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Bloomberg L.P. Financial Sales and Analytics Interview Questions

Updated Feb 18, 2017
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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 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY).

Interview

I applied online and got through a video interview. The video interview was 5 questions which we had two tries each to answer. Questions, such as, what are you following in the markets, and why Bloomberg. The phone screen had very similar questions.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    The process was spread over about 3 months. After applying I had a phone call with someone in HR with pretty basic fit questions and a little about the markets. A few weeks later I was told that I got the super day in NYC. There were 3 other people interviewing that day. We did shadowing of an Analytics rep, a basic job simulation on the terminals, a group work exercise with the other interviewees, and two back to back interviews with someone from Analytics and then Sales. I was notified about 2 or 3 weeks after the super day that I made it to the final round. The final round was a skype interview with an Analytics manager. More basic fit questions and some harder technical questions about the markets. I was notified the next week that I received the offer.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in February 2017.

    Interview

    I am going to preface this by saying that I haven't gotten an offer yet, because I only interviewed recently, but I will update this post on my status later.

    The process started with a phone interview, though I've heard a bunch of people having to do a prerecorded interview. I didn't hear back about the phone interview for about a month after submitting my application, so I started getting worried, but eventually I heard back.

    The phone interview was very relaxed, it lasted around 30 minutes. The woman who I spoke to was from HR and asked some very basic questions about my background and why I was interested in the position. She ended by asking me what I'm following in the markets. I heard back around 2 and a half weeks later that I had moved on to the final round Super Day.

    The Super Day was a BLAST. A group of around 9 of us showed up at 9am. We started the day by shadowing an Analytics Representative. The woman who I shadowed was very young and easy to talk to. She answered all of my questions and we had a really good conversation.

    From there we moved on to a tour of the building. It's gorgeous, you'll love it.

    After having seen what Analytics reps actually do, we moved on to a simulation of the job. This part was really cool. They sat all of us down in the training room in front of a Terminal and explained its basic functionality. They really want you to do well and don't expect anyone to have any previous knowledge of the Terminal. We were given a sheet with some functions that helped us as well as the actual answers that the "clients" would be asking. You have 30 minutes to deal with fake inquiries from two different clients. It is designed to sort of trick you up, but it's meant to test your client service skills. One of the clients will get annoyed with you but it's fine, you just have to show that you know how to be polite and respectful. The time flies by.

    After the simulation, we found a table near the training room and worked through a team exercise. It was pretty standard if you've been to any sort of leadership development program. They put you in an unlikely scenario and want to see how you come to a consensus as a group. It was really fun actually.

    We ended the Super Day with two 30 minute interviews; one with an Analytics rep and the other with a Sales rep. The questions are very behavioral and they do not have access to your resumes beforehand (it's kind of their thing). The key is to show your experience through the examples you give. If you can do that and prove your passion for finance and tech as well as your knack for client service your good.

    The second interview is with a Sales rep. Largely, it's the same (i.e. their trying to get a feel for why you chose Bloomberg and what you're passionate about). The only difference is that the Sales rep will DEFINITELY ask you to sell them something. Every single person that interviewed with me that day had the same question. The rest of the questions are pretty light. If you can hold a conversation with them, you'll be fine. They're not intimidating at all, they want you to succeed as much as everyone else.

    From there, we went down to the Link and got some free soup and were let out around 12pm.

    All-in-all it was a very fun day.

    Interview Questions

    • Sell me something.   1 Answer
    • Tell me about something you're following in the markets.   1 Answer
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Phone interview followed by an on-site interview and a video interview. Everyone was very welcoming and nice! On site interviews were fun and also focused on teamwork and communication skills besides the regular interviews.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    My process was 4 steps which included an online application, virtual interview, phone screen/ interview, and lastly a super day.

    Virtual interview. For this I was sent a link and given a few days to complete it. A question would pop up on the screen and you would have a minute to prepare a one minute answer, only one try! My questions were basic and included, what do you expect to be doing in the position? Tell me about a recent financial event and why a client could find our terminals useful for evaluating the event. Tell me about a time you went above and beyond for a client at work.

    The phone screen was pretty light, if you can get through the first round theres no reason why you cant get past this. Mine was a few more basic questions similar to what I have listed above as well as HR eligibility questions. Here's a good time to really show why you are interested in Bloomberg.

    Maybe a week after I got an invite for a super-day. If you are far from the office they will fly you in or provide you with a train, as well as a hotel. The super day was about 4 hours and the order of activities ranges depending on what group you are in. For mine there was 4 main parts which consisted of a tour, group activity, 2 30 min one on one interviews, and a Q&A session. The tour and Q&A are very laid back. I think the time to really show your self is in the group work and interviews, mainly the interviews. One will likely be with a higher up in Sales and the other with a higher up in analytics. For analytics just know the basic function, your there to provide assistance to clients. For sales be prepared to sell something!!! I did a role play where I could pick what i wanted to sell, for this I sold my watch. I heard of other people having to sell the pen or water bottle that was on the table. Be sure to grab their emails and write a nice follow up.

    Last advice. There will be no technical's, unless you find a way to bring them into the interview, which is good if you know the material well. Without a doubt the best 2 things to do are research Bloomberg and the position and be familiar with MARKET NEWS! This will come up, I would recommend knowing one current topic really well. This was long but it should be helpful haha, good luck!!!

    Also I got an offer roughly 2 weeks after the superday.

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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 an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in December 2016.

    Interview

    If you're selected after applying, you will receive an email to set up an online "interview", where you will record live answers to 5 questions on your webcam. Nobody is on the other end and you have approximately 2 mins per question. The next step will be to schedule a phone screen with HR that lasts around 10-15 minutes. The last step is the Super Day, where you will participate in a campus tour, Q&A sessions with current employees, group exercise, and two 30 minute 1:1 interviews (One Sales and One Analytics).

    Although I wasn't offered the internship, it was a great experience. The HR department is exceptional. Everyone that works there seems to be happy. My biggest pieces of advice would be to research the company/product and most importantly, thoroughly understand the role you're applying for and be able to provide examples of great customer service and selling. Lastly, don't forget to really show your enthusiasm for the company and the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Understand the product and focus on your experience with customer service and sales.   2 Answers
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2016.

    Interview

    Bloomberg rescheduled a simple phone interview 7 times, many times giving me only an hour's notice. The recruiter I spoke with was difficult to get in touch with, and did not respond to emails for nearly a week after an abrupt rescheduling.

    The interview was straightforward, basically going over the supplemental questions answered in the online application.

    Interview Questions

    • What is one thing you've been following in the markets lately?   Answer Question
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    Financial Analytics and Sales Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in November 2016.

    Interview

    Great interview! Three rounds all together. First a phone call, then a superday on site, and lastly a one on one interview. If you practice the questions on here and speak to someone at the firm you should be fine. It was a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Bloomberg? What is good customer service? Sell me something?   Answer Question
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Philadelphia, PA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    It is a typical phone interview that the recruiter asked about basic information on your resume and then goes to the details about the position. Other questions include why choosing Bloomberg and what you expect in 3 to 5 years.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in October 2016.

    Interview

    Quick 15-minute phone call with an HR representative who goes over the information you included in your initial application. The rep who I spoke with said at the end of the call that she would give me a good recommendation to go through to the next round. I received an email a few days later with an invite to a Super Day in the NYC office, which happened to be the following day (if you are not local to NYC, they will fly you out).

    The Super Day lasted about 4.5 hours, and it was a group event with myself and 4 others. We shadowed someone on the analytics desk, received a tour of the office (which is incredible), did a group assessment, and an individual assessment. The last part of the day was a 1:1 interview with someone from Analytics, followed by someone from Sales. Both of these interviews are difficult, and you should be prepared to talk about your experience with customer service, and any experience with sales. It is very likely that they will ask you to sell them something. After this, they walked everyone out individually.

    I got another email a few days after the Super Day saying that I was passed through to the next round, which was a 1:1 with a Manager from either Analytics or Sales. This interview was more of a technical interview, and since I had a finance background, I was grilled pretty hard on some concepts, albeit mostly basic. The interviewer then had me do some problem-solving on the Terminal, testing your reaction to stress and your instinct. The interview lasted about one hour, and I was walked down again. I received a call with an offer about a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • If I gave you $XXX,XXX,XXX, how would you invest it?   1 Answer
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