Interims estimates analyst (Former Employee), Cape town – August 17, 2014
Pros: food; good social responsibility program
Cons: remuneration; niche product; poor management; no growth as a professional; glorified data capturer
People are fake.Sheep like culture, everyone is constantly looking over their shoulders scared of their own skins- if you perform well, you a threat to someones job-underpaid, Noyone- not even management takes responsibility when things go wrong- instead they blame each other-Horrible training program- especially around peak times( i had a 2 week training – more... program squashed into 2 days, because nobody could care less-they had their own workflow to get through-pathetic. mundane work that does not even come close to justifying your job title as an "analyst" in any shape or form. You deal with data and data management- and thats your life, everyday. Understanding one data management tool does not develop your ability to analyze and provide value to a financial firms investment decision- many tools are utilized, you dont get exposure to this- beware to all ye aspiring investment professionals. The people i spoke to that have been their longer then 2 years say that they are stuck- you cant apply anywhere else because all you know is Bloomberg"s proprietary software package!, nevertheless it is a good first job for a 1 or an internship- looks good on your resume- even if you get to pretend to call yourself an "analyst" far too many at Bloomberg – less
Data Analyst/Product Developer (Current Employee), Skillman,NJ – August 11, 2014
Energetic, detail oriented and results driven with over 14 years of strong experience in research and analysis, product development, client relations and supervision in both small business and large corporate environments.
In this fast paced financial environment, I monitored and maintained Bloom berg functionality via HP Openview for problem tracking. Used internal Bloomberg, Unix based functions as well as basic scripting for database creation, database copy, database restore and remote database. Machine maintenance, nightly system restore, system reboot and machine – more... nightly turnaround. Project implementation and task documentation. System console administration. Bloomberg terminal client support and problem escalation. Trained new employees and explained protocols clearly and efficiently. – less
Bloomberg is a company that emphasizes transparency. The culture is very open where your relationships between your coworkers and superiors are tight. You communicate with everyone on a daily basis and the chain of command is not as structured as you might find in other companies. The atmosphere is very relaxed but the employees there are also very – more... hard working. – less
Highly Technical workplace, wide range of Hardware
Technical Support - Network Engineering (Former Employee), London – June 27, 2014
Pros: free snacks and coffee.
Cons: long hours, no overtime
Working at Bloomberg is an experience in the fast moving and high pressure of financial information with High end Technology. State of the Art Hardware, and hard working Engineers and Technicians. Every day is different, client interfacing . A day can start with a fault on a router, and end with a Site installation of equipment with remote engineers – more... and customers technical teams.. It is sometimes a very intensive pressure, but highly rewarding when you work with dedicated and professional individuals. – less
Bosses, not leaders. Notorious culture of micro-managers that look to weed out any non-conformists or black sheep. If you're a worker bee or afraid to speak up, you'll fit in. If you question the oft poor thought out planning and lack of vision, it's not a place for you. Bloomberg was once a place of innovation and creativity---sadly, those days have – more... passed. – less