Bloomberg new grad max comp

Microsoft ayy6
Nov 8, 2017 12 Comments

I just got an e-mail from Bloomberg for a new grad phone interview, but I already have an offer from Microsoft:

108k base
120k RSU / 3.5 years
30k signing bonus

Even if I can delay my answer for Microsoft long enough, is there a chance that Bloomberg can even match this offer (adjusted to CoL) if I own the whole interview process? NYC is crazy expensive and the value of Bloomberg on a resume is not as good for a tech career, but I like the city and I'd be closer to my family. I'm not familiar with offers outside of the tech companies.

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  • Microsoft I ❤️ bOObs
    Take MS offer. I got offer from Bloomberg myself but the experience, diversity of projects, benefits and career growth at MS is far better. Moreover, Seattle area is great and the life quality is much better imo.

    Bloomberg doesn't offer stocks and not even sure about bonus.

    MS stock refreshers are peanuts but in 3.5 years you can go anywhere else.
    Nov 8, 2017 0
  • Amazon C++
    Got 200k base with 4 y/o experience initial offer a few months ago
    Nov 11, 2017 1
    • Google / Eng kGTW62
      Did u take it?
      Nov 12, 2017
  • Bloomberg Dtsbdox
    Pretty sure Bloomberg matches new grad offers (when you tell them about your competing ones).
    Nov 8, 2017 1
    • New lbTp36
      But they cannot match development opportunity.
      Nov 8, 2017
  • Bloomberg / Other patrik
    You can get about $150 after a year at Bloomberg. IMO much better than Microsoft.
    Nov 10, 2017 2
    • Microsoft CoolGuy😎
      LOL. To work on some legacy technologies and be stuck with irrelevant industry experience.

      How many of those who work at Bloomberg had the chance to work at Microsoft? Very few and they made a wrong decision to go with Bloomberg.

      Plus, I am SDE II with less than 3 years of experience at MS and my total compensation is $190k, living in a state with no income tax, cheaper and has way better quality of life.
      Nov 10, 2017
    • Microsoft ayy6
      OP
      150k still seems pretty low after a year, especially considering NYC. With my MS offer, I would make more than 170k the first year at Microsoft, and probably around 145k the second year without salary increase or bonus, with a much lower CoL. My total comp would drop significantly after 3.5 years though because of low stock refresh.

      For some reason I thought it could be higher because it's in NYC, they have a trading platform and are closer to finance.
      Nov 11, 2017
  • Microsoft Drusilla
    I picked Microsoft over Bloomberg. Bloomberg was offering me 130k base. (Class of 2016)
    Nov 8, 2017 0
  • New lbTp36
    Microsoft and don’t look back. You can always find a tech gig near family after 2-3 years there and you have it on your resume.
    Nov 8, 2017 0
  • Google SQaR46
    Why not just ask them
    Nov 8, 2017 0
  • Google / Eng kGTW62
    Go to Microsoft
    Nov 9, 2017 0