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Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY

I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than a year

Pros

- Many people have commented that there is a lot of legacy code and outdated practices. This is true, however, since upper management within R&D has been shaken up, a large amount of investment is being made in infrastructure and dev practices.
- The talent level (at least within my team) is absolutely top-notch.
- Difficult and interesting problems.
- If you don't like your team, you can move every 18 months.
- Very flat hierarchy.
- BDE software development methodology.
- Amazing guest sparkers.
- Increasing it's contributions to the open source world (see BDE on Github)
- The compensation is good if you are seen as a top performer.
- Great health care

I'm very happy to work for a organization that cares as much about it's employees as Bloomberg. I think the company is on a positive trajectory, and the best is yet to come.

Cons

- There is a incredible amount of legacy code. Much is old fortran and C.
- Steep learning curve.
- You'll be capped at four weeks off. I'm not certain, but I think the whole company gets 4 weeks off.
- The high talent level, means if you are looking to be a manager, it'll take a while.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Continue to invest in developer productivity and training. At least within my team, there is always more work to be done then could ever get done. Our project management and bug tracking systems could really use some TLC. Also, we build software like complete amateurs, we should invest in better build management tools. We could also use better automated testing frameworks and facilities. Improvements are being made, it would just be nice to have a greater emphasis placed on unit and acceptance testing.

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    Current Employee - Technical Director  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Technical Director in New York, NY

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for less than a year

    Pros

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    Cons

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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Things have improved greatly in the past couple years for RnD and bloomberg is appearing strongly as one of the leading powers in machine learning and data analytical fields.

    Cons

    Constantly need to deal with biz manager

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Support more research work that generates long time benefits other than short term profits.

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