Goldman Sachs Interview Questions

Updated Apr 23, 2015
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT).

    Interview

    Applied online and through the career services at my university, was contacted approx. two weeks later asking if I was still interested. I responded and was contacted few days later with the details.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself.
      Tell me about a time you improved a process.
      Why operations? etc.
      Some questions were based on my responses but nothing too overwhelming in my opinion.
       
      1 Answer
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    Vice President - Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    It took eight months from my first interview until my hire date. I had eight interviews total. My first interview was over the phone. My second interview was via video conference with people in NY and Bangalore, India. I had to follow up all the time as I never heard anything about the status of the position.

    Interview Questions

    • Not many questions my boss just mainly talked about how great he was   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    The day consisted of four separate interviews, with two people in each interview. Each interview was about 30 minutes long, and the interviews were back-to-back (just over two hours straight). About 5 minutes of questions were allowed at the end of each interview. Interviewers were polite but guarded -- it was not readily apparent if answers were correct or acceptable.

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    Summer Analyst - Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Campus: Back to Back
    30 minutes for each interview
    Technical + behavioral
    Interviewers were nice and was a great experience
    Go through your resume
    Past experiences
    Past work experience
    Past/current projects
    Tell me about yourself
    Why investment banking?
    Education Background

    Interview Questions

    • Schedule Algorithm
      Client Server Architecture
      Service Oriented Architecture
       
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    New Associate Programmer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    The interview process is very generalized. You are challenged to talk about your own experiences and then expand on those experiences. The interviewer may grab onto a topic and dig deeper to see how much you know, and then proceed further with the general questions. I felt the interviews didn't necessarily get hard, but instead, each person was an expert in a slightly different area of work. So the questions were changed to fit their style or expertise.

    Interview Questions

    • What database systems have you used at school or work in the past. Tell me about a challenge you faced when trying to work with one of those databases. Here they likely would dig deeper into a coding or database specific question.   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Meet with a number of people at offices. It was quite relaxed in that I waited in a room and they just came talked to me for about 30 minutes and then another person came in. They made me feel comfortable which was helpful for the ability to perform in the interview.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Very reasonable about allowing time to decide and they were happy to answer any number of questions that I had.

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied through on-campus, 2-on-1 interviewed for CRMA on-campus with an associate and VP, then SuperDay after a month in New York with 3 - 30 mins rounds of 2-on-1 interview. Very professional but still conversational. Questions mainly revolved around my resume and past experiences, why risk?, why Goldman Sachs?, would I want to switch to a revenue generating division if given a choice?

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly behavioral and fit questions -- How does GS generate revenue? How would you evaluate the risk of extending credit to a startup firm? How would that analysis change for the same startup after 3 years in existence?   Answer Question
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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Two 30 min on-campus interviews. Got flown to New York for onsite.
    Two 45 minute interviews with 2 people each. The recruiters are very nice and make you feel comfortable :) The interviewers are also awesome people.
    On-campus interviews were VERY easy questions, wrote them up in python.
    Onsite questions were more java/python/OS trivia questions, not much coding surprisingly. Talked about past projects.

    Interview Questions

    • what is a turing machine? differences between thread scheduling algos, deadlocks..   Answer Question
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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Three person will interview and then ask you different question. Different person ask different questions and sometime they ask to perform some ask and code to see if you have solve the problem.
    They are most likely going to see how you think and how you approach the problem.
    I think that it is a good experience and help us to make thinking and making problem. And there are many things that can be asked too. And there is a different experience after all.

    Interview Questions

    • what is the problem you have faced? how did you solve it?   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Three fit interviews with associates and vice presidents. There were some mathematic components and some very basic market question, but the largest focus was put on the fit. You have to be a generally likable and extrovert person, since the work is so client focused. Don't compare it with other parts of the division or the larger firm, I've heard of different people who tried to take this route and failed to get an offer.

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