Bloomberg vs amazon

Bloomberg bbgo
Oct 12, 2018 21 Comments

Did anyone leave bloomberg for amazon?
How has the experience been?
I would think amazon has better tech, is that reasonable to assume?
Bloomberg has great culture, not sure if amazon has better office culture.
Perks?
Wlb? I think i know Bloomberg will win this one.
Any first hand experiences to share?

Yoe 4
Tc 175k

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TOP 21 Comments
  • Microsoft / Eng dadg
    I think Bloomberg has much higher bar than amazon, but maybe not that much against AWS?
    Oct 12, 2018 3
    • Amazon Motörhead
      You have no clue
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Bloomberg bbgo
      OP
      Not sure if that's true. In past amazon rejected me but not bloomberg. Not that it says much but i would still think amazon has a higher bar. Bloomberg just has lesser engieering openings overall.
      Oct 12, 2018
    • Microsoft / Eng dadg
      all my good friends went to Bloomberg that’s why I have much respect for you guys.
      Oct 12, 2018
  • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
    Amazed how many people ask this, and how often. 3 on Blind in the last 24 hours, comparing Amazon to LinkedIn, Bloomberg and Snap. To copy my post in the Amazon vs LinkedIn thread:

    "This question should be a no brainer to any informed person.

    Do you want a 5/15/40/40 stock vesting schedule and the worst WLB in the industry? Do you want a forced attrition policy where all departments cut and replace 6-15% of engineers per year, no matter their ability? Do you want less TC than you'll get at LinkedIn, an old non-Mac laptop and no free food instead of 3 excellent free meals per day? If so, then Amazon was meant for suckers like you (or those who only had competing offers from startups).

    The brands are equivalent to any software engineering recruiter or hiring manager, who are the only judges of tech brand who matter.

    Despite the hype about FANG, Amazon pays less cash TC than FNG, Bloomberg, Square, Twitter, Snap, LinkedIn and Dropbox. Also pays much less TC than Lyft, Robinhood, Uber, Airbnb, Stripe and others."
    Oct 12, 2018 0
  • BNY Mellon Answer4242
    Have offers from both Bloomberg and Amazon with same TC(240K), 6 yoe wondering which to choose
    Oct 29, 2018 3
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      Bloomberg is very relaxed. Devs in most teams only work more than 40 hours per week by choice. Unlike Amazon, there is no forced attrition policy.
      Oct 29, 2018
    • BNY Mellon Answer4242
      What about hikes and career path
      Oct 29, 2018
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      Hikes are generally 5-15% per year, so lower than stock refreshes at most public tech firms. Career path depends on team placement. Make sure you negotiate yourself into a good team by figuring out what tech and product you'll be working on before signing your offer.

      You should be able to interview with any company when you leave, so career growth largely depends on what you work on and what your priorities are.
      Oct 29, 2018
  • Uber poober
    Amazon's culture is very different from Bloomberg. You feel valued as an employee at Bloomberg. As for interview difficulty, most Amazon engineers ask typical CCI and leetcode medium questions. They don't care about how you solve it, and just want the working solution THEY know on the board. Most Bloomberg interviewers test for your problem solving ability and not rote memorization. You see a far greater percentage of low quality talent at Amazon for this reason.
    Jan 13 1
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      Interesting. Have you worked at Bloomberg and Uber? If so, how would you compare them?
      Jan 23
  • Amazon Mutendo21
    You can still get fired from Bloomberg if your team lead is mentally challenged. In general, FANG engineers outclass Bloomberg programmers.
    Nov 20, 2018 1
    • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
      Agreed on the first part, although it's rare. The most often used policy is to transfer poorly rated engineers to a different team. Regarding the last claim, a recent thread comparing interview bars at big tech companies rated Bloomberg and Amazon about the same. Some said Amazon was easier iirc. Bloomberg seems to outpay Amazon for individual contributors until somewhere around 5 YOE, after which Amazon pays the same or more.

      (Bloomberg is not infrequently paying $200k TC to new hires with 2 YOE these days.)
      Nov 25, 2018
  • Morgan Stanley jumpornot
    I saw different info about Bloomberg comp. this post says the yearly increase is about 5-15% percent. Another says it stops at 200k-240k for 10 years and 300k is extremely rare. I am wondering whether It would still grow after it reaches a certain point?
    Jan 19 0
  • Google shridar
    Bloomberg and Amazon prob comparable re hiring bar.
    Oct 12, 2018 0
  • Oracle 2bOR!2b
    I left NASA the nsa cia to work at Walmart. Is very Happy greeting people with a cart. You should try it.
    Oct 12, 2018 0
  • Chase tjPE83
    What’s the yearly TC growth at bbg like?
    Oct 12, 2018 1
    • Bloomberg bbgo
      OP
      5-15 %
      Oct 12, 2018
  • Cisco / Eng
    Thanos

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    What’s Amazon’s TC?
    Oct 12, 2018 1
    • Bloomberg bbgo
      OP
      Not there yet. Interviewing but thinking if the move and effort is worth it. Amazon may have better tech and that's a good motivation for me. Want to hear some first hand experiences though.
      Oct 12, 2018
  • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
    I read in the Bloomberg channel that annual raises in engineering can be as high as 25%. However, I'm not sure how common this is.

    The highest H1B senior software engineer salary at Bloomberg is $270k, plus a guaranteed annual bonus of $50k-$80k. The bonus wasn't given, but bonuses are typically $50k for new hires with a $200k base
    Jan 23 0