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Bloomberg offers a variety of opportunities across data, sales and engineering. As a large private company and a market leader it offer good salaries (with great benefits), decent opportunities for progression (however, rarely particularly rapid one) and a friendly work environment. At the same time, it's slightly risk averse and has a large product and management legacy which are not changed easily, although Bloomberg has been introducing more new data, quant and API products recently.It will give good opportunities to get an understanding of the financial system as a whole as well as specialise in some products in a lot more depth. Sales/account management job can sometimes require long travel hours (albeit in very comfortable conditions) and be slightly repetitive at the junior level. Sales teams environment depends a lot on individual managers.
Opportunities for growth or lateral moves can be limited
With very poor mgmt in place it was like the Wild west, Bloomberg takes your soul if you let it - they have their own weird processes - if you have an opinion and voice it you won't last long - they want robots!
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Company offers plenty of opportunities for advancement especially for univeristy graduates throught the Analytics career path. After the initial "Wow!" effect wears off the place is like any other big company. The culture and dynamic depends on the department with Analytics, the biggest department in the company being extremely competitive and you should be prepared for micromanagement. Pros: > people of different backgrounds and interests resulting in communities from Women in technology to board games. You will find someone you get along with > plenty of benefits like pension, events, healthcare, nice office > good place to begin career in finance as there are plenty of resources available to develop your knowledge and collaboration with other teams allows you to develop an all-round awareness of finance Cons: > being a large company management is a mess where priorities can shift rapidly resulting in projects being abandoned, resources misallocated and staffing shortages > work can be extremely stressful whether due to sheer volume, micromanagement or expectations that are set too high to impress management up the food chain. There were cases of employees being sent to rehab as a result of burnout > your performance and value is determined based on various stats so be prepared to be a "cog in the machine"
check out the worst rated reviews - everything is true there. Unnecessarily long hours, lack of direction and vision, no proper management while tons of petty micromanagement, form over substance all the way. Job satisfaction is a foreign concept in this place. The company hires very bright people and treats them like imbeciles. Mediocrity, hypocrisy and shallowness are actively encouraged. A sinking ship...
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Stressful, old management very good ,new management a joke ,inexperienced out of there depth ,old management from seal there ten years plus done a great job but then they got rid off them it went downhill fast ,they bring in under par people as long as they do not answer back,bring back the old management they were there over ten years I wonder how long the new ones last
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The company is great, the people are great, but the actual working experience in the Global Data department isnt great. This even though the company is usually very flexible Work includes lots of manual tasks and lack of great leadership hinders learning.
Lots of annoying tasks
Vast company, challenging infrastructure, some amazing people. Some teams do exceptional work, philanthropy projects always fantastic to work on, lots of opportunity for young people, active seek fresh talent and encourage younger people to come in. Little separation of work and home life. Extremely long hours. Multi national management can be challenging and cause a disconnect
As a senior member of the security provider for Bloomberg, I have never worked with such a forward-thinking, driven and ambitious business. The executive leadership team is keen to progress and professionalize this industry and have a clear plan on how to move this forward. Exceptional employers.
Lots to learn about the software and financial industries. You'll find the place is highly collaborative and people work to get stuff done. The engineering culture is great. You will deal with legacy technology. Even though a lot has been done to upgrade things, I don't think you'll ever get away from the legacy. Would help to defer to folks who are at ground zero for many products. There are folks who really know what should be done, but don't get to.