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

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics

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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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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


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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


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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


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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


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Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in May 2014.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview roughly 1 week after my application to the London office. There were a few, fairly simple, regular questions. Make sure you know how is Bloomberg different to their competitors. Don't say that they are the best company in the industry because they will say it's not...

Interview Question – 1. How would you sell a terminal to a company outside of the financial industry?
2. You are responsible for Morgan Stanley's account and they are firing 500 employees hence returning 500 terminals. How do you minimise the damage to bloomberg? You cannot give any price discounts
  Answer Question


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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


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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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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 May 2014.

Interview Details – Interview took 3 weeks in total: Would have taken less, but I kept asking for more time between interviews to prepare.
1. Application: Got reply next day and phone interview invitation
2. Phone Interview: 18 minutes/ questions: Why BBG? Why this role? What is the difference between average and good salesperson ( I gave example in addition to explanation)? Rank knowledge in finance 1 to 10?
In 15 minutes I got invitation to Face to face interview

3. Interview with Manager of Sales and one manager of Analytics: Questions: Why BBG? Tell about yourself? Sell terminal to a country where they do not have presence? a lot of technical questions/If I ended up talking about options,they would follow up and ask about it- so you can set your own interview :)

4. Interview face to face with Head of Sales and Head of Analytics: No technical questions at all/ Again, why BBG? Who would you contact in order to sell terminal to a Russian bank? What would you change about the way they work? what did I not liken during shadowing etc....Lasted longer than 1 hour- we ended up talking about everything. Very friendly!

Interview Question – What would you do as a manager at BBG if you were me? (Question from Head of Analytics)   View Answer


No Offer

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Very Difficult 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 March 2014.

Interview Details – phone interviews and face to face at london

quick check of your cv?
why bloomberg? why this position? what are your quality for this job? how do you sell a terminal over reuters?
convence me to exhange my iphone for your blackberry

Interview Question – what is a bond? what is put option? and they you to graph the payoff of severals financial products   Answer Question

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