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Good company overall...

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
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 (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Everything is team dependent Pay, work ethics, quality of work etc. In general, pay will be good in any team. If you are in a relatively new team then you may be using C++ and somewhat latest technologies.

Cons

Most teams will not tolerate tardiness and late arrivals, however late departures are always welcome here (infact much needed). Fortran and really old technologies are still prevalent in some teams. If you work there for 4 years, you are rendered almost useless for any other company. Things are changing though and its much better. There is definitely a lot of politics ( which is not obvious to leaf nodes)

Advice to Management

Less politics., 10B is a dream, then please make it 9B or 8B for all those hard-workers who have been chasing it. (10B is the revenue that Bloomberg targets)

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  1. Helpful (5)

    Smart people, dumb approach to software

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

    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

    smart people, nice perks( food, benefits, building, access to bloomberg terminal), ownership of software, access to training materials and courses

    Cons

    Expectation of long hours, software is rushed out with many faults and developers expected to fix them immediately (i.e. middle of the night), disjointed software infrastructure, bad software process, disorganized midlevel management.. Support functions minimal ( no test teams, HR is not responsive, enterprise software is frequently confusing)

    Advice to Management

    Bloomberg prizes speed of delivery over everything else. This means that software is rushed out and quality is ensured by requiring programmers to respond to bugs immediatly. This is chaotic environment that makes it difficult to retain engineers. Attempts to alleviate conditions are actively discouraged


  2. Lots of opportunity.

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

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Lots of offices if you want to live abroad. Lots of choices for types of work. Great benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours for some teams. Managers who haven't had proper training. Low pay in some sectors.


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