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Bloomberg L.P. Sales and Analytics Interview Questions

Updated May 29, 2017
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Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in May 2017.

Interview

Phone interview went well- the HR guy was really helpful and sent me loads of links to further read and prepare for face to face interview. I had applied for the role years earlier and was redacted to the extra support and guidance was very useful. I also tried to remember and mention al the financial products that Bloomberg has other than the terminal. I also caught up with major financial news for the region i was applying for.

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Other Interview Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

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    Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    The interview process went well until the very last stage, on which I was shut down right on the spot, not given even a chance to succeed. Not a stress interview environment, seemed like a rigged one. One of the other possible interns was also told that the masters degree that he was doing is quote on quote "pointless ". Overall, not a great experience.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you think have our clients changed in the last 10 years?   Answer Question

  2.  

    Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Very nice and well organized process; HR interview, video conference and a personal manager interview; Following topics were included:

    Recent financial news and their impact on financial market; Bloomberg's products (also enterprise solutions); which are the qualities a good salesman should have? A prioritization question; Ask further questions

    Interview Questions

    • Recent financial news and their impact on financial market; Bloomberg's products (also enterprise solutions); which are the qualities a good salesman should have? Ask further questions   Answer Question

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    Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in April 2016.

    Interview

    30 minutes with a manager of the department. Lots of interactions.
    Communications skills and language skills are highly observed by the interviewer apart from the interest in working at Bloomberg so you should be prepared at all times when asked to sell yourself and sell something.

    Financial-related questions (Regulations, Dodd-Frank Act, IFRS 9 etc)

    Interview Questions

    • Why Bloomberg? Why Finance?
      How do banks make money?
      Sell me something you like.
      What's the CEO of Deutsche bank preoccupied about? (as of April 2017)  
      Answer Question

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    Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    No assessment centres or team exercises, only face-to-face interviews after the video stage. All interviewers were extremely nice and genuinely interested. All questions asked were either based on my CV, or have been previously posted on Glassdoor, which is probably the best resourcefor preparation. Main point is articulating your motivation to work for the company and knowledge of the market environment, products, and competitors. At least perfunctory knowledge of the Terminal and some commands is also quite helpful. A lot of articles on Bloomberg and its history from the FT/Politico/Institutional Investor et al. are also recommended.
    Overall, the interviews were extremely easy, no hardcore knowledge of finance is required (I mean, if you say you're interested in finance and don't know what a CDS is, you may need a reality check). HRs are very efficient: feedback is given the following day. Plus you can help yourself in the pantry (yay, free snacks).
    9,5/10 would interview again

    Interview Questions

    • Fav Terminal command and its value. Company outlook and market in 5 years/opportunities. Main one: Why Bloomberg and not competitors?   Answer Question

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    Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (London, England (UK)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    There is already a lot of information on here about the video interview so I will not add to that. Use the information on here! Very useful. I was very prepared for my interview as all the questions had already been posted by another user and while I did not write a script or even come up with the answers in bullet points I had already thought about my answers to those questions.

    What I will do in my post is give some insight into the language ability test component since I did not find any information on here about that. My recruiter told me that there is nothing to prepare for it but had I prepared I probably would have made it through (I didn't). Obviously what you are asked all depends on the tester and to be fair they probably aren't expecting you to be on a native level but I think preparation would help, if anything to give you some confidence so you don't hesitate so much (if you are like me and are out of practice in your second language not having used it since leaving school quite a few years ago). I do believe that they are testing language ability rather than actual content of your answers but again, giving half decent answers would help with confidence and thus fluency.

    After this phone call you will have half an hour to find a news article (she asked for one in the area of the topic I suggested talking about) and produce a short summary of it in your tested language. Don't spend too long finding an article, I did that and didn't have time to produce a good summary (especially when I had to google translate very specific terms like IMF).

    Interview Questions

    • - Self introduction
      - Talk about something that has been going on in the news
      - Explain how interest rates work
      - Explain what bonds are
      - Explain what shares are
      - (Since I gave really crap answers above) Do you keep up with financial markets on a regular basis?
      - Why do you want to work for Bloomberg?  
      Answer Question

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    Analytics and Sales Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview

    First I submitted my resume and they replied with a pre-recorded interview request which gave me three business days to submit. The interview itself was not difficult but I don't think I spoke well enough to convince them. I prepared for it with medium effort and my answers to the questions were a little cliche (because I am still not sure what I want to do and have not so much passion about this position). The result of each step came quite fast so that was nice.

    Interview Questions


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    Sales and Analytics 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)).

    Interview

    Online application, Online assessment (basic maths), Online interview (video recording), Phone interview (language), Face to face interview

    I've been recommended to apply for different team as a result of my last interview with them. I prepared a lot and was well received but my answers were very much technology-focused rather than customer service focused. It's important to demonstrate that you know what you will be doing and what's required in this role. But this position's staff turnover is quite quick and they don't like seeing people come and go. So you need to convince them that you are suitable for this role and that you will be happy with what you will be doing here.

    Interview Questions

    • What's your motivation to work for Bloomberg?   Answer Question
    • Where do you see the Bloomberg is going to be in 5 to 6 years time?   Answer Question

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    Sales and Analytics 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 January 2017.

    Interview

    I interviewed at Bloomberg LP in NYC. The process took about a month from start to finish. The office was phenomenal and the people seemed great too. The super day is split up into a few different components; an office tour, a q&a segment, a case study, and back to back interviews with sales and analytics managers. The questions were technical but nothing unexpected. The competition is tough, they bring in great groups of interns for a reason

    Interview Questions


  10.  

    Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in April 2017.

    Interview

    I had a video interview in which there were 7 questions. I don't yet no if I passed it. It was quite ok, and questions were not hard. Mostly about my motivation, how I see this role, what are some Bloomberg's products, how would I approach certain situation with client and describe how certain events influenced markets

    Interview Questions


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