Bloomberg L.P. Financial Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and HR got back to me within a few weeks. Entire interview process took about a month. One screening on the phone and came into both NYC offices a total of 3 times with multiple interviewers each time. Met with members of my team along with high level management. Interviews were were more conversational and getting to know you and how you would respond in different situations along with your knowledge of the industry.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you handle high stress situations? Do you tend to work better in small groups or big groups and why? Why are you here? How do you handle adversity?   Answer Question
  2. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Submitted Resume. They took a while to get back to me. About 3 weeks. Had an initial phone screening interview which was basic questions and interest in Bloomberg. Went to the office for Round 2. Was interviewed by 2 individuals. They ask about your interest in Sales and Bloomberg and what the terminal, products, and competitors are. You have to show that you are interested in economics, sales, business (i.e. took courses in college, follow business news and stats). Have to be enthusiastic about Bloomberg as well. Interview was over at 12pm so i knew i didn't make the next round. Also got to briefly shadow workers. You to engage with them and seem interested.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the Bloomberg terminal? It's competitiors   2 Answers
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    Financial Data Scientist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online, get phone interview about 2 weeks later. After the phone interview, they invited me to take the on-site interview in NYC. There were 3 rounds of technical interviews on statistics, machine learning, programming, algorithms and little finance. After the on-site interview, they contacted me in one week about the offer.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (San Francisco, CA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I applied on the Bloomberg website and it took a couple of weeks to hear back from them. Once I did hear back from them, I received an e-mail asking to schedule a phone interview. After that, I received the phone call from New York at the scheduled time. It was all straight forward, but I did not hear back for another two weeks after the initial phone interview. The process was very slow.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked questions mostly related to job and its functions: What you knew about it? Potential scenarios in sales and how you would address it. Also questioned on current market events and what stories you are following.   Answer Question
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY).

    Interview

    1 phone round - 1hour, asked me to code in HackerRank. Onsite 4 rounds - 2 technical followed by one with a manager and one with a hr. If you perform well in first 2 rounds,you go to further rounds.Else,you're out. Overall they look for smart candidates with not so much focus on perfect coding skills,which is good I guess.

    Interview Questions

    • Web browser history implementation without duplicates,a couple of c++ questions and some standard algorithm and data structure questions.   1 Answer
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    First there was a phone screening from HR where I was asked about my interest in the position, Bloomberg, and behavioral type questions about my past experiences. Later that week I got an email asking that I come into their office for a first round in-house interview (aka their Super Day). The super day was intense - there were about 25 of us. They set us up in a large conference room with speed dating type tables. I interviewed with a person from Sales and another from Analytics (each was a half hour long). They asked behavioral questions and some finance questions. Generally they want to get a feel for why you choose Bloomberg. The same day they took us on a tour of the building and showed a brief overview of "the Bloomberg." I was asked back for a second in-house interview where I met with a senior sales manager and a senior executive. This final round was much more difficult. They really tested my knowledge of sales and finance.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the difference between sell side and buy side? What are the current stories you're following in the market? Have you used the terminal before? Sell me you favorite app. Why are you interested in sales?   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Princeton, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Princeton, NJ) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The hiring and interview process were very straightforward. There were no case questions, only behavioral and background questions. Lots of questions about your passions as well as why Bloomberg. After a phone screen, I was flown to the office for a three-person interview. Pretty much all of them were managers from different areas (not recruiters) and they were nice, though they didn't see to care much about the recruiting process and just wanted the day to be over.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online and received an email saying they want a phone interview. Basic questions was asked: told me to go through my resume and explain some key points and what questions I had for the company. Phone interview was pretty standard. Received an email 2 days later asking me for availability for 2nd round interview. Hopefully everything goes well

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  10. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY).

    Interview

    It was the standard procedure. First a phone interview and then interview at their headquarters in NYC. Not particularly difficult. I enjoyed the trip to NYC. They asked me brain teasers some programming questions in C++ and some algorithms questions.

    Interview Questions

    • It was a brainteaser with monks.   1 Answer
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    Financial Analytics Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First round interview was a phone call that went over my CV. Basic questions took only about 10-15 minutes. Second round I was invited to the 731 Lex office in NYC. I toured with an Analytics representative, make sure to pay attention to what they are doing and get an understanding of your day to day activities. Ask the rep a lot of questions as well. After shadowing with the rep I had a video conference interview with two managers in the SF division. They asked me questions regarding the role and whether I understood what the position entitles. I went over my resume and gave them real life experiences. I talked a little about current events. I also gave a quick sales pitch. This round is mainly seeing if your qualified and understand what you're doing. They will ask you finance and sales related questions. Third round interview I was invited back to 731 Lex, this time everything taken care of by Bloomberg. I met with the head of the North American Analytics department. She asked me questions regarding the culture within the company. Also, a lot of questions regarding my personality and ethics. I received a call a couple of days later saying that I received the position. I was then emailed my offer letter and given a date to accept, sign, and send over the paperwork. I also recommend becoming qualified in Bloomberg's BESS Program offered on the terminals.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: What is something currently happening in the financial world? What about within commodities? Q: Give me a quick sales pitch about [ usually something related to your professional/academic experience]? Q: If a company has a terminal not in use and decide to purchase another user, do you notify the company that their is a terminal not in use, or do you just go along with the sale? Q: How would you pitch to someone to use this expensive terminal? What are the main benefits of the terminal? Q: What are your thought's on Mr. Bloomberg's company changes   Answer Question
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