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Bloomberg L.P. Finance Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 7, 2014
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Financial Sales and Analytics

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in June 2014.

Interview Details – Apply by the website.
Was contacted by email for a first interview by phone with one person of the team. Questions about Bloomberg. Work situations ...
2nd interview with 2 managers for 1 hour. Same question that everybody (technical and sales, why bloomberg, play role ...).
Short process but don't really understood what they really wanted.

Interview Question – Questions about financial instruments and how they works. Position of Bloomberg on the market.   Answer Question

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Financial Products Sales&Analytics Interview

Financial Products Sales&Analytics

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.

Interview Question – Role play   Answer Question

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Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in October 2013.

Interview Details – started with a phone interview. Was asked the standard BBerg questions. Why Bloomberg? what do you like about our culture etc.

2 weeks later was brought into NY office. Did the standard shadowing of two differnt people working on the terminals. Then had the interview with 3 "Account Managers".

Did not ask anything overly difficult. Had a list of of very standard and marginally relevant interview questions. Like how many terminals are in the world?

Interview Question – How many bloomberg terminals are in the world?   View Answer

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Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in May 2014.

Interview Details – Step 1: Personality Test: Gives you 60 character traits and you have to rank which ones are most like you, kind of like you, slightly like you, and then the same for not like you.
Step 2: Phone Interview: Simple questions about resume, why bloomberg, and the position. make sure you know about the position, and that it is about interfacing with clients/sales in addition to the finance aspect. They're trying to see if you're a good fit/that you really want Bloomberg
Step 3: In person: 1 hour tour of facilities, terminal demonstration, and then two 1 on 1 interviews. show your interest throughout. one on one is with someone from sales/ someone from analytics. Sales will ask you about sales experience/sales based questions, and analytics will ask you about the "why finance" side of things and some questions about motivations for the job.
Step 4: 2 on 1 with 2 managers in the analytics department. Much more difficult. Ask some critical thinking questions, are constantly on their phones trying to throw you off, and somewhat rude. Don't be phased by this; stay positive and polite and answer everything.

Interview Question – why bloomberg?
what's more important in sales? the client or the product?
what do you know about the position?
why finance?
what is one story you have been following in the markets?
what is the biggest misconception about you?
how many terminals does bloomberg have internally?
how would an airline company use the terminal?
sell me something (could be college, iphone app, pen, etc.)
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Negotiation Details – Didn't try negotiating because it's a set program. if you're coming out of college, fantastic benefits.

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Financial Analytics Interview

Financial Analytics
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in April 2014.

Interview Details – Phone interview was brief. Asked to go over background and walk through resume. Asked why you wanted to work at Bloomberg, why this position in particular. Asked how this position would help define your career path. Asked about current events you are following.

Interview Question – Describe current market event you are following.   Answer Question

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Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in December 2010.

Interview Details – The interview process starts via a phone interview or on-campus interview. The first conversation gives the HR a chance to screen you. If you pass the first you have in-person interviews with individuals from various roles on the Helpdesk or in Sales.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Bloomberg?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate since this was my first job out of college and it seemed very in line with the market considering I had a similar offer from Factset

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Financial Product Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Product Sales and Analytics
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in April 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online. One basic HR phone interview (why bloomberg, why sales, resume, what's a market event you've followed). Second round in NYC HQ with two more individual interviews, one with a sales focus and one with an analytics focus. Not too technical outside of current events, market participants, and how Bloomberg specifically plays a role. Final round is behavioral with a role play and a few other questions.

Interview Question – How could xyz company use Bloomberg?   Answer Question

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Financial Software Developer Intern Interview

Financial Software Developer Intern

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

Interview Details – I met them at a job fair and submitted my resume. Was called for an in person interview the next day. Had a one hour technical interview with two recruiters. Asked a variety of algorithm questions and brain teaser questions. Did not answer the questions very well, and did not expect an offer. Did not receive an offer.

Interview Question – You have 50 coins in a dark room and you cannot see the coins, only feel them. You know there are 30 heads, and 20 tails. How can you split up the coins into two groups and guarantee that both piles have the same amount of tails? You cannot determine the side of the coin by touch and you are allowed to flip coins if you want to.   View Answer

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Financial Product Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Product Sales and Analytics

I applied online and the process took 4 days - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

Interview Details – Got a phone interview, it lasted for 10 minutes. The guy that was interviewing was boring and had monotonous answers all the time. He asked the same questions that are posted here. He seemed not to be from HR but a manager that had to do this even though he did not like it.

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Financial Software Developer Interview

Financial Software Developer

Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details – One phone interview and one on site (3 interviewers) plus HR review. Three interviewers are two developer and one manager. Then you get the offer and they do all background checks etc.

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Negotiation Details – Not much negotiation room for junior hire

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