Mike Bloomberg is facing a near revolt from frustrated employees at his financial news and data giant — his biggest challenge yet since returning as the boss of the company he founded almost 34 years ago.
Tensions spilled into full view on Thursday when a scathing 3,222-word e-mail from a senior reporter in Bloomberg’s Washington bureau laid bare the crisis in the newsroom.
Dawn Kopecki described a “climate of fear” at the company’s news operations, where tone-deaf editors pit reporters against one another, stifle reporting on major issues and cause staffers to trip over unnecessary hurdles placed in their way by a bloated management.
“I’ve personally been at Bloomberg News for seven years now, three of which have been in DC, and I’ve never seen morale lower,” Kopecki wrote in the e-mail to the two senior editors of the news operation.
Genius at work, sowing discord, doing everything his way because he knows best.
That's the Mike Bloomberg I know and love.
So great to have him doing his destructive act to his own company.