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Bloomberg

Financial products analytics and sales intern

June - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

It was honestly a career development internship, a way to see if you like Bloomberg and would want to work there full-time. I did a lot to support the teams I was on at Bloomberg, but networking and skill development was a huge part of it. They want you to get a taste of Bloomberg life and the internship specifically is a look into what the standard first two years at the company looks like. All levels of management were super accessible and loved meeting with interns. They gave us a lot of responsibility and I was able to speak to clients and present to high level management with group projects. They also gave plenty of feedback. I could tell even in the virtual environment that the company culture is incredible.

What I wish was different

It was supposed to be in NYC at the Bloomberg office, but it was virtual because of COVID-19. If it was in person, we would have had really cool workplace experiences but they did an incredible job at making the virtual experience really valuable, enjoyable, and interactive.

Advice

If you take part in this internship, make sure to stay on top of time management!! Take advantage of your team members and mentors the best you can and NETWORK!! The company culture is incredible and you can learn a lot by having a quick call with someone. No person is too high up to try to network with :)
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Software Engineer

June - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Great company culture, work-life balance, people. Wide range of work, all tech stack areas. Cool work

What I wish was different

Remote social events were a bit weak.

Advice

Meet and talk to as many Bloomberg employees as you can!
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Fixed Income Market Data Analyst

June - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Really great intern program, highly organized and ability to make an impact. Bloomberg FTEs are also very open to talk to interns

What I wish was different

Advice

To talk to everyone you can. Also helps with a return offer.
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Equity Research Intern

June - August 2020 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I enjoyed the aspect of creativity that the internship allowed for. I definitely had a lot of hands-on learning opportunities.

What I wish was different

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Sales and Analytics

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I appreciated the opportunity to speak with senior leaders and hear from Mike Bloomberg on his life story that got him where he is today. I also liked the on site training they give you before throwing you into a problem or task. The training is very thorough and provides great insight on what is to come in the next point of the job.

What I wish was different

I wish the work was more challenging. In the pit of the program, I began to feel like I wasn't doing stimulating work and became bored with what I was doing. I hoped that with the feedback I gave about the program and the various projects I worked on that there will be adjustments for the next class.

Advice

Don't be afraid to speak out and provide constructive criticism. Challenge everything placed in front of you. I always asked why and didn't allow my position as an intern stop me from providing changes where the needed to be fit.
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Full-Stack Software Engineer

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Loved that they gave me flexibility on my project. Also great culture.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Global Data Intern

June - August 2019 • Princeton, NJ

What I liked

The environment is extremely open - it felt almost like a start-up! I never hesitated to ask a question even to someone I didn't know because everyone at Bloomberg is so enthusiastic about what they do and willing to share any information they have.

What I wish was different

Advice

Be flexible and ask all the questions you may have!
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Financial Data Analyst

September 2018 • Princeton, NJ

What I liked

The culture. Between the people and the environment they create, it's truly a great place to work.

What I wish was different

I would have liked to been more exposed to the end product of my work.

Advice

Ask questions, always.
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Software Engineer Intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Culture was great

What I wish was different

Intern Housing wasn't the best

Advice

Have fun and enjoy NYC!
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Financial Analytics and Sales Intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The independence and ability to own and devise your own projects, the exposure to high-level employees, as well as the inclusive, friendly company culture and fun events for interns

What I wish was different

Occasionally some projects in the beginning can be monotonous

Advice

Don’t be afraid to come forward with new ideas
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Analytics and Sales Summer Intern

July - September 2019 • London, England

What I liked

So many opportunities offered with this company. Truly diverse and inclusive company. I had the chance to work on various projects with different departments. You really get great exposure to the financial markets. Great company if you want to work in a more customer facing finance role.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Sales & Analytics Intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I loved the work environment and the people at Bloomberg, and i love how the interns were able to be fully-integrated into the company culture.

What I wish was different

Nothing! I loved my experience and I thought the internship was very well-run.

Advice

Network as much as you can in the company, I learned so much just from talking to experienced people at Bloomberg!
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Data Analyst

June - August 2019 • Princeton, NJ

What I liked

I really enjoyed the culture at Bloomberg Global Data. Everyone was very welcoming and helpful throughout the summer. Additionally, I thought the intern program was well run. We were given multiple projects that were challenging yet stimulating. These projects introduced us to many people across the company and helped us build our network.

What I wish was different

It would have been nice to spend the summer in a city like New York or DC but it was still a great experience.

Advice

I would tell future interns to not be afraid to ask for help from anyone in the company. Everyone is willing to give their expertise for the intern projects and this is a great opportunity to build relationships with future colleagues.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

The company is located in the most interesting and diverse city in the US, and you have full access to everything you would want to do! There are many intern events that you can attend, although a lot of them happen before quarterly students make it to Bloomberg, so you may miss out on some events. The pay is really great for an internship, and the various stipends make living in New York for the summer relatively affordable; you will have quite a lot of money left over after expenses in order to do what you want in New York. The work is very team dependent, but I was on a really cool team that had interesting problems and cool projects that were being worked.

What I wish was different

The provided housing is not the best; it is dorm style with shared bathrooms and small kitchens. I instead opted for the equivalent housing stipend and found a better dorm to stay in (24th Street Residence, School of Visual Arts). The internship is, of course, very team dependent. Some people were not particularly keen on the team that they were on, but still enjoyed it nonetheless.

Advice

Get to know the recruiting team (including your interviewers!)! They are very nice and can help you navigate the internship process and keep you updated easily. Many of your interviewers will be Stanford alum or people who like Stanford, so getting to know them is really great.
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Marketing Intern

May - August 2019 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Bloomberg really focuses on their interns and have an amazing internship program! From hosting intern speaker series to having professional networking events, I was definitely in awe 24/7. Everyone is so willing to help you out and welcome you. It's an inclusive and diverse environment for sure.

What I wish was different

N/a

Advice

Take advantage of every opportunity Bloomberg has! Go to every event that they have and don't be afraid to meet and introduce yourself to new people.
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Software Engineering Intern

May - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

My team was amazing and my project was an unconventional, cool intern project. Bloomberg's recruiting process felt more intimate than other companies its size (and larger), which I feel allowed me to land the opportunity I had. Maybe I was just lucky. The culture was laid-back (no need to work more than the required 40 hours, take snack breaks whenever, etc.) and the people were friendly.

What I wish was different

I only have minor gripes. Bloomberg lacks some of the benefits that larger tech companies have. For example, they provide soup at 12 PM, but that doesn't constitute a lunch, and you only get dinner if you're working late (until 8 PM).

Advice

The intern housing is quite bad, I would recommend taking the stipend and finding a roommate. I'm not a huge fan of 35 minute commutes, so I'd also try hard to find housing close to the office.
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Financial Product Analytics and Sales Intern

May - August 2018 • Singapore, North Region

What I liked

It is a rotational program so you get a chance to work in many departments at the company. The people are friendly and always want to help you. Also had a lot of independence to work on projects with other interns.

What I wish was different

Advice

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Talent Development Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I really enjoyed the access to senior management

What I wish was different

I wish that I would have had a say in which division of HR I was placed in.

Advice

Come ready to work and network!
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Marketing Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

I liked the open and collaborative culture.

What I wish was different

I wish I was in the Lexington office instead of the park ave office, but they were both still very nice.

Advice

Network!!!!! It helps you maneuver the company so easily, and people will happily vouch for you and support you once you maintain your relationships.
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Software Engineering Intern

June - August 2018 • New York City, NY

What I liked

Challenging work and great coworkers

What I wish was different

I wish I didn't have to commute ~1 hour 15 minutes each way

Advice

Really try to get a summer internship
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