Bloomberg L.P. Financial Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Oct 19, 2014
Updated Oct 19, 2014
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Financial Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, MN
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Duluth, MN
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in January 2014.

Interview Details

Applied through a career fair. Was contacted in two weeks and finally had a phone interview two weeks later.

Interview Questions
  • Given four arrays containing any number of random intergers, find the intersection of the four arrays. Asked to improve the time complexity till they were satisfied.   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process was pretty straightforward, I applied through their career link and few days later had a phone interview consisiting of just one technical question and they kept digging into the solution.

    Interview Questions
    • US football teams and ranks based on them? Display the top 10 teams?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    Met them at the college career fair. called in for an on-campus interview the next day and another the day after that.
    Got a reject email a week later

    Interview Questions
    • Regular programming type questions. Delete a node from a linked list, sort 2 sorted arrays, reverse the words in a string.
      Another was to find the longest word (horizontal, vertical or diagonal) in an
      n x n matrix of letters
        Answer Question
    No Offer
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    Met someone at a campus career fair and left them my resume. Was contacted after a few months via email asking if I wanted an on campus interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Write code for a C program that takes in roman numerals and outputs decimal numbers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Raleigh, NC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Scheduled oncampus interview and two ppl interviewed for one hour.

    No introduction of themselves,no introduction of the position for which I was being interviewed and looked uninterested.

    Asked two coding questions and were continously emphasizing on lowering down the complexity.

    Interview Questions
    • Remove consecutive duplicates in a string inplace and less than O(n)   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Not interested in profile

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    Bloomberg came to my school career fair. I chatted with a representative, ended up getting an interview out of it. The first two interviews were both about an hour technical. The first one had a few questions about prior experience, while the second one was over an hour straight of writing code. The third interview was half technical and half behavioral. They were very timely in getting back to me about the interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • If you have two very large integers, how do you calculate the product if the product is too large to be represented by your computer program.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met the company reps during the university career fair and was immediately scheduled for on campus interviews. There were three rounds of interviews with the standard set of data structure questions. The third round was mix of HR and tech. I did well in all the three (at least I thought so from my answers and their responses), but got a reject mail 3 days later.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Orlando, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Submitted my resume at an on-campus career fair, and got a call several days later to schedule a on-campus interview the next morning. Talked with 6 recruiters the next day. After about five days, got the offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Not many, mostly technical questions focusing on coding, two or three behavioral questions such as why Bloomberg and what's most important for you other than money etc. I use Java though Bloomberg uses C++ most.   View Answers (2)
    Negotiation Details
    The package is generous for a new graduate, I didn't plan to negotiate....
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First talked about my previous experience, meanly about a project I did last semester. The recruiter generate a problem about sorting and ask me to write the code on a piece of paper and then think of testing cases to test the program. A second question is about find the first duplicated digit in an integer.

    Interview Questions
    • I was not very confident to implement a sorting algorithm, so I just write a bubble sort.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    5 round of interviews. All face to face.
    They provide a bunch of courses about C++ and Equity. The instructors are great and have a whole lot of experience.
    Allow long enough time for you to make your own decision if you get an offer. Don't push people at all.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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