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It is what you make of it

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Former Employee - Programmer  in  New York, NY
Former Employee - Programmer in New York, NY

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

Pros

If you have the right frame of mind, you can develop a lot of freedom in what you can choose to work on.
Over the years I developed a reputation as a goto problem solver, and the result was that I could choose what projects I wanted to work on and how much of my time I spent on each project.

Cons

The development environment for programmers is, ironically, almost hostile. Much less hostile than it was 10 years ago. This can be a challenge for some people to overcome and definitely was the source of a lot of frustration for me.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Trust your people more. The firm-wide position seems to be that employees are not trustworthy. In reality, 99% of them are, and we resent the presumption of management that we are not.

Doesn't Recommend
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great learning experience and great relationships built

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    Current Employee - Trading Systems Acct Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Trading Systems Acct Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Best benefits and great network of clients

    Cons

    Management can't seem to keep up with clients'needs...

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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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 for 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
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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