Goldman Sachs Analyst/Developer Interview Questions

Updated Mar 9, 2015
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Analyst/Developer Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Positive Experience
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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
    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

    Interview Questions

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Analyst/Developer Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a 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.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Developer Interview

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

    Application

    The process took a 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
    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.

    Interview Questions

    • 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 Employee in Bangalore (India)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Bangalore (India)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The process started with sending resume to consultants. It was then followed up by GS recruiters to fix an appointment for Super Day. I attended the written test for Java and cleared it. I was called for F2F rounds later in the week. Was asked to leave for the day after my 4th round.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst/Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Lengthy, Detailed. Had to go through 10 rounds. They asked from basic to more detailed questions. Technical, Soft skills, Why Goldman....
    It went through for more than a month which was a thumbs down. And then after releasing the offer the background check and other formalities were again painful.

    Interview Questions

    • One interviewer really got excited and from basic finance jargon he ended up asking me to suggest a trading strategy, i found it to be an overkill as the roll was for technology and not business side.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    no negotiation

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    Analyst/Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    First on-site interviews, 2 round, one presentation and one competency. The presentation is like respective web design while the competency is just competency. Nothing unexpected and nothing worth saying more.

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