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An old and big company trying to seem like a Silicon Valley startup ... with some success actually

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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 (less than a year)

Pros

Awesome location, snacks, usually interesting work and good hours. The employees seem very content and taken care of.

The full-timers were very welcoming to the interns, inviting us to play frisbee after work. (The work-life balance was good -- people normally left around 6 pm to do that sort of thing.)

The interns had a week of training which also allowed us to socialize, and the intern class ended up pretty close and brave.

Cons

The codebase is largely old and kludgy (like any 30+ year old company). They spent a week teaching the interns how to use their proprietary stack, though, and it's pretty effective at what it does.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Great job!

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A bit like the Borg: assimilate or be destroyed

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    Former Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    High-energy, flashy offices; solid name on the CV; product still viewed as a necessity on the Street. This can be a good place to start right out of university - like college with a paycheck. Play the game well and one can be handsomely rewarded.

    Cons

    They have managed to institutionalize the old adage "who you know not what you know" ; little rhyme or reason to compensation (no titles to maintain parity); certain senior execs are untouchable and run their own fiefdoms, often through fear and yelling. If you aren't working 8-6 (and then some), expect the "bankers hours?" comment...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. (They would ignore it anyway.)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company to start at

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

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    For a developer: Good projects, great opportunity to learn UNIX/C/C++, some pretty smart folks and resources to draw upon.

    Cons

    Stuffy and arrogant culture, "big-brother" mentality, rude managers abound. Definitely not a good place to stay for long.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Train managers on how to respect subordinates and peers. *Mostly* smart people are hired. Give these people encouragement and opportunity for growth - then retaining employees will be a lot easier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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