Bloomberg L.P. Financial Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
Updated Apr 15, 2015
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Financial Software Developer Interview

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Accepted Offer
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Application

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

Interview

1 phone round - 1hour, asked me to code in HackerRank.
Onsite 4 rounds - 2 technical followed by one with a manager and one with a hr. If you perform well in first 2 rounds,you go to further rounds.Else,you're out.
Overall they look for smart candidates with not so much focus on perfect coding skills,which is good I guess.

Interview Questions

  • Web browser history implementation without duplicates,a couple of c++ questions and some standard algorithm and data structure questions.   1 Answer

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Some basic buddy coding on one of the many sites with an engineer, then some basic personal questions, in-person interview follows that. The process itself is straightforward and standard, but that's about the only bonus to this thing.

    I ended up dropping out right after the initial buddy coding over the phone. The guy clearly didn't want to do it. He sounded like he wanted to die over the phone, and when he'd ask questions, he'd constantly interrupt my thoughts by huffing and puffing and letting out long, drawn out sighs into the phone receiver while I was trying to work. The questions weren't even hard, but when you're already nervous, having someone sound like he's letting out dramatic groans of death on the phone really doesn't help you think. If working at the company is anything like this interview, I'm not interested at all.

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    They contacted me after I applied online about a technical interview. It took about 45 minutes and I had to code online while I was on the phone with the interviewer.

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY).

    Interview

    It was the standard procedure. First a phone interview and then interview at their headquarters in NYC. Not particularly difficult. I enjoyed the trip to NYC. They asked me brain teasers some programming questions in C++ and some algorithms questions.

    Interview Questions

    • It was a brainteaser with monks.   1 Answer
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Phone interview starting with "Why Bloomberg", moving on to a discussion of language features of Java and C++, a question about data structures, then two coding questions on HackerRank. Not very difficult, it was more or less a basic competency test.

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Berkeley, CA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    On campus interview. I applied through career fair. They gave me an on campus the next day. Interview was with two people. Fairly direct and straightfoward. The interview itself was about 45 minutes. I assume if you continued they would have a back to back interview afterwards

    Interview Questions

    • Find the smallest two values in an array   1 Answer
    • How to tell if a series of parenthesis is valid   1 Answer
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    I got an on campus interview and the recruiter ask me several technical questions. I think it is a basic algorithm and I answered it. The people are very nice and friendly.

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Got a call to come to an interview for technical skills and learn about what Bloomberg software engineering has to offer me. This all started from putting my name in their pool at an on-campus career fair. The interview itself was very friendly and they helped me through problems and I enjoyed the interview proccess, unfortunately I did not do as well as I would have liked because it was my first coding interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Given an array of 99 numbers 1-100 find the missing number.   1 Answer
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in February 2014.

    Interview

    Met the recruiters at the career fair. The initial screen was pretty easy. The next day met with a panel of interviewers which lasted an hour. Was pretty nervous and stumbled even for easier ones. Did not expect behavioral from technical panel who thought I was nervous and tried to ease the pressure.

    Interview Questions

    • Given a stream of integers, how do you find the median of the numbers? Follow Up: Consider the functionality for a corp., to find the median of company, what is the most time effective way of doing it? Now, if having similar functionalities such as average, min, max, variance, etc. what data structures would you use?   1 Answer
    • Generate a random stream of integers without using rand(). Follow Up: What modifications should be done to the program if to generate random stream of integers within limits (max, min) inclusive?   Answer Question
    • Given a string, find the longest contiguous sequence of strings without using additional memory; one or two variables are fine. Pick any one if a tie. e.g. sbcsdfaaiwer; ans: aa   Answer Question
    • Behavioral: What if your manager goes against your decision? Who will you consult and what is the best thing to do if you think that you are right in this case?   Answer Question
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    Applied online. Got a technical coding question on phone interview and a question on general data structures. After two days, heard back from them asking me to fly to NY for an in-house interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Find repeating characters in string. Count occurrences of number in a stream of numbers. Print elements of a linked list in a particular order. Eg: 2-4-5-6-7-10-13 . output - "2,4-7,10,13". If the numbers are consecutive print the starting and ending number of the range, otherwise print the numbers as such in the form of string   2 Answers

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