I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..
Interview Details – 3 Interviews: one telephone interview, 2 face to face interviews (2:1) + 1 hour shadowing in analytics department
Interview Question – Telephone Questions:
How do you start a chat conversation on MSN messenger?
What is the difference between a Forward and a Future?
What do we do in Analytics? A: It's Bloomberg help desk
First and second round interview: more motivational questions and past experience.
Why sales, why bloomberg, what makes them special, summarize your thesis, what did you learn from your past internships, where do you see yourself in 5 years, how much do you want to earn??? View Answer
I applied online and 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 Question – 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
Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.
Interview Details – an online test,followed by a phone interview and a video one.simple technical questions.I answered all of their questions and they were very prompt in answering.
After that i was called for an on site interview,more difficult questions ,3 teams,and then an interview with the Human Resources.They were very friendly and i enjoyed it.
I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in August 2013.
Interview Details – Three rounds 1. Phone interview, (usual questions: why Bloomberg, talk me through your CV, what motivates you to do your job)
2. Interview with the team lead and a team member (why this role, examples for good customer service,strengths and weaknesses),
3. Team manager and another senior team member (again why this role, talk me through your CV, How do you think you will fit into the team, again strengths and weaknesses and some weird unexpected personal questions...)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2013.
Interview Details – My phone interview was on standard questions on pointers, arrays, multiple inheritance, polymorphism. I could answer algorithm questions with relative ease, but was unable to answer commonly used syntax for linux as I do not use it on a daily basis. Could have googled the answers easily but I decided not to do so.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected, but I was hoping Bloomberg would focus more on thinking questions rather than syntax which comes from experience. Answer Question
Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.
Interview Details – Applied online and the process took 3 days. The phone interview was relatively easy. The questions were mainly about C++. Asked what are overloading and overriding, pass by value and pass by reference, what are the default generated methods for a class etc. Some behaviour questions and Java questions. Two days later got the onsite interview invitation.
Interview Question – the unexpected question was "is the vector consecutive". I thought it wasn't as if it were consecutive then we would be able to use pointer arithmetic to iterate through the vector but i haven't seen that. I then was told it was actually consecutive. Just think about how vector is implemented and you won't miss it. The phone interview is easier than I expected. Nothing too difficult and the interviewer is quite nice. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in October 2013.
Interview Details – 1) Initial 20 minutes phone interview with HR (why bloomberg, competitors, why this role etc)
2) shadowing plus interview (role play, background and motivational)
3) final interview with two managers (similar to second round, but more into deep)
Everybody was nice and friendly, the whole process has been extremely pleasing
Interview Question – Make sure you are very motivated, they want to see you really love bbg Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, but very generous package
I applied online - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2013.
Interview Details – Questions I was asked at the first round interview (on the phone):
-which are Bloomberg's competitors
-what do you know about the role
-what is the difference between futures and forwards - which is safer
-how would you measure the liquidity of a stock
-why is it harder to measure the liquidity of a bond
-what was the closing price of Bloomberg stock today
Depending whether you are interviewing for and internship or a full time position, if you are successful at the first round interview on the phone, you are invited to a second round in the office,or to a conference call if you are not in London and you apply for full time.
in the office you will take a tour, meet several people from the FSA team, shadow some of the employees in their daily routine and take two 2:1 interviews.
in the conference call.. I don't know, I have it tomorrow!
what matters is not giving up, if you want to work there!
Interview Question – how would you sell a Bloomberg terminal in a developing country where even some of the basic infrastructures are lucking. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..
Interview Details – I applied on Sunday and received a call from them on Monday (after working hours). We schedule a telephone interview for the next day. The telephone interview was not hard - some HRs questions (why Bloomberg, why this position, motivation questions, how I understand the role, etc.) Then they invited me to their office. The interview was much harder. Competence question about financial statements, debt, etc.
Interview Question – competence question about financial statements and debt Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in October 2013.
Interview Details – position in London
there were three stages:
1) phone interview - pretty easy, common question, my experience
2) Skype video call - nothing special, basic algorithms, Android architecture, multithreading, for some reason interviewer lay emphasis on Java threads and thread pools, he asked to write dirty implementation of AsyncTask
at that point it was fine, and in the scope of proposed position
3) in office interview (company promised to cover flight expenses) in London office.
the first strange thing - I came in time and waited for hr in a hall, after 15 minutes project manager and one of devs(as far as i understand) came and asked me to interview
only PM interviewed me, developer said just a couple of words.
the first question was on combinatorial calculus, I didn't expect this kind of questions and tried my best to recall university program, after 20 minutes of such tortures (from the very beginning I confesed that my math skills is not enough to pass interview without Internet or books) I wrote formulas that looks like he wanted.
then he asked to write a code in browser (Internet Explorer). In interview room there was a very uncomfortable keyboard (I saw such kind in early 90's). Site he opened doesn't provide any good syntax hightlightning. Question was pretty trivial, to count equal elements in an array.
after that 1st stage of interview was over(I knew it was bad, but had a hope to show my best in Android part), I went to hall to wait another inteviewers. But after some time project manager came and said all of them are busy and the will contact me for future steps (lie)
Interview Question – combinatorial calculus as the first "question on logic", Answer Question
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