Pros: good benefits due to union negotiation; free snacks and beverages
Cons: little chance for advancement; management seeking to break union; punitive attitude
BNA was a staple of strong, balanced in-depth information about the government and policies for over 50 years. The company prided itself on providing information people needed to know, and the information was unbiased and accurate.
BNA was bought by Bloomberg LP about 4 years ago. Now that the companies have integrated, the parent company is sending more and more personnel from New York to DC to impose the NY way. Long-term employees who are subject matter experts are no longer as valued, and are being laid off and let go in favor of younger reporters willing to work longer hours for less money. Benefits are being tailored to appeal to a transient work force. The Bloomberg BNA emphasis is changing from "Get it Right" to "Get it First".