Bloomberg Sales and Analytics final round interview

by Mai Le | Aug 23, 2019

Report on Bloomberg LP interview questions from a Cover Letter Library member’s experiences. This is based on  Bloomberg LP  Sales and Analytics final round interview in London on 07-07-2018.  There may be some variations depending on the offices or other new updates to the recruitment practice – so please use this for reference/preparation purposes only.

Who’s the lucky company?
Bloomberg LP
For which division?
Sales and Analytics
And for which office?
London
What’s the formal title of the position you applied for?
Sales and Analytics
When did you apply?
09-06-2018
When was this interview?
07-07-2018
How were you informed of this interview?
HR emailed
Were you able to choose the time slot yourself?
No
And this interview was therefore…
Lasted the whole day
Was this a … ?
in-person interview
Which stage was this interview?
final round interview
How many interviews in total were in this interview?
One informal interview and one formal interview- final round was conducted at the London Office after 3 previous interviews on skype and via a phone call
How many interviewers were in each interview ?
1 in the informal interview and 2 for the formal interview
How long did this interview process take in total then?
The final interview lasted approximately 45 minutes X about 5 separate interviews.
Were there any personal / CV-based questions? If yes, what were they?
1. Walk me through your CV
2. Give an elevator pitch about why we should hire you
3. What are your grades like at university – explain on different grading system
Were there any competencies questions? If yes, what were they?
1. Give an example of how you handled a difficult situation
2. Please elaborate on your weaknesses and strengths
3. What skills/ subjects did you have at university
Were there any technical questions? If yes, what were they?
1. Please explain the relationship between bond and interest rates
2. What is a stress test
3. What is a CDS – Credit default swap
What was the most difficult / unusual question among these? How did you deal with it?
1. Give an elevator pitch about why we should hire you
– wrote down on a piece of paper three things – and went through the structure
Any other weird questions we haven’t covered?
No there were no other strange or unexpected questions, all the questions are listed on glassdoor. One about recent news and describe a news story that interests your
What was the most unexpected thing about this interview or whole process?
The process took a long time, did not get any questions or competence test on my language skills which surprised me as I was hired for a language team.
Did you get the offer?
Yes
How long roughly did it take for you to hear back about your offer?
about 2 weeks
Via what means did you hear back about this outcome?
Phone
Is there anything you wish you should have known or prepared for prior to applying to this company?
No, preparation is key. But also prepare yourself if this is a company/ career you can see yourself doing for a longer period of time since it was a very time-consuming interview process.
Overall, out of 10, how would you evaluate your experience applying to this company?
10

 

Finally, before you go, is there anything else you think will help other candidates get the offer here like you did?
Preparation on your CV, situational examples, testing clear answers to show structure and some rudimentary finance knowledge. Most important is not to pretend you know something if you do not.
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Written By Mai Le

Mai worked for Goldman Sachs in London for many years as an investment banking associate. When she was at LSE, her seniors used to pass her notes of their interviews as well as their cover letters, which helped her tremendously in her job search. This site is a way for her to pay it forward, obtaining qualified materials from her friends and contributors, and building a similar community to pass the resources on to you.

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