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Bloomberg L.P. Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 14, 2017
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Software Engineer Interview

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

Application

I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in March 2017.

Interview

I had a phone screening after applying online, it was a fairly easy technical interview on HackerRank.
I then had four interviews in their offices in NYC: 2 rounds of technical interviews, 1 HR interview, 1 interview with a manager.
I also had another phone interview with a specific team after receiving an offer .

Interview Questions

  • Why do you want to work at Bloomberg?
    Technical questions: usually one easy "classic" question followed by a more difficult one   2 Answers

Other Interview Reviews for Bloomberg L.P.

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online sometime in Nov 2016. Received a mail from them in March 2017 that they want to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was exactly as expected with the same questions:
    The only unexpected part was that the interviewer was NOT friendly, neither was he encouraging. The interviewer was one of those who seemed disinterested and instead of understanding my logic, kept asking "Why does this test case fails". I made a silly mistake but I could have nailed it had the interviewer been at least little encouraging. Within 2 minutes of the end of the interview, I could run all the test cases - the error was so minor! I accept minor mistakes do cost jobs and take full responsibility, however,the interviewer was pretty disinterested which added to my problems. I provided a O(n) solution whereas the interview told me he does not think there is a solution better than O(n^2) which was , again, discouraging. Because, there definitely was a O(n) solution.
    Overall - my experience was bad.

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Tell me about yourself
      2. Why Bloomberg
      3. Tell me about your internship experience
      4. Coding question: given a array and a number k, find a contiguous longest subarray having sum <=k.   Answer Question

  2.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2017.

    Interview

    I applied online, after one week, it asked me for a phone interview, then take about two weeks to wait for the phone interview, then after one week of the phone interview, an in-house interview was scheduled.

    Interview Questions

    • First, talk about the resume, the interview asked something about the project listed in the resume.
      Then there is a technique question. The question is about the moving average, then there are some follow-up questions.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    This is for the 2017 Software Engineer position. 45 minutes technical phone interview and then an in-person interview. Interviewer failed to call me twice which caused the process to take longer. Recruiter did everything via email which was bad. I wish I had an initial call to understand what the job entails and how the program is setup and ask question before the technical phone screen. Wouldn't interview with this company again because the entire interview process was messy and I was disappointed because I like the company. I found out that the first 3 months of the job is all training(getting to know the company, learning some languages and technologies), then there's a presentation from different teams, you later have to select one which you'd like to join after training.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Bloomberg? Tell me about yourself and what you do? Given 11000111, output how far each 0 is from the current index. So output should be 21000123   5 Answers

  4.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2017.

    Interview

    I got an email from the recruiter a couple of weeks ago. The recruiter was friendly and she scheduled a call with a senior software engineer after a week.

    The interviewer called me on time and he asked me following questions.

    1) Why Bloomberg
    2) Explain a project that you are proud of

    Next, we proceeded towards the technical interview questions (Please see below). The interviewer was not nice nor rude. He has a different accent. I felt that he didn't pay much attention towards the interview. I have solved all the problems, I dont know why he did not select me. Anyways, overall it was a good interview.

    Interview Questions


  5.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2017.

    Interview

    45 minute technical phone screen.
    10 minute behavioral questions and intro
    30 minute one coding question
        -find duplicates and arrange them by order of frequency
    5 minute questions to ask

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself. Specific about the project and a challenge you went through.   1 Answer

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    Software Engineer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Very simple questions, there was nothing I cannot answer. But, I had a very bad experience with them. One of the interviews was sleeping during the interview. He was also 15 minutes late to the interview. Very unprofessional!

    Interview Questions

    • Find the maximum number in a rotated sorted array   1 Answer

  7.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Princeton, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Princeton, NJ) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The phone interviewer forgot to call me the first time. I had to email recruiter to reschedule the interview.
    The experience onsite is not good either. The interview starts half an hour late. They told me there would be two interviewers in the second one but only one showed up. And after two interviews they told me to wait in the main entrance for around half an hour. But I waited for more than two hours. They couldn't find an HR to do a behavior interview and had to do a conference call to New York office to conduct the interview. Feel like they didn't care about a candidate at all.

    Interview Questions

  8.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2017.

    Interview

    The phone interview went pretty well. The interviewer just asked few questions like why bloomberg and favorite project. Then a technical problem which is the same as leetcode 273.
    I didn't do well for I forgot to consider some corner cases.

    Interview Questions


  9.  

    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2017.

    Interview

    They gave me a phone interview. First talk about experience and then some algorithm problems and sql queries. The questions are basic knowledges and they expect you to show communication skills via the interview.

    Interview Questions


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