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Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 7, 2013
Interview Details – Applied online and got a call. Had an on campus interview and received the offer two week later.
Interview Question – Mixture of both technical and behavioral questions. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Apr 2009 – Reviewed May 2, 2013
Interview Details – When I was hired, my manager quickly decided he wanted to hire me. I then had to meet with an HR person and my manager's manager. Once things were cleared through them, I was forced to wait 2 months to meet with the head of the division who interviewed me for 10 minutes on the phone, asking me illegal questions.
Interview Question – If we offer you this job, will you take it? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Sep 2009 – Reviewed Apr 24, 2013
Interview Details – Very professional and detailed to maximize employee longterm welfare.
Interview Question – Can't recall, just know your business skill set well Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I took their first offer, compensation it fine within the company
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Apr 2013 – Reviewed Apr 23, 2013
Interview Details – after submitting a resume, then got an email for a phone interview
No Offer – Reviewed Apr 22, 2013
Interview Details – Phone Interview
Interview Question – Questions about resume then 1 Prog Question on Data structures View Answer
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 18, 2013
Interview Details – Started off by applying to their internship online. Within a day or two, I got an email asking to schedule a phone interview, and I had the phone interview the next week. Phone interview lasted about an hour, interviewer said it went over time a little. Mostly questions regarding simple algorithms to handle information. Know basic data structures such as hash tables, linked lists, etc. After about another week, I was asked to go to NYC for an on-site interview, so I scheduled it through Bloomberg's HR. The process was pretty easy, they pay for the flight and hotel. At the on-site interview, I had 3+1 interviews. First, an interview with 2 engineers for ~1 hour, then a similar interview with another 2 engineers for ~1 hour, then another ~1 hour interview with the manager of the group. These were all completely technical, asked questions of object oriented design, implementing some simple functions, data structures. Then about a week later, I got a call from the recruiting department saying I got the internship.
Interview Question – Given a large dataset of people, distinct phone numbers, non-unique names. How would you store the data so that you could efficiently look up someone's data by phone number? By name? What about partial searches, i.e. a few letters of the name? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Apr 2013 – Reviewed Apr 14, 2013
Interview Details – Not sure if I got a call due to submission of resume online, or career fair. Both things happened more than a month ago. So I got an email for setting up of a telephonic interview, where I told my availability for next week. Next week I got another email asking for availability again for week after that, and a date/time was finalized.
No Offer – Interviewed in Apr 2013 – Reviewed Apr 11, 2013
Interview Details –
Posted my resume and cover letter through their website. Got an phone interview three weeks later.
The phone interview lasted about 50 minutes. Questions include some details about underlying in JVM and C++.
Did not expect them to ask questions on Java, because they seem not working with Java.
And he asked me some other very very easy questions on array. HOWEVER, I could not understand his accent. Even though I repeated his question twice to him, he said yes, I still misunderstood what he meant.
Interview Question –
1) Differences between C and Java
2) Details about JVM
3) What are compiler, linker and loader. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 11, 2013
Interview Details – It was easy, called asked if hours were good. worked through a head hunter agency to get the position.
Negotiation Details – 2 weeks background check took a while
No Offer – Reviewed Apr 9, 2013
Interview Details – On campus interview. 4 rounds. About an hour each. First 3 were technical, last one was an HR interview.
Interview Question – 2 lists, find the common elements amongst the list. Do it w/ and w/o external storage, as fast as possible. View Answer
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