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Bloomberg L.P. Overview

New York, NY
10000+ employees
1981
Company - Private
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Born in 1981, Bloomberg is the world's primary distributor of financial data and a top news provider of the 21st century. A global information and technology company, we use our dynamic network of data, ideas and analysis to solve difficult problems. Our ... Read more

Mission: At Bloomberg, we are guided by four core values that are the foundation of our continued success: innovation, collaboration, customer service and doing the right thing.

We harness the power of data and analytics to organize, understand and improve our ... Read more


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Top CEOs: 2017 (#26), 2014 (#42), 2013 (#34), 2018 (#93)

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  • When you work for Bloomberg, you're doing a whole lot of good.

    WATCH: A Message From Mike Bloomberg on Bloomberg Philanthropies

    Philanthropy & Engagement When Michael Bloomberg founded this company, he made giving back a part of its DNA. As we've grown, we've been able to do more and more for the world around us. Today, nearly all profits from Bloomberg LP go to Bloomberg Philanthropies, which is dedicated to saving and improving lives around the world.

  • By taking intentional action throughout the hiring process, companies can make sure they have a variety of perspectives contributing to their products — from women to minorities to veterans — and be more successful for it.

    5 Things Companies Can Do to Attract Diverse Talent

    Today's tech companies are starting to realize that in order to truly attract top talent and run a business that appeals to the greatest amount of people, they need to be proactive about having a diverse workforce. Some of them go the extra mile by posting openings on female-focused job boards or offering perks like fertility treatments and egg freezing.

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Bloomberg L.P. – Why Work For Us?


Bloomberg harnesses the power of information for people who want to change the world. We help our clients turn data into insights so they can cut through complexity to solve challenges great and small.

With nearly 19,000 employees in 192 locations around the world, we give influential decision makers in business, finance, government, policy and philanthropy a competitive edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of news, people and ideas.

To do so, we need constant energy and innovation—which is where you come in.

We’re looking for dynamic, multi-talented people who have a desire to thrive in a forward-thinking culture and a business with global impact.

Are you ready to make your mark? Join us.

Learn more about our businesses and opportunities at bloomberg.com/careers


Bloomberg isn’t just a place where you come to work every day. We’re measured by our contributions, and not by titles. We don’t need an open-door policy. We sit in bullpens, shoulder-to-shoulder. 


We take care to foster a culture of diversity and community, and we are dedicated to our employees’ well-being, offering generous benefits, training and opportunities for meaningful volunteerism.


Through community service and charitable giving, we strive to make an effective impact on the community through a range of programs in the areas of health, sustainability, literacy, social welfare and the arts.


We are also a sustainable company. We’re always finding greener ways of working. Like our new data center in New York, which is the second data center and the 17th building in the world to earn LEED – Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design – certification. It recognizes best-in-class building strategies and practices.


And we’re helping others to be more sustainable, too. For instance, we recently made a major investment in analytical tools for the green bond market, which finances projects that address climate change.


When Michael Bloomberg founded this company, he made giving back a part of its DNA. As we’ve grown, we’ve been able to do more and more for the world around us. Today we devote an incredible amount of resources, including our time and talents, to bringing out the best in our communities. Moreover, our profits fuel the work undertaken by Bloomberg Philanthropies, whose mission is to create better, longer lives for the greatest number of people.

Here are some of our stories.

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Zach, Global Data, Tokyo – volunteers across the globe in Singapore, Hong Kong, Princeton and New York. He volunteers as an English teacher to students with mental and physical handicaps, with an organization called Palette. "We all learned a lot from each other. There are borders between people of different backgrounds. When you break down these borders, you grow," Zach says. "It's inspiring to connect with the world."


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Cristiane, Sales, Sao Paulo – tutors a group of students with Cidadão Pró-Mundo, a local NGO. "We believe that more than learning a new language, they are expanding their access to culture, education, and to the job market," Cristiane says. "The return we get from individuals and charities we work with, whether we provided them a fun afternoon or created them new opportunities that will have a lifelong impact."


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Madison, Global Data, New York – a musician who offers her talent in music…and painting park railings. She refurbished a railing in Riverbank State Park, “Every time I ride my bike by the park, I think of how nice it looks now!” She also volunteers with Holiday Express, a traveling band that visits children's hospitals and centers during the holiday season. “Seeing them smiling and having a great time, talking about how much they look forward to seeing us each year--the volunteer work pays for itself!”

Learn more about our philanthropy  engagement programs at bloomberg.com/philanthropy


 

Engineering at Bloomberg

We're building the world's most trusted information source and community for financial professionals. Our nearly 5,000 technologists define, architect, build and deploy complete systems to fulfill the needs of leading financial market participants globally.

Life of our engineers

Our technologists, including software engineers, developers, and data scientists, are dedicated to building and releasing enhancements, new solutions, and products every day. Our engineers are committed to solving problems for social good, whether it’s contributing to the open source community, or volunteering in their local communities.

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    -donates over 90% of profits to charity => creates a friendly, altruistic culture
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    sometimes things get siloed in such a large organization

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Bloomberg L.P. Interviews

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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Extremely smooth interview process.

    Start off with the application on their website. It was smooth and only a resume submission. After that I was emailed by Bloomberg to set up a phone interview which I did. The recruiter also shared a Hackerrank link for the interview. (if you are unfamiliar with Hackerrank I definitely recommend practicing on their website)

    Phone Screen (2 hrs):
    The interviewer called perfectly on time and was extremely nice. After testing the connection of the hackerrank session he asked about my experience which I had prepared and I described the tasks that I had worked on in my internships. Then he asked "Why Bloomberg". Definitely prepare a series of points for that as this is crucial to your interview. After that it was technical. Questions:
    - Given a set of arbitrary float numbers in an SQL table select only the ones that are exactly 4 decimal places
    - Remove arbitrary spaces from a sentence:
    eg: "The sky is blue " --> "The sky is blue"
    - Reverse an integer:
    eg: 3421 --> 1243

    I was then contacted within two days to schedule an interview onsite. The HR department is extremely efficient. They scheduled and paid for flights and hotel and they compensate you with a gift card as well.

    Onsite Interview (4 rounds):
    The onsite interview begins with the tour of the building. Its an amazing office. The tour ends in a room with the first set of interviewers who find you in the group of people and take you to your interview room where you will be for the rest of the day.

    Round 1 (2 hrs):
    2-on-1 interview. Interviewers are very very helpful. I feel like a struggled at times but they were encouraging and basically test you to your limit.
    First I was asked in great detail about my internship. Definitely prepare your background from your resume. They are extremely knowledgable and will delve into great details about past projects.
    The technical question was to design a stack with O(1) lookup for minimum element in the stack. They first make you optimize your design till they are satisfied and then you have to write code for push, pop.

    Round 2 (2 hrs):
    Again 2-on-1 interview. These interviewers were probably the ones who were supposed to be harsh. "Why Bloomberg". Be prepared! Then they asked about database management systems. Why is is better to have that over just creating text files? But he was never satisfied with my answer but I kept trying to resolve his questions without giving up. I think that is crucial. Then I was asked to design an address book which you can use to:
    a) Get the the info of a person from the name
    b) Get the info of a person from a number

    Numbers are unique but names are not. They will ask you to heavily optimize your design (most optimal design: use hash tables with key as the the name or number and value as a pointer to the location of info with binary trees to handle collisions)

    At this point I noticed people being escorted out. So basically if you don't pass your first two rounds then they walk you out of the building. If not then you have an HR and managerial interview.

    Round 3 (45 mins):
    An HR lady will interview you. At this point you've basically passed and they're just checking a personality fit for the job. This interview was mostly just HR related. Finding out status of visa etc. Expected salary? Where else have you applied? Do you have an offer? etc etc. Keep the answers to those to a minimum. Do not mention more than 1 or 2 companies.

    Round 4 (1 hr):
    Managerial interview was by far the most relaxed interview of all. It was basically just a conversation while delving into details about the past projects. I was also asked why I chose my internship and where I applied AND where I got accepted (that was definitely a little unexpected). We discussed my goals at Bloomberg and also extra curricular activities that I would like to get involved in. When were out of time she thanked me and walked with me till the entrance of the building.

    I was contacted within 3 days of the onsite interview with an offer over the phone. The official offer letter was sent by email a few days later.

    P.S. The interview process took around 40 days for me because I could not make it for the recommended onsite interview date for personal reasons and had to schedule for a later date.

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Bloomberg L.P. Awards & Accolades

  • North America's Most InDemand Employers, LinkedIn, 2015
  • Best Diversity & Inclusion Strategies, HRM Awards, 2016

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