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Helpful (1)

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

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Financial Software Developer Intern in New York, NY
Former Intern - Financial Software Developer Intern in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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 Management

Great job!

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

  1. Helpful (2)

    Good company to start at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    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 Management

    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.


  2. Helpful (2)

    A bit like the Borg: assimilate or be destroyed

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Business Manager in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    None. (They would ignore it anyway.)


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