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very nice company to work for

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

Pros

great people. free food, company paid health insurance

Cons

a lot of learning of the tools in the beginning

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Legal Analyst

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    Former Employee - Legal Analyst  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Legal Analyst in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Nice working environment, good work-life balance, friendly colleagues, good health benefits, free pantry full of drinks and snacks, fun summer party.

    Cons

    Difficult to get promoted, hard to have your ideas heard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to talented people otherwise you'll lose them.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very nice, but boring

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

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Bloomberg really takes care of its employees. The management is painfully nice and polite, and the pay is very generous for the work they have us do.

    Cons

    The biggest challenge for me was that the work was just so boring. The technologies used are ancient, and honestly, I hate the terminal. I did not appreciate having to use the terminal to get even the most simple tasks done. There's a culture of building everything in-house, and this is NOT a good thing. There are fantastic databases and email clients out there, but Bloomberg employees are instead stuck using some guy's afterthought side project instead of those functional outside products. It's a serious drain on productivity. Also, the process to move code to beta and production is extremely draconian and micro-managed. In any other company, I could accomplish in two weeks what it took me two months to do at Bloomberg.

    If you envision yourself having a "cushy" job and being a "lifer" and loving that lifestyle, you'll love Bloomberg. If you feel even a modicum of passion for your work (as a developer), you might want to think twice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please, stop with the micromanaging "big brother" culture, and give us a bit more freedom to be creative.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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