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"working is ok"

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  • 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 a year)

Pros

good pay, good benefits, very good location

Cons

long hours too many times, cannot be considered an easy job, also depends on the group u land into. very top to bottom management because of finance roots

Advice to Management

ease up.

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Not a place for good programmers. Hacking is encouraged."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fast-paced work; Dull moments are rare. But that's becase ... (see "Cons").

    Cons

    Bad programmers abound. Emphasis is on rolling out software that's quickly written and does its job with no concern for software standards. I'm amazed how much untested software is rolled out to customers every week. Customers are used for testing.

    Very political atmosphere. Top management encourages competition between different teams, resulting in vitiated atmosphere.

    Company has grown very big and is dragged in different directions

    Core product ("The Terminal") has hit a plateau and things will be difficult unless radical innovations happen.

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more time to each project and build a better product. Have a long-term vision of what your product is going to be and stick to it.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Good place to build your resume, and then leave"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Sales Representative in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Bloomberg L.P. full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic learning opportunities/extensive training. You'll meet a lot of great people.

    Cons

    You won't make a lot of money, even when you bring in revenue. There's an arrogance from the top, that the lowly sales person doesn't make it happen that the brilliant product sells itself and you're fortunate to be there, so they judge you on petty metrics that don't translate to revenue.

    There's an enormous lack of trust, you're treated like a child. Big brother looms. It's reminiscent of 1984.

    Advice to Management

    Measure sales people success on sales, give people a sense of ownership and motivation, not a pat on the back and some silly award. Stop micromanaging people and have a little faith in the people that you hire.

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