Bloomberg L.P. Financial Sales and Analytics Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

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

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in May 2014.

Interview

Step 1: Personality Test: Gives you 60 character traits and you have to rank which ones are most like you, kind of like you, slightly like you, and then the same for not like you.
Step 2: Phone Interview: Simple questions about resume, why bloomberg, and the position. make sure you know about the position, and that it is about interfacing with clients/sales in addition to the finance aspect. They're trying to see if you're a good fit/that you really want Bloomberg
Step 3: In person: 1 hour tour of facilities, terminal demonstration, and then two 1 on 1 interviews. show your interest throughout. one on one is with someone from sales/ someone from analytics. Sales will ask you about sales experience/sales based questions, and analytics will ask you about the "why finance" side of things and some questions about motivations for the job.
Step 4: 2 on 1 with 2 managers in the analytics department. Much more difficult. Ask some critical thinking questions, are constantly on their phones trying to throw you off, and somewhat rude. Don't be phased by this; stay positive and polite and answer everything.

Interview Questions

  • why bloomberg?
    what's more important in sales? the client or the product?
    what do you know about the position?
    why finance?
    what is one story you have been following in the markets?
    what is the biggest misconception about you?
    how many terminals does bloomberg have internally?
    how would an airline company use the terminal?
    sell me something (could be college, iphone app, pen, etc.)
     
    1 Answer

Negotiation

Didn't try negotiating because it's a set program. if you're coming out of college, fantastic benefits.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in June 2014.

    Interview

    the hiring process is long., lack of communication from HR. Interviewers seems disinterested, asked the same questions over and over. The job seems boring and basically it's a customers service job, not related to finance field. However, the office is nice and some employees are really friendly ( not all ,though).

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Had an initial phone interview with HR. Very quick and easy. Go over resume. What do you know about the role? Why do you want to work at Bloomberg? Then I got contacted to go up to New York for second round interview. Shadowed an analyst for an hour, had an hour interview with two people, then toured the building for an hour. During interview had to sell a new iPhone app I just bought, answer some what if scenarios about time management and prioritizing. Overall not bad. Got asked to come back in the afternoon for final round. Interviewed with one senior director. Much tougher than the previous interviews. Had to make another sales pitch. Asked how many computers do you think Bloomberg owns around the world.

    Interview Questions

    • How many computers do you think Bloomberg owns globally?   Answer Question
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

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

    Interview

    This was 4 years ago, keep this in mind:
    3 round interview:
    1 phone
    1 panel (1 with sales rep, 1 with analytics rep)
    1 in person with regional manager

    You go in, get an idea of the culture in the department. You get to shadow other HELP DESK reps. You have to be super enthusiastic at all times, they like this.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a current event that you were interested in, why?   1 Answer
    • Why Bloomberg?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    There is no negotiation as a new hire, you get an offer that is standardized.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    applied online, heard back within a day, scheduled phone interview, HR was several minutes late for initial phone interview but it was very easy to talk with them. they also responded very promptly to all follow up emails. made it to final round in NY. impressed by culture and atmosphere

    Interview Questions

    • role playing questions where asked to sell favorite iphone app   Answer Question
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    Contacted by HR via phone, quick resume-based phone interview, followed by a "super-day" at HQ, including "speed dating"-style interviews, a tour, and Bloomberg tutorial. Lastly, final round with manager. Most interviews pivot around your willingness, ability to learn, work ethic, strengths in customer service, penchant for servicing clients, etc Mostly resume based throughout all stages.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions change on a consistent basis, but are typically work ethic, integrety, etc based vs. detailed market knowledge.   Answer Question
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and approx 2 weeks later I got an email for a phone interview. Phone interview lasted around 10-15 minutes. Asked questions like Why Bloomberg, Go through your Resume, what news story are you following, why are you interested in sales, and what you know about the position you're applying for.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    1 phone interview and then invited for superday where I interviewed with 2 managers.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    There was an initial 15 minute phone interview and then I was invited to an on campus interview two weeks later. That interview was mainly based off of behaviorial questions and was conducted by two members of the Sales and Analytics team. Two weeks after that, I was invited to a final round interview in New York.

    Interview Questions

    • Understand what the position is about and why you are a good fit for this sales position.   Answer Question
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied through BBG website. Got an email from HR 2 days later and scheduled a phone interview. The phone interview is basically behavioral questions: walk me through your resume, why this position, 5 words describing the company and why. Passed the first round got notification via email in 3 days. The second round is a Skype interview with Analytics department team leader. Similar behavior questions and a little bit more finance related questions. What is options, difference between features and forwards.

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