I’m also considering. Would join BBG open a door to finance world? I’m always worried about the potential career crisis when SDE gets old (though I’m still young). Maybe finance is safer field for older guys because it requires domain knowledge.
It is meh. People stay for one of good TC despite low expectations, they happen to be on one of the rare good teams with challenging but not overly demanding work, or because they can’t leave for immigration or poor interview performance reasons.