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Fragen in Vorstellungsgesprächen bei Bloomberg L.P. für Financial Software Engineer

Vorstellungsgespräche bei Bloomberg L.P.

43 Bewertungen von Vorstellungsgesprächen

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Financial Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in Albany, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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Ich habe mich über eine Hochschule oder Universität beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 1 Tag. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im November 2009 bei Bloomberg L.P. (Albany, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

Vorstellungsgespräch

I got this interview through on campus career fair. They might care about when you graduate. For non cs major, they will first give an online IQ test. For CS major, they give an online technical test in the language you choose. The language test is pretty syntactic. After that, I got a phone interview.

Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

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    Financial Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 1 Tag. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2009 bei Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I was asked to take an online Test which lasted for about 90 minutes.I took the test in Java (but later heard that Bloomberg does their work in C and C++).The difficulty rate was above average,they covered both coding and concept oriented questions,it included some code snippets and theoretical questions.Topics included RMI,Applets ,Swings along with others.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Question on exception handlind.As to what is the type of exception   Frage beantworten

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    Financial Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Der Vorgang dauerte 4 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im März 2010 bei Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Upon submitting on-line resume, was directed to a "technical exam," which was basically an IQ test. Immediately after completing the test (must have passed) I received an e-mail saying they would like to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview lasted about 45 minutes and featured two senior Bloomberg software engineers asking me to dictate C++ and pseudocode over the phone.

    Several days later I received an e-mail requesting my presence for an in-house interview in New York. Bloomberg took care of all accommodations, including airfare, hotel stay in Manhattan, a private car from La Guardia, and a $100 pre-paid gift card for expenses (about $1000 in total). The in-house interview pitted myself in an 8ft x 8ft room against two senior software engineers who grilled me for 1 hour, primarily on lists, sorting, and memory storage. The situation was very high-pressure, uncomfortable, and one of the engineers was fairly rude. I was sent on my way and received a rejection e-mail while sitting in La Guardia for my flight back.

    To anyone considering this position, please note that Bloomberg seems more concerned with having someone who has obscure rules and syntax memorized than someone who is a creative problem solver and logical thinker. If being a by-the-book stooge is your gig, Bloomberg will love you.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Several questions involving lists, sorting, and memory storage issues were asked at each interview level.   1 Antwort
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    Financial Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Der Vorgang dauerte 1 Tag. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im November 2009 bei Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I sent my resume. After two weeks I received an email saying that I am qualified to take an online test. I thought it would be C++ but it was 20 logical questions and shipping and lifting. I filled it and two days later they contacted me that they don't want me for this position.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch


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    Financial Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 1 Tag. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2011 bei Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Skills test about data structures and algorithms and just general programming knowledge. You get to choose which test you want to take (i chose c++). Test gets into a lot of specifics such as exception throwing and error handling to see how much programming experience you have. Unless you have been programming for a few years, the test will be impossible for most people.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • There are 5 classes, 3 are inherited, 1 is a standalone. If all these classes are created, at the end of the program, in what order is the destructor called?   Frage beantworten

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    Financial Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte mehr als 5 Wochen. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im November 2011 bei Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Submitted resumé and cover letter online and got an e-mail a week later asking to take an online assessment. The online assessment focused mostly on clerical skills, spatial reasoning, logic questions, simple math questions, and one or two questions involving algorithm flow charts.

    After taking the online assessment, I received an e-mail a week later asking for a phone interview. The phone interviewer was very cordial and patient, and asked a lot about why I wanted to work in finance, why Bloomberg, and quizzed me on my programming experience. Specifically, she wanted to know what languages I used, examples of projects I worked on, the size of the codebases I worked on, what operating systems I've used, and my knowledge of data structures. The interview ended with a math problem-solving exercise.

    Four days after the interview, I received an e-mail inviting me to an on-site interview. The Bloomberg main office building is very, very impressive, with stellar facilities and modernist architecture. Security was pretty tight. After making arrangements at the reception desk, I was invited up to interview, and my host escorted me to a glass office next to what looked like a sales area. Bloomberg screens were everywhere, and the displays all around were quite impressive. Bloomberg has an internal PowerPoint slide-style public address system called Arcade that projected onto one of the walls of the sales area adjacent to my interview room. The Arcade announcements said a lot about the company culture: there were announcements for volunteer events, arts events, fire drills, Bloomberg terminal software features, photos of views outside various Bloomberg offices worldwide, and even a really cool spot about how Bloomberg supports Movember! There was also a free snack bar outside the glass office where I interviewed. I really felt sold on the company, and everyone I talked to up to that point was quite helpful.

    The first interview I had during my day-long on-site interview was by a team of three software developers. After some basic behavioral questions on my programming experience, why I learned various languages, and why Bloomberg, I was asked to solve some programming problems. The interviewers were very patient, cheerful, and helpful, and told me that I could answer the questions in pseudocode if I liked. First, I was to talk through the problem and how I would solve it, and then I was to write down a program that solved the problem they posed. After solving the programming problems they asked, I was asked a few other short programming-related questions, and then this team wrapped up their interview.

    After a short break, a second team of two software developers interviewed me. This team seemed to be more senior, and asked me questions like, "What does Bloomberg do?", "Why finance?", and "Why Bloomberg?" Then, they asked programming questions related to my background in engineering, and wrapped up with another programming problem.

    After they left, I waited a short while again, before a person from HR came in and interviewed me. This portion of the interview focused mostly on my education and job history, and focused intensely on why I was applying to finance positions after getting an education in engineering. The questioning during this portion was probably the toughest part of the interview because the interviewer seemed to want to know how much I wanted to work for Bloomberg. Questions included things like, "When did you decide to give up on a career in science?," which, I think, was trying to gauge how much I'd prefer a career in an area where I did all of my training over a career at Bloomberg. At the end of that portion of the interview, I was told that this round would be the last round, and that I would be notified of a decision the subsequent week (and I was).

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • When did you give up on a career in science?   1 Antwort

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    Financial Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Neutrale Erfahrung
    Schweres Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 1 Tag. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im März 2012 bei Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    Was asked to attend an in-house interview the next day. Third round, in-house interview with two R&D specialists. Asked why the role and what I would like to do. Then several C++ and algorithm questions. I did poorly on one of these questions.. Later they also asked things relevant to my major(not a CS major) which I answered pretty well. At the end of the interview, I was asked to stay in the room. Thought the I passed and was expecting for the next rounds. Yet the recruiting contact person showed up and lead me out of the building.... Thought I did well on most of the questions though.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • Why Bloomberg? How did you hear about us?   Frage beantworten
    • What challenges do you foresee working as a technical support representative over the phone?   Frage beantworten
    • What is your current compensation at your current position?   Frage beantworten

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    Financial Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Positive Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich online beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 1 Tag. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Februar 2009 bei Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I applied on Bloomberg's website directly. Did not hear back from them for 2 month. Then Received an email an HR person asking me to do a IQ/Technical Aptitude test. The online test was C/C++ based, and it was very difficult and very technical. I don't think I got that much right. But 2 or 3 weeks later I received another HR email requesting a phone interview.
    The phone interview itself lasted about one hour. It was conducted by two technical people. It was about 15 minute small talk and background talk from both the interviewer and myself. Then 15 minute on the resume (past projects, mistakes made, etc etc). Then last 30 minutes on technical questions, on C, C++, algorithms and coding questions. At the end, they told me HR will get in touch with me regradless of the result.
    1 Week later, HR got in touch and requested an in person interview. They Flew me to New York. Interview started at 10 am, HR interview first (1 interviewer, generic behavioural questions, past experiences), 30 minutes. Then technical question round 1 (two interviewers, C, C++, puzzle solving, past projects, ended with some works they do at Bloomberg, then Q&A). Technical round 2 (means you passed first stage, or else you wouldnt' get to round 2, and would be sent home already. 1 senior manager, C, C++ technical right away, algorithms, design patterns, Q&A), 45 minutes or 1 hr. Then HR interview 2 (mostly chatting, and talking about salary expectation, and stuff).
    I heard back with an offer the very next day (I hear from my colleagues that this is not typical, normally takes a week to three weeks for them to decide.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    Verhandlungsdetails

    Being 2009, and the economic situation was bad. I did not negotiate and took the offer of 85000, I thought it was good starting point for new grad. However, Now I learned that this is a fairly low starting piont for software engineer in New York City and about mediocre for Bloomberg. I would recommend that during HR Interview 2, they ask you about your minimum salary expectation, you give them a high number (but not outrageous). And sound confident and firm about that number. ie. nothing like "85000 would be good", but "85000 is the minimum I will accept", or whatever salary you think you deserve.

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    Financial Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Bewerber im Vorstellungsgespräch in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
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    Negative Erfahrung
    Durchschnittl. Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Der Vorgang dauerte 1 Tag. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im September 2011 bei Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    I gave them my resume during a career fair at my university. They called a week or two later to schedule an on-campus (not their campus, my university campus) interview. They started with a technical interview with 2 of their engineers, and when I seemingly passed that (after all, I knew the answers to the fairly factual questions that they were asking), they forwarded me to a Project Manager with whom I discussed my experience, etc. He explicitly told me after the interview that he was very impressed, even though I had not prompted him for any kind of evaluation. They told me they'd get back to me that very Friday, but they got back to me the following Monday with a rejection. I really don't understand why they rejected me when everything went so seemingly well, and so I'm a little annoyed. I also thought the tech interview was stupid because they mostly asked know-it-or-you-don't factual questions about C++.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • You have a C++ program where you are declaring a variable int x = 2. Somewhere in the same function, but much later, you print the value of x and it's 3000. You haven't altered the value of x anywhere, so it's still supposed to be 2. How do you debug this and why might this have happened?   1 Antwort
    • What's a virtual function in C++? How can virtual functions be implemented by the compiler?   1 Antwort
    • Is it possible to make a virtual static function in C++?   1 Antwort
    • You're given a set of strings. You want to test if any two strings in the set are anagrams.   2 Antworten

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    Financial Software Engineer-Vorstellungsgespräch

    Anonymer Mitarbeiter in New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)
    Angebot angenommen
    Positive Erfahrung
    Leichtes Gespräch

    Bewerbung

    Ich habe mich über eine Hochschule oder Universität beworben. Der Vorgang dauerte 3 Tage. Vorstellungsgespräch absolviert im Oktober 2011 bei Bloomberg L.P. (New York, NY (Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika)).

    Vorstellungsgespräch

    The process consisted of three separate interviews on subsequent days with three separate Software Developers and Team Leaders at Bloomberg. It primarily consisted of questions designed to ascertain my programming knowledge and ability to code on the fly. Questions varied from the specific, such as, how would you code a least common multiple algorithm, how would you detect a loop in a linked list. To the more general, such as given a very abstract high level diagram of the Bloomberg Terminal, and asked how you would setup and improve the communication between the Bloomberg and it's Clients. Since I primarily applied with a PhD in statistics, a few questions on financial mathematics were included, such as what is the Black-Scholes model, what are it's weaknesses, what models would you suggest, what do you mean by fat tails? However since it was obvious rather quickly my statistical knowledge was far fresher and more up to date then my coding ability, which had been dormant for around five years, they didn't spend too much time on the Statistics side of the questions. The interview ended with a brief one on one with a person from H:R that asked me some of the standard questions you see on "online interview aids". Like why do you want to work at Bloomberg, and I see you've got extensive teaching experience, do you plan to go into Academia. What other areas are you applying to other then Finance, etc. The bulk of the interview process, thus contained mainly knowledge based questions unrelated to what you find in most interview help books and resources.

    Fragen im Vorstellungsgespräch

    • How would you detect a loop in a linked list? This was a technical question, finding the answer was difficult since I forgot how linked lists worked, but the interviewer didn't mind helping out with hints and guiding me along. They weren't, obviously interested in the exact answer, but how my thinking works   1 Antwort
    • How would you find bugs in a very large program. This is one of the few questions I wasn't able to answer to my satisfaction at least, since I hadn't worked with large programs and were still limited to small simple debugging techniques   1 Antwort

    Verhandlungsdetails

    I was given a very specific offer, which is about fair for what I know of starting level positions with my education and experience level. There was no mention of this being negotiable in any way shape or form, but I'm still deciding whether to accept (most likely yes) and I'll certainly as if the salary is negotiable in any way shape or form, because I don't believe a simple questions can hurt.


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