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Bloomberg L.P. Report Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 7, 2014
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Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details – Be prepared to demonstrate knowledge of basic economics and business vocabulary. There will be multiple interviews and a written test.

Interview Question – There may be a question about ethics.   View Answer

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Anonymous Employee

I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

Interview Details – You will be asked detailed questions about previous jobs and given a written test measuring writing speed and accuracy.

Interview Question – There was a trick question of sorts assessing news judgment. Don't know if they still do this.   View Answers (2)

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. The offer exceeded the range I listed.

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New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in July 2009.

Interview Details – met with three different editor pus editor in chief

Interview Question – nothing unusual, and the test was cake   View Answer

Negotiation Details – take it or leave it

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Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details – I had a introduction to the bureau chief from a friend of mine, who had already worked there. I had a test and then had two more interviews. I also had the last interview with the editor-in-chief.

Interview Question – I already had some experience as a journalist. There weren't that difficult questions or something like that. I was asked about, why I was interested in working for the company, just simple stuff like, what I could achieve for the company, etc.   Answer Question

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I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

Interview Details – Asia Pacific hiring HQ is in Tokyo and I got a phone interview with a HR director.

Interview Question – Ask about journalistic experience at undergrat.   Answer Question

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City of London, England (UK)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 months - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

Interview Details – Interminable. If you're a poor candidate, you still have a good chance.

Interview Question – Nothing that springs to mind. Just make sure you know the company. Borrow a copy of the Bloomberg Way in advance.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Simple, once the six rounds over six months had been negotiated.

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Oslo (Norway)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in October 2010.

Interview Details – A couple of days after applying for the position online, I received a phone call regarding the position. A short telephone interview - very basic questions about my professional background - and as a result, I was asked to come over to do a skills test. The 3-hour skills test was challenging and included writing, editing, explaining relevant terms and phrases, calculations etc. After the test there was a very brief interview, but the recruiting manager didn't seem to know how to interview people for jobs. Feedback from the skills test was promised within a few weeks and when I didn't receive any, inquired the HR about the status. Received a rude answer saying they haven't had the time to check my test but will get back to me within a couple of weeks. Several months later received an email the position has been filled. Overall experience was very non-professional.

Interview Question – Exchange rates of different currencies and comparing them - "which is more valuable, 10 NOK 1 USD or 100 Chinese yan".   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in May 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview: on current news, knowledges on financial market, case study.
Written test: three parts, financial knowledge, news writing and editing, essay on an open question

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