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Bloomberg L.P. Financial Products Sales&Analytics Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2014.

Interview Details – I applied a position in Beijing office. Hong Kong office HR interviewed me. All basic behavior questions: Why Bloomberg? Why you? Then followed up with a role play - giving a cold call and sell a product to him. Last was Q&A section. He did not give much information on my questions, and said "that's so far you need to know" . Got the second round offer, but somehow didn't proceed in the end. The HR was a bit mean and unprofessional, which ruined my good impression about Bloomberg.

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I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2012.

Interview Details – had a 1st round phone interview with HR, asked simple questions about resume, why Bloomberg, 3 qualities of a salesperson
2nd round super day in their amazing office, 2 1/2 hour interviews one-on-one, no technical questions, all behavioral, and walking through resume, asked why bloomberg, how do you stay up to date on financial news, how do you deal with difficult situations/teamwork
didn't make the next round

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Financial Product Sales & Analytics
New York, NY

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in February 2012.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview was very short, just wanted me to run through my resume and explain why I wanted to work for Bloomberg. Was contacted a few days later and invited to the NYC office for a group interview with about 50 other kids. I interviewed with 2 people for 30 minutes each and was mainly asked behavioral questions (how would you deal with this situation, tell me about a time you failed, etc.) but also asked to explain the 2008 financial crisis and what was currently going on in the market. Thought it went well but didn't get an offer

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Financial Product Sales & Analytics
London, England (UK)

Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details – Had one round telephone interview, standard questions such as why bloomberg and why this specific position. How do you sell Bloomberg terminals to Coca-Cola? Gold price. Current crisis in Ukrain's influence on gold price? What is the competitor of Bloomberg?

Interview Question – They expect you to be interested, if not an expert in financial market. They might ask you the price of certain commidity and ask you to compare to the previous price.   Answer Question


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Financial Product Sales & Analytics
Singapore (Singapore)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in October 2012.

Interview Details – 1. Group discussion in which the candidate will be placed in a group of 4-5 people and asked to present (mainly to sell Bloomberg)
2. 30 min work shadowing with a colleague and a 1-1 interview with Financial Products Team Leader
2. Interview with Sales Team Leader
2. Final interview with Manager

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London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in June 2011.

Interview Details – I applied online through the Bloomberg career website. A week later I received an invitation via email for a phone interview. The phone interview was brief (15 minutes) and it included the standard questions:
1. Why Bloomberg?
2. What do you know about Bloomberg? Customers? Competitors? etc.
3. Why Financial Product Sales and Analytics?
4. What are the key skills required to perform well in this position?etc.

After passing this interview, I was invited to their London office for an assessment day along with 15 or so other candidates. There was a tour, shadowing, and 2:1 interview. The interview was mostly competency questions, but they will also ask technical questions especially if you talk about them or they are listed on your CV. I previously worked as an analyst at a small hedge fund and I think that my stumbling block was when they asked me Why work at Bloomberg and not in finance/IBanking? It seems that the lifestyle explanation wasn't enough for them. Know that answer well if you have finance background.

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