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Bloomberg L.P. Financial Sales and Analytics Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in July 2014.

Interview Details – Applied online. Started with a very short 10min phone screening with HR, and quick online personality test.

Next round was an onsite interview at their NYC HQ, which included a terminal demonstration, tour of the building, and back to back interviews with two people from Sales & Analytics - 30min each. Standard questions - i.e. Why Bloomberg x100, why finance, basic behavioral questions, tell me recent news story, Bloomberg's competitors, etc.

Last round was a job shadow with a current analytics member (be sure to ask a lot of questions to show your interest) and a one-hour interview with two managers. Similar questions as the previous round + a sales role play for a phone app.

Interview Question – Sell me your favorite phone app.   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
Beijing, Beijing (China)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in June 2014.

Interview Details – The interview process is efficient, normally took 4 days to get the reply. The first interview is with HR people, easy questions, go through cv, and really test you whether you understand the role or not. The second interview is with you direct future manager, begin to ask you how to sell you favorite app, role play question, about your experience, about your understanding about the role. The third round is with sales leader and analytics leader, very relax but untraditional and unexpected questions, eg, tell me something about you which is not in the cv, how your experience contribute to this role, have you applied other jobs, why not banks, what your hobbits ect. The last round is with the big boss and local HR leader, no any technical questions at all, they were worrying about your "longevity" with firm, they were pushing you with the says that your future is uncertain.

Interview Question – Summarize that, you need a solid education background, CFA definitely is a plus, also personality and experience shines here.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics

Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details – I applied online through BBG website and within 2 days got an email invitation to phone interview 20 minutes, walk me through your CV, questions like why BBG, who are competitors, why not investment bank, question about bonds, generally pleasant experience, 30 min later invited via email to in-house interview.

Interview Question – How conflict in Ukraine / Russia influences financial markets.   Answer Question


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Very Easy Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics

Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details – had a phone interview, and after 2 weeks was contacted for super day. the phone interview was really short and the interviewer talked most of the time so I wasn't sure

Interview Question – Why do you want to work for Bloomberg instead of go into Banking?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics

Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details – Through a recruitment agency
1. Phone interview - 15min, why BBG, why customer service, why financial data industry, why sales and analytics etc.
2. 2nd round - 1hr, walk me through your CV, why sales, why BBG, etc.
3. 3rd round - 40min, based on experience, some unexpected questions, do expect to be grilled

Interview Question – When was the last time you lied to someone   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

Interview Details – Group interview with 10 candidates. Candidates were invited to do self-introduction and explain why they apply the position. Then, A story was given.The candidates were divided into two groups and discuss their priority of evilness of characters in the story. After the two groups had come up with their priority, they were given time to

Interview Question – Define "analytics" in the job title.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in June 2014.

Interview Details – Just had a first phone interview. General questions for 15 mins. ex). Why did you apply for Bloomberg? Why did you chose a job in London? (because there are many offices around the world) What did you learn from your internship with xxx? Explain the difference between stock and bond?

Interview Question – Differences between stock and bond-because I haven't studied Finance or Economy.   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in June 2014.

Interview Details – Apply by the website.
Was contacted by email for a first interview by phone with one person of the team. Questions about Bloomberg. Work situations ...
2nd interview with 2 managers for 1 hour. Same question that everybody (technical and sales, why bloomberg, play role ...).
Short process but don't really understood what they really wanted.

Interview Question – Questions about financial instruments and how they works. Position of Bloomberg on the market.   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I applied online - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in June 2014.

Interview Details – Contacted by HR within one week after application submission to provide availability for a phone interview or a face-to-face interview as well as a couple of other questions, such as offers on hand, expected grad date, and the latest CV to be attached.
Replied and informed to attend the group interview directly the next week.

The first round interview is a group interview. They first started off with self-introduction and then a presentation on company introduction. The moved to group interview. Candidates were divided into sub groups, and two interviewers(1 hr, 1 team leader from the Analytics) was in charge of each sub-group for 30 min and then switched for the second 30-min. It includes a broad topic and a debate topic.

Interview Question – Very broad discussion question   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

No Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics

Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details – I applied online and received first interview for the next week followed by a second 1 on 1 interview another week later. The HR is highly efficient and they give reply whether you move on to the next stage or not in a very short period of time.

Interview Question – Sell me the terminal   Answer Question

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