Young Kids...Zero Leadership...No focus....Reactionary
Technical Project Manager / Scrum Master (Current Employee) – New York, NY – 22 April 2019
Bloomberg is a fantastic place to work and grow, however you have to be willing to sacrifice to be successful. Social networking across the organization is the key cultural factor. If you market yourself constantly you gain favor and thrive, but if you put your nose to the grindstone and work hard you can be left behind.
Bloomberg hires a lot of kids with no real world experience. This is the downfall as senior level engineers are hard to find. So imagine coming up with solutions when you can barely tie your shoes. It creates waste and inefficiencies.
Some great things: There is always something to learn and constant training opportunities. Free snacks all day long, long work hours, flexible schedules, unlimited sick time, work from home. So many good things to talk about.
Some bad things: Lack of experience outside Bloomberg for many of the workers there. Lack of direction, lack of vision. The terminal looks and operates like a 40 year old software program and without the extreme integration of all their tools they would not be a market leader. As soon as someone comes along with a highly integrated suite of applications that was not build in the stone age they will lose market share and collapse. I have been there for a number of years and I regretted taking the job within the first 3 months.
Free Food, Flexible Work hours, Unlimited Sick Days, Training