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Fun place to work great experience
IT Support Technician (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAJune 15, 2017
Worked the graveyard shift for the better part of my 25 years there,overall it was a great place to work but things drastically changed when the company was bought out by Bloomberg
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Editor (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAJune 13, 2017
I think Bloomberg BNA is a good company, but going through growing pains since Bloomberg acquired it.

I had difficulty working with the attorneys above me who treated my like a paralegal when my title was editor and I had a law degree.

I also did not like my manager or my co-workers. It was very impersonal and cut-throat.
Pros
Free drinks and snacks
Cons
Management and attorneys
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Overall positive expereince
Product Manager (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAApril 13, 2017
Located in Arlington and a subsidiary of Bloomberg LP based in New York, NY

Overall positive experience with decent work life balance and compensation
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Bad place to work
Technical Support (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VADecember 27, 2016
Management is against the employees. Backstabbing is a way of life. There is no opportunity for advancement. There are mobs and cliques. The place is completely uncomfortable. It is a terrible place to work.
Pros
none
Cons
everything that you can think of
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used to be a great place to work before "the new workplace"
worker drone (Former Employee) –  arlington vaDecember 5, 2016
Good pay, great benefits. Pension, if you have been there long enough.
Crystal city is a great place to work, that is if you can get out of the building long enough to get something to eat.
Tons of free salty sugary snacks.


Abusive work environment. Work life balance non existent. Capricious upper management.
Particular abuse for parents. This is not a place to work if you have children and wish to see them other than after they are asleep at night.
Lack of trust in the employees by the company. You must swipe your ID to get in and out of the building.
Open workplace environment. I hope you like disruptions; you are going to get a lot of them. It’s much like working on a metro platform.
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The Position
Temporary Research Analyst (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VANovember 13, 2016
I would appreciate the opportunity to meet with you to discuss this position, and find out more about this opportunity. In the meantime, please feel free to contact me by phone at if you have any questions or would like to schedule an interview. Thank you in advance for your consideration. I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Sincerely,
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Cutthroat NY culture imported to DC
Editor (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VASeptember 11, 2016
Before being acquired by Bloomberg, BNA was a large company with a small company feel. This largely was because of the union at BNA, which had been present from its founding. Since being bought, HR has become a tool of NY headquarters to bust the union and create a youth-oriented, pay-as-little-as-possible culture. Experience means nothing, and seniority is just a higher expense to be eliminated. In the last contract, retirees were thrown under the bus by having their promised, vested health care insurance rights gutted.
Pros
free pantry, union presence to try to hold off company abuses
Cons
no opportunity for growth except for favored few, quick to terminate once employee is too expensive.
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Great place to work!
Account Executive (Current Employee) –  Tijeras, NMJuly 7, 2016
There is a lot more travel than you may think. But the pay is great and the higher-ups are great to work for. Great overall culture, too.
Pros
Great pay and great bosses
Cons
a lot of travel
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Great environment
Sr. Opinions Analyst (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAJuly 7, 2016
Opportunity to work with great attorneys and government workers. Great work hours and flexibility. Good training programs.
Pros
no stress or haggle
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Great company to work for; Excellent Benefits; Diversity
Publishing Support Supervisor (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAJune 6, 2016
Bloomberg BNA is great company to work for; excellent benefits;
Diversity; great culture;
Learned various Publishing systems; workflows; Web or alternate platforms
Unix/Windows Environment
Agile Team environment
JIRA/Confluence
Pros
Excellent benefits; good compensation;
Cons
Merger/Integration; Job Security
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Great place to work
QA Automation Engineer (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAApril 22, 2016
Great place to grow in the IT industry. Great benefits and work and life balance is pretty easy to maintain when working here
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Great Internship
Recruiting Coordinator (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAMarch 31, 2016
Management here was awesome for my internship and it is the reason I ended up taking a Career in Recruiting. They do a great job of breaking you into cold calling and take a lot of time training interns in valuable business lessons. Couldn't be more happy I interned here
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Current changes make it challenging
Sales Representative (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 21, 2016
Although the company prides itself on finding the right role for talent, often if you are in a bad management relationship you might as well be on an island alone. HR is ruthless and not helpful and no one's job is secure. Potential to be great, but watch your back.
Pros
free snacks, comradery is strong
Cons
constant micro management, compensation metrics change at whim
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Great benefits
Editorial Assistant/QA Editor (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAJanuary 7, 2016
The benefits are great for permanent employees, flexible work schedules for everyone.

Lots of teamwork, and potential for visibility.
Pros
Fully stocked employee 'pantry', close to metro
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Great Place to Work
Business Analyst Lead/QA - Salesforce (Current Employee) –  Arlington, VAOctober 7, 2015
Great work place with supportive management. Good benefits. Great Pay. Good working environment to career advancement. Salary, benefits - if that's all you want in a job, the this is the place for you.
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B2B Publisher with Long History
Senior Editor (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAJuly 21, 2015
Dynamic company with several smart, talented people. Decades of BNA expertise now are combined with the resources of Bloomberg.
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Lots of change - could go either way
Manager (Current Employee) –  Washington DCApril 22, 2015
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.
Pros
Free food and beverages in large "pantry"
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Excellent Company all around
Benefits Manager/Specialist (Contract) (Former Employee) –  Arlington, VAJanuary 26, 2015
Great company
Great management
Great benefits
Great people
Pros
Free pantry for everyone
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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
Great training and product experience with Bloomberg Law products.
Pros
multiple training and certification experiences
Cons
none
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