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Bloomberg looks great on a resume.

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Skillman, NJ

I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (less than an year)

Pros

Free food, great benefits, Good pay.

Cons

Not the place for someone afraid of big brother

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Promote me

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Working at Bloomberg is like working on a deserted island that you will never get off and so far away from reality.

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

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    If you like bureaucracy, lots of proprietary software development, tons of red tape in getting your job done than this is the place for you! If you have not fully developed your software development skills or like to pretend that you are something you are not, you can likely find your dream job at Bloomberg.

    Cons

    Any skill that you develop while working at Bloomberg as a software developer will be primarily, if not totally, useless to any company that you are looking to move to in the future. Maybe some of the high level skills of debugging and problem solving may be of value but working on proprietary relational databases, proprietary web services, proprietary UI and development tools not to mention out dated programming languages will get you nowhere fast. How a company of this size thinks that they can develop a relational database that is better than say "Oracle" with their millions of man hours invested in their product suite is simply foolish to put it lightly. This is a company that is so stuck in the past with their Fortran code still in use and their flagship product the "Bloomberg Panel" that looks like it was developed in the 1980's with its amber block character email system is just so unbelievable that a company would be so stuck in the past. Their client base is strictly based on the amount of data they provide and clearly not on their innovation of modern software . This a company where you have to fall in line with the management with decades of tenure that will do anything to keep the status quo and their job. By adding layer upon layer of nonsense they can keep building their kingdoms of drones and promoting themselves and their software keeps living in the distant past. It is also a place where big brother is watching you 24 hours a day. Every email that you write is read by security, every phone call that you make is recorded, their are cameras and microphones everywhere. You cannot leave the building unless you check out and security watches your every move. The big brother attitude is unnecessary and you have to wonder how it really helps their bottom line. Bigger companies with much more to lose do not spy this much on their employees. This place is a revolving door; where it looks so much better on the way out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advice to upper management would be pointless as they exist in a private bubble.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Current Employee - Global Data in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Global Data in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Free food, work/life balance, premier financial data company w/ great connections

    Cons

    most managers come from outside the firm, not a lot of promotion occurs from within

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    promote from within more often

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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