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Goldman Sachs Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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Analyst
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in June 2014.

Interview Details – I was hired for their CRMA division. It took a month for them to get back after I submitted my application. The entire interview process took 2 months, mostly due to the availability of interviewers. I waited for exactly 2 weeks to hear back after the final interview.
The overall interview process was very positive. Needless to say that everyone was very professional. There were 8 half-hour back-to-back interviews, all conducted over the phone. There were some typical behavioral questions including tell me about yourself, tell me a time when you had a heavy workload, tell me about a project at your latest internship... etc. You need to know your resume very well. I don't have a very strong finance background, so they didn't ask very advanced finance questions, though there were still some basic technical questions such as what is credit risk, how would you analyze a company's credit risk, what role does debt plays in credit risk analysis, etc.

Interview Question – Most questions were expected. The most unexpected question was what do you think is the most important thing to GS at this point?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation. The salary is fair.


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Analyst

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

Interview Details – consensus driven; multiple round interviews, with often 10+ people involved in the process; topics range from current events to brain teasers and corporate finance questions. people were generally friendly and open to discussion.

Interview Question – what is your competitive advantage vs other candidates?   View Answer


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Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – First rounds on campus and then was invited back for a second round with a number of groups and then a final super day where I interviewed with everyone in the specific group I was looking at

Interview Question – Everything was fairly standard interview. A few math type questions, but knew these (and got asked them) since I had a finance background   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation since analyst program has pre-set amounts


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Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 7 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – Initial communication was at a school career fair. Then applied online and was invited to an on-campus interview. There were two interviews each ~30mins with two current employees. After getting invited to final round I was invited to a meet and greet with current vice presidents on campus. Flew out and spent the night prior to all day interviews. Interviews were round robin-esque and went around to three different groups of two for ~30mins each. Then continued receiving emails from firm saying I was still being considered but hadn't been placed. Finally had a phone interview with the team I would be working with on the phone.

Interview Question – Questions weren't difficult - all behaviorally-oriented.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable


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Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview followed by two rounds of interviews- each round consisted of 3 back to back 30 min interviews.

Interview Question – No difficult questions- I had anticipated the tricky questions, but mostly, it was a pleasant conversation.   Answer Question


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Analyst

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

Interview Details – Intense. Requires careful preparation. Seek feedback through mock interviews before superday. Have conviction.

Interview Question – Most questions are derivatives of questions on prep guides. I was asked how to solve the European crisis, which was expected. The surprise was the detailed follow-up on nuances. It was basically a pressure session.   Answer Question


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Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in July 2010.

Interview Details – Interviewed with 15+ investment banking professionals; everybody was friendly and engaging, but each interview was challenging

Interview Question – "What is 13 times 14?"   View Answer


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Analyst
Bangalore (India)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – Campus Recruitment. Had 1 written test, HR interview and then 2 interviews at GS office.

Interview Question – Nothing specific. Just some basic Finance/Accounting questions.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – It was a standard compensation for all Campus grads. But they pay the best salaries to freshers compared to other companies.


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Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2011.

Interview Details – intense, on campus then super day, mostly fit

Interview Question – mostly fit, some technical stuff, nothing unexpected if you prepared   Answer Question


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Analyst Interview

Analyst

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2012.

Interview Details – initial interview was conducted at delhi and then all it was online, got thru within three rounds

Interview Question – Do not remember at the moment but it was related to case study.   Answer Question

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