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"Much better place to work for Software Developer than most organizations."

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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
Current Employee - Software Developer in New York, NY
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Good learning - something new to learn every day.
Good management - easy to communicate with higher management and business.
Salaries/Bonuses/Healthcare/Incentives - among the best in the country.
Very beautiful office - this definitely counts in liking your job.
Opportunities for fast growth.
20 vacation days - much better than many companies.

Cons

Hectic - need to slog sometimes.
Some legacy code to be dealt with at times - but this depends on team.
No cubicles - just desk - makes it hard for personal matters like checking your emails, answering personal calls. And your manager, his manager, his manger - all eyes on you.
Manhattan => commuting time is high.

Advice to Management

Reduce workload for programmers in general.
Speed up the transition to newer technologies.
Give more scope for programmers' creativity.
Improve facilities - elevators, toilets etc in quantity (quality is good).

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

  1. "Great place to learn and grow and start a career in financial markets."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    -great, energetic people
    -free food
    -great learning environment
    -plenty of client facing exposure
    -work with a huge variety of people
    -with so many departments, there is a lot of support

    Cons

    -too many projects prioritized at once
    -flat organization
    -management is sometimes promoted by friends and don't really know how to lead others
    -management in different departments need to communicate more and agree for the best of their teams and clients

    Advice to Management

    Try to prioritize projects so the employees can achieve them. Explain why it's important to do now. Fairness is super important.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good to start your career, but don't get stuck there"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Its all about looks here. Everything in the company is shiny and bright.
    -Perks used to be very good but most of them have been removed

    Cons

    -Almost no growth potential.
    -Impossible to get into management unless you are blessed by folks who have been there for over 20 years.
    -No work life balance. You will have to take support calls after midnight, about 2-3 times a week.
    -The skills you acquire here are of very little use outside.
    -Join only if you are very political and want to work there more than 2 decades.

    Advice to Management

    -You guys know most of you talent has left in the last few years and you are the reason.
    -When was the last time you read any technical material.

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