Bloomberg Vs Walmart

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Oct 11, 2019 24 Comments

Got offers from Bloomberg and Walmart Labs

WalmartLabs (Hoboken, NJ)
Title: Software Engineer 3
Base: $142k
Joining bonus: $15k
RSU: $20K per year (4-year vesting)
Annual bonus: 16% (based on individual and company performance)
Unlimited PTO

Bloomberg (NYC)
Title: Full-Stack Engineer
Base: $150k
Annual bonus: 20% (80% guaranteed)

Current TC: Peanuts
YOE: 6

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TOP 24 Comments
  • Jet ixIs26
    I worked for Walmart Ecommerce (and Jet.com) in Hoboken for a few years, and I'm currently at Bloomberg. Let's me start out by saying that both offers are surprisingly low.

    With 6 yoe, you should be at least a Senior Engineer at Walmart and definitely a Senior Engineer at Bloomberg.

    Aim for 155k to 160k base with 40k signon (and 40k RSU) at Walmart. And 200K base with 30K signon (and 40k+ bonus) at Bloomberg.

    In terms of culture, Walmart is pretty inefficient and slow and could be purposeless. But it's relaxed and expectations aren't too crazy.

    Bloomberg is fast paced, transparent, very very efficient and could be stressful at the beginning. Also, it's very purposeful (many big firms and companies depend on the code "you" write), but... the codebases and code quality may not always be good because of the speed at which code is written and commited.

    Good luck.
    Oct 12, 2019 0
  • Intel 1090SC
    Bloomberg. Incredible tech infrastructure!
    Oct 11, 2019 2
    • Bloomberg TimeToPlay
      I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic...
      Oct 11, 2019
    • Bloomberg cap777
      TimeToPlay looking at ur old posts and answers it seems like you are in a really bad team. Which team is it? Why don't u switch internally? If u don't like working at BBG why don't u start LC? Not attacking u just curios
      Oct 13, 2019
  • Microsoft x@w81!
    Can ask for higher base at Walmart around 145-150. Lot of Jet guys are leaving Hoboken office. That’s why they are hiring a lot. Search blind threads about jet vs Walmart before making decision.
    Oct 11, 2019 1
    • Jet / HR
      JD1234

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      Yeah ppl are leaving but there is also lot of work from Walmart that's why they are hiring and not just attrition
      Oct 16, 2019
  • Nutanix numero
    Join bloomberg for chill life, NYC feel. However effective TC of bloomberg is less
    Oct 11, 2019 0
  • Yoe? And no sign on from bbg??
    Oct 11, 2019 5
    • Depends on companies. Check levels.fyi
      Oct 11, 2019
    • Google Lazarus618
      New grads getting 200k+ nowadays
      Oct 11, 2019
  • Bloomberg TimeToPlay
    That’s a low ball by Bloomberg, but then again I don’t know what your resume looks like. The standard out of college package is 160K this year.
    Oct 11, 2019 1
    • Jet ixIs26
      TC? Or base?
      Oct 14, 2019
  • Microsoft a@w;1!
    Walmart RSUs are 20k every year right?
    Oct 11, 2019 7
    • Walmart qcd4gh
      🙈
      Oct 11, 2019
    • Jet / HR
      JD1234

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      Yes .one year Cliff. It's awarded in April every year and vesting starts year after.
      Oct 16, 2019
  • Jet / HR
    JD1234

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    JD1234more
    Bloomberg is purposeful for what? May be they did not well in interviews as both places and hence comp is low at both. Bloomberg is hit or miss depending on team and so is every other company. Surprisingly no one is asking about team or work which is so important when changing job. Everyone is assuming work is similar at both places which may not be true. Walmart might have better work to offer.
    Oct 16, 2019 0

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