Bloomberg L.P. Financial Software Developer Interview Questions

Updated Sep 6, 2014
Updated Sep 6, 2014
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Financial Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

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Phone Interview

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No Offer

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    I filled out an application on the company website and was contacted via email to schedule a phone interview. This took place two or three weeks after applying. Eight days later I had the interview.

    The interview was technical, consisting of story problems to solve. Some of the questions had multiple parts. Because the interview was meant to last 45 minutes, there was time pressure and the recruiter would not move on to the next question until I had answered the current question to his satisfaction. When I suggested a less efficient solution for a problem, he would not move on until I found his solution. If I struggled with a question hints or clarification would be given.

    Interview Questions
    • You have 25 horses and a racetrack where you can only race 5 horses at a time. You can only get qualitative comparisons of horses (e.g. horse A is faster than horse B), not actual race times. How can you determine the three fastest horses with the fewest races?   View Answers (5)
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone interview asking basic C++ questions and some HR ones (why do you want to work for Bloomberg) followed by an on-site interview at their London office. On-site interview consisted of 2 technical interviews where they asked some simple algorithmic problems and asked to write some code on paper, plus a few questions on C++.

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    No Offer
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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 February 2013.

    Interview Details

    on campus face to face interview: why bloomberg? some IQ questions.
    Then phone interview: how to find duplicate number in an array.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    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
  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 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
  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 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
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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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    First off there was a phone interview where I was asked about object oriented principles, and then a couple of specific questions about my favourite language. Then the second interview was a video conference during which I had to answer computer science type questions and write some bits of code for them.

    Interview Questions
    • Probably the easiest but one that I hadn't even thought of - why do you want to work for Bloomberg? Things that popped into my head were 'because I want a job'. Thankfully I blagged something about their open office environment.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10. 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

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