Goldman Sachs Analyst/Developer Interview Questions

Updated Jul 6, 2015
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Analyst/Developer Interview

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

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY).

Interview

Fairly Straightforward - Resume-based, fit, only a bit technical questions (not unexpected). The interviewers were warm, and there was no stress test. Overall a very positive experience, but you do need to prep for the interview.

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    Analyst/Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2015.

    Interview

    It took about a one month to get the first round interview. The first round interview was with an associate. Then onsite interview at office. They will let you meet everyone in that team.

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    Analyst/Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through GS website. Interviewer scheduled 3 interviews on the same day. All three are technical rounds. I was asked about current project architecture, oops concepts, design patterns, SQL joins, Spring AOP.

    Interview Questions

    • concepts of hashmap and how to create a hashmap which can be expire it's values based on given time.   Answer Question
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    Analyst/Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in January 2013.

    Interview

    very standard phone screen, highly technical, ask about most changeling project so far. also basic c++ questions, vtable, data structure, constructor/destructor, smart pointer, base class, python vs c++ didn't get the second round

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    Analyst/Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in August 2012.

    Interview

    2 phone interviews followed by an onsite interview. The 2nd phone interview was arranged after I asked them will the trip to New York be expended. Looks like they want to know more about the candidates before they spend money on them.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing is really difficult. The technical interviewers asked questions very randomly. One interviewer didn't not always give me the right hint. Another interviewer interrupted me a lot. However, their managers are all very nice people to talk to. Lots of behavioral questions about how to communicate with the end user to provide technical support.   Answer Question
    • Traverse an N*M matrix clockwise. Start from the out most layers, and move to the inner most layer in a spiral fashion. For example, if the matrix is 1 3 4 2 1 2 2 3 1 1 4 1 2 1 4 the out put is 1 3 4 2 1 1 4 1 2 1 4 2 2 3 1   1 Answer
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    Analyst/Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in October 2011.

    Interview

    I got a call from recruiter who set up a Phone interview which consisted of 30 mins of HR interview and 30 mins of technical interview. After a couple of days I received an email that I cleared the first screening process and wanted to schedule another round of technical phone interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions where on Multithreading and Serialization???   Answer Question
    • basic java questions, difference between java and c++, questions on RESTful services.   Answer Question
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    Analyst/Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in May 2010.

    Interview

    On the scheduled time there were no phone call from them. Waited for two hours. They rescheduled next morning announcing that interview will be in an hour and I got a different person interviewing me. The job seemingly required software engineering skills instead of data analysis skills. Was not interested in candidate's background and experience, only wanted to see if one can come ready to do things they do. That interview really looked like a phone screening. They was not sounding interested at all like they already had a candidate for the position.

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    Analyst Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in October 2008.

    Interview

    Nine 30-minute interviews of varying difficult.

    Interview Questions

    • Name one of the more efficient sorting algorithms   2 Answers
    • Describe a plain vanilla swap   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No ability to negotiate.

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    Analyst Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in March 2008.

    Interview

    The interview process is rigorous. It consists of a phone interview, followed by 1 on 1 interviews with many members of the team. The more members you meet with, the better you're doing. The questions are mostly puzzles and brain teasers. Some IT related some not. In the beginning you're asked to take a written exam, which can be found online (unofficially of course). Many of the puzzles come from books and internet so it pays to prepare.

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    • Write a program that prints out all possible pairs that can be formed from 20 dancers.   2 Answers
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    Analyst/Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Bangalore (India)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Got a call in the middle of February from a staffing agency for .NET developer openings with Goldman Sachs, Bangalore. They scheduled my telephonic interview for the next week. The telephonic interview went well and I got a call direct from GSs' HR person some 10 days later and they asked me to visit their Bangalore office for further rounds. I agreed to visit the next week. I had 3 technical rounds on the same day and was told they were fine with me and would call me within the next few days. The next day got a call again and they scheduled another round with the Director of the team I'd be joining, this also went fine and he said HR would call me next day. Then got a call two days later asking for send my payslips, etc. Again after a week got a call asking me to send further documents. HR person said it would take 2 weeks to roll out the offer. After 5 weeks they finally rolled out and offer. I had joined another company by then and also the compensation was less that what I had hoped.

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