Bloomberg phone interview advice ? What topics to concentrate on ?

BlackRock Lary
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  • American Express / Eng
    GoJava

    American Express Eng

    PRE
    JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America
    GoJavamore
    Depends on team. I was asked LC medium, concurrency, rest, design patterns and spring fundamentals
    Feb 12 7
    • BlackRock Lary
      OP
      Are they slow ? How long after the first phone interview did they reach out to you ?
      Feb 13
    • American Express / Eng
      GoJava

      American Express Eng

      PRE
      JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America
      GoJavamore
      I think it was about a week and they did it after I sent them an email that I've an offer and my timeline is compressed.
      Feb 13
    • BlackRock Lary
      OP
      Ugh ... so I guess I’ll have to await for a week and then follow up ... thanks for the info !
      Feb 14
    • American Express / Eng
      GoJava

      American Express Eng

      PRE
      JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of America
      GoJavamore
      This was my first time interviewing with many companies in a duration of 1-2 months and I learnt managing onsites at the same time is very important so that you can line up offers for negotiations. So i would suggest to keep this in mind and either rush or not rush the onsites or phone screen or the final offer. Best to keep onsites as close as possible.
      Feb 14
    • BlackRock Lary
      OP
      Thanks ... unfortunately the bigger names are always slower than the rest in responding.. they have the “plenty of fishes in the pond” mentality I guess

      Also since I’m on a work visa I need to have one sure shot backup option
      Feb 14
  • MathWorks uyG5et
    LC mediums, can cover any DS&A.
    Feb 12 1
    • BlackRock Lary
      OP
      How long after that did you hear from them about the feedback/next round ?
      Feb 13
  • Intel LC or die
    Depends on team. I had two a couple of years back when I wasn’t ready for anything. One went into details of C++ classes, different kinds of constructors etc. other was a medium LC , agnostic of language. I couldn’t figure out why so much difference between the two
    Feb 12 1
    • BlackRock Lary
      OP
      I had one several years ago... I wasn’t at my best either ... and the interviewer was so damn condescending that it turned me off from applying there for a while...
      Feb 13
  • OnDeck max2387
    Wow u must have interviewed with a rare java team at Bloomberg
    Feb 12 1
    • BlackRock Lary
      OP
      Who is that for ?
      Feb 13
  • Bloomberg ajWng79
    Standard algorithms and data structures. Phone screen should be easy difficulty. Relax.
    Feb 12 1
    • MathWorks uyG5et
      My phonescreens were definitely not easy. One was a solid LC medium, the other was LC easy and a LC medium.
      Feb 12
  • OnDeck max2387
    GoJava
    Feb 13 1
    • BlackRock Lary
      OP
      Next time hit the “Reply” thingy please 😑
      Feb 13
  • OnDeck max2387
    Gojava
    Feb 13 0