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"Good place to start out, but easy to hit ceiling on personal and career growth"

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

great environment with a good office location. free snacks and beverages all day. you will find friendly co-workers in almost all the teams

Cons

large flat management structure and it can be tough to learn new technologies. Most of the proprietary stuff is non transferrable if you switch jobs

Advice to Management

let the information flow freely down the organization

Other Employee Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

  1. "Great culture, work-life balance, and product ownership at a company with a rock-solid business plan."

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    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Current Employee - Software Developer
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Only need to work 8 hours a day
    -Company has enough resources to allow developers to experiment. In over 30 years of operation, never had a year of negative growth, so there is no sink-or-swim mandate
    -Training program for non-CS entry level hires is a great way to transition into software
    -Teams are small and functional-focused, so developers get a lot of code ownership.
    -Company grows fast, so there are opportunities to move up. This must be taken with a grain of salt, since there are thousands of developers at the company, but many of the team leads have only worked there for 3-4 years, sometimes less.
    -Jumping between groups is highly encouraged, so even if you don't want to manage people, you can always try something new. The process is well-defined, so no need to go behind your manager's back
    -Get to learn about the financial domain, which has a lot of interesting algorithmic, computational, mathematical and big-data problems

    Cons

    -A lot of the technology is proprietary or old, making transitioning in or out of the company difficult. New technologies do show up, but it takes time, requires political navigation, and rarely has coverage across the whole company
    -Business managers often push back when developers try to invest in stability or code cleanup, which is obviously bad in the long-term

    Advice to Management

    R&D management should continue to push upper management to respect investment in stability and good practice, and the recent push for increased participation in the open-source community should be fast-tracked. In my 3 years at the company, we have gone from having very little standing among the tech community for young people to being a nascent player, and we should continue that push.


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    "Learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Receptionist in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Receptionist in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Def had some quirky coworkers. Was lucky enough to occasionally spot some celebrities. Overall laid back environment where you can dress down most days

    Cons

    Being it was a weekly publication, the pressure would build up for deadline day every tuesday. Those same quirky personalities can morph into some pretty scary people.

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