Bloomberg L.P. Sales Analyst Interview Questions

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    Entry-Level Sales & Analytics Analyst Interview

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in December 2013.

    Interview

    The entire process took about two months from start to finish. I first received an email to schedule a phone interview, which is the first step in the hiring process. The call is approximately a half hour, where you will be asked basic interview questions about yourself, your background, the company, and the basics of the position.

    Following that, there is a second round interview on site, which is conducted in a group setting with approximately 30-50 other candidates. You learn about the software, tour the office, and finally conduct a "speed dating-style" interview, where you interview 1-on-1 in a large room, talking to an interviewer who is in sales and another who is in analytics - each for about a half hour. The questions are fairly basic and predictable - mostly asking you why you want to work for the company and why you're a good fit for the position, etc.

    Lastly, there is a third round of the interviewing process, where you return to the office for a final interview. This is conducted as an approximately hour-long 1-on-2 interview. The interview questions are a lot of the same. Fairly straightforward, but slow, process overall.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked a version of the following question in both the second and third round of my interview process:

      I walk into a "____" store. Take a minute to put together a pitch in your head and when you're ready, sell me on "____" product in the store.
       
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    Financial Sales Analyst Interview

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    Difficult Interview
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Basically, I applied for an Entry Level Training Program with Bloomberg. After reading reviews for the company, I knew that the competition was quite steep. After applying online, the company called me within 2 weeks, and the call consisted of interview scheduling for a phone interview. 2 weeks later the telephone interview came around. The person who contacted me was grilling. She interrogated me on every aspect of my resume, educational background, workplace experience, technical and personal skills, as well as my familiarity with current Financial news stories. She also asked me what a lot of questions about Bloomberg, to gauge what I knew about the company I was applying for. After about a week, I was contacted through e-mail, this time telling me that they were no longer pursuing me as a candidate for further employment. I thought the interview went quite well, and I was sure that I would at least qualify for a second interview. Unfortunately, that didn't happen.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe how the skills involved with your current position would translate well with a position for our company?   Answer Question
    • Explain how you have been keeping up with the current national financial climate and give specific examples.   Answer Question
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    Financial Sales Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Started out with a phone interview. That lasted about 20-25 minutes and consisted of the following questions (among others):

    - Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
    - Tell me about your working background
    - Why Bloomberg?
    - What are your salary requirements

    Second interview was in-person, in NYC. Starts out with a quick tour of the office with another candidate and a 'host.' You and the other candidate are split up and shadow other people in the field that you hope to be working in: analytics. After about an hour of sitting with someone as they show you some of the features of the terminal, you are ushered off to a 2:1 panel interview in a private room. Some overlapping questions from the phone interview, I had the feeling I was being gamed (i.e. Good cop vs. bad cop), other candidates felt the same. The interviewers were from the same field of interest (FS&A), asked questions about background, enthusiasm, etc.

    After that I was told to return a few hours later for the exact same type of interview (2:1) and after that, I was ultimately told I was done for the day. Second interview consisted of more in depth questions from higher ranking members of the FS&A crew (more years of experience) and wanted to know more about my background, put me in "situational" scenarios, and even know how current I am with news, times, etc. Mentioning that you read Bloomberg is a plus, lol.

    Smile, Make Eye Contact and Be Friendly.

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    Financial Sales Analyst Interview

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in October 2010.

    Interview

    I applied online and was contacted by a recruiter after only a few days for a phone interview. It was pretty short and simple "walk me through your resume" talked a little more about the job details and got to ask some questions. Afterwards I was invited to their NY office for a whole day of interviews. They really take care of you, took care of all my travel arrangements, hotel, and travel voucher for food etc.
    For the full day at their NY office, I started with a quick tour then went on to shadow someone at their desk. I'm pretty sure they were all evaluating me, but seemed very friendly and helpful. Afterward, I met with 2 managers for an interview that was a mix of behavioral and normal questions. We broke for lunch where I'm assuming only those who did well were asked back. For the last interview (the final round) it was pretty intense. They really want you to prove that finance is the field you want to be in. I was told I would have a decision within a few days, so just waiting now. No idea what the salary is.

    Interview Questions

    • How would you explain to someone unfamiliar with finance what has happened in these past few years with the financial crisis?   Answer Question
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    Financial Sales Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Applied on the site, was e-mailed by a recruiter to discuss a time to interview. Once the recruiter called, she was very nice and friendly. She asked me what I knew about the department I was looking to work in and I didn't know much, which killed my interview. Overall, it was a positive process, and I would definitely recommend applying there.

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    Financial Sales Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in July 2010.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview and was asked back the next day for an 8am start time. I had a 2:1 interview at 8am, following a bloomberg terminal tutorial and a tour around the building. then i shadowed people for the remainder of the morning

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    Financial Sales Analyst Interview

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    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in May 2010.

    Interview

    They asked me several questions about team work experiences.
    1. Why Bloomberg?
    2. What is your responsible for previous job?
    3. What you expected in 3 or 5 years?
    4. Do you have team work experience?
    5. How you convince someone purchase your products?

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  9. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Sales Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in November 2009.

    Interview

    I found the job through a campus recruitment promotion, and then had a 1 on 1 interview. The interviewer was very friendly, and pretty typical questions were asked through looking/commenting on my resume and explaining what the job entails and their experience working at bloomberg...

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    Graduate Sales Analyst Interview

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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    3 interviews (1st one on the phone, followed by a first In-house interview and a final interview). Was rejected after the final interview by a standard email. Did not receive any feedback though promised I would - I asked for feedback two times, on the phone and via email. The process took at least three weeks in which I prepared thoroughly.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe Bloomberg Enterprise Solutions - not related to the role.   Answer Question
  11. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Analyst and Sales Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Group interview, two rounds. First round ask you to rank your favourable character in the story of Fishy Tale, then try to reach a consensus of the ranking with your groupmates. The next round is to advise the team leader how to invest 1 million USD.

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