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FIXED INCOME DATA RESEARCHER: German SPEAKER- LONDON Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in September 2011.
Interview Details – Had 3 interviews in total:
1. Telephone interview with a a team member. HR style
2. Onsite interview with 2 people. HR style
3. Onsite with two senior members. Was much more techical.
Interview Question – What pushes your snooze button?
What wouldn't you want to do?
Where do we get our Fixed Income data from? Answer Question
Fixed Income Data Researcher Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in April 2011.
Interview Details – Know your cv really well. Be confident, succinct, clear in answering questions. Every other word should be RESEARCH and CUSTOMER SERVICE. Smile and relax. Ask 3 questions at the end.
- Tell me about yourself and your experience?
- Why Bloomberg?
- What can you tell me about culture at Bloomberg?
- Why do you want to work in this job?
- What can you tell me about Bloomberg's Global Data division?
- What do you think Bloomberg business is?
- What can you bring to Bloomberg?
- Why do you think you are a good fit for this position / Why do you feel you would be qualified for this position?
- Do you have customer service experience?
- Do you follow financial markets?
- Any data entry experience?
- What's the difference between fixed income and equity?
- List the 5 key things you need to check to identify a bond?
- How do we get data on bonds/ municipal bonds/ government bonds?
- Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
- What is more important to you – timeliness or accuracy?
- Name a time you went beyond the normal scope of your job to improve or change some aspect of your project or work environment.
- What advantage do you have to set yourself from the other candidates?
Interview Question – If your manager asks you to go out and change the traffic from clockwise to counter clockwise, what would you do? View Answer
Fixed Income Data Researcher Italian Speaker Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
The process took a day - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in December 2011.
Interview Details – Second interview after the first "not arranged" phone one 10 days earlier.
Professional setting at the company HQ with two interviewers more interested in my reasons I applied to that job and that company than relevant skills for them.
They were polite but, of course, quite demanding about the fact I must fit perfectly for the role.
Despite the fact I was quite fluent and confident (maybe too much), I definitively spent too much time to listing the 5 things you need to check about bonds on terminal screen. However, I think they were not considering to shortlist my profile because the proposed job was quite different from my background and targets.
They sent me a rejection email 48 working hours later.
Regarding that, I was extremely disappointed of "no-reply" type of the email, without any chances to receive a feedback of the interview.
To conclude, I would suggest other candidates to be very precise on motivations and interest for the company. good luck!
Fixed Income Data Researcher Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in July 2011.
Interview Details – Phone interview: One week after my online application Bloomberg called me for a phone interview without prior notice. They were really nice and asked questions concerning the motivation to work for Bloomberg and the particular role. I think, they want to check, if you're really interested in financial markets, Bloomberg and the role. The interview took 10 minutes.
2 further 2:1 interviews at Bloomberg: I was invited to two further interview rounds at Bloomberg, which lasted one hour. The people were very nice and friendly. The interviews were competency based, so mainly questions about skills and the role.
As long as you can explain, why you want to work for Bloomberg and particularly do this job, you're on the safe side. You should understand the role and what skills you need to suceed in this.
Fixed Income Data Researcher-Spanish Speaker Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in June 2011.
Interview Details – Surprise phone call with no email notice to set up a date or time. I told her to call me back later that day when i was not working and i was called the following day around the time that i requested. So don't feel obligated to take the call if you're not prepared or working. In my case, i had to go and review some financial facts and things about the company because the phone call was totally out of the blue. Phonecall was received first working day after i submitted application.
- Why do you want to work for Bloomberg? Answer Question
- Any data entry experience? Answer Question
- What's the difference between fixed income and equity? Answer Question
- Which has a lower interest rate, (bond i don't remeber) or plain vanilla bond? Answer Question
- When would you be willing to work? Answer Question
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