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"Great learning experience"

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Former Intern - News
Former Intern - News
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Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Great colleagues, always willing to help you out. Learn so much from the training and just being surrounded by news all day long. Also, they give you great opportunities, whether it's interviewing CEOs or pitching stories.

Cons

If you can't work on deadline, and in a fast-paced environment, don't work here. The great thing is they do help you, but if you can't be accurate, then don't work here. They don't tolerate mistakes.

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

  1. Helpful (11)

    "C++ and javascript coding on your favourite amber and black color schemed terminal"

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    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Financial Software Developer 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 a year)

    Pros

    The FSD training class will teach you what you need to know about Bloomberg's proprietary technologies. Good opportunity for somebody straight out of uni, who knows C++ to a reasonable but not expert level. For those with a few years experience, getting the same pay and going through the same class is less appealing. Bloomberg's RAPID enviroment and BAS framework are easy to use and quick to develop new features on. Bloomberg work you hard but the satisfaction you get from getting a lot of work done can be addictive. Free snacks and drinks in the pantry is also a plus. Lavish summer parties. Nice new "lunch room".

    Cons

    Bloomberg are focused on being first to market with new features which means pressure and deadlines and a big tradeoff against writing good quality code. Business guys can be aggressive and look through you, and not enough time is given to planning or design. Compile and linking against all of Bloomberg's dependent libraries takes ages and sometimes fails. The architecture is somewhat dated due to this, plus the presence of legacy fortran code. Outages affecting development occur too frequently. You can befriend training colleagues but most people keep themselves to themselves. The initial training class requires a lot of work and staying late and has an 80% pass mark. Working hours 8am to 6pm or 9pm to 7pm.


  2. "Satisfied comparing to previous experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. full-time

    Pros

    20 vacation day! Very good medical insurance. Access to finance information.

    Cons

    Has to deal with very old software, but thing become better and better.

    Advice to Management

    I was very lucky and have the best manager that I ever had before.

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