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Updated Jul 11, 2014
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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in September 2013.

Interview Details – Applied at career fair, got a response after a couple weeks for an in-person interview. Interviewer asked about linked-lists and basic details about what I was interested in. I wrote my answer in Java but the position was for a C++ position. Another person I know was asked questions about bit-shifting and C programming.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected or difficult.   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed 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 Question – Write code for a C program that takes in roman numerals and outputs decimal numbers.   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Find the first non-repeated number in an array.   Answer Question


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Financial Software Developer
Raleigh, NC

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 Question – Remove consecutive duplicates in a string inplace and less than O(n)   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Not interested in profile


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New York, NY

I applied online - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in February 2012.

Interview Details – Standard Interview process, with recruiters visiting my school, there were 4 rounds of on campus interviews, roughly 50 minutes each. First 2 where with 2 software developers, then 1 HR interview and lastly a senior executive interviewed me.

Interview Question – The exact details are a bit hazy, the basic idea was as follows. Implement a storage class using in c++. The storage class had to store doubles in an array and write to both ends of the array, while recycling the space as efficiently as possible.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate


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I applied through college or university and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in October 2012.

Interview Details – Campus three round

Interview Question – Nothing difficult, most of the data structure and algorithm could be search from websites. There are three rounds, I went through all and finally got an rejection. No idea....   Answer Question


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Financial Software Developer
Orlando, FL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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 Answer

Negotiation Details – The package is generous for a new graduate, I didn't plan to negotiate....


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Financial Software Developer

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – 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


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Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

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 Question – I was not very confident to implement a sorting algorithm, so I just write a bubble sort.   Answer Question


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Financial Software Developer
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in April 2013.

Interview Details – Algorithms, Big(O), Data Structures

Interview Question – Hash-tables usage with algorithms and self created questions   Answer Question

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