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Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (US)) in February 2020.

Interview

There is a video interview round, superday, then an interview with an Analytics manager. The superday was honestly everything described on here and that helped a lot. The final round interview with the Analytics manager was fairly difficult, with her showing me a part of the Bloomberg terminal on her screen and asking me to tell her what's on the screen.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    I got a Video interview invitation and after completing it I got phone call from HR asking to schedule a panel interview with them. I will be taking the in person interview tomorrow.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Boston, MA (US)) in October 2019.

    Interview

    I applied online. The process took 3 days and I interviewed at Boston. First time interview was with sales team leader. Then I told to go next round of interview right after the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral questions and why Bloomberg, why you want to work in finance field.

      ・What is your greatest achievement
      ・Describe a situation where you demonstrated flexibility.   Answer Question
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Provo, UT (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (Provo, UT (US)) in October 2019.

    Interview

    I had a phone interview with a member of the Sales and Analytics division.
    It lasted for about 30 min. The questions were very general. Just going over my resume and asking why I chose to apply for the company.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (San Francisco, CA (US)).

    Interview

    Sent in through school recruiter, then had 2 phone interviews (about you and about the company) then on onsite which had you use the terminal with 2 more interviews at the office. Final round of cuts is one more interview onsite which is just casual talk.

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    there are about 3-4 rounds in total. Stating with a video interview (for campus recruiting, not necessary) this is for screening purpose to confirm that you are a "real" person instead of a robot.
    Then HR interview for 30mins. they are going to ask you fairly standard HR questions such as: walk me through your resume. why are you interested in Bloomberg? What is your understanding on this job (what do you think you will be doing in this role). Tell me about a recent news that affects the financial market. It shouldn't be hard for you to pass this round, then you will be invited for on-site interview.
    You will be interviewed by 2 Team leaders at one time (one from Analytics, one from Sales) for 1 hour. Their questions will be based on two principals: Do I want to take this candidate on my team? For analytics TL: "Am I willing to invest in this candidate?"(meaning the time and money they invest into your training). For Sales TL:"Am I confident to put this candidate in front of my client?".
    The next round will be a manager from either analytics or sales. Final round would be with the regional head or if he is not available, you will get another manager.
    The above determines 80-90% whether you will get your offer. The rest would be based on the feedback from two other activities.
    Activity 1 Group case/discussion for 30mins: you will be assigned to a group of 5-7 candidates. Your team’s task is to read one article from Bloomberg and answer around 5 questions in a mini-presentation, with some simple Bloomberg functions. Your host will teach you the necessary functions, you can choose which question you want to present. Tip: as long as you have a good body language and speak with confidence, and show you are a team person, the content doesn’t really matter.
    Activity 2 Phantom chat 30mins: This is a role play, which means you are going to play the Bloomberg analytics rep, and your host will play a client. They have certain “script” to follow, sometimes pretending an impatient client, just to see how you are able to multi-task and manage client expectation to maintain a good Bloomberg reputation. Unless you did really good or really bad, this is just for you to get a sense on what the role does.

    The following two activities will have no influence on your interview unless you blow it up. shadowing for 30mins: you are going to watch how an analytical rep’s day to day work looks like. Observe the tools they are using and how they handle client’s questions. Ask question if you have, no need to impress them.
    building tour for 30min: your host will talk about the company culture, walk through the pantry floor.

    Things to know:
    - this is a great program if you are a recent graduate or want to have an understanding on the financial world. They will train you really well, (about half of the time will be training for the first 6 month as you join in). just like what you do in the university: go to classes, take exams, and you are paid to learn about the functions, the players and the roles of your client. But you shouldn’t be in the role for longer than 2 years or else it will be a waste of your time.
    - it should be relatively easy to get the offer since they are hiring > 150 people/year for the program. You may think this as an entry level training program where people would go to different team or department as they grow (for example Electronic trading. Sales, or to product team)
    - the work itself is very intense after you hit the desk, consider this as a customer service role but very technical. You need to handle 3 clients inquiries at one time, on different questions, one of them may be on phone and two others waiting. If you are looking for a fancy job like investment banking, this would be the wrong place.

    Interview Questions

    • these are some questions I prepared for my interview, most of them are from past candidates.
      Why does Bloomberg target the corporate clients?
      why would a corporate group needs BB instead of Reuters?
      How do you sell BB Terminal to developing market?
      What do you see yourself in 5 years?
      What makes you successful in sales?
      Your sales approach to clients?
      Three critical factors of being a good sales?
      Selling a cellphone app?
      Summarize a current financial news
      5 character to describe BB
      3 words to describe yourself
      Why would a company like xxx use Bloomberg?
      3 things you consider when decide to work for a company
      in simple term, what is price elasticity?
      how would you pitch XXX<GO>function differntly to a fund manager vs a trader
      a good customer service story you encountered and a bad story   Answer Question

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    I got a video interview, which asked basic questions about bloomberg. It was very basic and efficient, did not try to trick you. Just know the role and key values of Bloomberg.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) Tell me about a time that you experienced failure - how did you handle it/what did you do afterwards?   Answer Question

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    Pretty much everything you’ve seen here-
    Video Recording, tell why Bloomberg, why you like markets, etc
    Super Day - shadow employee, mock customer interaction, tour, and two 30 minute interviews. The Analytics interview was more behavioral stuff, and the Sales was focused on drilling on my sales experiences and skills

    Interview Questions

    • What advantages does Bloomberg have over its competitors   Answer Question
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (US)) in February 2019.

    Interview

    4 Part Interview Process:

    1) Phone Call: really simple screening phone call just asking about your experience, education, and why you're interested

    2) Recorded Interview Questionaire: definitely an awkward video interview as you record yourself answering questions like: what do you know about bloomberg? tell us about yourself? what are three words to decribe yourself? what are your hobbies? what do you know about the role

    3) Super-Day: this part of the process is extremely exciting but also intimidating. the office is unbelievable and you get a full tour of the building and the analytics department. you shadow an analyst work with clients via the terminal but this part doesnt really matter as you dont need to impress these workers. you then particiapte in a phantom bloomberg session where you work the terminal and work with 2-3 clients at the same time. once again, this is just so they can see how you react under pressure. the questions are pretty simple but just be polite via the chat and you will be fine. after you interview with two team leaders and they were very nice but also ask you the same questions but this time you need to provide more answers and more in-depth responses. both sessions last no more than 30 min.

    4) Interview with Hiring Manager: this is super hard, going to be honest. if you say you are knowledgable about finance they will grill you for the entire hour. they will also ask you to sell them something so be ready for that. be ready to explain why bloomberg over other comapnies and make sure u know everything bloomberg does (not just sell terminals). if you do well here, they ll call you in two weeks and tell you that you got the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Bloomberg? Why Bloomberg other companies? What do we do? Sell me something. What current events are you following? Sell me a stock? How do you deal with an angry in-patient client?   1 Answer

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. (San Francisco, CA (US)) in December 2018.

    Interview

    Two phone interviews, followed by a super day (where you will be interviewed by upper management). There were no questions testing your financial knowledge (because Bloomberg does not care what you know, as long as you have interest). Just make sure you actually know about the position that you are applying to, and that you can talk about experiences as they relate to team-work. Bloomberg places a lot of emphasis and weight on honesty and transparency, so be sure to be candid.

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