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Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Application Details

I interviewed online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in February 2010.

Interview Details

After screen test was invited for an interview. Really impressive building, very fancy environment, 1 tour of questions was easy, it's the 2 where i screwed up. They asked me some questions related to TCP Ip protocol, I can't even remember what exact quetions were but I coudn't answer. I didn't expect much from that interview. In a week of time I got a phone call from them that I am not a person they were lookign for...

Interview Questions
Declined Offer
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Difficult Interview

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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    30 C++ questions, including concept questions and program (u need to give out the program outcome), each question is limited with 3 minutes. I heard about the candidates must produce out at leat 3/4 propertion so they can get the next step interview. Then they will send you a email about the phone interview, u need to tell them the appropriate time to accept it. now I am in this step, so that is all I can tell. ha ha, good luck for everybody. and good luck for me.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took a day - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    Got a phone interview. Waited for the hiring manager to come back from a business trip. Brought in on Friday and met five people. Got offer next Monday.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by phone. After initial phone screening having standard riddles and algo questions, I was invited to an on-site interview. There were many interviewers asking a lot of questions and didn't let you finish, constantly switching from one question to the other. Took about 7 hours. Overall it doesn't seem as a good place to work at.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Interview

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

    The process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was invitation to take online reasoning test. After passing that, the recruiter set up a phone interview. The phone interview was with several engineers on a conference call. The questions started out with background then moved to technical. They finished the 45 minute call with several difficult brain teasers.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in September 2007.

    Interview Details

    Questions on C pointers, data structures, algorithms, Java, university final year project, a few maths puzzles. Was made to feel quite uncomfortable, I guess to handle how I coped with pressure. Felt a little unfair as I feel it was an unrealistic sort of pressure compared with what you would get on the job, i.e., less personal.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Engineer Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview lasted 45 minutes instead of 1 hour as the interviewer was unable to reach me.
    Interviewer rushed through questions asking non technical then technical questions.
    some unix questions asked
    how do you know how many cpu's your machine is running and how do you differentiate between virtual Vs physical cores?
    how do you find out how much VM is in use?
    is there another way to find out how much disk space is used besides du?

    Interview Questions
    • How do you find out how many cpu's your linux machine is using and are they physical or virtual?   Answer Question
    • is there another way to find disk usage besides du?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

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

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was asked about the C++ programming techniques and object oriented programming. The questions
    are ranging from easy to tricky ones.

    Interview Questions
    • Difference between constructor assigment and copy constructor   View Answer
    • When using hash table and when using map   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    We went through all kinds of data structures, i.e., linkedlist, array, binary tree, binary search tree, hash tables... In particular, he asked me whether there is a place that binary search tree could beat hash tables. And then I was asked a lot of detailed questions on various aspects of C/C++. In the end, I was thrown a prime number algorithm question, which I didn't figure out.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Engineering Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 5 days - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in July 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a recruiter after applying online at Career builder (I believe). He sent me a bunch of information to read through to prepare for the technical portion of the interview, though I never made it that far. He set up a time for the first round of phone interviews. I was asked some rather general programming questions. Things seemed to go well, but I received an email a few dats later saying thanks but no thanks.

    Interview Questions
    • Given a double value, find the square root without using the sqrt() function?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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