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Proprietary software, high school type work environment

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Former Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY

I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

Pros

Nice benefits and higher than average pay. Free snacks and drinks and various training programs. Larger than normal bonus packages.

Cons

The atmosphere at Bloomberg is very "high schoolish." A lot of insecure people trying to justify their job when it could be very easily eliminated. Tons of bloat and bureaucracy. Not a place where you want to work if you want to work in a typical software development environment. If you like to re-invent the wheel or work on Fortran, this place is for you. If you want to gain real skills to help you grow technically - look elsewhere.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Look at your management and hold them to task. Try to look at what is really important and not just because you a series of managers that have built up little empires to make them look important.

Doesn't Recommend
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    Excellent

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    Current Employee - Editor  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Editor in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Dynamic place with opportunities to grow

    Cons

    Intense, but you really stretch your skills here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up and stay engaged with employees.

    Recommends
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    Good name on resume

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    Fancy office
    Good benefits and perks (free admissions to many museums in NYC)

    Cons

    Work is too deadline driven, as a result quality suffers.
    No clear career path. You could work at the same position forever.
    Senior management are mostly long time employees who are old style and don't believe in new methodologies. In order to become team lead or manager, you have to conform to their style.

    No opinion of CEO
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