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Updated Feb 25, 2015
Updated Feb 25, 2015
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    Investment Management Summer Analyst Interview

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

    interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Had an initial phone interview in early January with HR, all fit and behavioral; only exception was the stock pitch. I got a call back several hours later inviting me to the sophomore superday, which took place mid-February. Superday started in the morning with 2 one-on-one interviews with people from different divisions. My group was given a long lunch break and we were contacted shortly after lunch time and informed as to whether or not we were invited back to interview with specific groups in the afternoon. I had 4 interviews with Third Party Distribution and 2 with Trust Company, all one-on-one. They were all predominantly resume-focused, the interviewers wanted to know how my experience was relevant. They all explained what they did, then gauged my interests and preferences to determine if they aligned with the type of work that their respective groups did. Overall, the interviewers were very welcoming and candid; I was only grilled by 2 of them. Definitely a pleasant experience and wasn't that hard.

    Interview Questions
    • Stock pitch   Answer Question
    • Where would you place yourself on a spectrum of a highly analytical, portfolio manager-type to an entirely client-facing salesperson?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Investment Management Division Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Pretty straightforward: attended campus presentation, applied through campus career website and was called in for first round. Took about 10 days from day of submitting the application to the first round and I got my first round result a couple of days later.

    Interview Questions
    • I thought my interview was pretty straightforward. Had previous PE experience on resume and so had 3 technical questions revolving PE and what is a good investment recommendation,   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
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    Investment Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my college's OCR system, after a week or so I was told that I would have a first round interview. The interview was a 1-1 interview with a former student at my school. He has spent about four years at Goldman. The interview went well, almost all behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example of an ethical problem you have experienced.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation - intern
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    very behavioral oriented, asked a lot about interests, clubs, what i did in my spare time. wanted to know why Goldman Sachs, why investment management etc etc. overall it was not a bad experience. the interviewer seemed both very intelligent and had good interpersonal skills.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Management Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied through on-campus recruiting and Goldman Sachs website. I found out within a week I was selected for an interview. I scheduled my interview through the school's on-campus recruiting website. I interviewed with two people from the Human Capital Management department. It was a fairly quick interview, it only lasted 20 minutes. The questions were mostly fit-based, not technical at all.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do with your summer if you couldn't work any finance job?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Investment Management Division Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I was scheduled for a "phone screen," and 10 minutes before I got a call that HR messed up and they were actually on campus. I ended up rushing to the career center to meet with two alumni from my school. Due to the hectic nature of the meeting, I was off my game. It has been over two weeks and I haven't heard anything from them. People who interviewed with Goldman Sachs the same day for IB and S&T have already heard if they were invited for a Superday.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you schedule your day? Tell us something about the markets?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Quantitative Investment Strategy Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I went through the on-campus interview and was invited to the superday. There were four rounds in total. The first interviewer was an ED (or MD, can't remember clearly), focused on the resume and he was not interested in me apparently. The second group also focused on resume. The third group gave me some basic finance questions and talked a lot about the market. The fourth group gave me some brain teaser and asked me to talk about the market and my resume. The questions were not that hard when I re-thought about them and they did not ask that many quantitative questions as I expected. They chose 2 out of 4 and I did not make it. BTW, they liked to ask about team work experiences on your resume.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Two containers with volumes of 3 and 5 liters. How you could measure 4 liters of water?
      2. Stock A, B with volatility 5% and 10%. They are independent. How you relocate them?
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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