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Updated Dec 11, 2014
Updated Dec 11, 2014
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    Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Applied online and received an e-mail to request an interview. The interviewer went to my same school, so was familiar with the programs and materials I talked about. He was quite nice, but hard to hear. Interviewer just let me talk for about 45 minutes about how I'd solve the problem. He guided me through it and we got to an answer.

    Interview Questions
    • Using object oriented programming, estimate the number Pi and describe the accuracy of your estimation.
      How would you assess the interest rates on loans for different purchases?
       
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    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Finance (Controllers) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campus, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campus, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Got an interview through my schools career website, and had it on-campus a couple weeks after apply. Interview was a 2 on 1, which caught me off-guard a bit, but the questions were pretty much all behavioral. Just know yourself.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Internal Wholesaler Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    1. Phone interview with two Internals
    2. All day at Chicago office. Three two person interviews. Then an interview with head of the internal desk, then you have to do three sales call role plays. Finally you have to give a presentation to 5-8 people.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I applied through the career centre in my College.Two interviews by two different people, one being analytical and the other technical.The interviewers were very friendly and energetic.It was a smooth process,hassle free.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quantitative Risk Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I got the interview through an external headhunter. The instructions were to be at the Goldman offices by 10am with no specified end time. I was told they could end the interview in 30 minutes or go longer. I ended up staying there till about 4pm and was interviewed by about 7 people with a short break for lunch. Each of the interviewers was professional and courteous. It was apparent that they knew their stuff very well. There was a good coverage of stochastic calculus questions and questions on C++ programming idioms and design. The interview process felt like a collaborative discussion rather than an interrogation.

    About a month later, I was called for the second round of interviews. 2 interviews were who I had met earlier. Sadly I blew it in the very last interview which was with the hiring manager. This person played the "silent cop" game with me. He would ask a question - and then AFTER I had answered the question he would just be quiet without any reaction at all. His silences were awkward and uncomfortable for me - and frankly rather unnerving. Up until I this interview I knew I was doing well - but sadly for me this interviewer ended up spooking me somewhat. It was also the last interview at the end of a long day - and I flubbed some medium difficulty probability questions with him.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really unexpected for a quant developer position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through my school's career website, received a request to do two phone screens with current analysts. After the interviews, which were mostly behavioral I was asked to fly out for a super day which has not happened yet. Questions were relatively easy.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked whether or not I agreed with the price drop in oil and how I would trade comapnies involved in the industry.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    university interview
    Not very hard, half about resume, half about data structure.

    I am not fully prepared, that's why I fail

    university interview
    Not very hard, half about resume, half about data structure.

    I am not fully prepared, that's why I fail

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    No Offer
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    Client Solutions Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Scheduled a phone interview after applying online. They contacted me within the next week to schedule an interview. The interviewer seemed uninterested and the interview felt rushed overall, which is understandable since they are busy people. There was a good balance of fit, resume, and basic technical questions. Nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process was very straightforward. You apply at their website and if they get interested in your profile, they will reach you. On the initial document they might ask you a bit about your background and for some docs if something is missing. A few days later, they will contact you again with the date for the interview. Usually they interview is on site and they will flight you if you are in the US, otherwise will conduct the interview via phone.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was mostly about object oriented programming. A couple of questions about interfaces, templates among others.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Quantitaive Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    One phone screen, then superday interview. 4 rounds in the morning about technical side. Few more rounds in the afternoon about personality fitting. It is not extremely difficult if you know your projects extremly well and you have very relevant background.

    Interview Questions
    • What is cointegration and correlation? What is Black Litterman. What's multifactor model.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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