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Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management
New York, NY

The process took 2 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2011.

Interview Details – first round had a 2-on-1 interview. 2nd round was in new york for a series of 4 1-on-1 interviews. all were very personality/background based, with some simple questions to gauge interest in markets and sales experience.

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Negotiation Details – no negotiations


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Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management
Philadelphia, PA

The process took 1 week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2008.

Interview Details – 1st contact was a phone interview. Pretty basic, mostly behavioral and resume questions. 2nd interview was a full day (6 hours) in their office. Met with 5 groups of two. Questions were much more in depth such as, why do you want to work in private wealth management and questions about the market.

Interview Question – Do you work better on a team or as an individual?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – didn't negotiate


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Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management
Los Angeles, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2008.

Interview Details – Called by HR and had a brief phone interview. Followed up after to setup an in-office interview. Met with everyone in the group I'd be working with. Pretty standard questions about my experience along with some questions about the financial markets.

Interview Question – Tell me about the financial markets in 2006   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No


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Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management

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

Interview Details – Applied through an campus coordinated program and received a phone call from the recruiter. Initially got a phone call to come into the office for an interview. Interview was one-on-one and mostly behavioral questions rather than technical questions that focused on a potential fit.

Interview Question – Why should we hire you over other college students?   Answer Question


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Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management

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

Interview Details – Phone interview started out simple, with basic background questions. Person was extremely friendly. Then they asked why I am interested in Private Wealth with a few follow-up questions that were quite easy. Finally, they ended by asking me to pitch them a stock and why I liked the stock. The interview was so easy-going early on that I let my guard down and was unprepared for the stock idea question. I panicked and said Apple which is a terrible answer to the question. Needless to say, I did not get to the next round.

Interview Question – Pitch me a stock idea?   Answer Question


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Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2009.

Interview Details – The phone interview was very casual. Recruiting director called me to discuss my interest in the position; a week later got a call to come in for final round interviews. A long day of in person interviews--had about 7 different people interview me (there were 2, 2 on 1 sessions) a lot of fit based questions, some questions about market trends and person views on how the economy will shape out in the next few years. Generally, people were very nice; no brain teasers which was nice. They wanted to see how I worked under pressure and in situations of conflict.

Interview Question – How would you handle a conflict with a peer or a supervisor?   Answer Question


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Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in May 2007.

Interview Details – The initial contact after aplying online was in less than 24 hrs.
The phone interview was straight forward, direct to the point, asking questions about my financial knowledge and skills.
The 1:1 interviews lasted a full day at the office. I had interviews with 6 people: 1 financial analyst and 5 VPs.
The interviews varied between behavioral questions and skills/knowledge questions.

Interview Question – How do you see the Brazilian economy in 5-10 years?   Answer Question

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