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Updated Feb 18, 2015
Updated Feb 18, 2015
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Financial Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

Interview Details

I talked with representatives of Bloomberg at a career fair on campus. They had me do a quick coding test in person – how to find the character that occurred the most in an array. I handed them my resume and they said they’d look it over. After about a week or so of applying I was emailed about a phone interview. I was asked almost exclusively about C++, including questions about pointers, inheritance, and polymorphism.

Ultimately I was a bit too nervous and stumbled over some easy problems.

Interview Questions
  • How do you find the middle of a linked list, rounding up in the case of an odd number of items but with no differentiation between an even or odd number?   View Answers (2)
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Positive Experience
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a technical coding question on phone interview and a question on general data structures. After two days, heard back from them asking me to fly to NY for an in-house interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Find repeating characters in string. Count occurrences of number in a stream of numbers. Print elements of a linked list in a particular order. Eg: 2-4-5-6-7-10-13 . output - "2,4-7,10,13". If the numbers are consecutive print the starting and ending number of the range, otherwise print the numbers as such in the form of string   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    Got an on-campus interview after talking to them at the career fair. First round technical with two people passed and the second round is the very next day, again with two other people. After that, its supposed to be another techinical interview with their manager. I just had the second round and not yet received any feedback.

    Interview Questions
    • Reverse Integer, Two LinkedList intersects with each other, general question about heap, Buy and sell stock, Fabonacci, find the smallest common mutiples of two numbers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied online. Recruiter reached out to me about a phone screen. The phone screen involved a Hackerrank coding tool and the interviewer pasted code onto the editor window. After passing the phone screen, they flew me out to their headquarters in NYC for an on-site interview. For the on-site interview, I was asked to write code on a piece of paper. I believe there are three back-to-back technical interviews and then an interview with HR to indicate that you passed. If you fail any one of the interviews, you are issued out of the building. Bloomberg paid for my flight as well as a one night stay in a hotel.

    Interview Questions
    • Implement a function to raise a number to an exponent using your language of choice.   View Answers (2)
    • Given a binary tree, find the maximum difference in depth between the nodes in the tree.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    I have applied online to Bloomberg L.P. Later I got an email Scheduling my Telephonic Interview.
    Total, One Telephonic Round and after that I was called for In house interview where I attended , two in person interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Telephonic Round was basically regarding my college projects, I was asked implement the logic on the project.
      In house interview, First round, 1) output of a/b in string format, incase it has recursion output that part between ( ). 2) First largest and second largest number in a series.
      Second Round 1) Logic to implement the feature Frequently used websites on a browser.
      2) How to find a cycle in a linked list and why use fast pointer that goes twice as fast as the slow one and not thrice it speed or four times its speed.
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied online through my schools job portal. A couple months later I received an email asking for a phone interview. My first interview was cancelled so I then had to reschedule to a couple weeks later. The interview was 45 minutes long and not to bad. Asked questions about past experience and related course work. Was a strictly technical interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Write a function that calculates the specific value in a tree.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    1 phone screen and 1 on-site. At on-site, I had two interviews and was asked to leave after the second interview. It was a fairly standard technical interview, but I feel my answers in the on-site interview took me a little longer than it should have.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a list of integers, all from 1 to n, except for 2 which are marked as "0", find the 2 values that are missing.
      For example, for n = 5: arr = [1,5,0,0,3] => the two missing values are 2 and 4.
       
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    No Offer
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got through the phone interview and went to an in-house interview. First round was with two interviewers, two questions: one designing a hash function and the other writing a function to determine if the input is a palindrome. Then the second round only one interviewer came in, and at that moment I knew that I didn't get the position, because normally there are two interviewers. Second round ended quick like in 30 minutes and the interviewer let me out saying HR will contact in a few weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Designing a hash function.
      Determining if the input is a palindrome.
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a phone screen. It started with introduction and questions over resume and projects undertaken followed by asking choice of language. On a shared editor, I was asked to write a function for itoa(). It ended with questions about Bloomberg and why bloomberg?

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Got a call to come to an interview for technical skills and learn about what Bloomberg software engineering has to offer me. This all started from putting my name in their pool at an on-campus career fair. The interview itself was very friendly and they helped me through problems and I enjoyed the interview proccess, unfortunately I did not do as well as I would have liked because it was my first coding interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Given an array of 99 numbers 1-100 find the missing number.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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