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Financial Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in December 2014.

Interview

Submitted my resume online. I was contacted through email. There were 3 interview rounds. Phone interview, video conference and on-site interview. Everything took a little bit more than 2 months. Everyone was friendly.

Interview Questions

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    1 round of phone interview(~1h). After that, they sent me an invitation for an onsite. Onsite contains 2 technical interviews, each with 2 engineers, 1 interview with manager(still technical), and 1 interview with HR. My HR interview is kind of an informal chat about their recruiting strategies.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about if their locations(NYC) matters when I am choosing offers.   Answer Question

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in September 2015.

    Interview

    Interviews were held in the university after Career Fair. There was one round of technical interview per day, for 3 days (they were eliminating candidates each day)
    They asked simple coding question (Cracking the coding interview book would be helpful)

    Interview Questions

    • Explain the projects on your resume, Some questions on tree traversal   Answer Question
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The first part was an on campus interview. This had easy data structure/algorithm questions. After this, I was flown to the NYC office for an all day interview. I went through two rounds, but I'm assuming there are more before receiving an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me in depth questions about a project on my resume in the first round. In the second round they asked a geometry problem about finding the area of an arbitrary shape in a 2D plane (or at least something related).   Answer Question

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The interview process was intimidating and challenging. I enjoyed meeting with the recruiters and they asked numerous challenging questions. I appreciated the chance to interview for them. It was a technical interview. With several rounds of technical questions. They followed up by asking if I had any questions and concluded with a time a date I should look forward to hearing from them.

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in December 2014.

    Interview

    The process was smooth. More than 50 candidates were called for onsite interview. Four onsite interviews were kind of elimination round. One has to give a good interview to get into next round. The interview questions were not typical but interesting problems.

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    Phone interview after applying online. They asked pretty easy questions and I messed up a few of the later questions. Introductory algorithms experience is probably sufficient to do well. Interviewer seemed knowledgeable and fair. Didn't touch too much on anything other than programming experience and skills. The interviewer gave time to ask questions at the end about Bloomberg.

    Interview Questions

    • Fairly straighforward streaming algorithm questions in Java.   1 Answer

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Apply for the position via linkedIn. Then was contacted by a recruiter stating that my resume passed the basic screening. There were two stages afterwards. One phone interview and one on site interview. The phone interview was mostly about general CS stuff, i.e. OOP, and a few C++ related questions. The on site interview was about coding.

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in July 2015.

    Interview

    first round of telephone interview with a software engineer, which lasted about 1 hour. classical questions like why bloomberg, heap VS stack, exceptions, multithreading, hash functions. 2 tasks on hackerrank.
    and at the end I asked him some questions like what he is currently working on, the structure of the team.

    Interview Questions

    • read the following code and tell me the output, and is there anything wrong about it?

      #include <iostream>

      class A
      {
      public:
          A()
          {
              foo();
          }
          virtual void foo(int a = 10)
          {
              std::cout << "A = " << a << std::endl;
          }
      };

      class B : public A
      {
      public:
          B()
          {
              foo();
          }
          virtual void foo(int b = 20)
          {
              std::cout << "B = " << b << std::endl;
          }
      };

      int main()
      {
          A* aPtr = new B();
          aPtr->foo();
          delete aPtr;
          return 0;
      }   1 Answer
    • write a function to compare 2 strings of the same length, find the number of different chars. e.g.
      myCompare('bond','debt') = 2
      myCompare('xxxx','yyyy') = 2
      the 2 input parameters are const   1 Answer

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The interviewer was pretty straight forward. We went over my resume, my current interests and goals. We then went over the technical questions using Hacker rank's Code-pair. The interview questions weren't too hard. The interviewer was pretty helpful though, giving away some hints. Being a freshman, I was underprepared.

    Interview Questions

    • Generate the first n prime numbers and time complexity.   3 Answers

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