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Goldman Sachs Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 8, 2014
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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2009.

Interview Details – First a HR interview on phone. Then 2 F2F technical interviews. And finally another technical/personal interview by onshore manager from London, who was visiting the India office. All cleared & got an offer within couple of weeks. Package seemed reasonable, so accepted it. Whole process was over in less than 2 months.

Interview Question – Find a 10 digit number such that each digit represents the number of times the position of the digit in the number, starting from 0 upto 9, appears in the number.   View Answers (3)

Negotiation Details – I wanted compensation for stock options too, so was given some stock in compensating what I was losing at my previous company, although with lesser stock than I had.
Their offer was final & didn't seem open for any negotiations, take it or leave it.


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Bangalore (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2011.

Interview Details – Technical questions medium to high level.
They ask for your willingness to learn and adapt. experience new cultures.
Need good(excellent) communication skills. You can't do your job anyways if your communication skills are poor

Interview Question – Why Goldman Sachs? Why not Google, Microsoft or Oracle?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was a campus hire. Not much of negotiation there. But the offer was pretty good as is.


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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2008.

Interview Details – The selection process comprised of numerous rounds beginning with a written test which tested logical reasoning, attention to detail and English proficiency skills. If the candidate passed this step, the next stage was the HR interview followed by an interview with a manager from one of the teams within the firm and lastly a final interview with a senior VP. At each stage there was elimination and only the selected candidates who got through all rounds made it to the final round and then ultimately got selected for the job.

Interview Question – Why do you want to take up a job with Goldman Sachs? What do you think you will achieve through this job?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Candidates need to be flexible with the shift timings and also need to have a good understanding of the company and the markets. Preparing a set of good questions to ask the interviewer will surely take you a long way.


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The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in July 2008.

Interview Details – its a very detailed process and comprehensive. it challenges the way you think and you meet at least 4 to 5 interviewers who are looking for different things in you. it is a great experience and my advice would be to be be yourself and enjoy the entire process.

Interview Question – leadership questions   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2009.

Interview Details – one on one interview for 30 mins. 4 in total

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in June 2010.

Interview Details – I was interviewed for Sybase position. They had 3 telephonic interviews followed by 6 1:1 interviews on site.

Interview Question – Performance tuning   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2012.

Interview Details – Basics of finance asked with an emphasis on derivatives and fixed income concepts.

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The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2011.

Interview Details – Used campus recruiting to get interview. Four rounds of interviews in one day, with 2 or more interviewers in each round. Interviewers were friendly but straightforward with their questions. They seemed to prefer concise answers.

The people I encountered seemed pretty down-to-earth, and the culture/environment was surprisingly low-key (as opposed to the stereotype of cut-throat, isolated, and fast-paced environments associated with some firms).

Interview Question – Tell me about a situation when you worked in a team.   Answer Question


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I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2009.

Interview Details – The interview process was very well structured and organised. The focus is more on attitude, capability and interpersonal skills. They do not spend much time in asking technical questions unless the interviewee pushes the conversation in that direction.

Negotiation Details – Impossible, what they offer is final


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I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2011.

Interview Details – one interview on campus, and one super day interview.

Very basic for the fit questions (introduce yourself, why are you interested in the position you are applying, what kind of work do you expect, ...)

A lot of technical and mathematical questions: Probability, Options related questions (futures, forwards), basic programming questions

People are very encouraging and give hints along the way to solve problems

Interview Question – Algorithm related questions   Answer Question

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Pros: “Great benefits (excluding pay) including a lot of vacation days. Company promotes cultural diversity and is very much against any type of discrimination. Once management likes you there…” Full Review

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