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12 days ago

AIM Trading Solutions - Software QA Analyst

Bloomberg L.P. Princeton, NJ

The successful candidate must have working knowledge of both Fixed Income and Equity markets, have at least 5 years of previous relevant QA… Bloomberg L.P.

29 days ago

Data Warehouse Hadoop Developer - Consultant

Bloomberg L.P. Princeton, NJ

The Bloomberg Enterprise Data Warehouse team has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Hadoop software engineer. The candidate is expected to be… Bloomberg L.P.

6 days ago

Technical Content Analyst

Bloomberg Princeton, NJ

We partner with our internal clients to determine the most efficient method of acquiring content and to configure web crawling frameworks that locate… Bloomberg

7 days ago

Senior Java Developer - Data Acquisition

Bloomberg L.P. Princeton, NJ

The release of corporate earnings and financials moves markets. The data provider that can get this information to investors first not only puts… Bloomberg L.P.

22 days ago

Senior Software Engineer

Bloomberg L.P. Princeton, NJ

Candidates must have experience in designing and developing high quality, distributed and scalable platforms and/or applications. Candidate must be… Bloomberg L.P.

24 days ago

Senior Software Engineer - C# / .Net / Java

Bloomberg L.P. Princeton, NJ

Candidate will also be required to use Infragistics WinForm third party controls, git code management, and complete deliverables under aggressive… Bloomberg L.P.

21 days ago

Web Developer - Data Acquisition

Bloomberg L.P. Princeton, NJ

- You are passionate about building consumer applications for helping people with financial information & decision making. Qualifications… Bloomberg L.P.

13 days ago

TOMS/ETOMS Software QA Regression Tester

Bloomberg L.P. Princeton, NJ

will include: - Regression testing various fixed income trading applications in TOMS/ETOMS in a continuously integrated… Bloomberg L.P.

5 days ago

Project Manager

Bloomberg Princeton, NJ

include coordinating priorities for development enhancements, working with analysts to document project requirements, and assisting with the… Bloomberg

3 days ago

Credit Research Associate

Bloomberg Princeton, NJ

You would be part of this expanding team and responsible for helping to conduct credit specific research on respective industries and companies. This… Bloomberg

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    Data Analyst - Temp

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst (Temp) in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Analyst (Temp) in Skillman, NJ

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor (less than an year)


    You get free breakfast (continental) and lunch, as well as snacks pretty much whenever you want. You don't have a whole lot of responsibility. Temps usually stick together, so you'll have plenty of workmates to commiserate with. If you're looking for a job that pays about $16/hr and fairly mindless work, sign up. The qualifications to become a temp is having a clean record and a finance/accounting/econ bachelors degree and a pulse. But on the plus side, they don't dare expect you to log more than your 8 hours (+30 minute lunch) a day. Even the jerks there respect that.


    Temps are usually ignored or basically given permanent employees' work when they are too busy or too lazy to do. I don't really ever have any contact with the team leader unless there's a serious problem with a project. Some won't bother to learn your name or even address you as something other than "temp". Some people will treat you like a gopher or an idiot but with that said, there are some genuinely nice permanent employees - they just can't do anything for you or are too busy to give you guidance. I think in order to get anything out of this fairly miserable experience, you've got to be a self-starter, that is learn the terminal as quickly and as deeply as possible as it's widely used out there in the finance world (Mike Bloomberg didn't get to be a billionaire for nothing) and learn from ADSKs to see what outsider Bloomberg Terminal users use the terminal for (You will probably benefit from your exposure to Bloomberg on the inside when you inevitably have had enough and lead). Your skills will go unnoticed - all of them. They hire entry-level permanent employees in this order: Interns, outside applicants and then temps. Know one thing for certain: this is only a stop-gap. You pretty much have zero chance to advance. After a month or two you'll be searching for jobs. So sorry to be a downer but it's best you know all this in advance.

    My commute is really bad, but even that can't be blamed on the company.

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    Don't just look to outsiders and former interns for permanent positions. You have temps right under your nose ready and willing to help your business to grow. It is a humiliating and demoralizing experience when you see the absolute morons and jerks in permanent positions succeed and you get passed over and over for an opportunity to become a permanent employee.

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