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Bloomberg L.P. Reporter Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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I applied online - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in April 2014.

Interview Details – Very efficient interview process. From the moment I first received a time for a phone interview to the follow-up interview and extention of an offer, HR worked fairly quickly. All interviews were over the phone with two different individuals each time. Both were very professional and covered the basic interview questions.

Interview Question – Writing test was long, but very fair. Best advice is to keep up-to-date with news beforehand (But I guess that's also well-understood if you want to go into reporting).   Answer Question


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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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Report Interview

Report

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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Reporter Interview

Reporter

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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Reporter

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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Reporter
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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Reporter Interview

Reporter

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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