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Updated Jun 9, 2014
Updated Jun 9, 2014
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    Financial Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Financial Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and few days after, the HR email me to schedule a phone interview date with the interviewer, the first scheduled time nothing happen, so I scheduled another time, then the next time, the phone call came as expected, they only ask me some very simple questions such as what's the difference between java and C++, most of time I talking about my project which the interviewer seems interested in on it too.

    All seem going smoothly, however, two weeks later, I was told that the position was already filled.

    Interview Questions
    • How the difference of C++ and java reflects on my project.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Recruiter contacts me. It took 2 weeks.Interview questions are not hard.

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    No Offer
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    Financial Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Syracuse, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Syracuse, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume on campus career fair.
    Maybe a month later, I got a phone interview.
    There was a technical person on the phone and he was quite kind.I asked him several times to repeat the question and failed on one, but still got the chance to go to New York for on-site interview. I'm doing it tomorrow. :)

    Interview Questions
    • I've been asked three questions.
      The only one I missed is quite a basic question:If you want to do something before Java GC recycle the object?
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Software Engineer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    A technical phone interview, then a technical onsite interview held in New York City.
    The interview questions are not hard. You can choose your favorite programming language during the interview.
    Onsite interview begins from 10:15am. Candidates first take a tour in the company building, and then follows a breakfast. The technical interview begins on 11:00am.

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    No Offer
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    Financial Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    Applied Online, Got contacted by the recruiter 1 week later and scheduled for an on-campus interview. The interviewers were really friendly but the interview was focused entirely on programming questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Financial Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    I was recruited through my university and had 3 rounds of on-campus interviews. The first was technical and an hour long and with 2 developers. I was told at the end of my first interview to come back the next day. The second was also an hour long with another 2 devs and afterwards they asked me to stay another hour for the last round. The last round consisted of 2 30-minute interviews, one with a developer lead and another with an HR recruiter. The interviewers were all friendly and seemed genuinely excited when I answered a question correctly.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online thru university's career portal. I had an initial 45 min phone interview which had pretty basic syntax based and algorithm questions. No coding was involved in this interview. Then went to NY 10 days after my phone interview. I had an interview there with 2 employees of R&D team. They always start the interview with some general and behavioral questions like Why Bloomberg ? Your biggest accomplishment till now , etc.

    Interview Questions
    • 1) Why Bloomberg ?
      2) 1 thing you would like to change about Bloomberg ?
      3) They will grill you on your resume. Know every thing that you write on it.
      4) Implementing queue using stack library in C ?
      5) A question on BFS.
      6) A puzzle - A mobile phone company is launching a new product (mobile phone) which they say is unbreakable if its thrown from a certain height (a threshold). You are given 2 phones. Find the threshold height of the product if you can throw it from any floor of a 100 story building ?
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    45 mins technical Phone interview

    Interview Questions
    • Difference between memmove() and memcpy() in c.
      Implement your own memmove() and memcpy() functions.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Financial Software Developer Intern Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Had an initial phone interview and then an on site interview. The phone interview was pretty standard questions about C and C++ with some string parsing. On site was 4 rounds, 2 rounds of engineers, 1 round of management and 1 round with HR. The onsite questions were challenging but the people were nice and it was fair. Lots of questions about hash tables and I had to talk about synchronization a fair deal.

    They were very aggressive with the questioning. If you said something you were expected to back it up and even if you were right, they tried to make you feel like you could be wrong and see if you could really defend your position.

    A lot of the questions started out not too difficult and then got harder as the interviewers imposed additional restrictions. It seemed like they really wanted to see if you could come at a problem from multiple points of view.

    A solid understanding of data structures and basic algorithms as well as flexibility to modify what you already know on the fly will serve you well.

    Interview Questions
    • A technical question about traversing a made up data structure somewhat similar to a binary tree but with additional restrictions. Was not too difficult to do recursively but then they asked for an iterative solution which was more challenging.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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