Bloomberg

Frequently
Asked Questions

Searching and Applying for Jobs

How many vacancies are there?

As a growing company, we expect hundreds of new employees to join our business every year.

What is your recruitment process?

At Bloomberg, we recruit differently than most companies. We want to know the real you, not just facts on a paper. Once a department manager has reviewed your resume for the essential requirements, you will be invited to one of our events or an interview. It is up to you to make the best impression.

How do I submit a resume?

You may submit your resume online by creating a profile. Apply for a position that matches your interests and qualifications. Please answer all questions, submit your application and click on "Attachments" to upload your resume.

When is the deadline for applications?

Recruitment is ongoing, and there are start dates throughout the year.

Can I submit my information without applying for a position?

Yes. You are not required to apply for a specific position. If you don't find an opportunity that you are interested in you can submit your profile and resume through this link http://www.bloomberg.com/careers/talent-portal/. Additionally, we encourage you to revisit our career site on a regular basis to submit for new jobs that you might be interested in.

What happens to my resume after it’s been submitted?

Once submitted, your resume enters our candidate tracking system, which utilizes state-of-the-art technology. This tool provides us with a centralized talent pool and serves as the first stop for our recruiters, who are trying to identify candidates for specific job openings.

After I submit my profile and/or application, will I receive a response?

Yes. You will receive an email confirming that your profile and/or application has been received.

Will I hear back from a recruiter?

You are most likely to receive a response if the position for which you apply closely matches your skills. If you are not a match for the role, you may or may not be contacted. If you are not contacted, please continue to visit our site to search for new available opportunities.

Is there a limit to the number of roles I can apply for?

You are encouraged to apply for any position that you are interested in and qualified for.

Does Bloomberg have a policy on hiring relatives of current employees?

As a policy, Bloomberg does not hire family members of current employees.

Does Bloomberg accept applications from candidates requiring work sponsorship?

Yes. Details will be discussed throughout the interview process with your recruiter.

How long can I expect to wait to hear back once I have submitted my application?

This can vary, depending upon the number of applications received and the popularity of the role. On average, you will receive a response within two to seven business days.

If I have been unsuccessful in the interview process for one role, will I automatically be rejected from another role in the same or different department?

No, candidacy is on a role-by-role basis. If you are interested in reapplying for the same role in the future, we recommend that you gain experience in the interim and expand your expertise.

Working at Bloomberg

Will there be training and development opportunities in my new role?

From the start, you’ll have all the training you need for a successful career with us. You’ll learn about the Bloomberg Professional® service and the financial markets. Through Bloomberg University, you’ll also be able to access additional instructor-led and self-study courses as well as special training events.

Will there be opportunities for career progression?

There are no set career paths. That’s because we believe people make the most of their potential when they’re free to move in the direction that suits them best. Within a short period, you could be a team leader in your department or managing a large client. You just have to prove you’re ready for that step up.

Are there opportunities to pursue external study/qualifications?

If your course will aid your career development, you should be able to gain a subsidy. However, this will be at your manager’s discretion.

Where will I be based?

We have offices across the globe in 140 countries, but most of our openings are in New York, London, Singapore, Hong Kong and Tokyo.

Will I be able to use my language skills?

Knowledge of more than one language is preferred but not essential. The international nature of our business and our commitment to diversity means you’ll be in frequent contact with clients and colleagues around the world who speak different languages.

Will there be an opportunity to travel?

It depends upon the area of the business in which you are interested. Our sales teams travel around the world to start and develop client relationships, maintain the highest level of service and sustain our market lead. In other areas of our business, travel is less frequent, but you will have regular contact with colleagues and clients all over the world.

What salary do you offer?

You can expect a highly competitive salary with an extensive benefits package.

What is the standard benefits package at Bloomberg?

Global benefits include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage
  • Life and Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Retirement Savings Plans
  • Employee Assistance Plans
  • Free organic snacks, fresh fruit, coffee, tea and beverages (available 24/7)
  • Travel Insurance and Medical Benefits Abroad
  • Our substantial list of additional benefits will vary from region to region. Just ask your recruiter.

Entry-level & Internship Opportunities

Do I have to be a finance or business graduate to apply?

No, we seek people from all academic backgrounds. We value diversity and strive to hire candidates who are eager to learn about financial markets. Please see the specific qualifications and requirements in each of our job descriptions.

I work outside the finance industry. Would you be interested in my application?

Absolutely. We are eager to meet people with experience at all levels, who can bring different perspectives and ideas to our company.

When is the deadline for applications?

There are no specific deadlines for internships. However, most internship opportunities are posted in December and fill up very quickly.

Do you have a summer internship program?

Yes, each year we welcome hundreds of interns into various business functions across the globe.

When should I apply for the Summer Internship?

We usually list opportunities for Summer Internships six to nine months before they begin. Please apply as soon as you see a suitable opening.

Do you have to be an undergraduate to apply?

Our internships range from college students to candidates with degrees or higher qualifications. In all cases, an eagerness to enhance your financial, technical or business knowledge is essential. We’re looking for interesting personalities to add to the Bloomberg team. Please see the specific qualifications in each of our job descriptions.

What is the duration of the Summer Internship Program?

Usually between ten and 12 weeks, but this varies from department to department.

What kind of work should I expect from the placement?

From your first day, you’ll work alongside full-time employees on projects of business importance.

Will I be able to gain a full-time position following my internship?

At the end of your internship, we’ll evaluate your experience and feedback with your manager and discuss the possibility of a career with us. All interns may apply for full-time roles, if eligible.

How can I invite Bloomberg to recruit at my school?

We use a number of factors to determine our campus recruiting calendar. We evaluate on a regular basis to determine the final list of schools that best meet our needs for each recruiting season.

What if my school is not one of Bloomberg’s target schools–can I still apply?

Yes. We recommend that you review our college recruiting page to apply for employment opportunities.

Are your internships paid?

Yes, all internships are paid.

Does Bloomberg help with my apartment/living situation during the internship?

Yes, on a case-by-case basis. Ask your recruiter for more information.