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IT Analyst Interview

IT Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in April 2010.

Interview Details – Was invited for 1:1 interview in NYC. It started with a test comprising of :
General Programming
Java
SQL
.Net
C++
The test lasted about 45 minutes. Test was followed by 7 rounds of face to face interviews, on questions ranging from Finance related to experience.

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Average Interview

Information Technology Analyst Interview

Information Technology Analyst
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2008.

Interview Details – I applied through the college career website. I got selected for a campus interview. It was just one. I had to interview with two IT managers. They were dressed semi-formal. They did seem like geeks, but they were affluent. They know when someone is trying to say non-sense. They asked me about my past school projects and what it entails. They then asked me an algorithmic question: write an algorithm to detect a palindrome.

Interview Question – Describe an algorithm to detect a palindrome?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

IT Summer Analyst Interview

IT Summer Analyst
New York, NY

The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2007.

Interview Details – - One phone interview - they want to verify that everything on your resume is correct and you are not a hoax
- Six one-on-ones - they are trying to fit you in a group so you have to impress. The person interviewing you is most likely the hiring manager and he/she will try to judge your competence and fit for the group. Expect to get asked tough questions.

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Negotiation Details – There is really no negotiations for interns


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

IT Analyst Interview

IT Analyst

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2009.

Interview Details – There are several rounds (> 6) of interviews. Finally, when every one is happy, you will be asked to meet a very senior person (MD level) for the last round. That's almost a formality unless you really commit harakiri.

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No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

IT Summer Analyst Interview

IT Summer Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2010.

Interview Details – 2 days of interview
1st day was information session.
2nd day continuous rounds of 3 to 9 interviews depending in the number of divisions that select you.

Interview Question – previous experience related Qs   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

IT Analyst Interview

IT Analyst
Bangalore (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 5 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2009.

Interview Details – Very professional. I liked the environment. they did ask me relevant questions only

Interview Question – Why Goldman sachs   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Salary was not up to the mark


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No Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

IT Analyst Interview

IT Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2007.

Interview Details – first stage was a telephone interview which consisted of technical questions so they could garner a view of your knowledge. it lasted about a half hour and consisted of short questions and answers and quite fact based.

second stage interview took place at their offices and was approximately 90 minuets long meeting 3 members of the team that was hiring and one other associated manager from a related department. some short technical questions followed by some more people skills/scenario based questions. what would you do if a particular situation or problem arose. etc.

third stage interview lasted approx 2 and a half hours which consisted of 5 different managers interviewing for 30 minute slots, afterwhich the next person would come in. very much a mixture of technical and general scenario based questions and also lots of focus on previous experience in other jobs and also university. got questioned about my degree and final year project which no one else ever has asked me about.

kept waiting for 5 weeks before being told no offer would be made but a very thorough and professional interview process and a very worthwhile experience. best process i have been through and i have worked and interviewed at many investment banks.

Interview Question – describe in detail your final year project at university and explain your conclusions and justifiy.   View Answer

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