Bloomberg BNA Employee Reviews

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Lots of change - could go either way
Manager (Current Employee), Washington DCApril 22, 2015
Pros: Free food and beverages in large "pantry"
many re-orgs since acquired by Bloomberg in 2011. All this change has created very little opportunity for existing employees and there is little room to advance here.
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good experience overall
I.T Solutions Systems Engineer (Current Employee), Crystal City, VADecember 14, 2014
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generally a quick paced environment with not so much of a great documentation culture
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Product Advocate
Bloomberg Product Advocate (Former Employee), Raleigh, NCDecember 4, 2014
Pros: multiple training and certification experiences
Great training and product experience with Bloomberg Law products.
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Bloomberg BNA
Data Center Support Technician (Former Employee), Arlington, VANovember 13, 2014
• Provided support for installation, implementation and operation of hardware and cabling for all Washington DC areas Data centers and infrastructure.
• Ensured proper standards are maintained for cabling, racking, power supplies, and ventilation.
• Manage and track data center layout and hardware assets using Rack tables or Excel.
• Track, Close Tickets in Remedy Ticketing system.
• Manage and run a data center of 600 servers.
• Monitoring and ensuring consistency throughout the data center for over 1500 users.
• Collaborated across technical teams and departments for assigned projects; drive continuous improvement in areas of assigned responsibilities, deliver exemplary customer service, maintained thorough knowledge of technical operations and processes, maintained advanced knowledge of developments and techniques across IT.
• Troubleshooting various hardware and software problems.
• Ship out network equipment to other data centers.
• Onsite troubleshooting of hardware systems.
• Monitor all nodes using Solar Winds networking monitoring software
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Information Company Beginning to Lose Values that Made it Strong
Editor (Former Employee), Arlington, VASeptember 8, 2014
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".
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Amazing place
IT Intern (Former Employee), Crystal City, VAMay 26, 2014
Best place to work at, everyone is so friendly and well organized company.
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Legacy company working on innovation
SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (Current Employee), Arlington, VAMarch 30, 2014
Pros: pantry (free snacks and coffee), great location, intelligent coworkers
Cons: not a lot of room to move-up, some outdated technology, work hours are not very flexible
With Bloomberg having bought BNA about 2 years ago, there have been a lot of changes happening. The company has been working on creating new brand recognition while consistently delivering the reliable content our customers expect.

Because of changing culture there is a lot of opportunity for new ideas and innovative thinking. Changing the perception of the brand and all the product developments does mean that the work-life balance has been a little off lately. But getting to contribute to these innovations is worthwhile.

The people working at Bloomberg BNA are hard-working passionate people who want the best for each other and the brand.
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Great
Financial Software Database Manager (Current Employee), Arlington, VASeptember 23, 2013
Working for Bloomberg BNA is fun and challenging. It tests my analytical skills as well as my interpersonal skills on a daily basis.
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Solid, though more slow-moving company
Software Developer (Current Employee), 1801 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 22202March 4, 2012
Pros: free lunches, some good managers, telecommuting
Cons: my commute is long
Keep in mind that Bloomberg BNA is not really a tech company, which means that you may be limited in terms of the technologies you'll use