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Bloomberg L.P. Financial Software Developer Interview Questions in United Kingdom

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Financial Software Developer Interview

Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in May 2016.

Interview

Applied at company website. Around 3 weeks later I received an invitation for an online technical interview.

After the results got out I got invited for an in-house interview which consisted of 2 technical interviews and one competency based. Additionally, we got a tour of the London office and the chance to talk with current devs.

After a week and a half received the final decision.

Interview Questions

  • How do you sort a list of numbers according to each number's frequency.

    Outline an implementation for a dynamic random access array (vector) efficiently.

    Tell us about a project you have worked on.

    Questions about C and C++ pointer operations.  
    Answer Question

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    Financial Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    First step is an 1 hour interview over the phone + hackerrank. The interviewer was extremely polite and seemed very interested in my working experience. He provided a lot of hints when I got stuck. The questions were C++ related (basic knowledge) and basic algorithm knowledge, but I failed because I wasn't prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • Spot the errors in a C++ program. Basic stuff: constant function trying to change class members, static function trying to change a non-static data member, object slicing, virtual method called in constructor.   Answer Question
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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 March 2016.

    Interview

    Technical telephone interview - My preferred language was Java so I was asked about object oriented design, garbage collection and some language constructs. Really easy stuff. Then we moved onto coding on Hackerrank, where the interviewer asked me to write a program to print out pairs of numbers from an array that added up to a target value.

    In-Person interview at Bloomberg offices(London)- the day began with a casual breakfast with some of the engineers where you're given an opportunity to chat informally and get to know them a little. After that you go to a room with a computer for the technical interview. There will be two engineers and you will be asked to solve a coding problem, mine was to perform a deep copy of a singly-linked list that had random jumps. The other task was to find a bug in a section of code. Nothing too daunting.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a function to print out pairs of numbers from an input array that add up to a certain target value. Analyse its running time, suggest improvements if it is more than O(n)   Answer Question
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in March 2016.

    Interview

    Applied online, took few weeks, a HR contact me, the engineer contacted me and then few easy question. Answered all questions correctly under the guidance of the engineer. But during the interview i cannot here some sentence clearly.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic C++ pointer manipulation questions.
      Easy algorithm questions.  
      Answer Question
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    The whole process was a bit lengthy, it took about 3 months since they first contacted me until I got the offer but the communication with the HR and the interviews went smoothly.
    I first had an on campus interview and then they invited me to some on site interviews in London where they covered all travel expenses.

    Interview Questions

    • Problems related to basic data structures and some basic algorithms such as sorting, binary search etc.   Answer Question
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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 college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in February 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England) in Feb. 2016.
    Interview
    Applied at company website. Around 3 weeks later I received an invitation for an online technical interview.

    After the results got out I got invited for an in-house interview which consisted of 2 technical interviews and one competency based. Additionally, we got a tour of the London office and the chance to talk with current devs.

    After a week and a half received the final decision.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you sort a list of numbers according to each number's frequency.

      Outline an implementation for a dynamic random access array (vector) efficiently.

      Tell us about a project you have worked on.

      Questions about C and C++ pointer operations  
      Answer Question
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Cambridge, East of England, England (UK)) in January 2016.

    Interview

    Had one interview with two reps from Bloomberg. Had one problem to solve and answer general questions on garbage collection, heap, stack, references in C++. Also some specific to C++ and Java questions on final, virtual etc keywords, i.e. what they do and what is their purpose.

    Interview Questions

    • Implement an algorithm that checks if a sequence of brackets is valid.   Answer Question
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    Financial Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in October 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online for internship in London, got an e-mail a week later to schedule a phone interview for the following week. Interview was on HackerRank using CodePair (live-coding). Extremely nice and supportive interviewer. Honestly it was great fun. Questions about C++ -- you should be very familiar with C++ and know its nitty-gritty ins-and-outs of which there are many. Just as important are fundamental algorithmic skills and data-structures, as well as analytical thinking (know your big-Oh!). Process is quick and professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions about C++ inheritance. Gave me some code with a base and derived class with some mistakes that I had to find, like a non-declared and thus non-virtual destructor.   1 Answer
    • Second question was the two-sum problem. Had seen it before.   1 Answer
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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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Phone interview starting with "Why Bloomberg", moving on to a discussion of language features of Java and C++, a question about data structures, then two coding questions on HackerRank. Not very difficult, it was more or less a basic competency test.

    Interview Questions

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