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Updated Jan 22, 2015
Updated Jan 22, 2015
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    First Round - Phone Interview
    Very standard and friendly. I was asked to walk the interviewer through my resume and then answer why I want to work for Bloomberg. A week later I received an email inviting me to the HQ for an interview.

    Second Round - In-house Interview
    The in-house interview consists of a demonstration of the terminal, 2, one on one interviews (30 mins each) and a tour of the headquarters. Again, the interview questions are pretty standard:

    Tell me about yourself.
    Why finance?
    Why sales?
    Tell me about a time when you were bold.
    Sell me your favorite sport
    How does the terminal benefit oil companies?

    Exactly one month later I got an email stating that I had one more interview in-house.

    Third Round - Inhouse Interview
    This round is the final and toughest round so you better bring your A game. It consists of shadowing a current employee for half hour. So ask a lot of questions about what he/she is doing. Then two rounds of interviews. The first with 2 team leaders and the last with a manager. The interviews with the team leaders and managers are a mixture of standard fit questions but they can get very technical.They'll ask you questions like:

    What's going in the markets?
    How do you think that affects Bloomberg?
    What would you do if you didn't have to worry about money?

    Interview Questions
    • What do you look for in a company that is about to IPO?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, standard offer which is competitive and the benefits are good.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
  3.  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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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  5.  

    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by HR a couple days after I applied for a phone interview. Just basic questions. Then I was invited for a 2nd round interview in NY. Included tour of the building, shadowing an analyst, then interview.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me something thats not on your resume, talk about a current even being covered in the news right now   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    went through phone interview process.

    Phone interview: Q. recent financial new that you are following in the markets? Whats the position? why sales? why finance?

    was contacted a few days later asking me to come in for interviews and to see the offices.

    Interview Questions
    • Phone interview: Q. recent financial new that you are following in the markets? Whats the position? why sales? why finance?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Customer Financial Service Representative - Accounts Receivables Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    I found this position through a recruiter presented to me as an Accounts Receivable position. I went through a phone interview and two in-person interviews. The first phone interview was fairly simple with HR. The second interview was with the department manager and team lead. My last interview was with the Controller.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you handle a rude customer?   View Answer
    • If I asked your current manager to tell me 1 thing you can improve on, what would it be?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Product Sales & Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round phone interview, basic questions. Told me they would get back to me after 1-2 weeks, and after 3 weeks I contacted my interviewer and 10 minutes later got an automated email from HR telling me that I did not get the job.

    Interview Questions
    • When have you been in a sales position, customer service position, etc.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interviewer seemed a pretty chilled out guy. He started with basic stuff and never entered the zone of difficult problems. First question was writing a method for detecting if a string is a palindrome. The second question was printing a linked list in reverse. Third was reversing the linked list. Language was no barrier and I could use the language of my choice. He only allowed me to code after he was convinced by my approach

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, was contacted a few days later for phone interview. Was then asked to come in for an interview and tour of the building with about 50 other candidates. Emailed a few days later to come in for a final interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Which asset class would you most like to work in for Terminal Sales team and why   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through university job forum. Got a phone interview invitation. Interviewer was helpful but the was more interested in the working solution to the problem. I felt that the approach was not given much importance.

    No Offer

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