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Current Employee - Sales Representative  in  New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY (US)

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

Pros

respected product, access to professionals

Cons

very pushy when comes to contacting clients

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 5 people found this helpful  

    Re-think if you are joining the HK office for long-run

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    Former Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Former Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    1. Benefits (the well-known pantry, vacation days, dental, healthcare, may pay for your part-time degree)
    2. 5 days work in Asia
    3. Good springboard into the finance industry
    4. Easily rewarded $ during economic good times
    5. Leader among vendors *good exit opportunities and bargain power if you want to go to other vendors*

    Cons

    1. People who advance up the rank know only how to manage upwards. Hence, your direct boss might not actually care about helping you grow because she or he is busy making the big boss happy.
    2. They reward those who talk big but can't produce anything.
    3. Senior management pays little respect and attention to culture in Asia/China/Hong Kong. E.g. expecting employees to be out visiting clients when its Chinese New year. They are also not sensitive to political situation in China. Well, at least they tried to sound like they know what is going on.
    4. In the States, bbg hours are 8-5. In HK, bbg hours are 8-6. That's 5 hours more a week-260 hrs more a year- easily 20 days more of work. So either they are paying Asian employees MUCH better (and that's no way true given the lower cost of living here *excuse of the company*), or this is just plain unfair (essence of the company culture)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Promote managers who actually pay attention and listen to their subordinates.
    Realize what is destroying the company from within and address it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 5 people found this helpful  

    Bloomberg will ruin your career, get out while you still can.

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)

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

    Pros

    Very good health benefits, good amount of vacation

    Cons

    In my department, not one person in senior management cares about anything else but furthering their own careers. We are constantly told to take risks, collaborate, and be innovative, yet the second anyone goes out on a limb, they are reprimanded for not conforming to standards. Management systems are outdated and uninspiring. Almost everyone I work with is miserable and either feel trapped due to needing job stability or are counting down the days until they quit. I have never seen a workplace with such low morale and fear. HR and upper management try and get the most amount of work out of you while paying you the least amount possible. The amount of money wasted on consultants and incompetency is astounding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat your employees better. I have never seen such unhappy and fearful people. Listen to your employees. Get rid of bad managers.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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