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"Proprietary software, high school type work environment"

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Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
Former Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Nice benefits and higher than average pay. Free snacks and drinks and various training programs. Larger than normal bonus packages.

Cons

The atmosphere at Bloomberg is very "high schoolish." A lot of insecure people trying to justify their job when it could be very easily eliminated. Tons of bloat and bureaucracy. Not a place where you want to work if you want to work in a typical software development environment. If you like to re-invent the wheel or work on Fortran, this place is for you. If you want to gain real skills to help you grow technically - look elsewhere.

Advice to Management

Look at your management and hold them to task. Try to look at what is really important and not just because you a series of managers that have built up little empires to make them look important.

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Lack of Recognition for hard work and good work"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Junior Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    Current Employee - Junior Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Free Meals Provided (food isn't 5 star, but it's free, which is a big cost advantage)
    - Good Schedule
    - Decent Work/Life Balance
    - Pay is on par with other major firms

    Cons

    Recognition is key to professional growth. You need to be recognized for your quality work in order to seek out raises or promotions. Recognition is seriously lacking at this place. It's like the firm is made split up in different planets. Analysts are in one works and senior management is in another. There is so little communication that it's hard to get recognized, even if you put out quality performance.

    Advice to Management

    Pay attention to your employee's progress and establish a more structured professional growth ladder. Properly meet with, and evaluate your analysts and provide the good ones with the recognition and compensation they deserve.


  2. "na"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good infrastructure, bright people to work with, opportunities to work on different types of challenging projects, market leader in financial data

    Cons

    not able to have good work life balance, projects not estimated well

    Advice to Management

    na

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