Bloomberg
New York, New York
Bloomberg provides news, data, analytics, and communication services for the global business and financial world.
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Audio Software Engineer

Vancouver, BC, Canada

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[Fall 2017] I worked at The Coalition, a game studio owned by Microsoft best known for the Gears of War series. They have an office in Downtown Vancouver (15 mins away from "Big Park," the other MSFT office) WORK: Game development is hectic and haphazard, and unfortunately, I came in during a particularly busy time for my team. I didn't really have a chance to sit down with someone and "learn the ropes," and I was instead thrust head-first into a task and told to "figure it out." Now, Unreal Engine 4 is a BEAST, and is not something that easily lends itself to "self learning." Pile-on all of the game-specific things you need to know, getting started in the codebase was incredibly difficult... Regardless, one of the (few) nice things… Show More
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Data Engineer, Business Intelligence

Menlo Park, CA, USA

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I was given the opportunity to work on projects that i was most interested in. The team was extremely helpful and the work/life balance is awesome. I've interned with Facebook for 2 terms and both terms have been very exciting.
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Engineering Intern

New York, NY, USA

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My experience with Bloomberg in NY was great. You get provided housing in full ($2000 USD/month value) in Manhattan (30 minute walk, 10 minute subway), along with a $2000 USD lump sum pay for relocation. The internship program itself comes with tons of events including weekly tech talks, picnic (they rent an island), data centre tour and hackathons (overnight, 16 hr overtime) and algorithm contests. Of course, you get access to Bloomberg’s pantry, unlimited museum pass and other perks like breakfast and dinner. The building is fantastic, especially the views of uptown in Lex and downtown view in Park. Work-wise the projects were very interesting, you get to pick what you’re interested in and they try their best to do something you love.… Show More
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Product Marketing Analyst

Toronto, ON, Canada

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The toronto office is great! I got to work with a lot of nice people. Particularly my manager and mentor Blake was very helpful. He gave me a lot of room of freedom that I can decide what projects I want to work on. The job itself is very hard to explain. It's kinda a combination of later stage pm and marketing on a scale (through the sales pods). Food can be a surprise sometimes. I've had alligator and rabbit there. Gym and wellness expense are subsidized as well and you get $300 something everything on ad credits. Overall it's a very cool experience.
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Program Management Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

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This was my second year as an intern. I started as part of the Explore Program, chose to come back as a PM and will be returning this upcoming summer for my 3rd internship. I know others have talked about unenthusiastic teams, bad mentors, and bad managers. I understand. My first summer, my manager was horrible, chastising my abilities and my work. I expressed my concerns with my mentor, and thankfully, she was able to help me. The CEO said "people don't quit companies, they quit teams", which struck a chord with me. I decided to return the next summer as part of a different team. (I also found out that summer that my previous manager had been moved down to the position of Individual Contributor) I was also able to connect with someone… Show More
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Research And Development Intern

London, UK

£3,167
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Interns all got 2 flexible vacation days per month. I used them to take a bunch of 3-4 day weekend trips, visiting different countries in Europe.
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Software Developer

London, UK

£3,292
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Worked in 2017 after previously working at the New York office. Company culture was consistent. I felt that the projects were meaningful and enjoyed working on my team. London did not have as many intern events as NYC, though there isn't as much of an intern program in London so this is to be expected. Having 8 vacation days was nice and allowed me to take extended trips and long weekends.
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* Amazing team. My manager did bi-weekly one-on-ones where he asked me for feedback, mentored me on leadership, helped me solve problems related to my work, and pushed me to grow as an engineer. My mentor was really supportive as well and was always willing to help me. * Great social life. Team went after work weekly, plus we did lunch together every day. * Project was perfectly scoped for 4 months and interesting. Got to see it deployed & used before I left. * Annoying restrictions on doing things with the Bloomberg platform because I was an intern (like deploying my code) * This is Bloomberg so lots of very business-y meetings that are long and ... business-y. * Project was planned/designed before I started my internship, so that left… Show More
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Software Developer

New York

$11,000
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Outstanding experience, competitive pay, very smart co-workers + intern cohort.
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Software Developer

New York, NY, USA

$6,933
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I worked on one of Bloomberg's ML teams during summer 2015; the work itself was challenging, and I got to work on and learn about infrastructure/data science at a big-data scale. My mentor and team were very available and knowledgable, and were happy to answer questions when I needed help. New York is a blast! They provide corp-housing, which is a huge plus in terms of bonding with other interns and exploring Manhattan.
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I interned here during the Winter of 2014 and had myself a pretty good time. Work: The project I was put on was to create a tool to compare how effective our trade pricing algorithms were. Overall, I thought the project was dry and not all that challenging. The project I was put on was purely done in C++, using primarily Bloomberg specific libraries and tools, so it wasn't exactly exciting either. What made work fun though was a great team, a fun group of alumni, and the crazy interns that I got to live with. The city: New York City has a certain charm on it, and it hooked me in. Getting around the city is incredibly easy and it's very happening. From great shows to even greater food, there's always something new.
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Salary was actually $43 USD. I was given a full fledged project to work on -- so a large part of my good experience was my team and the project they gave me. Other than that summer internships are the best given that they hire 200+ interns from all across the US so there are more people to meet. Great experience overall.
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Software Development Engineer Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

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The Microsoft intern program is well-organized with lots of special intern events (eg game nights, Mariners games, hiking etc). You get lots of perks with your salary including subsidized corporate housing, gym membership, and lots of gifts/swag. Microsoft is large and fragmented, so your experience will depend a lot on your specific team and manager. Overall, the people are smart, the culture is laid back, and the company mood is optimistic. There is lots of interesting stuff going on at Microsoft, but 4 months is not enough to ramp up and fully take advantage of everything. Your internship will likely be project-based and you shouldn't expect your intern project to be something cutting-edge. Return offers are relatively easy to get… Show More
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Software Engineer

Redmond, WA, USA

$7,367
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The quality of the internship really depends on these three things: - The team you end up on - The manager/mentor/lead you end up having - The project you get assigned These things can vary greatly and I lucked out with fantastic team, manager/mentor/lead, and project. When interviewing, make sure to make it perfectly clear what your interests are. They'll try their best to put you on something that matches your interests.
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Software Engineer

Tokyo, Japan

¥325,000
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The Office team in Microsoft Japan worked on docs.com and Office Lens while I was there. You'll be assigned an onboarding project to start off with, and then move onto a main project to finish off the term with. If you finish your main project quickly, then you'll probably end up working on regular engineering tasks. The projects were in different fields, and a couple of them were quite interesting (involved NLP, OpenGL), but a lot of them were fairly standard web/mobile-development feature tasks. Obviously, these choices will vary each term. Hours aren't particularly long, but they're pretty offset from the usual business hours (most people came in at 11 and left after 7). You're not pressured to commit to 11-7 at all though. Your… Show More
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Software Engineer Intern

Mountain View, CA, USA

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Worked at Microsoft in summer 2017. Despite not being at the HQ in Redmond, there were intern events every week or two (paintball, baseball games, cruise, etc), and we also got flown to Seattle for a week for the famous signature event. In terms of work, I was put on a great team where my project was actually critical for the team. I became good friends with my mentor and manager, but with a company as big as Microsoft, team culture can really vary. The team asked for my preferences on the type of work I want beforehand and gave me something that matched them exactly, despite me not having any experience in that domain beforehand. However, I did find that intern expectations here were noticeably higher than the other companies I worked… Show More
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Software Engineer Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

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Mentorship - shitty team with shitty engineers = shitty mentorship Work/life Balance - this is where old people with kids work because work life balance is top notch Meaningful Work - depends on the team. My team was really bad but some of them can be really good. Perks - $300 for transportation - $1200 or you can get a car for the term instead - Subsidized cafeterias. Their cafeterias are the best in the world! Really good food and super cheap!) - Corporate housing - Free starbucks coffee and drinks (pop, juice, etc) - Signature event where you receive a laptop worth $2k+ - $5k signing bonus if you're a returning intern (this $5k signing bonus is for an internship NOT for full time) - Best recruiters in the world. *NOTE: I had a… Show More
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Software Engineering Intern

Menlo Park, CA, USA

$8,000
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I worked as an intern in the winter term in 2017. The culture was surprisingly awesome for such a huge company - everyone is friendly and the company is very open. The perks were top notch - housing was luxurious, buffet of great food every day for three meals, fitness stipend and snacks. I had the opportunity to work on some pretty impactful projects and was treated like a full-time employee. At work, you're surrounded by really smart, driven people. There's excellent infrastructures and tools in place for developers.
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Software Engineering Intern

Redmond, WA, USA

$7,425
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As mentioned in other reviews, Microsoft is the biggest software company in the world and your internship experience varies drastically depending on what team you are assigned. I would like to emphasize the compensation in this review. Microsoft literally makes it rain for interns. For first time Microsoft interns (not explorer), you will get paid $7200 per month (per tax). If you were to return to Microsoft as an intern, your salary will get bumped to $7650 and you will receive a one-time bonus of $5000. On top of the base salary and bonus, you can either choose to live in a corporate housing (hella fancy one, with bi-weekly cleaning service) or a one-time $9000 housing stipend for your 4-month internship. So if you are a returning… Show More
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Mentorship and work/life balance were great. Work was not that meaningful because I was assigned to a product that no one ever heard of and I was working on an intern project (meaning my work probably end up in the garbage right now). The intern events are probably the best out of all the big companies. Microsoft invited Daya and the Chainsmokers to perform in front of 2,000+ interns and gave out free xbox one to every intern. Overall, it's a very big company and your experience varies drastically depending on what team you are assigned. HR is also flexible on switching team/organization for your next co-op, though sometimes they are very unresponsive and unhelpful.
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Software Engineering Intern

Seattle, WA, USA

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It really depends on your team. I didn't feel connected to my team at all, and they didn't seem that interested in me or what I was doing. The test environment broke all the time and people didn't care. I was stuck with an underpowered dev server for the first 2 months which made everything very slow and flaky. Sometimes it took weeks for people to review my code. When planning my project, one teammate kept harping on the fact that it's "an intern project" and "Maybe he doesn't know how to code." My manager was not a good mentor. One of the first things he told me was how his previous intern's project is no longer used in production at all. He often acted as if things could be done in a "few hours" or "a day" when it would obviously be… Show More
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