Bloomberg vs oath (yahoo)

Intel intcannot
Nov 7, 2018 37 Comments

Hi,

I’ve recently got a verbal offer from oath and passed Bloomberg’s initial screen and there will be onsite, so I’d like to ask which one is better going forward as a software engineer. Tbh I feel like yahoo (oath) is Titanic but TC is 2.5 times of what I’m getting here and it’s in Bay Area. I’m based in Oregon that’s 3x cheaper than Bay Area. on the other hand Bloomberg sounds like great experience because it’s a financial services company and would be very fast paced (I’m assuming ) since they have software in production. I’d like to hear views of engineers from both.

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  • Bloomberg $ROPE
    Bloomberg is NOT fast paced. Jesus fucking christ its the slowest moving company I've ever been at. Often referred to as "Iceberg", both internally and externally. There are a couple cool teams but boy oh boy is the rest of it slow. If you come here and want growth, I'd recommend going straight for a team that doesn't touch the Terminal.

    Oath is alright, I've got friends there, but it doesn't sound like they're really working on anything of consequence. I may be wrong, so best to hear from somebody who actually works there.
    Nov 7, 2018 3
    • Indeed / Eng jqbd11
      Same experience. I think even government works at a faster pace.
      Nov 7, 2018
    • Amazon XMkC12
      I worked at Bloomberg once. I wanted to rip my hair out of boredom. I got paid well and had amazing work life balance though. Kind of missing the WLB now that I'm at Amazon....
      Nov 7, 2018
    • Bloomberg $ROPE
      I made it 6 months before I quit. Some people are happy to be paid well and do fuck all, but not I.
      Nov 7, 2018
  • Bloomberg adxz244
    Seems like only frustrated Bloomberg employees are on Blind. Its not all bad as some would lead you to believe. Its mix of good and bad as in all large companies. Do your own research and dont depend only on advice on Blind.
    Nov 8, 2018 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng
    Eyjs

    Bloomberg Eng

    BIO
    Here for TC
    Eyjsmore
    Just don’t join a team that’s in trading and analytics.
    Nov 8, 2018 3
    • Bloomberg cschicken
      Really? Why not? I’m in T&A
      Nov 8, 2018
    • Yahoo GrIt88
      Tits and Ass?
      Nov 9, 2018
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      Eyjs

      Bloomberg Eng

      BIO
      Here for TC
      Eyjsmore
      Trading and analytics, based on my observation, has the highest concentration of slow teams using outdated tech. PORT is also pretty bad with respect to those two criteria
      Nov 11, 2018
  • Bloomberg Pavd36
    I work for BB. And my team is damn fast moving 😂
    Nov 8, 2018 1
    • Bloomberg $ROPE
      Which team?
      Nov 8, 2018
  • Yahoo IzjdbdjKs
    What team at Yahoo?
    Nov 8, 2018 1
    • Yahoo / Eng .ana.ng
      +2000 -- I'd tell people to steer clear of Small Business and shepherd them to Finance, Sports, and parts of ads, for example.
      Nov 8, 2018
  • Indeed / Eng jqbd11
    Oath is better of the 2 messed up companies. But both are far better than Intel
    Nov 7, 2018 0
  • Apple KGHP41
    Yahoo
    Nov 7, 2018 0
  • Akamai Technologies ool
    TC offered?
    Nov 7, 2018 14
    • Intel intcannot
      OP
      60k is for 3 years but there will be refreshers every year ! and they have target bonus too which I missed in prior comment. Offer was given over phone by recruiter actual negotiation will be done by HR next week ! That’s rough estimate by recruiter !
      Nov 8, 2018
    • Tumblr fnorgh
      If the recruiter told you to expect yearly refreshers at Oath, they’re lying. The vesting schedule at Oath (er Verizon Media Group as it is being re named) also sucks, its yearly vesting periods all three years
      Nov 10, 2018
    • Yahoo OyTO08
      I have been getting yearly refreshers last few years and folks that I know very well in Sunnyvale also get yearly. It is possible some folks don’t get every year. So the recruiter is not necessarily lying.
      Nov 10, 2018
    • Tumblr fnorgh
      They have % targets for how many people get refresher. It is far from guaranteed
      Nov 11, 2018
    • Yahoo bldg_a_123
      For the last 5 years I have never missed a yearly RSU refresher, either. Not guaranteed, but fairly achievable.
      Nov 21, 2018
  • Yahoo IwXw53
    YOE?
    Nov 7, 2018 1
  • Oath / Eng
    nerdsRule!

    Oath Eng

    BIO
    hit me up if you need interview prep or referrals for big N companies!
    nerdsRule!more
    Was in the same boat , interviewed with BB but got a reject. Anyway the NY trip was good and I realized Bay Area is better for nerds / geeks
    Dec 10, 2018 0
  • Yahoo ExFat64
    How much is ur Oath offer?
    Nov 8, 2018 0
  • Oath yinst81
    Which team at oath PM me
    Nov 8, 2018 0
  • Yahoo meyO44
    The team you work for at Yahoo / Oath matters a lot. In some you will be miserable, in others it will be incredible.
    Nov 8, 2018 0
  • Oath / Data
    sqlbeach

    Oath Data

    PRE
    Yahoo, Ford, Oath
    BIO
    Nobio
    sqlbeachmore
    Keep interviewing and don’t stop right here. What’s the team at Oath that extended the offer?
    Nov 7, 2018 0

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