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Bloomberg L.P. Finance Interview Questions

Updated Apr 27, 2017
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  1. Helpful (35)  

    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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    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Just goes over your resume, you have to be an idiot not to get this job.
    Its almost as if they will hire anyone.
    The guy who does the hiring is extremely friendly.


  3. Helpful (2)  

    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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  5. Helpful (6)  

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

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in February 2017.

    Interview

    First stage was online test which was quite easy.
    Second stage was video interview. I expected interview using skype. However, it just provided some questions and i just answered while they were recording. So, basically there is no conversation.

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  7.  

    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in February 2017.

    Interview

    First round: Basic phone interview, behavioral and general background questions.
    Second round: Superday in NYC consisting of several group activities while being monitored such as ranking things needed to survive on a stranded boat, mock customer service simulation on Terminal, and tour of headquarters. Ended with two one on one interviews with Analytics and Sales managers. One on ones were mainly behavioral for me, and then some questions about market trends, Bloomberg's customers and competitors. Was also asked to pitch an app.
    Third round: Final one on one interview with Analytics manager. Viewed some Bloomberg screens and was asked to describe what they meant (ex. index funds, bond indices).
    Experience overall was very pleasant, everyone was friendly and enthusiastic.

    Interview Questions

    • What types of risk do Bloomberg customers face, and how do they combat these risks?   Answer Question

  8.  

    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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  9.  

    Financial Product Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I attended the Super Day for this internship, and was very impressed with the efficiency and enjoyment of my entire experience applying to Bloomberg. After about two weeks after submitting my application, I heard back from the HR team to submit a video screen. Then a week later I had my phone interview, and a week after that I had my Super Day. The Bloomberg office in New York is truly incredible, and my interviewers were friendly and encouraging. Although I didn't get this position, I am still highly considering Bloomberg for future career prospects.

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  10.  

    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Very easy phone screen followed by invite to a super day in the New York office.

    About 10 other people at the super day. It consisted of a group activity, shadowing an analytics rep, two one-on-one interviews and an analytics simulation. Everything is fairly straightforward as long as you have practiced for the interviews. Simulation is easy even if you've never used the terminal.

    Followed by two manager interviews on separate days. Received offer a week later

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  11. Helpful (8)  

    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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