Former Equity Research Analyst Intern at Bloomberg
over 2 years ago
Bloomberg has a unique culture, which in my view is due in part to the fact that it is a private company that is mostly owned by Michael Bloomberg and as a result takes on many of his values. The big values that I witnessed while working at Bloomberg were transparency (there are no offices at Bloomberg, everybody works at a desk next to one another, and all of the conference rooms are glass), community service (there are many community service opportunities that Bloomberg encourages its employees to take part in, and the company has a donation match program), health (Bloomberg has incredible food options that are available for its employees that are very healthy and free) and a global perspective (Bloomberg has offices all over the world, one can access their Bloomberg terminal account from any terminal on the planet and it's important to the company that people can appreciate how the world is connected. In addition, it places a large emphasis on diversity).
In an interview with Bloomberg, students should on two things: Bloomberg's original mission of creating transparency in the financial markets, and doing so with high quality data, and the culture of the firm and how students buy into it (entrepreneurial spirit even though it's a massive firm, even Mike Bloomberg doesn't have an office which they think shows that everyone in the firm is important).