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Data Acquisitions Intern - Princeton, NJ

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Former Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ
Former Employee - Data Analyst in Skillman, NJ

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

Pros

The food is fantastic. I'm talking filet mignon and lobster on special occasions. Oh yeah, it's free. Employees are friendly and helpful.

Cons

Limited upside career potential. Skillman, NJ is kind of in the middle of nowhere. I mean, there are literally farms surrounding the campus.

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    Journalism Internship is a Springboard

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    Current Employee - Reporting Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Reporting Intern in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Working at Bloomberg as a reporting intern will make you an eligible candidate for just about every entry-level writing position you could want. You do become a better journalist.

    Cons

    Some interns get crap beats (you may end up just transcribing whatever Tom Keene says on his show). The competition is inspiring while you're there, but it's easy to get thrown under the bus if you're not careful.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If it's advertised as a meritocracy, then make it one!

    Recommends
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    you can end up fat, dumb and happy

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P.

    Pros

    I was in the R&D department of Bloomberg for over 10 years. The company is very profitable therefore job stability, health benefits, time off are all very good. The company controls their own technology stack from the client software running on the user's desktop, to their network connection end to end, to huge data stores in their data centers. As an engineer, there are many interesting problems to work on. However, due to the profitability of the company, there is not much incentive to do basic improvements to their infrastructure, reduce operational costs, or increase automation. This can be frustrating as much of the organization is involved in updating work tickets and doing manual changes. This kind of environment can be great for someone who wants to not think or work too hard and just punch in the clock.. but if you are intellectually curious and are ambitious to learn new technology it can be very suffocating. Further, much of the organization is involved in operational roles and have no desire or passion to improve technology.

    Cons

    I would recommend this company for someone starting off out of college or for someone who is very senior looking to get a great pay package and looking to relax for their remaining work years. For engineers who have been in the workforce for more than five years, it is a very bad proposition to stay at Bloomberg for too long. The compensation increases eventually are very incremental and are below market compared to other technology companies that offer equity. Further, the lack of innovation and improving technology can slowly destroy your competitive advantage against your peers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Innovate at all levels - technology, processes, people - in spite of the financial success.

    Doesn't Recommend
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