I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2011.
Interview Details – First received a phone call from HR Rep wanting to talk for 15 min. Very basic questions - why bloomberg? what do they do? why sales? who are there competition? what's a financial news story you've been keeping up with? Really only on the phone for 10-15 min. Next round was in person on campus, very similar questions. Why Bloomberg? Why sales? What could you bring to the position? Where else are you interviewing? Most important skills for sales? and then some resume questions. Again, entirely behavioral. Since it's a client relationship position, I think they're just looking to see if you're sociable and easy to talk to. About two weeks later, get an email where they fly you up to NY for an on-site interview. Morning consists of touring around office building and shadowing someone on the help desk. makes it seem like not such a great job because you're literally spending your all day every day at a computer answering questions as fast as you can on the bloomberg messaging system. after that, you go for quick 30 min 2 on 1 interview and that's it. totally behavioral. if they like you, they keep you the rest of the day for more interviews, but if they don't they send you home after that one interview.
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in September 2011.
Interview Details – The phone interview was very brief. It can catch you off guard. They introduce themselves and ask right off the bat, walk me through your resume and why Bloomberg. Only lasts about five minutes. Moving on to second round 1:1 interviews this week.
The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in April 2010.
Interview Details – Phone interview of very basic questions, then flown out for 3 one on one interviews. Mostly personality/fit, but wanted to know opinions of markets based on my past experience.
Interview Question – Do you see the economy picking up at all in the next 6 months? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Negotiated a later start date but only when offered. Don't negotiate here- they pay all entry levels the same, and if you don't want it they can very easily find another who will accept offer. Very competitive positions.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in April 2011.
Interview Details – I applied online and after 1-2 months I received an invitation for a phone interview. It was easy, lasted about 20 minutes. Questions included: why Bloomberg, why this position, what do you know about the company.
The next day I received an invitation to attend an in-house interview in their HQ in NYC. They put me in a nice hotel and the interviewers were very nice. First, I shadowed 2 employees on the Analytics team and then the interview, which was very short, 30 minutes at most. It was a 2:1 interview and they asked mostly competency-based questions. I really liked the atmosphere at the office and I thought I did well, they were smiling and nodding all the time, but obviously wasn't good enough.
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in July 2013.
Interview Details – I had 2 phone interviews. It was a bit strange as normally phone interview should be one.
Also questions were almost same...
Questions: why you want this position, what do you know about Bloomberg, what is your career plan etc...
It took more than 2 months to hear from feedback.
I sent e-mails to HR but they just ignored...although at first HR sent an e-mail to me through e-financial career website. Also I visited Bloomberg to know more about company.
It was disappointing and frustrating.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in December 2013.
Interview Details – The process started with a phone interview. Very standard, with quick questions about the company, my profile/motivations (15min).
Then I had a 2-1 interview, with more detailed questions about the company (positioning, strenghs, competition), my motivations/abilities, how to sell bloom to a small company not using it, this job vs a banking job, interest in the financial markets. Now Im waiting for the final 2-1 interview.
Interview Question – How would you sell the terminal? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in January 2014.
Interview Details – I interviewed for the Financial Sales and Analytics for the Tokyo office.
The interview only took about 15 minutes and the questions were very basic.
Why I want to work for Bloomberg?
What type of career interests you in the future?
What is a Financial Sales and Analytics position?
The first half of the interview was conducted in Japanese and then later half in English.
What are your strengths and how can you use them at Bloomberg.
Again very basic interview.
Took a week and a half from interview to get a email from them.
Interview Question – Make sure to practice your answers in both English and Japanese Answer Question
I applied through other source and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in January 2014.
Interview Details – Telephone interview questions: Focus around motivations for working at Bloomberg and in this particular role, your understanding of the role and your knowledge of the financial markets. Tell me about key skills that make you a suitable candidate for the role. Who are Bloomberg competitors and tell me about the recent news.
Interview Question – the interview last about 15 minutes and the HR was very nice and calm the nervous environment. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in August 2010.
Interview Details – Phone interview, half in English and half in Japanese, with the standard questions - why Bloomberg, why finance, what are your goals working at this company etc. Also simple finance questions e.g. what is the difference between a stock and a bond, explain what an option is. The Japanese questions were largely the same questions so seems to have been more a test of Japanese ability than further information finding.
Two one to one interviews on separate days. The first was sales focused and there were a number of questions asking how I would sell Bloomberg over a competitor. They also asked me to talk about current business and finance stories - reading the Financial Times or similar for a week beforehand would be adequate preparation.
The second one to one interview was more personality and skill based. This involved a number of mathematical questions, none difficult (what is 15 squared, what is 35% of 20), and further queries on recent financial news.
Interview Question – Who is the CEO of General Electric View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2013.
Interview Details – 4 interview rounds. 1 initial phone interview with HR, then 3 more with team members at the office I was applying for, all phone or conference call since office was overseas. Overall a pleasant experience, process was longer than I expected. Mostly behavioral questions. They really emphasize fit, both for the company and for the position. For FSA, make sure you prepare for a hypothetical sales / customer service call roleplay scenario - very likely will come up. I underprepared for that part and didn't get past the final round.
Interview Question – Hypothetical roleplay with you being a Bloomberg rep and interviewer being angry client wanting to cancel Bloomberg subscription. Answer Question
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