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Bloomberg L.P. Interview Questions & Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jul 24, 2014
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C++ Developer: Trading Solutions Connectivity and Integration Interview

C++ Developer: Trading Solutions Connectivity and Integration
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in July 2014.

Interview Details First I received a email scheduling the telephone interview. The interviewer called me precisely at the allotted time. Interview mainly comprised of C++ questions - covering exception, copy constructors, undefined behaviour. There was a algo question regarding finding if two string were anagrams are not. I was giving a step-by-step approach, but the interviewer looked unhappy and he wanted the final answer and he was looking for the precisely the answer he hand in mind. Though he was friendly, he didn't seem to appreciate any "thinking-at-candidate's side".

Interview Question – Find if two strings are anagrams of each other.   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Account Manager Interview

Account Manager
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in June 2011.

Interview Details analyst then moving to sales , financial sales and analytics program , 3 interviews , 1 phone then 2 face to face , mainjly questions about background , why BBG ? why this position ? financial updates on the market ? market players ? etc

Interview Question – how would you react if you boss took your idea and didn t givey ou credit for it ?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Product Sales and Analytics Interview

Product Sales and Analytics

Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details 1st stage phone interview: 20-30 mins
The questions are basic such as your team work experience, why BBG and main competitors.
Know your CV well and there are a lot of information of BBG on the official website, glassdoor and database.
All questions can be well prepared in advance through researches.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics

Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details I applied online through BBG website and within 2 days got an email invitation to phone interview 20 minutes, walk me through your CV, questions like why BBG, who are competitors, why not investment bank, question about bonds, generally pleasant experience, 30 min later invited via email to in-house interview.

Interview Question – How conflict in Ukraine / Russia influences financial markets.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Financial Product Sales & Analytics Interview

Financial Product Sales & Analytics
London, England (UK)

Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details Had one round telephone interview, standard questions such as why bloomberg and why this specific position. How do you sell Bloomberg terminals to Coca-Cola? Gold price. Current crisis in Ukrain's influence on gold price? What is the competitor of Bloomberg?

Interview Question – They expect you to be interested, if not an expert in financial market. They might ask you the price of certain commidity and ask you to compare to the previous price.   Answer Question


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Very Easy Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in June 2014.

Interview Details Just had a first phone interview. General questions for 15 mins. ex). Why did you apply for Bloomberg? Why did you chose a job in London? (because there are many offices around the world) What did you learn from your internship with xxx? Explain the difference between stock and bond?

Interview Question – Differences between stock and bond-because I haven't studied Finance or Economy.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics

Interviewed at Bloomberg L.P.

Interview Details Through a recruitment agency
1. Phone interview - 15min, why BBG, why customer service, why financial data industry, why sales and analytics etc.
2. 2nd round - 1hr, walk me through your CV, why sales, why BBG, etc.
3. 3rd round - 40min, based on experience, some unexpected questions, do expect to be grilled

Interview Question – When was the last time you lied to someone   Answer Question


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Financial Sales and Analytics
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in May 2014.

Interview Details I had a phone interview roughly 1 week after my application to the London office. There were a few, fairly simple, regular questions. Make sure you know how is Bloomberg different to their competitors. Don't say that they are the best company in the industry because they will say it's not...

Interview Question – 1. How would you sell a terminal to a company outside of the financial industry?
2. You are responsible for Morgan Stanley's account and they are firing 500 employees hence returning 500 terminals. How do you minimise the damage to bloomberg? You cannot give any price discounts
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No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Software Developer Interview

Software Developer
London, England (UK)

I interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in July 2014.

Interview Details one phone interview and one on-site interview. Basic questions on C, C++ and Java. Questions included on JVM, difference between all the 3 languages, storage used for each type of variable etc. Gave to debug a program and asked further questions on it. gave a question no. of ways to climb n stairs with 1 or 2 hops.

Interview Question – gave a puzzle to solve and asked to programme it   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Recruitment Coordinator Interview

Recruitment Coordinator
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

Interview Details I was invited for an initial interview. I was advised there would be a second interview for those short-listed to the next stage of the selection process however I was not shortlisted and received an email notifying me of this 5 days later. Both interviewers were pleasant and approachable. Staff at the reception were very frosty.

Interview Question – I was quite surprised that the interviewers asked a hypothetical question that was a particularly specific scenario - I completely appreciate 'situational questions' when used appropriately but this really didn't give an insight into much and was apparently based on an incident that happened once.

I was expecting more behavioural based questions but all of the questions were very general e.g. What do you do to organise yourself at work and meet deadlines?
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