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Updated Sep 7, 2019

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  1. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pantry, great office supplies; high skilled professionals in almost every field.

    Cons

    It is hard to work with open source projects. Open office. A bit outdated software stack.

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-07-11
  2. Helpful (2)

    "ok company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Nice philanthropy opportunities in the company. Most of the profits are given for charity and great Kuddos for that!

    Cons

    Very bad managers at times.

    Advice to Management

    Keep managers under scrutiny. Some of them are bad beyond words.

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-09-07
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    "Great company for new graduates."

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
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    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture, a lot of smart people and good work life balance.

    Cons

    No stock, no clear technical career path for engineers who don't become a manager, lack of new strategic initiative (thus no huge growth potential in the near future).

    Advice to Management

    The company is getting older along with it's owner. It needs a new leader with fresh new ideas, like what happened to Microsoft.

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-08-03
  4. Helpful (2)

    "Great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work culture, smart people. Free food (though only soup for lunch). Great benefits. Amazing location. Volunteer opportunities as well as "communities" (clubs) provide a fun social scene.

    Cons

    Your experience varies from manager to manager. Promotion path isn't clear since company has "flat" structure.

    Advice to Management

    Make it more transparent for employees to address issues with direct management.

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-06-30
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    "Software Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Dedicated people. Good work life balance.

    Cons

    You will learn a lot about Bloomberg's legacy technologies - knowledge that won't be very useful anywhere else you go. The management lets people they deem to be useful get away with a lot of bullying they shouldn't be allowed to do. It's hard to advance.

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-07-13
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    "Average Pay and backward culture"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Benefits are above average. Pay is not bad.

    Cons

    Pay is just OK. Team Leaders that have been in the company for more than 10 years have the "old culture" still in them, micromanaging, shortsighted and bullying style.

    Advice to Management

    Some of the Team Leaders are great engineers but very poor leaders.

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-06-29
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    "Mediocre for a tech company"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer 

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

    Pros

    Great benefits - 401k matching, great health insurance Free access to almost all museums in NYC Lots of opportunity for advancement Great work life balance

    Cons

    Really old and proprietary tech stack which has become burdensome. Most teams have a lot of legacy code written by people who've only ever worked at Bloomberg The whole talk about a meritocracy is all BS. Your manager is your judge, jury and executioner. If your manager likes you, then you're in good stead. If he/she doesn't, then you're screwed No real company vision

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-06-04
  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great for work life balance stagnant growth"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and work life balance.

    Cons

    Not a lot of opportunities to grow in terms of responsibilities and learning new tech

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-06-05
  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great culture and amazing people"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Strong focus on positive and nurturing culture . - Great benefits , one of the best health insurance in the city - Good work life balance - Focus on continuous learning through many in-house training programs

    Cons

    - If you end up in a finance team you might get stuck in too many finance related details for your day to day work - No easy way to give feedback about higher management or coworkers - Legacy code and systems - The visibility in the department has impact on the compensation

    Advice to Management

    - Encourage better feedback mechanism - More transparency regarding compensation

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-05-19
  10. Helpful (2)

    "Adopt Rust as C++ successor?"

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    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Development and company culture. Work and life balance.

    Cons

    Adoption of new and modern technologies is still slow. C++ loses its popularity, while Rust gains. Time to adopt Rust to replace C++ to boost productivity and ease maintenance.

    Bloomberg L.P.2019-04-17
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