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Updated December 10, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Software developer"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - New London office is very nice
    - Good management: My team lead, manager, manager^2, and manager^3 are all excellent. They're enthusiastic, know the product and have programming backgrounds. I'm confident about the direction they're leading my team in and the work we're doing, and they're invested in cleaning up the tech debt created by previous management. They also know and care about the team, each of them knowing me, my skills, shortcomings and desires. My team lead especially has pushed to give me opportunities to advance and have a greater positive impact at Bloomberg.
    - Good compensation

    Cons

    - Legacy tech stack. We're working on cleaning this up, but in the area I work there's a considerable amount of C and Fortran code. Most of it quite nasty. C is converted to C++ when we touch it, and fortran is 99% just being read to debug a problem, and not modified. I have had to change it a few times though in the last 12 months.
    - Long hours. 8-6 is the contracted hours, but I work more like 8:30-6. Manager is explicitly not-fussed about what time you arrive or leave, as long as you get your work done. I'd rather work 9-5, but I'm paid enough to live with it.

    Advice to Management

    Hold course. We're moving in the right direction, and I think things will keep getting better.


  2. "So far so good"

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    Current Employee - Implementation in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Implementation in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Been at the company 4 weeks and so far so good, amazing new London building and free drinks and snacks

    Cons

    Not many, hours are longer than most companies

  3. "Analytics"

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    Current Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Sales and Analytics in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot from a multitude of training and great people from all over the world. Lots of opportunities to move around following your own interests.

    Cons

    Hectic at times and a lot of metrics exist by which input and performance is measured.


  4. "Good to develop"

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    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Programmer Analyst in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Challenging and rewarding job. Global Company.

    Cons

    Long hours and intense training.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on staff instead of profitability.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Service Desk Analyst"

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    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in City of London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Service Desk Analyst in City of London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Amazing office standard, free snacks, health insurance package, travel insurance, dental plan, diversity, flexibility and good opportunities around the globe.

    Cons

    Culture of do more with less, can be a stressed environment at a times, no extra cash for longer hours, no transparency on wages.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency on wages internally, bonus and promotions


  6. "Global Data"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great place to work, lot's of room for improvement, great people.

    Cons

    Slowly becoming more political as it gets bigger and market slows down


  7. "Amazing Company"

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    Former Contractor - Senior Ios Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Senior Ios Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Bloomberg has style. It's a vibrant environment with great people. Their hiring process was tough. If you get through: They pay well and of course expect good work in return. IT-support was the best ever!

    Cons

    Their open-plan offices are great but can be a little distracting. It's a large international organisation so some decisions take time longer.

    Advice to Management

    Experiment with more private work places. Open-plan offices are nice/good to hear about things that are going on around you, but can be a little noisy. Distraction is bad for software developers in particular. For example create a few silent work rooms.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Sales and Analytics"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice panty with free food

    Cons

    Long hours including weekend work


  9. "Insight Day"

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    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The Insight day was truly helpful.

    Cons

    The insight day could have been longer, much to brief


  10. "Ailing organisation with bad management"

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    Current Employee - Editorial in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Editorial in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Free drink & food at canteen. Many opportunities for free events. Salary is competitive compared to others. New technologies are there to try.

    Cons

    Long hours and bureaucratic structure prevent employees from growing. One sided evaluation tend to weigh in negatives more than positives.

    Advice to Management

    Need to get comprehensive views to deal with issues than keep changing structures.


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