Bloomberg L.P.

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the job is challenging, but also rewarding. plenty of opportunities

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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)

Pros

opportunities of working on a wide range of different projects and products and interacting with users and clients all over the world.
lots of training programs in both technologies and finance

Cons

might get called up in the middle of night if there was something wrong in production with the programs you wrote and you are supposed to contain/fix it immediately.

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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 9 people found this helpful  

    Horrible for college grads

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    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in Princeton, NJ

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    The cafeteria is well stocked and the food offered is quite good. Some individuals can be polite (on the surface). Relaxed atmosphere and everyone is out by 4:30

    Cons

    There are no career advancement opportunities or career pathways for college grads looking for a start. Every recent grad is a temp- given salaried responsibilities, with none of the benefits. While permanent employees are polite, they are condescending and downright cold to temps. The Princeton location is not even in downtown Princeton and is a hellish daily commute for anyone outside of Mercer or Middlesex counties. All temps are given green badges- same as the janitors, parking valets and food servers. This tells you what the really think of you- not much. Permanent staff make jokes at expense of temps when they believe temps aren't looking. Management tells temps absolutely nothing and while temps are "encouraged to become part of the team" in theory, in practice we are to keep our heads down and shut up. The job title on the resume isn't even worth it because the job titles are confusing misnomers that other employers cannot and will not bother to figure out. It took me several months to figure out that temps are better off disregarding what Bloomberg tells you to use on a resume and describe yourself simply as an admin. assistant of some sort. This office is for upper class kids whose parents can afford to indulge their kids working a meaningless job with weak pay for over a year, and for those of any age who believed that high school was the highlight of their lives ( everyone sticks to their clique, gossip a lot behind people's backs).

    On top of that, the pay is $15/hour ( if you are lucky), and there is no attempt by leaders to hire from within or promote college grads to permanent status. They won't even tell you if there is an open perm. position. If you are already established and around 40-45 years old, Bloomberg is a fantastic company. It just thrives on sucking the life out of their young naive staff members in an overall Orwellian caste system. Plus, the work is monotonous. Finally, when you are looking for a new job, the managers are prohibited from offering themselves as a reference or discussing anything beyond the dates that you have worked there. No value for grads looking for a place to start. Never, ever go to the Princeton office if you are under 30, or trust anyone there either.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Burn the darn place down and start over. Also, temps are people, not mindless drones.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    great company to work with!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    good work environment , good food

    Cons

    Some upper management are like old school

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