Goldman Sachs Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview Questions

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Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

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

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.

Interview Questions
  • do you have sales experience?   Answer Question
  • this is a tough job to succeed in. what makes you think you would be good at it?   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
no negotiations
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • Do you work better on a team or as an individual?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    didn't negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • How would you handle a conflict with a peer or a supervisor?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Analyst - Private Wealth Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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