(Winged ratings measure job satisfaction on scale of 1 to 5)
"For software engineers there are many opportunities and lots of support and resources for different kinds of career advancement, including things like being an active open source contributor and doing technical talks at conferences, engineering solutions to difficult problems, and leadership development. It's also a very big company and has great internal mobility, so that allows a lot of flexibility in the kinds of roles you can switch into. "
"The school has a wonderful mission, but is saddled by poor senior management and huge pay gaps between executives and staff."
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg, United States on Aug 12th, 2019
"There is great PR around Michael Bloomberg as a leader on progressive issues, but his company does not follow this same ethos. The benefits are incredible and the work-life balance depends heavily on department, so you can have a nice life while working here. "
"Great collaboration and teams with diverse backgrounds and opinions getting great results. "
"make sure your skip level boss is happy as your immediate boss has to run everything by higher levels"
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Mar 20th, 2019
"Don't assume just because there are some women in leadership roles that those women think/act/lead differently from the men - you must look beyond gender to make sure the diversity goes beyond ticking the boxes or it will cause more harm than good. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Mar 5th, 2019
"Great mother’s rooms, great vacation policy, and parental leave is better than most companies. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Feb 7th, 2019
"Negotiate flexibility arrangements before joining. Harder to get flexible arrangement after already employed. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Jan 16th, 2019
"Diversity has recently become a major topic at the company and more women are promoted to leadership positions. However, there is still room for change and especially in some departments, older people are being let go. Also, some facilities only have unisex toilets."
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Dec 5th, 2018
"Excellent place to work if you have a family. Amazing benefits. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Oct 26th, 2018
"Great internal mobility within the company and even to different positions within their global offices. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Jul 19th, 2018
"It's a great place to work. It's an innovative environment filled with people who care about their work and are socially conscious. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Jun 6th, 2018
"Come for the maternity leave and only stay if you have a thick skin and are able to field an environment that doesn't wholly support working parents. :("
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Apr 21st, 2018
"It is a great place to work, I have wonderful colleagues and continue to learn a lot."
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Mar 20th, 2018
"The organization is male-dominated. It can also be very sexist."
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Feb 8th, 2018
"It is fantastic for moms, particularly the marketing department and other creative roles. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Jan 18th, 2018
"it is a great place to work and i would recommend and wish I could have stayed there longer"
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Nov 22nd, 2017
"Make female allies. Have a supportive partner. Open-work environment very difficult for pregnancy and breastfeeding."
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Aug 16th, 2017
"Starting to improve flexible working options, but still a long way to go to see support for women reaching higher positions of responsibility"
"Amazing, smart people who care about each other and support one another. Feels great to work for a company that gives so much to help the world ($ and volunteer hours) - inspired by how we impact the world. Love working for a top brand. Great work spaces. Family focused. Excellent career opportunities. Almost no red tape - have an idea --> run with it. "
"Bloomberg has unbelievable benefits - from free healthcare, to mothers' rooms, to events made for women to grow professionally and support one another."
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Feb 27th, 2017
"Good company but career stalls once pregnant. Most managers have stay at home wife's. Several women I know got demoted whIle on maternity leave or within a year of returning. HR is the watch dog to protect management. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Jan 24th, 2017
"Dynamic environment and good policies in place but long hours and flexibility depends on immediate manager"
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Nov 21st, 2016
"Great company with unparalleled benefits. Some sections of company (tv and news) are horrifically managed."
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Nov 19th, 2016
"A very forward thinking company which while does not emphasize high take home pay invests into other benefits that often benefit women. "
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Jul 31st, 2016
"Zero work life balance with zero flexibility. I am usually the only female in meetings both internally and externally "
Anonymous shared this review of Bloomberg on Jun 28th, 2016
"Experiences here are likely very team-dependent. Benefits overall are fantastic and policies are family-friendly. However, as an ambitious mid-career woman, I am looking for a company that will recognize and reward good work generously. "
"There is limited career growth for women. Low compensation. Good for mom since there are flexibility."
"I have been openly discriminated against because of my gender. A male colleague in my department received a promotion even though he consistently received poor remarks on his work. I have worked at the company for over 4 years and although I get incredible feedback on my work and high marks on annual reviews, there has not been any promotion. And I had asked for/about it -- I have been very strategic and smart about working to advance myself at the company, but in general, most in management and above are white males."
"I've worked here for 10 years and there are a lot of women working here, but predominantly in support roles although we have recently made strides with more women in manager positions. Generally I believe they are treated fairly but management is male-dominated and not diverse, which makes it tougher for women to "network" with them and male managers don't actively seek out informal networking with women. Mid-level women don't seem to advance because of these subtle issues. Also, while maternity leave is generous here I think women are judged harshly by some colleagues and managers for taking the full time. I think managers place a high emphasis on face-time and being in office at 7:30 AM and leaving at 6PM which as opposed to being results oriented and understanding that parents can and work remotely in the evenings after kids are in bed."
"I've worked here for over 5 years and my experiences are positive. I have found that men and women are treated equally - work hard, and you'll be rewarded. You are expected to get your job done and put in a lot of energy, but if you're doing well they will accommodate your needs too. I've heard some stories of unflexible management but everyone I've worked with personally has been understanding and supportive, both of my career and my choices."
"I've worked here two years and like it."
"I've worked here for 4 years and I do see a few women advancing in their careers but they clearly work twice as hard as the men in their same positions. I believe there are guidelines in place for fair treatment of women, so I don't think it's an issue of company policy. But day in day out, I feel there's an assumption made by the men in the company (especially white and older ones) that the women are there to assist them. For example, I've been asked to transcribe interviews for male reporters less experienced than me, do meeting minutes that male reporters were never asked to do and be the one to have difficult conversations with women colleagues. These aren't terrible tasks per se, but it goes to show how sexism remains prevalent in the workforce."
"This company has excellent benefits, especially when it comes to having children. It allows 2 months for partners, and 4.5 months for women who have a baby. That said, the culture at bloomberg is odd at best. It's very formal, secretive, and at times harsh. It definitely is not a place where creativity or a free-flow of ideas flourishes. It's more of a do your job, do it well and stay under the radar place."
"I could not have asked for a better experience at Bloomberg. I started as a temp in customer service, was converted to perm after a month, and was promoted after 3 months. A year later I was presented with two fantastic opportunities to join different teams within the company. I moved into event operations, taking on a role far beyond my skill set and comfort level, but my manager took a chance on me and let me shine. Bloomberg opened so many doors for me. I'm forever grateful for such a supportive environment that rewarded hard work. Also, the health and 401k benefits here are unparalleled. One of my colleagues who had 3 children was also permitted to have a flexible work arrangement where she had every other Friday off."
"Great maternity leave and benefits. Long work days and little flexibility"
"Its a great company to work for."
"It is a unique culture that expects alot out of you. Great benefits including 18 weeks paid maternity leave and health insurance is 100% covered."
"I've worked here for 3 years and there are a lot of women working here, but predominantly in support roles. Generally I believe they are treated fairly but management is male-dominated and not diverse, which makes it tougher for women to "network" with them. Mid-level women don't seem to advance because of these subtle issues. Your TL might be great, but above that management is roundly seen as ineffective. The lone woman is not the kind to look out for other women."
"Bloomberg's famous for its golden handcuffs: good pay, 18 weeks of paid maternity leave, free health/dental/vision for you and all of your dependents, free snacks, great 401k, and 20 vacation days for everyone. But the company culture permits aggression, intimidation, and disrespect that is difficult for even the most confident of women to deal with. There are vastly more men than women in leadership roles and limited opportunities for advancement. Bloomberg consistently loses its top performers, male or female. There are a tremendous amount of internal roadblocks to getting things done. You might hear this from more than one person about the company: "All the good ones go, but the best ones leave.""
"Can be somewhat of a "boys' club," depending on the team leader."
"You have to be savvy. You have to have energy and crave change. There is great pay and great benefits, but it is run by all males at the very top. You start to see women in leadership the next level down from the CEOs direct reports, and for career building in middle management, women have no issues."
"This is an amazing company. People want each other to succeed and care about your career progression as much as you do. There are many opportunities but as with any extremely successful company, you have to work for it and compete against very talented people. It is how it should be."
"This can be a very good place to work depending on your manager and your group. I've found it to be very supportive before and after maternity leave, in large part due to my managers within my group. I've also found the lactation resources (rooms) very good upon my return from leave."
"The infrastructure and benefits within the company are great. However, it is definitely run by the old guard and unless you have a dynamic manager gunning for you, you will not rise above the level you were hired at. Great training ground for young people and a good place to work and leave for older people with kids but if you are looking to grow your career you will most likely run in to a wall after 2-3 years."
"Not a great place for working mothers or single mothers to work. No flexibility and too many male leaders whose wives are stay at home moms. They do not understand the needs and contributions of a working mother."
"Depending on your position flexible work arrangements may be available - it depends on your team and some roles don't have a history of allowing people to work flexibly."
"Depending on your department and managers, it can be great. It has a reputation as and still is a boys' club. But the company is moving in the right direction and has tremendous resources behind it. Paid maternity leave is now 18 weeks. Plus you can take 4 unpaid. Healthcare is amazing and free. There are great resources to work from home and HR will work with you to set a flex schedule so that can be a regular part of your week. The hours are long. At least 9-hour days. But you are treated well, again depending on the department."
"Bloomberg is awesome in policy but can be tricky to navigate in practice. The benefits, including health insurance, maternity leave, and other family-friendly perks, are great.. Flex time exists but can be tough to get, and your hours have a way of growing without bound if you don't keep a firm handle on things. In general - and this may be R&D specific, because women comprise about 20% of developers, typically the most junior ones - you have to push hard for what you want. But the boys' club effect is pretty mild and, while I'm usually the only woman in any meeting I attend, most people are able to treat me as an equal."
"Working at BBG is amazing. There is so much flexibility and I believe everyone is treated fairly. There are an incredible amount of perks and I would recommend working at Bloomberg to anyone."
"Been at this company for over five years. This is a great company for people who have families. 37.5 hour work weeks. Rarely have to work overtime. Guaranteed yearly increases. Probably the worst thing about the company is the maternity leave: three weeks paid. Other than that, it's been a good place to work. The work can get a little monotonous though. But that could just be my department."
"There is an old guard of people who have worked at the company for a very long time and they make it very difficult for new employees to penetrate the highest rank of the culture unless you are hired from the outside directly into a top role. The perception is that you have to be an aggressive part of an all-male, older inner circle in order to succeed at the very highest levels here. If you're just trying to advance to middle management, its possible and fine for women."
"Great company to work for, fantastic opportunities have been presented to me and the scope of my work is very varied and keeps me constantly challenged."
"There were a lot of minor projects that kept the job interesting, especially since your core job was to take calls all day. The projects gave employees an opportunity to be involved and to voice their ideas. Shifts were not really flexible and sometimes you had to work weekends or holidays. There were a lot of nice people but there was also favoritism in that department. It was hard to advance unless your team leader and manager were on your side."