Bloomberg L.P. Financial Sales and Analytics Interview Questions

Updated Sep 15, 2014
Updated Sep 15, 2014
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Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in May 2014.

Interview Details

Applied on company website.. received interview confirmation the next day.. Very professional approach in standardised manner.. 1st round is telephonic by the TL.. The question asked was generic to gauge the interest of the candidate in the position and the company.

Interview Questions
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Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First rounds went smooth, no unexpected questions as I read everything here. They don't focus on anything technical, all that matters is sales experience I think. All in all quick process, they let me know fairly fast each time.

    Interview Questions
    • If interest rate goes up, what happens to bond prices   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    a lot of interviews, 4 or 5 is common but every interview asks the same questions so just remember what they asked in the first one....

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    1st round: 1 on 1 (in person)
    2nd round: 3 on 1 (via skype)
    3rd round: soon

    Interview Questions
    • What feedback did you get from your current employer recently?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 5 people found this helpful  

    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    It was very straight forward and much like many of the reviews already on Glassdoor. Applied online on the website and received a screening call a few days later where the recruiter (from Hong Kong) asked the basic questions about why I wanted to work for Bloomberg and why that particular role. I then had a first interview with the manager of their Singapore analytics department.

    The interview itself was quite good, nothing out of the left field, but maybe that's because I went through the entire interview reviews tab on this site. She asked me what I knew about the current financial market and in particular about the Cyprus Crisis (which was in the news at the time) and then asked about my background in sales/analytics which I was able to answer quite well. She then asked me to sell her an iphone when she was a Blackberry user, which I had anticipated so I didn't struggle there.

    The office that I interviewed in was spectacular! I'm in Sydney and the views were amazing and the staple open pantry looked even better in person. Lots and lots of glass, there were not any meeting rooms with an opaque wall, there were only a handful of people I saw on the floor and the atmosphere was a little subdued, quiet but very professional.

    If I had any advice to give, it is that you should come across as being enthusiastic about the role and the company without looking like a cheerleader. Back up your reasons for being passionate about the job and intersperse your answers with linking positive points about Bloomberg that you would like to utilise your skills for. I find that having a chat with the interviewer about their experiences within Bloomberg is a good question to build rapport with them and perhaps give you an idea of what type of technical questions they might ask you if you know which department they came from.

    One thing though, I didn't hear back from my recruiter for more than two weeks and finally got an email about my final interview and then took another week for them to schedule that. Bloomberg is a massive company so don't be discouraged if there is a lapse between your interview and the outcome as I'm sure they have other things to focus on. I have my final interview in a couple of days and I hope I can impress them.

    Interview Questions
    • Sell me an iphone when I am a Blackberry user.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6. 12 people found this helpful  

    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    There are four stages to apply for this role:
    1. Online Application
    2. Telephone Interview
    3. Panel Interview
    4. Panel Interview with Manager you will report in to.

    The online application is straightforward. Exhibit a keen interest in Bloomberg, Financial Markets and Sales.

    The telephone interview tests your interests of the aforementioned topics and see you can hold a conversation over the telephone. They fire questions in an attempt to make you uncomfortable to test your ability to maintain composure. They ask fundamental technical questions here.

    The Panel interview is with someone form Sales and another from Analytics. They test your technical knowledge here and explore where your strengths/weaknesses lie. They then focus their attention on the answers that you give and drill deeper to identify your expertise on the subject. A sound understanding of financial instruments is an advantage.

    I made it to the third stage and missed out.

    Interview Questions
    • What research have you done lately?
      What is the difference between a forward and future?
      What is the difference between an option and future?
      What would you choose, an option or a future?
      What is an option premium?
      How would you sell 20 Bloomberg Terminals?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    The recruiter got back to me quickly after submitting my application. I was surprised that it only took 3 or 4 days. It was a very basic interview, she called me on the phone and asked the usual questions like "Could you walk me through your resume?" and "Why do you want to work for Bloomberg?" She wasn't an animated interviewer at all, and I heard it in her voice that she already done a whole bunch of interviews earlier that day. Other than that, the whole thing lasted around 20-30 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online in early August 2014 and received email 3 days later from HR to get more info from me and for scheduling interview. There's a question in the email "From Bloomberg's perspective what is the Analytics (client services) role", basically they want to screen out candidates who don't understand the role and job duty. Received interview invitation 4 days later.

    Group interview, same as what is described in the previous sharing on Glassdoor. Strongly recommend to do some research on the interview process. Lasted for ~2hrs.
    Self intro about yourself, company background introduction with simple demonstration of how to the terminal. Around 15 ppl in my session, divided into 4 group, random seating by yourself.
    1. Character ranking, read a simple fairy tale story and rank the characters with 'the most favorable'. Rank it individually first and come up a ranking within a group.
    2. How would you invest 1M ? support with news. my group talked about e-commerce, bonds, interviewer asked questions.
    3. Debate with another group, based on the ranking in part 1. 30s opening statement by each group, then each group member got a chance to say sth for 30s, 30s ending by each group.
    Since I did research so the interview process and questions are expected. Nothing surprise.
    Shortlisted candidates will receive calls on the following day. Received 2nd interview invitation.

    2nd interview: 1on1 with team leader, standard question about the understanding of the role, questions about your CV and behavioural question.

    Interview Questions
    • How to invest 1M, test your understanding of financial   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P. in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied the job on line and received reply next day. The first round is group interview. About one hour company background introduction was given before the group discussion. The group discussion have two sections with 30 min of each. One section is characters ranking of a story. Another is to provide investment advice. You should try to show your professional background and communication skills in limited time.
    The candidate of next round will be noted immediately after the group interview.

    Interview Questions
    • To provide investment advice with latest financial news is difficult.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Sales and Analytics Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Bloomberg L.P..

    Interview Details

    First round interview was a group interview. The first part starts off with self introduction, where each person has to talk about their background. The team leader then gave a presentation about what the role does and also company information. Then the groups were asked to discuss about how to invest $1M and to link it with a piece of news. After that, the groups had to read a story and rank the characters of the story individually and as a group. The last task is to debate with another group about the ranking of the characters with reasons.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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