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Goldman Sachs Investments Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

Interview Details – First round and second round both in the office. First round was mostly behavioral, asked about my previous internships and how it relates to investment banking. I worked in real estate private equity the previous summer and the interviewer asked me how the process is similar to a leveraged buyout. Why banking? Pitch me a stock (know certain multiples about your stock (EV/EBITDA) and others that's related to the industry. Got a call an hour later to come back the same day for the final round. 3 interviews of 30 minutes. Random brain teasers like one about buckets (3 liter and 5 liter, how to make it 4 liters). Overall less technical than other investment banks, they focus a lot on fit and how you know the markets.

Interview Question – What is a shareholder's right's plan? (poison pill)   Answer Question


No Offer

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Intern In Investment Banking Interview

Intern In Investment Banking

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – I went through school recruiting. After I went to career fair and networked a bit, I decided to apply online also, and then I got an interview in about i'm not sure but i think a couple of weeks I have to say. It didnt take long, but I wasnt particularly waiting for it anyway.

Interview Question – Why Goldman   Answer Question


No Offer

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Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2014.

Interview Details – First round on-campus recruiting. Two rounds of phone interviews with a specific group followed by a super-day about a week later.

Interview Question – How to calculate the value of a commercial property with a single large tenant.   View Answer


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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – Superday interview as a lateral from another bank. Went over some fit stuff and wanted to make sure I was technically competent. Really emphasized hiring both hard working and smart people. Otherwise standard questions about background, interest in IB / GS, etc.

First half of the superday oddly wanted to know technical knowledge but didn't go too deep into line of questioning.

Interview Question – Why should we choose you over the others?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern (Investment Management Division) Interview

Intern (Investment Management Division)

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

Interview Details – Two Phone Interviews and one in person interview

Interview Question – Asked to name many distinguished financial people   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – The process involved a phone screen and then I was flown out to interview that Friday. The interviews (3) were mainly behavioral with one being focused on my knowledge of the valuation process. I interviewed with three other people and none of us got an offer.

Interview Question – Compare the volatility of a burger joint and an airplane manufacturer and how that would affect the valuation of the company.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2010.

Interview Details – 1st round interview on campus. Final interview round at company site. 4 two-on-one interviews on technical and behavior topics.

Interview Question – What causes the expansion and contraction of EV/EBITDA multiples.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate.


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

Interview Details – 2 first round phone interviews, and 3 face to face final round interviews.

Interview Question – How do you think of JPM's bribery scandal?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Got an offer in Financing Group under IBD, but preferred traditional IBD.


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Investment Management Intern Interview

Investment Management Intern

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2014.

Interview Details – Submitted my application and was contacted by the recruiter for an interview

Interview Question – Nothing very hard. Mostly a walk-through of my resume.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Investment Management Quantitative Investment Management Interview

Investment Management Quantitative Investment Management
New York, NY

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

Interview Details – It is an on-campus recruiting and the recruiters are alumni. This is the first round.

Interview Question – How to replicate a Russel 3000 index with 300 stocks   Answer Question

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