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Bloomberg L.P. Sales Representative Interview Questions

Updated Oct 18, 2016
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Sales Representative Interview

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

Application

I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in February 2016.

Interview

Make sure you know who Bloomberg’s main competitors are. Remember it’s primarily a financial data company, unlike many financial services companies. Look into other financial data providers, such as Thomson Reuters and Dow Jones, and try to determine how their work, products and office culture differ from that of Bloomberg. Remember that Bloomberg will be competing with major news outlets, publishers and broadcasters in its activities too.

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    Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in November 2015.

    Interview

    It was a short phone call that touched on behavioral questions and basic knowledge about Bloomberg. They take a very friendly tone and do not ask anything too technical. The woman who conducted my interview was late to call but seemed enthusiastic.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us about a current event you've been following   1 Answer
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Katy, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Katy, TX) in April 2015.

    Interview

    The interview went well as a peer interview. The team setting was round table discussion with questions asked by the interviewers. Many of the team were employees that would have been my subordinates.

    Interview Questions

    • What are your long term goals?   1 Answer
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    Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in August 2013.

    Interview

    I interviewed originally with a phone interview with a sales manager, then a sales rep. The process was cut short there as the position was filled and they would not be able to have me work part time (I was still in school at the time), but they told me they'd be back in touch when I graduated later that year. At that point, I had an phone chat with the head of the department, and then interview with a sales rep over the phone. I was then invited for an in person interview with a sales manager and sales rep, and then with the head of the department.

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    Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Multiple rounds - 1 on 1 with 3 different individuals.

    For another internal role had one 2-on-1 and an additional two 1 on 1s.

    No canned questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked for honest opinion of current role which I was moving from because I didn't like it. Detailing out issues with current role and how I had tried to be constructive about it.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    NA - Wouldn't negotiate but took my existing salary and said I would be able to discuss with them at year end.

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    Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 4 days. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in September 2011.

    Interview

    2 on 1 interviews. Market knowledge is very important

    Interview Questions

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    Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Met with 4-5 different persons in management. Interview process was long and drawn out over time. It spanned a few months and multiple interviews (about 8 meetings) before an offer was finally made.

    Interview Questions

    • What are Credit Default Swaps? What do you know about Fixed Income?   Answer Question
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    Sales Representative Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in March 2011.

    Interview

    I was out of state and applied for the BLAW Sales rep position. About two months later, I got a call from the HR rep. The interview process was pretty standard and the final presentation was a test of your sales skills. I was in a room of about 4-5 members of the sales team. I was given some promotional material (they do not give you access to the platform because they want to see you sell the product) and a scenario surrounding my meeting with the team (posing as a fictional law firm). Be prepared for anything because what I was told by the HR rep was not the actual scenario I was given at the interview.

    Bloomberg Law is a different culture from what you will find in the legal information industry. They all report to an office (industry standard is to work from home) and it is an open environment. No offices or even cubicles. A very entrepreneurial culture for the company.

    I don't know if they have had bad experiences in the past with people from my current employment, but they kept repeating how you cannot slack off at Bloomberg. I went to top schools and made century club in sales last year, so I was a little confused about the constant mention of not being able to slack off.

    Interview Questions

    • In one of my 1:1 interviews a sales rep asked me to do a mock phone call with her about what I would say to a GC.   Answer Question
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    A few rounds with sales Team Leaders and Regional Business/Product Manager. Be prepared to know the competitive landscape of Bloomberg terminal business. Also, they would ask you on what's hot topic in the market - You need to show them that you're enthusiastic about the opportunity and tell them how you can help grow their business.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your sales strategies, and how you would gain more market share in the territory you're given.   Answer Question
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    Sales Representative Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I applied to the job position and the week after I received the interview proposal and it was planned for few days after. I received the negative feedback within 10 days. In any case the interview was though but they were friendly. They checked about professional and educational background, competence knowledge and additional language skills.

    Interview Questions

    • introduce yourself through the cv?
      what do you think the job entails?
      why do you think to be suitable to the position?
      basic finance questions
      why you want to work for Bloomberg? (say it speaking in your third language)  
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