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HCM Interview (Positive Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2011.
Interview Details – Very long and tedious process. Over 15 interviews for a position they ended up putting on hold.
Interview Question – Goldman is a New York based, type A company so questions came fast and furious. They gave you a schedule beforehand and adhered to that schedule to a T. View Answer
HCM Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in July 2010.
Interview Details – This was a great interview process. Everything happened really quickly. I received follow up right away and my interviews were scheduled immediately. Initially I was interviewed by a recruiter, then I went to the office for a super day and had 3 back to back interviews. The next day I received a call with some positive feedback and was asked for my availability for a phone interview. The interviews were knowledge and behavior based questions. Even though the total number of interviews is a lot the process is really efficient.
Negotiation Details – n/a
HCM Summer(Teach First) Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in June 2014.
Interview Details – Application form was a simple 300 word covering letter + work experience history.
3 weeks later I was invited to first round interview. Typical 45 minute HR interview with a mixture of competency and knowledge type questions.
A week later I was invited to final interviews. 2 half-hour interviews with senior staff in HCM. First interview was more of a conversation with only one 'interview' style question and the rest was questions to the senior member and discussion of answers. Second interview was more technical regarding functions of HCM and ideas about issues in HCM.
A few days later I was informed of the offer and an opportunity for a full time offer if the internship goes well.
Interview Question – Can you outline a particular issue facing HCM with regards to recruitment and your thoughts about how you might overcome this. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation possible but very fair wage.
HCM Summer Analyst UK Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2012.
Interview Details – Round 1: 3 interviews. 2 after another, then a short break before the third. They asked about basic competencies; each interview was targeted at a different set of competencies. Generally very nice people. Typical questions were:
-Why do you want to work at GS?
-What do you like about the world of finance?
-Tell me about a time when you had to solve a conflict in your team.
-Tell me about a time when you led a team.
- How would your friends describe you?
Round 2: Group assessment, then 2 interviews back to back
Group Assessment: work in two teams to solve a Global Mobility Solutions problem
Interviews: More probing questions with senior people within the HCM department.
-Talk about your work experience
-How has your experience made you different from other candidates?
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HCM Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Very Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in April 2010.
Interview Details – In a word - scary.
Really professional experience. The people interviewing me were truely brilliant people. A lot of respect for their knowledge and ability, but they grill you for sure!
Interview Question – Explain the impact of moral hazard on the recent economic crisis, and the impact that has upon HR. Answer Question
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