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Bloomberg L.P. Interview Questions & Reviews in London UK

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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C++ Developer: Trading Solutions Connectivity and Integration Interview

C++ Developer: Trading Solutions Connectivity and Integration
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in July 2014.

Interview Details – First I received a email scheduling the telephone interview. The interviewer called me precisely at the allotted time. Interview mainly comprised of C++ questions - covering exception, copy constructors, undefined behaviour. There was a algo question regarding finding if two string were anagrams are not. I was giving a step-by-step approach, but the interviewer looked unhappy and he wanted the final answer and he was looking for the precisely the answer he hand in mind. Though he was friendly, he didn't seem to appreciate any "thinking-at-candidate's side".

Interview Question – Find if two strings are anagrams of each other.   Answer Question


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Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in June 2011.

Interview Details – analyst then moving to sales , financial sales and analytics program , 3 interviews , 1 phone then 2 face to face , mainjly questions about background , why BBG ? why this position ? financial updates on the market ? market players ? etc

Interview Question – how would you react if you boss took your idea and didn t givey ou credit for it ?   Answer Question


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Financial Product Sales & Analytics Interview

Financial Product Sales & Analytics
London, England (UK)

Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details – Had one round telephone interview, standard questions such as why bloomberg and why this specific position. How do you sell Bloomberg terminals to Coca-Cola? Gold price. Current crisis in Ukrain's influence on gold price? What is the competitor of Bloomberg?

Interview Question – They expect you to be interested, if not an expert in financial market. They might ask you the price of certain commidity and ask you to compare to the previous price.   Answer Question


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Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in June 2014.

Interview Details – Just had a first phone interview. General questions for 15 mins. ex). Why did you apply for Bloomberg? Why did you chose a job in London? (because there are many offices around the world) What did you learn from your internship with xxx? Explain the difference between stock and bond?

Interview Question – Differences between stock and bond-because I haven't studied Finance or Economy.   Answer Question


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Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in May 2014.

Interview Details – I had a phone interview roughly 1 week after my application to the London office. There were a few, fairly simple, regular questions. Make sure you know how is Bloomberg different to their competitors. Don't say that they are the best company in the industry because they will say it's not...

Interview Question – 1. How would you sell a terminal to a company outside of the financial industry?
2. You are responsible for Morgan Stanley's account and they are firing 500 employees hence returning 500 terminals. How do you minimise the damage to bloomberg? You cannot give any price discounts
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Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
London, England (UK)

I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in July 2014.

Interview Details – one phone interview and one on-site interview. Basic questions on C, C++ and Java. Questions included on JVM, difference between all the 3 languages, storage used for each type of variable etc. Gave to debug a program and asked further questions on it. gave a question no. of ways to climb n stairs with 1 or 2 hops.

Interview Question – gave a puzzle to solve and asked to programme it   Answer Question


No Offer

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Average Interview

Recruitment Coordinator Interview

Recruitment Coordinator
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

Interview Details – I was invited for an initial interview. I was advised there would be a second interview for those short-listed to the next stage of the selection process however I was not shortlisted and received an email notifying me of this 5 days later. Both interviewers were pleasant and approachable. Staff at the reception were very frosty.

Interview Question – I was quite surprised that the interviewers asked a hypothetical question that was a particularly specific scenario - I completely appreciate 'situational questions' when used appropriately but this really didn't give an insight into much and was apparently based on an incident that happened once.

I was expecting more behavioural based questions but all of the questions were very general e.g. What do you do to organise yourself at work and meet deadlines?
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Difficult Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in May 2014.

Interview Details – Interview took 3 weeks in total: Would have taken less, but I kept asking for more time between interviews to prepare.
1. Application: Got reply next day and phone interview invitation
2. Phone Interview: 18 minutes/ questions: Why BBG? Why this role? What is the difference between average and good salesperson ( I gave example in addition to explanation)? Rank knowledge in finance 1 to 10?
In 15 minutes I got invitation to Face to face interview

3. Interview with Manager of Sales and one manager of Analytics: Questions: Why BBG? Tell about yourself? Sell terminal to a country where they do not have presence? a lot of technical questions/If I ended up talking about options,they would follow up and ask about it- so you can set your own interview :)

4. Interview face to face with Head of Sales and Head of Analytics: No technical questions at all/ Again, why BBG? Who would you contact in order to sell terminal to a Russian bank? What would you change about the way they work? what did I not liken during shadowing etc....Lasted longer than 1 hour- we ended up talking about everything. Very friendly!

Interview Question – What would you do as a manager at BBG if you were me? (Question from Head of Analytics)   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2014.

Interview Details – was contacted after one month, 1 hour interview with 2 persons ...Professional guys.Question :why you want to work for Bloomberg, why this role, how much you know about the company, this product etc...

Interview Question – nothing unusual ...   View Answer


No Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2014.

Interview Details – phone interviews and face to face at london

quick check of your cv?
why bloomberg? why this position? what are your quality for this job? how do you sell a terminal over reuters?
convence me to exhange my iphone for your blackberry

Interview Question – what is a bond? what is put option? and they you to graph the payoff of severals financial products   Answer Question

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