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Great Perks, Amazing Office, Culturally Repressive

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  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

Pros

Probably one of the greatest offices in all of New York.

Free food / snacks / drinks.

Bloomberg is a great place to get introduced to the finance sector, a great place to stay or a great leg up into other big financial names.

Bloomberg University gives great classes on a wide range of subjects.

Bloomberg hires the best they possibly can, and are willing to pay to get the best

Cons

Alot of people get siloed into doing one thing, very easy to get pigeon-holed. They try to hire big industry names, and then pay them to do work that is relatively non-interesting so they don't stick around. Very easy to get lost in the organization.

Terminal sales aint what they used to be, they are working to fix this but your bonus will probably not beat expectations.

Clocking into and out of work, cameras everywhere, and open floorplan lead to paranoid workers watching eachother for transgressions. Very strange environment socially.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Update some of the odd rules that maybe made sense when this was a 50 person company, get outside help for this.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

  1.  

    Good place to start out, but easy to hit ceiling on personal and career growth

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

    Pros

    great environment with a good office location. free snacks and beverages all day. you will find friendly co-workers in almost all the teams

    Cons

    large flat management structure and it can be tough to learn new technologies. Most of the proprietary stuff is non transferrable if you switch jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    let the information flow freely down the organization

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Decent place to work

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

    Pros

    It's a very friendly work environment.
    If you are really good, they would provide fairly competitive compensation.
    People are are more fun to work with compared with other typical IT companies. My understanding is that to have a successful career here, you really need have a passion for finance.

    Cons

    it would be nice to raise the hiring bar

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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