Bloomberg L.P. Financial Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 6, 2014
Updated Sep 6, 2014
248 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

47%
38%
13%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

53%
36%
9%

Interview Difficulty

3.3
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

248 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty

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 days - interviewed 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

Other Interview Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

  1.  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2. 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 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 Questions
    • Write code for a C program that takes in roman numerals and outputs decimal numbers.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  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+ 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  4. We want your feedback – Is this interview information helpful to you?  Yes | No
  5.  

    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. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

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

    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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult 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 5 days - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    Campus three round

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Neutral 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 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 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 Answer
    Negotiation Details
    The package is generous for a new graduate, I didn't plan to negotiate....
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 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 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 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
  10.  

    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

See What Bloomberg L.P. Employees Are Saying

 Current Anonymous Employee

Pros: “environment, people, work-life balance, great experience” Full Review

Worked for Bloomberg L.P.? Contribute to the Community!

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.