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Avoid if at all possible.

Software Developer (Current Employee) New York, NY

ProsNice building, nice fish, free snacks, good benefits, socially conscious, stable job.

ConsThere are those that love it and I can only speak from my own experience, what you find will vary greatly from team to team. What I found is absolutely no career path or advancement potential of any kind for technical people, You are a "programmer bee" and that's the extent of what the company wants/expects from you. Much of the work is tedious and menial, there's a fanatical dedication to proprietary tools and methods (which as an experienced senior hire I really wasn't impressed by), no project management, poor planning. It's a stifling, oppressive place that cripples all their best, most creative people. R&D is a massive sweatshop that relies on an constant stream of incoming H1Bs and fresh college grads they can get to before they learn anything that might make them attractive to another company. All in all I'd say that if you're an experienced programmer with skills in legacy systems, or a recent college grad that can't find work, or you need the stability and benefits to support your family then it might be worth it.

Advice to Senior ManagementReconnect with some of the people developing your product, there are some really talented people there but your own polices and practices make it impossible to get real results. Get that terminal out of the 80's before a real competitor emerges. Focus less on programming and more on development of your core product(s). Involve them in the decision making process, you'll be surprised that they know more than you think.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    4 people found this helpful  

    Analytics, dead-end

    Analytics (Current Employee) New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: - Great training - Good use of terminal (for free!) - Good… Cons: - Poor upper management (really poor) - Immature work environment, lots of "contests", breeds children, not adults - Above results in no pride in job, and thus… Advice to Senior Management: You should take a more granular look at your individual departments. Instead of relying on regional managers, try skipping a level and shadowing your workforce.… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend More

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    3 people found this helpful  

    Oppressive "culture" and toxic environment

    Account Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: +Stable/safe company with exceptional benefits +Good place to learn and start… Cons: -Mandatory, long hours for busy work (8a - 6p); lots of posturing -Arrogant upper management: everyone is interchangeable and no employee has unique value= low job… Advice to Senior Management: Adapt, the high growth years are over. Giving people free snacks doesn't make them… No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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