Bloomberg L.P. Financial Software Developer Interview Questions

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

Declined Offer
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Easy Interview
Declined Offer
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Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY).

Interview

It was the standard procedure. First a phone interview and then interview at their headquarters in NYC. Not particularly difficult. I enjoyed the trip to NYC. They asked me brain teasers some programming questions in C++ and some algorithms questions.

Interview Questions

  • It was a brainteaser with monks.   1 Answer

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online on Bloomberg's website. Got back from an HR in 3 weeks. After that, there were 2 technical phone interviews and 1 on-site interview including technical interviews and behavioral interview. All those people from Bloomberg are patient and super nice. Visited Bloomberg headquarter during on-site interview, great experience! Top 1 choice if you want to work in a financial-related IT company in NYC!

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Technical Phone interview
    Ask a lot of basic C++/Java Qs
    Like what is static , constructor , OOP , final , name some datatypes .... etc

    followed by hashing Question
    then Write code to calculate the square root of a number

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    next step was video conference interview

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Waterloo, ON (Canada)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    One technical screen followed by another nontechnical round with a manger. The first screen was your typical big company coding interview. The second round was about why I applied to Bloomberg and to see what my interests were.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work at Bloomberg over other companies?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    I was happy with the offer so I didn't negotiate.

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Company came to school career fair. Was contacted a few weeks after and was called for an on-campus interview. After the first interview, I was invited for another on-campus interview the next day (they flew from NY). Then I was flown to interview at HQ in NY and quickly thereafter got an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Was expected to code and debug on a laptop.   1 Answer
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I met a Bloomberg recruiter at a career fair. Discussed 5 minutes about my resume (Previous work experience, Preferred programming languages, ...) and then scheduled two technical interviews the day after.

    The first interview was with two young very cool guys from two different teams. I was asked basic (But sometimes tricky) questions about C and Java, mostly about memory allocation. I was also required to code a reverse string function, and to correct and improve an ugly piece of code written in C. They are definitely not here to trick you, and will guide you to the right solution if you make a mistake.

    The second interview started with basic questions (Why Bloomberg, why do you want to be a software developer, ...), and I was then asked to design an algorithm (See below), and implement it in Java. As for the previous interview, the last 15 minutes were dedicated to a very nice conversation with the interviewer.

    Two days letter I got contacted by a HR manager to schedule an interview with them. After a 10 minutes chat, they gave me an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Design an algorithm to find the first unique element in an array.   6 Answers
    • How is memory managed in Java. Explain what the garbage collector is.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Nothing to negotiate here. The package offered by Bloomberg is incredibly high for an internship!

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied Online. Scheduled 1st phone interview within two weeks of applying. Scheduled on-site a week later. Heard back about an offer two days after the on-site.

    Very satisfied with the entire process. HR was fast and competent.

    Phone screen consisted of two questions on HackerRank. First question was coding a typical technical question. Second question was a design question, no code.

    Onsite was an onsite-day so there were many applicants interviewing at the same time (you still interview by yourself though). Four rounds in total. First two are 2:1 with engineers and very technical. You write code on pads of ~6x8 paper (wouldn't have been my medium of choice). 3rd round is a 1:1 with a senior engineer/engineer manager(?); no coding. 4th round is with HR.

    Interviewers were very friendly and willing to nudge you if it looked like you were getting stuck. They all seemed very intelligent which was a bit intimidating. The questions were also interesting and fun. First round was more algorithms and second round more data structures but that may have just been a coincidence.

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Stanford, CA) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Met at a campus career fair, scheduled for technical interview the next day. Was flown to New York for two more technical interviews (I was actually exempted from these, but others had them) and HR and senior manager interviews; offered the job within a couple days of interviews. Interview process was smooth and communication was excellent; free trip to NYC didn't hurt either. HR at Bloomberg is brilliant and runs well; love the people there.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a directional graph, where each node contains a letter, and a lexicon, find all words in the lexicon that appear in the graph.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Was a freshman, so didn't negotiate. Pay was more than generous, and more than Google, Facebook, etc. were paying any of my classmates.

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    Had four on-campus interviews following a career fair--three technical and one with an HR guy. I was allowed to use any language. There were six questions. Two were about implementing some common function, such as a String class constructor. One required partitioning a list around a given element. One required merging two schedules that might overlap in some parts into one schedule. The last two are described below.

    Interview Questions

    • You're given a binary tree--not necessarily complete or proper--and you need to give each node a "friend" pointer that points to the node to its right in the tree. This node is on the same level but is not necessarily a sibling, which makes the problem a little tricky. The friend pointer of the node farthest to the right on each level should be null.   1 Answer
    • You're given two arrays of the same size filled with positive integers, and an integer 0 <= N <= 255. You need to determine whether N can be written as the sum of some number from the first array and some number from the second array.   3 Answers
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in October 2013.

    Interview

    5 round of interviews. All face to face.
    They provide a bunch of courses about C++ and Equity. The instructors are great and have a whole lot of experience.
    Allow long enough time for you to make your own decision if you get an offer. Don't push people at all.

    Interview Questions

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