Move to Bloomberg?

Google / Eng Neopets😍
Jul 2 46 Comments

They want to “fast track me” and want to bring me in for an initial 2 hour interview.

How is it over there in NYC? Perks? Just curious, I don’t know if it’ll match anything here but I’m interested in the work they’re supposed to be doing.

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  • Bloomberg <GO>HOME
    Overall TC would be lower than Google or other FANG but total cash comp would be higher.
    Stock trading is not restricted to 24hours approval. Thats false. You can trade stocks freely, but can't sell them without holding them for 30 days, unless you are losing money, then you can sell even immediately. Cannot do options.
    Other perks.
    Free access to all museums to you + 1 sometimes +3 in New York city.
    401k is 50% match
    Pantry is free, snacks drinks fruits breakfast.
    There is no free lunch, since BB believes in sustaining local businesses. But they have what they call "Soup" at noon everyday. Free dinner at 8:30 pm if you work late.
    Free shuttles to home if you work later than 8.
    Free conference tickets if you want to attend any. Just need to suggest to your manager and explain relevancy.
    Free badminton membership for the year.
    50% reimbursement to wellness related expenses like gym, bikes etc.
    Tech stack is modernizing fast and I'd argue it's better than most as of today in software infrastructure.
    Also low or no bullshit or beareauctacy but that may differ from team to team.
    Also contributions to OSS and tech standards like TC39 etc are highly encouraged.
    Also shiny offices and state of the art standing desks chairs etc is a given.
    For annual party, they rent Randall's island for two days and it basically has everything for those two days including booze concerts and what not
    Contuniouks education is more emphasized than I have ever seen before with access to lots of courses and trainings throughout year.
    You can look up internal job postings and switch teams every year
    Jul 2 10
    • Bloomberg cap777
      Dinner is actually served at 8😀
      Jul 2
    • Bloomberg / Eng hdfsdfs
      Breakfast Lunch and Dinner served at Princeton
      Jul 3
    • Google nycguy123
      May I ask that’s the benefit for free access bloomberg terminal? To trade stock personally using the info? Is it legal to do that?
      Jul 7
    • Bloomberg / Eng hdfsdfs
      Yes, you can use terminal for your personal investment analysis with few restrictions ( no options, day trading etc)
      Jul 7
    • Ultimate Software oKCf11
      How does the 50% reimbursement work? I thought it was only like 150 dollars a year for a health and wellness things.
      Jul 8
  • Salesforce ForcedFart
    Can't trade any stocks without at least 24 hours of approval; infra stack from the late 90s at best. They are trying hard to start using more OSS-ware, but they werent able to come close to my SFDC pay, nor will they likely reach your Google TC. Their offices are super nice and shiny; gotta given 'em that; they seem to treat their people good too
    Jul 2 13
    • Bloomberg / Eng the1
      35 hour weeks is pretty norm here. Only people who don't care about their nutrition actually eat the free meals here every day. Breakfast has no protein choices and I sure aren't staying until 8pm to get a meal I can pickup for 5 bucks.
      Jul 3
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      FSCK<GO>

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      Uhm, what do you call eggs and yogurt? No meat true...
      Jul 3
    • Bloomberg / Eng the1
      OK fair, the boiled eggs are good protein, if you happen to be at the office during the 2 minute window they are available. Same for the yoghurt, which is mostly sugar except the 5 or 10 Greek yogurts.

      None of this compares to the usual perks at the tech companies these days, but honestly if you get paid 400+ then this is hardly a concern.
      Jul 3
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      What tech companies are you at? Outside of Google and Facebook breakfast isn't included. I know Google serves dinner at 7:30 PM.
      Jul 3
    • Bloomberg / Eng the1
      I hear good things about Dropbox and Twitter too.
      Jul 3
  • Bloomberg / Eng the1
    How much experience do you have? I think Bloomberg is a great place for people with sub 10yoe. If you got more than that, they won't pay you adequately so just go to fang and don't miss that stock compensation
    Jul 3 2
    • Bloomberg / Eng 7bd92"
      Sub 10 YOE? More like sub 3 YOE

      Also great for people with families who stopped caring about work 10 years ago
      Jul 3
    • Google nycguy123
      Ok so that means young people would leave BBG after 3 years? Hmm sound like Amazon
      Jul 7
  • Bloomberg bsSlayer
    Shiny office, fish tanks, free sugary snacks, top of the line health insurance (still 20 bucks copay though), most profits go to charities, free museums (I wouldn't even go if they pay me honestly).

    On the flip side is the dinosaur tech stack, crippling tech debt, politics and micromanagement, rampant nepotism and nontransparency.

    BBG recruiters would sell you the moon and once you're reeled in it's too late to realize none of the fantasy in the job ad is true.

    I would not switch here from FAANG, except if you're from Amazon.
    Jul 2 4
    • Amazon SlhS10
      Amazon is much better, BB is a serious downgrade. 8 PM free Ubers? Even Amazon pays for up to $160/mo of rideshare but don't require staying in the office until 8 PM.
      Jul 2
    • Bloomberg bsSlayer
      mate at least we don't have a NYT article calling out our shit 🤣🤣
      Jul 2
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      leapfrog

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      Do you get prime and AWS services for free working for Amazon?
      Jul 3
    • Amazon SlhS10
      No, just $100 worth of amazon.com discount.
      Jul 4
  • Salesforce Salesforc
    No stocks
    Jul 2 2
    • Google / Eng Neopets😍
      OP
      Yeah I know. They have fairly high salaries without it though
      Jul 2
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      leapfrog

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      If you're not an avid trader the restrictions won't matter much to you. But yeah, it's do you job get your check kind of deal. Culture is pretty chilled. Also depends on the teams as well
      Jul 2
  • New Shakery
    BB can never match Goog / Fang salaries
    Jul 2 0
  • Bloomberg / Eng
    leapfrog

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    Wtf I didn't get that secret badminton access either. These low key exclusive inner clubs
    Jul 2 7
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      FSCK<GO>

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      Yeah, BB will sponsor sports teams in lieu of gym membership. Could have sworn there were football and cricket teams too.
      Jul 2
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      leapfrog

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      There's all kind of teams(bowling, basketball, etc), just some of them are "inclusive" but exclusive by design.
      Jul 2
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      Where do I find these teams? How about beer pong?
      Jul 2
    • Bloomberg <GO>HOME
      TEAMS BPLY <GO>
      Jul 2
    • Bloomberg / Eng
      leapfrog

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      How we just hijacked this thread for BB info... Let's meet at the pantry tomorrow at 10am
      Jul 2
  • Bloomberg cap777
    Hey bsSlaayer u forgot amazon also gives out free bananas. How can BBG match that :)
    Jul 3 0