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Great place to work.

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

I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 5 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Recommends
Neutral Outlook

Pros

Smart people, good salary, great benefits, opportunities to change groups, try other things like philanthropic activities, recruiting etc. free food, open environment.

Cons

Not many. A few groups have legacy code base, might be boring to maintain. A few groups may have unwanted politics. Quite a few times need to put in long hours. A few good employees may take a long time to see growth opportunities.

Advice to Management

Please don't make good employees wait too long to grow within the company.

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  1. Good for beginner

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 a year)

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work load is balanced with personal life;
    Learn many CS stuff and also financial knowledge;
    Free courses;
    Free food

    Cons

    not fully match my background and interest


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    Dead End career

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Former Employee - Analyst in Princeton, NJ

    I worked 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

    The benefits are outstanding as are the offices with elaborate aquariums and cool looking conference rooms. There is also free food, but watch for the Bloomberg 15!!

    Cons

    Unfortunately when you get into the actual substance of this company an that's your job, there is a lot left to be desired. There is absolutely no career path at this company. They have an internal job board which they have recently promoted and made a big deal of but it does not help if the hiring managers are all on different agendas. It is very difficult for an employee to come to the company and create a PATH because most of the hiring managers are not looking to build and develop skills in employees. They instead want outside experience for intermediate type roles to better build products. They want to take knowledge instead of invest skills back into their own people. What that leaves younger employees with is a career that includes jumps around to numerous entry-level type positions or a career in sales. Those that recognize this are still left stuck as the skills they develop at Bloomberg don't necessarily translate to marketable skills in finance (learning how to input a DRQS is not marketable).

    My advice - if you are at all ambitious and want to develop a consistent career path, do not come to this company. Run, don't walk to that other opportunity if you can help it.

    Advice to Management

    Encourage managers and departments to work together to build a career path for your employees. Jumping to different entry level roles is NOT a path.

    Create an environment where the smart employees can develop a skill-set that is marketable. This will actually encourage them to stay longer, as they are feeling challenged while knowing what they are doing is not actually hurting their chances of getting another job one day. Feel proud that you developed talent instead of afraid they will leave (the smart unchallenged employee will always find a way to leave).


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