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Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

Interview

Interview process was very efficient. HR was very easy to work with and they did not try to trick you like many other companies did. I thought the process went very smoothly, although there were many steps to the process.

Interview Questions

  • What is a news story you are following and why would customers of Bloomberg be interested?   1 Answer

Other Interview Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

  1. Helpful (5)  

    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    Applied online. had to answer 5 questions in the process. Got a email saying I got to the next round which was a video interview. After that They told me they were not going forward with my application

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in November 2017.

    Interview

    The first interview was a digital interview. I then made it to the second round where I talked with a recruiter directly. After making it past 2 rounds, I sent a follow up after not having heard back in a while, and the only response I got after giving hours of my time was an automated response from HR. I would never apply for another job here based on how rude the whole process was!

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (San Francisco, CA) in December 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, got a follow up email a couple of weeks later asking me to do a video simulation of an interview where you get one minute to read the question and two minutes to record your answer. Received an email a couple of months later asking to do a phone interview, was a general conversation with a couple of behavioral questions. On the same phone call was then offered to be flown up to the San Francisco office for a superday final interview. It consisted of a tour, a group project/presentation, and two interviews, one with the head of analytics and the other with the head of sales.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    We first came in with group interview as the first round. We were divided to 2 groups and each are assigned with different topics. We were given a case to review and present as a group at the end.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview is basically behavioral and it is depending on how you did on the group assessment.   Answer Question

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in August 2018.

    Interview

    A face to face interview, the process to about two months. They sent a couple of emails and then let me know when the super day will be taking place.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the best customer service you have a customer?   1 Answer

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Pretty much everything you’ve seen here-
    Video Recording, tell why Bloomberg, why you like markets, etc
    Super Day - shadow employee, mock customer interaction, tour, and two 30 minute interviews. The Analytics interview was more behavioral stuff, and the Sales was focused on drilling on my sales experiences and skills

    Interview Questions

    • What advantages does Bloomberg have over its competitors   Answer Question

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I got a video interview, which asked basic questions about bloomberg. It was very basic and efficient, did not try to trick you. Just know the role and key values of Bloomberg.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Tell me about a time that you experienced failure - how did you handle it/what did you do afterwards?   Answer Question
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Sent in through school recruiter, then had 2 phone interviews (about you and about the company) then on onsite which had you use the terminal with 2 more interviews at the office. Final round of cuts is one more interview onsite which is just casual talk.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY).

    Interview

    there are about 3-4 rounds in total. Stating with a video interview (for campus recruiting, not necessary) this is for screening purpose to confirm that you are a "real" person instead of a robot.
    Then HR interview for 30mins. they are going to ask you fairly standard HR questions such as: walk me through your resume. why are you interested in Bloomberg? What is your understanding on this job (what do you think you will be doing in this role). Tell me about a recent news that affects the financial market. It shouldn't be hard for you to pass this round, then you will be invited for on-site interview.
    You will be interviewed by 2 Team leaders at one time (one from Analytics, one from Sales) for 1 hour. Their questions will be based on two principals: Do I want to take this candidate on my team? For analytics TL: "Am I willing to invest in this candidate?"(meaning the time and money they invest into your training). For Sales TL:"Am I confident to put this candidate in front of my client?".
    The next round will be a manager from either analytics or sales. Final round would be with the regional head or if he is not available, you will get another manager.
    The above determines 80-90% whether you will get your offer. The rest would be based on the feedback from two other activities.
    Activity 1 Group case/discussion for 30mins: you will be assigned to a group of 5-7 candidates. Your team’s task is to read one article from Bloomberg and answer around 5 questions in a mini-presentation, with some simple Bloomberg functions. Your host will teach you the necessary functions, you can choose which question you want to present. Tip: as long as you have a good body language and speak with confidence, and show you are a team person, the content doesn’t really matter.
    Activity 2 Phantom chat 30mins: This is a role play, which means you are going to play the Bloomberg analytics rep, and your host will play a client. They have certain “script” to follow, sometimes pretending an impatient client, just to see how you are able to multi-task and manage client expectation to maintain a good Bloomberg reputation. Unless you did really good or really bad, this is just for you to get a sense on what the role does.

    The following two activities will have no influence on your interview unless you blow it up. shadowing for 30mins: you are going to watch how an analytical rep’s day to day work looks like. Observe the tools they are using and how they handle client’s questions. Ask question if you have, no need to impress them.
    building tour for 30min: your host will talk about the company culture, walk through the pantry floor.

    Things to know:
    - this is a great program if you are a recent graduate or want to have an understanding on the financial world. They will train you really well, (about half of the time will be training for the first 6 month as you join in). just like what you do in the university: go to classes, take exams, and you are paid to learn about the functions, the players and the roles of your client. But you shouldn’t be in the role for longer than 2 years or else it will be a waste of your time.
    - it should be relatively easy to get the offer since they are hiring > 150 people/year for the program. You may think this as an entry level training program where people would go to different team or department as they grow (for example Electronic trading. Sales, or to product team)
    - the work itself is very intense after you hit the desk, consider this as a customer service role but very technical. You need to handle 3 clients inquiries at one time, on different questions, one of them may be on phone and two others waiting. If you are looking for a fancy job like investment banking, this would be the wrong place.

    Interview Questions

    • these are some questions I prepared for my interview, most of them are from past candidates.
      Why does Bloomberg target the corporate clients?
      why would a corporate group needs BB instead of Reuters?
      How do you sell BB Terminal to developing market?
      What do you see yourself in 5 years?
      What makes you successful in sales?
      Your sales approach to clients?
      Three critical factors of being a good sales?
      Selling a cellphone app?
      Summarize a current financial news
      5 character to describe BB
      3 words to describe yourself
      Why would a company like xxx use Bloomberg?
      3 things you consider when decide to work for a company
      in simple term, what is price elasticity?
      how would you pitch XXX<GO>function differntly to a fund manager vs a trader
      a good customer service story you encountered and a bad story   Answer Question

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