Goldman Sachs Investment Banker Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2015
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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Chicago, IL).

    Interview

    1 phone interview, 1 super-day. Had to interview with 3 groups (2 people in each). Generally pretty laid back -mostly behavioral - but that was probably because I was interviewing as a sophomore. No brainteasers.

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  2. Helpful (5)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    From non-target, had fortunate timing and GS interviewed around 6 undergrads chosen from resume drop. After this, was invited to NY for a superday, and following this, did not receive an offer. Superset interview consisted of 3 30 minute interviews with 2 bankers. Mix of technical and fit questions.

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  3. Helpful (2)  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    The medium is the message. The interviewer cares less about your answer to this question and more about the confidence, enthusiasm and passion with which you answer it.The speed of the response is the response. The biggest mistake you could make is pausing, stalling or fumbling at the onset of your answer, thus demonstrating a lack of self-awareness and self-esteem.

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    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    I attended their info session on-campus and then applied online. After one month or so, I received two phone interviews for the first round. Have not heard back anything for the decision yet. They usually give out second round with video conference and the final round will be on-site.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked very deep into several deals I did over my internships and also the DCF model.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Not very many technical questions as I had expected. It was definitely more behavioral questions, but the guy was very friendly and no brain teasers or hard math. Overall a good time and it was a very relaxed environment

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2014.

    Interview

    One 30m Prescreen, Talked with a VP in the NYC IBD. Nice guy, questions were nothing out of the ordinary, interview flowed like conversation. Was contacted the next day that I would be hearing back within the week - was never contacted (its been over 3 months).

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a market your following?
      A company with high P/E aquires a target with low P/E - accretive or dilutive?
      Walk me through the cash flows statement.
       
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  8. Helpful (2)  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    They held a few information sessions at my school. I attended all of them and reached out to a few contacts a made. Then, short "informational interviews" were held with a selected group of applicants. From there they invited a handful to an early super day and let the rest go through with first round interviews and potentially a later super day in January.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about all of the different methods used to value companies. DCF walkthrough, comparable analysis, etc. Specifically, I was asked about which ratios would be used to value a start-up vs. a highly leveraged company vs. a large conglomerate with steady earnings.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Don't negotiate an internship.

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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in November 2014.

    Interview

    The majority were fit questions. There were also some resume questions but Goldman doesn't seem to focus that much on technicals if you didn't do an investment banking internship before. It's all about how you can fit into the team. Also have a strong answer for why Goldman. First round is 2 on 1 for me. There was an MD with an analyst.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me an intellectual curiosity and how you developed it.   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Campus recruiting (New York City IBD Analyst)
    Two 30-minute interviews with one associate and three vice presidents.
    In the first interview, all questions are behavioral questions.
    In the second interview, all questions are technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Goldman?
      Some technical questions, such as LBO, DCF, WACC, etc
       
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  11. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer

    Interview

    Goldman tends to ask much higher level questions than boutique banks. I wasn't asked any technical questions in the final round, with the focus much more on fit. They seemed focused on desire to work hard, teamwork, modesty. The first round was a 2 on 1 interview with the next round the final round. The final round consisted of 4-6 interviews on location.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were all very straightforward. Nothing surprising   Answer Question

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