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falling angel: It was good company, but not any more.....

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

I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than a year)

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

Pros

- Free sneaks (but the selection has become worse)
- Nice office building in good location
- More stable than investment banks and other financial service firms

Cons

- No privacy in the office
- Small desk, no cubical
- Cost cutting: benefit has been reduced year over year and getting worse
- Slow growth
- No more free medical insurance. Use to be free, but now the company charge insurance premiums.
- High turnover. Many people leave within 2 year or less.
- very political place, very hard to get things done. Senior management does not want to take risk by invest in new projects.
- flat structure, hard to grow.
- Long working hour
- Below market average compensation

Advice to Management

- Please treat your employee like human
- Please consider the advice from your employee

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  1. Helpful (1)

    working is ok

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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. full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    good pay, good benefits, very good location

    Cons

    long hours too many times, cannot be considered an easy job, also depends on the group u land into. very top to bottom management because of finance roots

    Advice to Management

    ease up.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Not a place for good programmers. Hacking is encouraged.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Fast-paced work; Dull moments are rare. But that's becase ... (see "Cons").

    Cons

    Bad programmers abound. Emphasis is on rolling out software that's quickly written and does its job with no concern for software standards. I'm amazed how much untested software is rolled out to customers every week. Customers are used for testing.

    Very political atmosphere. Top management encourages competition between different teams, resulting in vitiated atmosphere.

    Company has grown very big and is dragged in different directions

    Core product ("The Terminal") has hit a plateau and things will be difficult unless radical innovations happen.

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more time to each project and build a better product. Have a long-term vision of what your product is going to be and stick to it.

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