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Top 2 sites for Bloomberg C++ job interview related questions are Glassdoor and Career Cup

(Last Updated On: June 8, 2010)

Top 2 sites for Bloomberg C++ job interview related questions are Glassdoor and Career Cup

Examples from both are below:

http://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/Bloomberg-L-P-Interview-RVW339947.htm
Interviewed Nov 2009 in New York, NY (took a day)
It seems there were three guys at the other end of the phone line. Mostly they asked advanced questions about C++, one third of the quesitons are related to STL ( containers, iterators, and algorithms). They also asked a couple of questions about SQL.
Interview Questions
how does a reference counting smart pointger work?
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implicit join
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http://www.glassdoor.com/Interview/Bloomberg-L-P-Financial-Software-Developer-Interview-Questions-EI_IE3096.0,13_KO14,42.htm
Interviewed Apr 2010 in New York, NY (took 4+ weeks)
First I had to do an online Java test. Then I got a phone interview. The basic questions were about Java, C++, C, Unix, Data Structures and brain teaseres. Be prepared to on the general common topics for C++, JAVA and C as templates, exception handling, polymorphism, inheritance. You must be able to explain everything in details and to show a thorough understanding of the concepts.

Question:
A frog is at the bottom of a 30 meter well. Each day he summons enough energy for one 3 meter leap up the well. Exhausted, he then hangs there for the rest of the day. At night, while he is asleep, he slips 2 meters backwards. How many days does it take him to escape from the well?
Interview Questions
A frog is at the bottom of a 30 meter well. Each day he summons enough energy for one 3 meter leap up the well. Exhausted, he then hangs there for the rest of the day. At night, while he is asleep, he slips 2 meters backwards. How many days does it take him to escape from the well?
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Interviewed May 2010 in New York, NY (took 2+ weeks)
For the moment, the process is on going. Previous posts cover pretty much what’s in it. Online skills exams. Mostly logical and comprehension testing. The response for a phone interview came in soon after. This one was a bit tougher. Charades, some coding and details that go back to the basics.

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Interviewed May 2010 in New York, NY (took 4+ weeks)
After applying, I was contacted by Bloomberg R&D recruitment to take an online technical assessment. It consisted of logic/IQ kind of questions, nothing too hard. I don’t have a clear cut computer science background so I was happy to take this and not a test on a specific language. About 2 hours after I took the test, I got an email asking me to set up a technical phone interview. The phone interview was really nice, some difficult questions (especially since I’m a little rusty with C), but the interviewer was really nice, not intimidating at all. He asked me about my experience with C/C++ and some coding questions specifically about search algorithms. I have a lot of experience with numerical methods so this wasn’t too bad. I also got asked a really easy probability question. I was up front and said my experience with C/C++ is limited but I’ve worked extensively with MATLAB (which is a kind of a lazy C). The phone interview really goes the direction that you take. I think they just want to see your thought process and how you work out problems. I didn’t get everything right and I admitted when I didn’t know something. Even though the interview was supposed to be 45 min, it lasted over an hour. I figured that was a good sign b/c he wouldn’t waste his time on me.

Two days after the phone interview, they invited me for an on-site interview at their NY office. I’ve been informed that it’s supposed to last 2 hours. The interview is in a couple weeks. I’m thinking that it will consist of technical and HR-type questions.
Interview Questions
What are your favorite coding features about C/C++?
Answer Question
How would you form an index for a book? i.e. finding the words specified, ordering the page numbers per word (needed to discuss data structures a bit)
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Interviewed Apr 2010 in New York, NY (took 3 days)
I applied the Bloomberg Financial Software Developer position about a month ago. Then a month after I got a email from the HR asking me to do a online technical assessment where I can choose my preferred language from C/C++/Java2/C#. I chose C++ and did the test today. Two hours later I received an invitation for a phone interview from Bloomberg. The difficulty of the test, well, I would say, moderate. There are some tricky questions and also some STL questions(which I suck at :-(). But if you spend some time on books like C++ Primer or the online C++ FAQ Lite, it would be not difficult. I am waiting for the phone interview next week. Will update then.
Interview Questions
What is polymorphism?
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more from career cup:
ekinrf’s Interview with Bloomberg LP
Bloomberg LP Interview Question for Financial Software Developers about Algorithm
ekinrf on June 04, 2010

Find the first unique number in an array of char.
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Bloomberg LP Interview Question for Financial Software Developers about Algorithm
ekinrf on June 04, 2010

Reverse an array of char in place.
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