PR takes ticketing and waiting for migrations to finish before you can do anything. Projects are not coordinated or documented well so this is an area for improvement. Managers can sometimes be micromanaging and gossipy. They fired a lot of the older managers so hopefully the culture will change. I am being worked to death like a mule putting in so much overtime just because managers like to add more to your plate without taking stuff off. They assign people operating capacities for review each year which means little because metrics are skewed and not even accurate (perpetual "you can do more" even when you work 60 hrs a week). Little to no innovation and managers always keep their head down amd never speak up to back you. Very much top down management from people incompetent to lead at top always requesting "the big picture". Anybody can make a decision when you give such high level numbers to someone... Overall, they need to overhaul management and place people in the technical roles they applied for as opposed to screwing them over with a client facing admin role. I gave 4 stars because really you learn a lot within the first 2-3 years here regarding communication and what bad management looks like and what to not do. You have opportunity to make a high impact and place it on your resume. Managers rarely talk about career advancement so up to you to figure things out. It will be really hard to advance your career due to the unnecessary burden you have from them overworking you, preventing you from interview prepping and studying. Your choice. You might be lucky and end up on a really good technical team. Also, Bloomberg "champions diversity" yet from what I experienced, older people can be microaggressively racist and HR doesn't do anything to people accused of harassment ("need evidence"). They also are not transparent about anything regarding diversity in workplace. Had really uncomfortable talks with people who are not aware of how racist they sound. I can understand why the department loses talented minorities every year. This experience varies department to department. Some departments do a great job recruiting and retaining talent but others are horrible because they hire from the same cloth.

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    "Great first or last job"

    3.0
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    Current Employee - Fixed Income Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    *Great company benefits *Free food *High exposure to financial markets/clients *Respected company

    Cons

    *Weak team culture (often times will be team dependent but Global Data has a high amount of turnover which makes it difficult to develop something meaningful) *You can get by with doing basically nothing *Limited career prospects *Team Leaders are so focused on making themselves look like good leaders that they don't have time to actually be good leaders

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  7. "Dinosaur"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - Pantry with free food - Relaxed work-life -

    Cons

    - not much scope for growth - dictatorial management style

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    "No improvement opportunity"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Mutual Fund Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food and snacks, steep learning curve

    Cons

    Negative culture, long hours and terrible management

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    "Traumatic"

    2.0
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    Former Employee - Global Data Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    No Opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Free food, not much work actually needs to be done, you just need to talk a lot and show presence. The only thing they care about is you doing the helpdesk. You can also volunteer, go to events and doing different stuff to waste your time at work. There are some learning opportunities.

    Cons

    If you are ambitious don’t go there. The job is absolute nonsense. The team leads and the managers are there because they are not capable of doing actual jobs, so they find themselves in “managing” and micromanaging. For example, my team leader once was checking how I am sending an email to someone (not client). This job completely shattered my mental heath and self worth, I was so unhappy. And no, the problem was not me, since I left I am doing fine and don’t hate my job that much at any times despite any difficulties that I may have. My advice to people who are stuck there and afraid to make a move: the earlier you do it the better for you. And no, free nuts are not a reason to keep a bad job. No one’s job should be as boring, annoying and self-humiliating.

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    "Great people"

    4.0
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    Current Employee - Technical Operations Specialist in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits (Private insurance) Pantry (Free food, snacks and coffees The people are great. Working with very intelligent and enthusiastic people

    Cons

    Fast paced Stressful at times Can't think of many cons

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