So many from Bloomberg to Google

Amazon sanMonica
Jun 17 33 Comments

From LinkedIn data it seems 500 ex-Bloomberg engineers jump to Google(I guess most are Google NYC). While this number is dramatically smaller for other companies that ex-BBG engineers jump to.

Why? Google-NYC really like BBG engineers? Or it’s hard for Google-NYC to recruit, and BBG has the most nyc engineers?

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  • Bloomberg / Eng iVX372
    It's because at Bloomberg, we have excellent WLB and job security. Most of us aren't very interested in working at cutthroat companies with bad WLB, like FAN. Many Bloomberg engineers (including me) consider Google to be the only FANG company that is preferable to Bloomberg.

    I can tell you with certainty that my effective hourly rate at FB would be the same or lower, with a lot more stress. What's the point? Prestige isn't worth hating your life imo. I enjoy my work at Bloomberg, and am fortunate enough to work in a modern tech stack, as are many other engineers here.
    Jun 17 5
    • New yTfs54
      I haven't even joined Bloomberg yet but this is literally me. Is this why they gave me an offer (other than obviously acing technical rounds)? Culture fit interviews really make sense.
      Jun 17
    • Amazon domain
      But but I’ve interviewed many Boolmbergians... who have flown to Seattle for interviews...
      Jun 17
    • Amazon sanMonica
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      Sounds great
      Jun 18
    • Ultimate Software oKCf11
      I am starting at BBG this fall. How can I increase my likelihood of working with a modern tech stack?
      Jun 23
    • Bloomberg Ejxn22
      Which team ivx372?
      Jun 23
  • Nvidia gohn
    I had the pleasure of working with an ex-Bloomberg. He was one of the smartest engineers I worked with.
    Jun 17 1
    • Bloomberg / Eng the1
      And that's why he is ex-Bloomberg
      Jun 17
  • Google / Eng svb
    They bring their shit culture with them
    Jun 17 4
    • Uber ueue
      Can u elaborate
      Jun 17
    • Bloomberg / Eng cpuhog
      I would love to hear more about this also
      Jun 17
    • Bloomberg NaySlayer
      Bloomberg is an OG meritocracy. It predates Googles comeuppance, and is very much in Uncle Mike’s spirit. We never have and will hopefully never pander to shareholders, and are very product focused because we have a product to sell. Virtually everyone that gets shit done, is hands on with clients, and that requires a different mindset to do well. It’s not for everyone, as Google engineers might refer to the N-Google Engineers having shit culture.

      But some folks believe there poo poo doesn’t stink, when their culture is great. Svb, I’m happy you are happy, try to understand before you judge.
      Jun 17
    • Google Goodmood
      NaySlayer I agree with most part. But in terms of meritocracy, I heard engineer titles are quite flat in BBG where engineers are automatically promoted to senior level regardless of performance? But I guess the salary is still performance/meritocracy based?
      Oct 6
  • Amazon domain
    Cause they were the most desperate and LC’d really hard?
    Jun 17 2
    • Amazon citaoff
      Bloomberg is actually really good.
      Jun 17
    • Bloomberg Enig16
      Lol coming from Amazon...
      Jun 17
  • Bloomberg / Eng
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    Agree that Google is the only company that can do better on the WLB/Compensation ratio. If you are going to work like an animal, may as well go to a hedge fund get cash for your trouble. The right position will let you wipe your tears with $100 bills

    Google has their second largest engineering office in NYC, so there is lots of room to absorb people.

    Netflix isn't in NYC, so that rules them out.

    FB has a smaller office in NYC and they value youth and grinding code out fast, neither of which BBG has or values.
    Jun 17 0
  • Bloomberg cap777
    Totally agree with you. Wlb and the pay is really good at BBG. It's a trade-off more money might mean bad wlb. What I have heard FAN has really bad wlb. I am also fortunate enough to work on modern tech stack.
    Jun 17 3
    • Ultimate Software oKCf11
      I am starting at BBG this fall. How can I increase my likelihood of working with a modern tech stack?
      Jun 23
    • Bloomberg cap777
      What team are you joining. Did u ask them what tech are they using and what are you going to work on?
      Jun 23
    • Ultimate Software oKCf11
      My understanding is that we go through a training program and then will be able to choose teams.
      Jun 23
  • Amazon @PoorJB
    Bloomberg has lot of engineers still coding C++, that helps them clear coding interviews. It's not as if they are any better or worse but unless FANG changes hiring practices they will continue to outperform others in NYC.
    Jun 17 8
    • Amazon @PoorJB
      I cant say for Facebook but there are a lot of them at Amazon. In fact, I had some great coworkers from some investment banks who couldn't pass the coding tests. I know for sure they would have rocked the role but didnt know how to solve dp problems in 45 mins
      Jun 17
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      What's wrong with C++?
      Jun 17
    • Amazon @PoorJB
      Nothing.. just makes it easier for someone using low level programming language to crack coding interviews
      Jun 17
    • Facebook dXQm00
      Why would it be easier to crack coding interviews with low level programming language?
      Jun 17
    • Bloomberg / Eng
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      People who work in lower level languages tend to be more knowledgeable about how things actually work. I say tend to though it's not always the case.
      Jun 17
  • Bloomberg jRDh53
    Google NYC gives Bloomberg employees straight Onsite interview without phone screen.
    Jul 30 2
    • Bloomberg 89103107
      This is normally only true if the candidate has interviewed onsite with Google in the past. Why would Google make an exception to their process?
      Jul 31
    • Bloomberg jRDh53
      Make sense
      Jul 31