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"Temps will forever be temps....most of the time"

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Former Contractor - Junior Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ
Former Contractor - Junior Financial Analyst in Skillman, NJ
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Experience with the Bloomberg Terminal and Free food.
Great co-workers.

Cons

Hard to be noticed. Contract assignment very rarely turns into a full-time position.

Advice to Management

Show some appreciation to temp workers and take the time to share your knowledge and expertise.

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    "Smart people, crazy pace."

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    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Software Engineer in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    I was lucky to hold SDE position in Infrastructure department of Blumberg R&D in NY office. Not much to complain about: a lot of smart experienced people, interesting technologies, challenging tasks. My management was OK with flexible work hours and working from home once in a whole. Compensation is relatively generous, and performance review is not very formalized: if your management feels like giving you a rise, they don't have to jump through a lot of hoops to justify it to their management.

    Cons

    Pace is crazy, release schedules are tough. Long hours are normal and expected, everyone in the company works like this. Software development process is not aligned across different teams, so you can get in a situation where you're assigned to a project grown up from a prototype with no infrastructure around it.
    One thing you'll run into immediately: a lot of legacy code, some times pretty old one. A bunch of old proprietary technologies are still in use, and you'll have to deal with it. Though the process of migration to newer technologies is slow by steady.
    Compensation is lower than in banks on Manhattan.
    If you quit your job not because of family reasons you'll not be hired back ever, keep in mind.

    Advice to Management

    The situation in R&D Infrastructure group is good, kudos to Infrastructure management. It would be nice to spread their practices to other R&D groups.


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Horrible interview experience"

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    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Software Development Engineer in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Living in New York was the only good thing

    Cons

    Unprofessional cheap company that treats its employees like crap

    Advice to Management

    Get a better HR department

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