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Updated Apr 12, 2014

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Financial Software Developer Interview

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Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2014.

Interview Details – Technology interview, Very friendly interviewers
Q1, What is a static variable? What is a static function? Think of a case where you can make use of static variable or static function.
Q2, Implement a basic traverse tree in java. Print out the nodes in a tree from left to right/ from right to left.

Interview Question – Tree Traversal   Answer Question

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Editorial Intern In A European Bureau Interview

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I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in February 2013.

Interview Details – The hiring process lasted several weeks. I had several phone interviews -- some of which were with HR and then one or two interview with actual editors. This was on top of a 2 hour long writing test, which required rewriting several paragraphs, writing headlines, writing my own obituary and identifying certain business people, politicians, companies and institutions.

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  • What are you most proud of?   View Answer
  • What would you do if a mistake you made potentially cost clients millions of dollars?   Answer Question

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Full Time Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in February 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online through career website, Selected for campus interview. Two interviewers took the first round. Supposed to 45 mins interview but they took it for 1 hour 15 mins. Asked about resume and from there asked about memory optimization, word padding. Gave struct with int and bool in it and asked me to optimize the size of it. Later asked to write code on tree traversing which was easy. But grilled lot on Memory optimization, which i was not really prepare for!

Interview Question – Memory optimization in Struct, word padding.   Answer Question

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Customer Financial Service Representative Interview

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Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details – Phone interview

Interview Question – Metrics, How do you multi task (very important to know how to answer this question), customer experience, and things on resume.   Answer Question

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Quant Researcher Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2014.

Interview Details – Phone interview asks you about some c++ questions and some linear algebra questions. Then some financial math, like martingale and some option pricing questions. Like what is the probability of hitting a 3 before -5, given a brownain motion at 0. Also, c++ questions are lile what is inheritance, what is virtual function...

Interview Question – What is oop?   Answer Question

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Financial Software Developer Interview

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Blacksburg, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in September 2013.

Interview Details – I went to my school career fair, and I got an interview with Bloomberg by talking to them and solving their problems in place. There were 2 rounds; each round they asked me technical questions about hash tables, linked lists and also behavioral questions like "Have you ever imagined what you would do in our company?"

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Software Engineer Entry Level Interview

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Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details – Dont remember when and where I have applied. Got an email for a position and they have scheduled a phone interview and later cancelled it and scheduled a phone interview for a more apt position.

Interview Question – The interviewer was very patient and helpful. He guided me through the though process but was very fastidious and kept asking till he heard what he wanted to hear. Asked me to write the code for the hash function when the key is a string of 2 characters between a and z.   View Answer

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Network Engineer Interview

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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in April 2014.

Interview Details – First round phone interview.

Interview Question – It seems they concern about whether you've done any projects relate to using scripting language to retrieval information from a database   Answer Question

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Financial Software Developer Intern Interview

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

Interview Details – The first round is a phone interview that takes 45 min. After several days I got the email saying that I wad invited to the on site interview in New York. There were two interviewers this time.

Interview Question – How does hash table work   Answer Question

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Software Developer Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2014.

Interview Details – Campus interview 2 rounds and then final round, still on campus. I get the interview chance via UPENN career fair. On the career fair, HR asked me some technical problems like merge sort, difference between C/C++. Then I got a OCR chance. The first two round goes well but the final round is hard for me.

Interview Question – All questions: check if it's a valid BST, reverse linked list, merge two sorted list. Final round: get the median from N arrays (can't merge them first).   Answer Question

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