Bloomberg L.P. Financial Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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Financial Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Easy Interview

Application

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

Interview

Phone interview after applying online. They asked pretty easy questions and I messed up a few of the later questions. Introductory algorithms experience is probably sufficient to do well. Interviewer seemed knowledgeable and fair. Didn't touch too much on anything other than programming experience and skills. The interviewer gave time to ask questions at the end about Bloomberg.

Interview Questions

  • Fairly straighforward streaming algorithm questions in Java.   Answer Question

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Apply for the position via linkedIn. Then was contacted by a recruiter stating that my resume passed the basic screening. There were two stages afterwards. One phone interview and one on site interview. The phone interview was mostly about general CS stuff, i.e. OOP, and a few C++ related questions. The on site interview was about coding.

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    first round of telephone interview with a software engineer, which lasted about 1 hour. classical questions like why bloomberg, heap VS stack, exceptions, multithreading, hash functions. 2 tasks on hackerrank. and at the end I asked him some questions like what he is currently working on, the structure of the team.

    Interview Questions

    • read the following code and tell me the output, and is there anything wrong about it? #include <iostream> class A { public: A() { foo(); } virtual void foo(int a = 10) { std::cout << "A = " << a << std::endl; } }; class B : public A { public: B() { foo(); } virtual void foo(int b = 20) { std::cout << "B = " << b << std::endl; } }; int main() { A* aPtr = new B(); aPtr->foo(); delete aPtr; return 0; }   Answer Question
    • write a function to compare 2 strings of the same length, find the number of different chars. e.g. myCompare('bond','debt') = 2 myCompare('xxxx','yyyy') = 2 the 2 input parameters are const   Answer Question
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    The interviewer was pretty straight forward. We went over my resume, my current interests and goals. We then went over the technical questions using Hacker rank's Code-pair. The interview questions weren't too hard. The interviewer was pretty helpful though, giving away some hints. Being a freshman, I was underprepared.

    Interview Questions

    • Generate the first n prime numbers and time complexity.   1 Answer
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed 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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed 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

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed 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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berkeley, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed 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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