Bloomberg L.P. Financial Software Engineer Interview Questions

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    Financial Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
    • I was asked to design a LRU cache.   1 Answer
    • How can stack overflow occurs?   1 Answer
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    No Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    No Offer

    Interview

    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

    Interview

    apply on campus fair, set up an interview immediately. There are 3 rounds , but I stopped at the first round. The questions are not quiet basic algorithm questions and c++.

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    Financial Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Rutgers, NJ
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Rutgers, NJ) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I got the on-campus interview from on-campus career fair. The two interviewers are both Phds in science, and working in this position currently. They are super nice to me. All the questions are about algorithms. They asked me write code on a paper at times. If you don't know the answer they'll give you hints. But you still need to know the basics of algorithm and data structures.

    Interview Questions

    • Print the first 9 non-duplicate characters from a string.   Answer Question
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    No Offer

    Interview

    I got the reference and schedule and phone interview which is nearly 1 hour. Asked about programming problems and also financial questions

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    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Attended the phone interview. about 50 mins of interview. Started off asking about questions from my resume. Then some questions as discussed earlier in glassdoor. Like using hash table, then a question on trie. He asked some questions in Unix commands, OOps concepts and how I have used it personally.Finally a question on implementing square root function: - what will be the signature, then implementation. I gave him a O(n) detailing first and said it can be optimized with divide and conquer method and gave another alternative as well. Then he asked how would the test cases look like. Gave answer for that also. He said pretty good and dat was it! I believed that I would get a call for the next round, as the entire interview was smooth and he was happy with the answer which I provided. But guess what, got a REJECT! can't feel worse than that at that moment. They said they cant give reasons as to why I was not selected and asked to apply next year. Their Loss, I say...

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult, UNIX command for listing all files containing a certain string. Square-root function. How abstract method and interface differs and how I have used them personally etc..   Answer Question
  9. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Phone interview had all the same questions which are already posted on glassdoor. You don't have to answer all the questions to get an onsite interview. I answered like 70% of the answers that's it. Onsite ---------- Some questions on resume. 1. check if linked list has cycle 2. reverse an integer and unit test your own function 3. given a m by n grid, how many possible paths are there from (0, 0) to (m, n). Can only move in two directions, right and down. They sent me home after the first round itself because I didn't do well. They don't waste their time or your time by completing all the rounds if they know you didn't pass this round. I have been to a lot of interviews to some of the biggest companies in the US. But trust me, Bloomberg's building and location is just amazing. Do not miss the opportunity. Prepare well. All the best.

    Interview Questions

    • 3. given a m by n grid, how many possible paths are there from (0, 0) to (m, n). Can only move in two directions, right and down.   1 Answer
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    Financial Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in June 2013.

    Interview

    The hiring process is very efficient. Starts with one online test including details about C and C++, and a behavior test. Then two phone interviews with their engineers. No on-site.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. For the first phone interview, most of them can be searched online. 2. For the second phone interview, multithreading related questions are asked.   Answer Question
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    2013 Financial Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in April 2013.

    Interview

    after submitting a resume, then got an email for a phone interview

    Interview Questions

    • Q1. Singly linked list, know header node, but do not know how many nodes in a list. find out 2nd last node   3 Answers
    • You have DB which stored employee ID and a cache. Design how to manage a cache from employee ID took from DB.   2 Answers
    • class A{ void foo(); } class B{void foo1(); } class C {void foo1(); } Design like below: B.foo1() can access A.foo(), but C.foo1() can not access A.foo()   2 Answers
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