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Does anyone here work in Bloomberg? How’s the company compared to the major companies like MBB or FAANG, MSFT?

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I heard they pay well and have fully stocked pantries! However, may work on outdated technologies if you are in the wrong team.

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I have worked with Bloomberg for a while, here’s my take; Pros; 1. It’s definitely a bigger pivot for career than any big 4. 2. Their pay is 👌👌 3. Their office is super cool with all fish tanks and amazingly stocked pantries. Serves good dinner if you work late. Soup for lunch and breakfast for free! 4. I cannot tell which division I worked for various reasons but, 80% of the exits.. most of the people who leave Bloomberg go to top notch firms like Google, msft or end up starting their own firms. I have seen this in most of the cases. 5. If you work in the data world, its the company to go for. It’s a true data company with cutting edge data science and research. 6. Compared to a lot of tech companies I have worked for before, Bloomberg is way better and they are fast forward. 7. Great philanthropy through their foundation. Very few companies do such true work and Bloomberg is one such firm. If you want to get involved. Its 👌👌 8. Diversity and inclusion. —> One of the most diverse companies. It ranked no 2 recently in the world for diversity and inclusion. If you are from lgbt community, you will cherish 👌👌 9. Great benefits for all the Bloomberg family. Waaaay better & superior than any of the big 4 benefits. 10. Not a typical tech company where you would lose your job to outsourcing. How many companies these days have not outsourced their jobs overseas becoz of cheap costs? Bloomberg is one of them. Zero workforce in countries like India except for their news coverage. 11. You work with very talented ppl. 12. Good work life balance Cons; 1. Career Growth is slow (not salary growth) as its a relatively flat organization. 2. If you dont perform its hard to survive there. 3. No flexibility. Work from office all 5 days a week. 4. Some of their tech can make you feel old but no, its not. They do everything on their terminal including emails and its so secure.

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I agree with the post above, it has great benefits and is a great starting ground for software engineers. A lot of them leave for FAANG, MSFT or aspire to do so after a couple years at the job. In terms of your comparison to MBB, It’s not comparable. But if you can clarify what kind of position or department you are curious about, I could comment further.

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Thanks :) actually my WLB can’t be better now with WFH & 7 hours a day but my pay is horrible

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