New Grad - Passed all interview problems, still rejected from Bloomberg onsite
Hi, I recently interviewed onsite at Bloomberg and I wanted to share my experience and get some feedback.
A little about me, I go to a small non-target school and did one internship at a big non-tech company. I have also been doing LeetCode every day for about 3 months now and started to feel pretty confident at solving problems. Applied to Bloomberg and was invited onsite.
The first interview, I solve the first problem with a good solution and then come up to the optimal linear time solution with some hints. The second problem, I am able to explain the entire thought process and how the solution could be implemented and the second interviewer told me that there was no need to write it up. I felt pretty good after this interview.
The second session went even better, the first problem was a tree problem that I solved within 25 minutes and to which I answered all the follow-up questions. The second problem was also solved pretty quickly as I immediately had the right intuition. Answered all the follow-up questions and the interviewers left about 15 minutes before since they had no more questions.
Felt pretty good, explained my thought process as clearly as possible, and covered test cases and edge cases. Right after my second interview, HR comes in and walks me out. I then receive a rejection email.
I am really bummed about it and I am trying to understand what could've happened and what led to this outcome. I have more interviews set up with other companies and I would like to make sure that this doesn't happen anymore. Thanks!