Career path of Bloomberg engineers?

Amazon 3.14pai
May 25 24 Comments

Considering relocate to NYC for BBG. Major reason I’m curious in fintech, which possibly expand my horizon. So how likely BBG engineers can end up with hedge fund like Citadel or two sigma?

Another concern is, would it be easier to transform to non-tech roles in finance? I always assume finance has more non-tech ppl with more non-tech positions. While tech industry, as suggested by the name, full of mostly tech people.

Also I don’t care too much about current TC. And seems BBG culture is much better than Amazon. But I care most about career path. (I really don’t envy the life of Amazon manager if that’ll be my job in future)

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Facebook jimkohl
    Even I have been thinking about moving to NYC and Bloomberg keeps coming up. Would they match my current TC and is NYC comparable to Bay Area in terms of living expenses
    May 25 10
    • The guy is at 440K now . 280k does not cut it, and hikes are minimal - even in few years it will only be around 300K at best
      May 26
    • Bloomberg / Eng soupgo
      What is the equivalent of 440k West coast in East?
      May 26
    • 440K ! NYC is equivalent to Bay Area
      May 26
    • Bloomberg cap777
      I have heard you can good raise at BBG since they don't have levels. It's only been 6 months for me so I will know about it next year
      May 26
    • BBG TC is closer at lower levels because it was necessary to get good talent . Hikes don’t happen though. Anyway all the best
      May 26
  • Bloomberg cap777
    Bay area might be more expensive ND I don't think BBG can match Facebook's TC
    May 25 5
    • Facebook jimkohl
      What is the comp structure ? Just a bonus and base ? And do you have an idea about what it can for someone with 8YOE
      May 25
    • Bloomberg cap777
      Yes just base and bonus. Well IC can go up to 350k TC which is pretty good since it's all cash. And I have heard bonus can be crazy too. U coming from FB with 8 yeo I think u can get close to 300. I have 8.5 yeo and my TC is 250k but then I did not know about blind else I cud have negotiated to 280k
      May 25
    • Facebook jimkohl
      I’m actually a manager (TLM) here at FB, does that translate to a team leader role at BBG ? I didn’t see any manager roles on the careers website under the software engineering tab.
      May 25
    • Bloomberg cap777
      TL can get up to 400k. That's what I have heard. Check out BLAw. I heard they were looking for a TL. bLaw is pretty modern and nice. But it's not finance though
      May 25
    • FYI the designation at BBG for TLs is also Senior Software Engineer.
      May 26
  • Bloomberg cap777
    Do u like c++?
    May 25 0
  • Bloomberg cap777
    OP coz ur question is weird. What do u want to know if BBG will be a good choice it if it is a stepping stone to work in hedge funds?. BBG is a good company really cares about the employees and tech might not be as good as Amazon but it's improving a lot
    May 25 0
  • Jane Street Capital nfufbfidnd
    If your goal is to get hired at Two Sigma, there's no reason to switch to Bloomberg first. TS doesn't have a preference for people currently working in Finance.
    May 27 1
    • Bloomberg thinkslow
      How did you get into Jane Street?
      May 27
  • Bloomberg thinkslow
    I know people who moved to hedge funds like Citadel. I personally get a lot of recruiter emails from hedge funds as well just for having BBG on my LinkedIn (but I'm not interested in finance and don't work on a financial product lol). It would probably be easy to move to an engineering role at the hedge funds but I'm not sure about moving into a non-tech role. As with all career changes, you probably need to put in more effort for that to happen.
    May 26 0
  • Amazon 3.14pai
    OP
    Why no one answer my questions? Thx!
    May 25 0
  • Bloomberg Txt>Bell
    Fail
    May 25 0