I applied online - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in December 2013.
Applied directly on their careers site.
Round 1: Technical interview + competency: eg - What is stack, queue? What is recursion?What is parent class in Java? Very high level pointers and memory allocation (in C)? Java garbage collection?
Round 2 (face-to-face):
Part 1:1 hr technical logic + analytical questions, but mostly around C,C++ with team members.
Part 2: 1 hr competency, behavioural question/answer session with hiring manager and their manager.
Part 3: 1/2 hr HR.
Interview Question – The fact that hiring manager didn't show enthusiasm in interview was a bit discouraging -- and I'd say difficult/uncomfortable situation! Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2013.
Applied online and had phone interview 2 days later. After the 1st round, it took them more than a month to get back to me for the 2nd round. During the period I emailed the HR twice and phoned her once - she didn't reply to any of the emails and wasn't there when I called. So I wrote a slightly angry email to global recruiting and she got back to me the following Sunday asking for my availabilities for the following week. After I gave her my availabilities she gave me two options to which I confirmed. However the following day another correspondent claimed the time was no longer available and had to change again.
So for the 2nd round of interview it was via Jabber and it was 95% technical. The questions themselves were relatively straightforward however the attitude of the interviewers were very intimidating and slightly arrogant. They were quite pushy and the questions weren't really clear. They were also 15mins late. To be fair, it could be their strategy to try to psych the candidates out.
I'm currently waiting for results.
All in all, the experience was quite negative and I'm quite disappointed with the way it was carried out.
Interview Question – What's your 5 year plan. What's your 10 year plan. What derivatives you could use to trade FI. Answer Question
Very Difficult Interview
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2013.
Interview Details I applied through online. Recruiting captain email me to schedule for a phone interview. The interview was about 40-45 minutes.
Interview Question – The interviewer was kept asking me why I applied for Bloomberg and why this position. He was not convinced my answer, so he kept asking me more specific reasons. Then, he asked me to give him my own analysis of my former employer's stock price. Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2013.
Interview Details Got to the final stage - was not made an offer with no explanation - "we have decided to offer the job to the other person, but you were very close", which is disappointing as I like to learn from my mistakes. All interviews quite similar - company oriented rather than technical questions.
Interview Question – What would you change in your life if you could? Answer Question
I applied online - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2013.
Interview Details 1st round phone interview mostly behaviour based questions. Some general questions about fixed income. Second round will be a on-site interview.
Interview Question – Name three things that makes corporate bonds different from government bonds? Answer Question
Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.
an online test,followed by a phone interview and a video one.simple technical questions.I answered all of their questions and they were very prompt in answering.
After that i was called for an on site interview,more difficult questions ,3 teams,and then an interview with the Human Resources.They were very friendly and i enjoyed it.
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2013.
Interview Details First off there was a phone interview where I was asked about object oriented principles, and then a couple of specific questions about my favourite language. Then the second interview was a video conference during which I had to answer computer science type questions and write some bits of code for them.
Interview Question – Probably the easiest but one that I hadn't even thought of - why do you want to work for Bloomberg? Things that popped into my head were 'because I want a job'. Thankfully I blagged something about their open office environment. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..
Interview Details 3 Interviews: one telephone interview, 2 face to face interviews (2:1) + 1 hour shadowing in analytics department
Interview Question –
How do you start a chat conversation on MSN messenger?
What is the difference between a Forward and a Future?
What do we do in Analytics? A: It's Bloomberg help desk
First and second round interview: more motivational questions and past experience.
Why sales, why bloomberg, what makes them special, summarize your thesis, what did you learn from your past internships, where do you see yourself in 5 years, how much do you want to earn? View Answer
I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2013.
Three rounds 1. Phone interview, (usual questions: why Bloomberg, talk me through your CV, what motivates you to do your job)
2. Interview with the team lead and a team member (why this role, examples for good customer service,strengths and weaknesses),
3. Team manager and another senior team member (again why this role, talk me through your CV, How do you think you will fit into the team, again strengths and weaknesses and some weird unexpected personal questions...)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in November 2013.
Interview Details My phone interview was on standard questions on pointers, arrays, multiple inheritance, polymorphism. I could answer algorithm questions with relative ease, but was unable to answer commonly used syntax for linux as I do not use it on a daily basis. Could have googled the answers easily but I decided not to do so.
Interview Question – Nothing unexpected, but I was hoping Bloomberg would focus more on thinking questions rather than syntax which comes from experience. Answer Question
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