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Good experience at a good company

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

I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as an intern for more than a year

Pros

The pay is good, the people are smart, the snacks are free. Work is generally interesting, and a good deal of flexibility is given to make your own hours and choose a project that is engaging for you.

Cons

Developers often have to support legacy software that has no chance of ever being replaced. The company has some really proprietary practices, architectures, etc., that do not translate into building your programming skills in the world at large. This often makes it tough to transition out of Bloomberg to another company.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Give interns more choice in what division or team they work for. It leads to a more productive experience for both sides.

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Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Over all good experince with the company.

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    Former Employee - Senior Architect  in  Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Senior Architect in Princeton, NJ

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Good work environment, free breakfast/lunch.

    Cons

    I worked there for 6 months contract so didn't see any reason for not to work.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Good place to have a career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Mostly great colleges
    Good managers who cares about their employees
    Transparency (anyone can find out what other employees are working on)
    Opportunity to get training on the job
    Employees are encouraged to move around and there are programs specifically set up for employees to find the right team
    Management becoming more concerned about the needs of developers (every getting new computers and much bigger monitors)
    Some good technical work done depending on the team

    Cons

    A lot of what you experience can vary drastically depending on your team (Unfortunately, some teams may have to maintain application written using out of date technology, but I think that is slowly changing for the better)
    Some internal politics to deal with, but I think this inevitable in a company of this size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The company is going in the right direction, keep it that way.
    Give employees more structure.
    Focus on ways to improve the software code quality and methodology to retain and attract talented employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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