Bloomberg L.P. Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Apr 22, 2015
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Anonymous Employee
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Positive Experience
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No Offer
Positive Experience
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Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in July 2014.

Interview

Phone interview with HR, then phone interview with Manager. In person interview with Manager. Then called back for another interview with a manager from another department who told me he wasn't part of the hiring process. Knew I wasn't getting the position at that time!! But all in all, not bad process. Just wished they didn't waste my time with the last interview.

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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Almost 12 interviews because there was no job opening at the time. The questions, and questioners were indicative of something I would later learn about the culture: people here are aggressive and like to see how you respond to being pushed around.

    Many of the questions were general conversational questions about what I had done before. But many of them were clearly attempts to test the thickness of my skin. Almost none of the questions were technical.

    Interview Questions

    • "I have no idea how you ever made any money." that really happened   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I wasn;t really able to negotiate

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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in February 2011.

    Interview

    It was a great interview experience. There were several interviews. You need stamina to get through it. I would be honest and just go for it. Best of luck. Great company.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Washington, DC) in October 2010.

    Interview

    The interview process lasted a long time, which seemed to indicate not a great internal process. There were numerous people to meet, but because of scheduling it was impossible to see more than one person at a time.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    Got a call at 9:10 in the morning - they dont want their people sleeping in, I guess. The interviewer was pretty courteous, very nice. First she asked me to run through my resume. I started with my most recent experience, since it was most apropos. She asked what I knew about the division I was applying for (renewable energies) and I did have a chance to look back over the job posting as well as study up on the "Bloomberg Philosophy" before the phone interview so I was able to fill in some details. She didn't seem too demanding on in-depth knowledge here, so that's fair. However, seemed glad that I knew something.

    Most of the questions afterwards were generally about my finance and marketing experience and clarification questions running through my history to see how my career developed. Also,

    After the interview she asked for a writing sample - the more quantitative the better. Unfortunately, I didn't have anything terribly quantitative on file so sent her something with both quant and qual, um, qualities.
    She also mentioned that I might have to resubmit my application since something went wrong with their system the first time around and it had automatically asked me the wrong questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about some roles you've doing finance. How about marketing analysis?   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton Junction, Mercer, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Princeton Junction, Mercer, NJ) in August 2010.

    Interview

    Called in, asked few questions about background and experience.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation for this position.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    1st interview with HR - phone screening
    2nd interview with direct manager - 45min via phone general questions
    3rd interview with 2 team members - 1h30 talked about why you're interested in the role, why bloomberg, how you can contribute. Pretty straight forward. Do your research beforehand about the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Your knowledge of the financial industry and experience within it.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    very lengthy, many interviews, always go for the best

    Interview Questions

    • Will expect any reporter to be familiar with The Bloomberg Way, the book outlining their writing formula, and then edit a story to that style   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in June 2012.

    Interview

    the interview process is composed by 3 steps all very general and without very technical question.
    during the second interview the HR guys walk the candidates through the BBG office in London.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tokyo (Japan)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Tokyo (Japan)) in January 2012.

    Interview

    There was a phone interview before an actual interview. All the questions were pretty standard, expected questions, the experience overall was nice. It was for the tokyo office so it was in both japanese and english.

    Interview Questions

    • They were all pretty standard questions. What were the hardest challenge you faced in working with a group and how did you solve it, etc   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Proceeded to grad school

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