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Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
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    Financial Product Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received an email requesting for a 15 to 20 minute phone interview. I heard back a day later asking me to attend a super day in which I participated in two one-on-one interviews and got a tour of the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe yourself in 3 words, examples of good and bad customer service, tell me something that's not on your resume   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online ,during phone interview they asked general questions about the company,why I wanted job at Bloomberg, why finance etc.... waited for email...did not make it.
    Guess i wasn't enthusiastic enough about the job.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I talked with representatives of Bloomberg at a career fair on campus. They had me do a quick coding test in person – how to find the character that occurred the most in an array. I handed them my resume and they said they’d look it over. After about a week or so of applying I was emailed about a phone interview. I was asked almost exclusively about C++, including questions about pointers, inheritance, and polymorphism.

    Ultimately I was a bit too nervous and stumbled over some easy problems.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you find the middle of a linked list, rounding up in the case of an odd number of items but with no differentiation between an even or odd number?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied online. Got a technical coding question on phone interview and a question on general data structures. After two days, heard back from them asking me to fly to NY for an in-house interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Find repeating characters in string. Count occurrences of number in a stream of numbers. Print elements of a linked list in a particular order. Eg: 2-4-5-6-7-10-13 . output - "2,4-7,10,13". If the numbers are consecutive print the starting and ending number of the range, otherwise print the numbers as such in the form of string   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    There are two rounds of technical interview, first round has two people and second round only one. One manager interview if pass the first two rounds, followed by final HR interview, all on campus.

    Interview Questions
    • BST question: find a node contains value closest to the given value.   View Answer
    • I was asked to design a LRU cache.   View Answer
    • How can stack overflow occurs?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Got an on-campus interview after talking to them at the career fair. First round technical with two people passed and the second round is the very next day, again with two other people. After that, its supposed to be another techinical interview with their manager. I just had the second round and not yet received any feedback.

    Interview Questions
    • Reverse Integer, Two LinkedList intersects with each other, general question about heap, Buy and sell stock, Fabonacci, find the smallest common mutiples of two numbers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Applied online. Recruiter reached out to me about a phone screen. The phone screen involved a Hackerrank coding tool and the interviewer pasted code onto the editor window. After passing the phone screen, they flew me out to their headquarters in NYC for an on-site interview. For the on-site interview, I was asked to write code on a piece of paper. I believe there are three back-to-back technical interviews and then an interview with HR to indicate that you passed. If you fail any one of the interviews, you are issued out of the building. Bloomberg paid for my flight as well as a one night stay in a hotel.

    Interview Questions
    • Implement a function to raise a number to an exponent using your language of choice.   View Answers (2)
    • Given a binary tree, find the maximum difference in depth between the nodes in the tree.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I have applied online to Bloomberg L.P. Later I got an email Scheduling my Telephonic Interview.
    Total, One Telephonic Round and after that I was called for In house interview where I attended , two in person interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • Telephonic Round was basically regarding my college projects, I was asked implement the logic on the project.
      In house interview, First round, 1) output of a/b in string format, incase it has recursion output that part between ( ). 2) First largest and second largest number in a series.
      Second Round 1) Logic to implement the feature Frequently used websites on a browser.
      2) How to find a cycle in a linked list and why use fast pointer that goes twice as fast as the slow one and not thrice it speed or four times its speed.
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    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
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    Financial Product Sales & Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online. They contacted me within a few weeks of the submission. They asked me standard questions about the market and my previous sales experience. Also went into previous internships working in asset management.

    Second interview was in relation to what I knew about the company, the market, products they offered, and the overall culture of the company. Not that bad if you did your homework.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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