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Easy

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Current Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY
Current Employee - Team Leader in New York, NY

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

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Negative Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Easy, hard, neutral, simple, strange

Cons

micro managers, not challenging, few career options

Advice to Management

...Easy, hard, neutral, simple, strange

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  1. Helpful (7)

    In you are in software development - Run do not walk

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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. full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Health benefits are great. 401k, vacation time are better than average. Other than that there really are no pros to working at Bloomberg.

    Cons

    I worked at Bloomberg for about a year. From the time I started my marketability went straight down. As a developer you will become completely useless to any other company in short order. You will likely work with outdated things like Fortran, Cobol or even Bloomberg's proprietary RDMS. They actually think little Bloomberg can outdo Oracle with their millions of man hours invested. Management in software development is completely clueless about everything computer science related. This is a place where management worries about what time you come in and building little clicks to start problems where there are none. If something "bad" happens to any part of the software in your group be expected to have a meeting where 10% of the time will be spent on fixing the problem, 90% of the time spent on figuring out "who to blame" and 0% time will be spent on figuring out how to prevent it again. The place is run like big brother, security is watching you everywhere and the DO READ every email message you send or receive on your private email accounts - use your cell phone only! If you are unfortunate to have taken a position there you would be advised to keep your options open if another position comes along at another company. The longer you stay there the more damage you are doing to your career.

    Advice to Management

    Learn some modern day working environments for software development.


  2. Good for beginner

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    • 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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