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It's a big company, there's a lot of room for good teams and bad teams

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Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY (US)
Current Employee - Senior Software Developer in New York, NY (US)

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

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It's very bright and sunny, which might seem trivial but I personally find it very good for my mood to work in a bright office. I like the financial aspects of the work, so once I found the team working on precisely what I was interested in, I became quite happy and satisfied. Don't worry too much about the "free food", most of it is junk food, though the fruit is great.

If you like finance more than cutting edge software engineering, you'll find it a pleasant enough place to work at (on the good teams). The bad teams, well, they are out there, do your homework before accepting the offer.

Cons

Some of the infrastructure is legacy. This shouldn't be a con for any seasoned developer, it's a fact of life, but if you're a whiny b straight out of college, you might find this distasteful. There is some politicking, and people get promoted partially based on their temperament and how well they get along with other managers. Again, this shouldn't be a con, but if you are young and naive, you might find this also to be distasteful.

The only really big con is the annual review process, which is a curve-fitted algorithm to award future compensation based on relative (within your peer group) performance. I would advise newcomers to negotiate as hard as you can before signing, because once you are in there's a good possibility your compensation will stagnate.

Advice to Management

Revamp the project and trouble ticketing systems to better reflect the realities of software project development. Also, mix up the floors a bit, there's not enough casual interaction between R&D and other departments, despite forcing everyone through the 6th floor in transit.

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  1. Job safety in difficult market conditions

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Bloomberg L.P. (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    *Overall Its a Great company to work for...
    *You never stop learning new things
    *Young and dynamic company
    *Nice offices
    *Job safety in difficult market conditions
    *some good benefits : health insurance ,relocation packages, perks when travelling abroad on business

    Cons

    Long and not flexible working hours............
    It's all about metrics and numbers
    Overtime not paid
    No one appreciates when u work extra time
    No Christmas parties allowed

  2. Fun and fast-paced working environment

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    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)
    Current Employee - Financial Analyst in Singapore (Singapore)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Superb pantry; great culture; fun place!

    Cons

    Flat hierarchy might mean slightly more competitive vertical progression

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