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Goldman Sachs Investments Interview Questions

Updated Nov 8, 2014
Updated Nov 8, 2014
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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 Details
    Don't negotiate an internship.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Quantitative Investment Strategy Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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?
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
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    Global Investment Research Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Met recruiters at career fair and gave them my resume. Was called about an hour later on my cell phone asking for me to come back to meet the more senior recruiter. Talked to her and was honestly not too excited about it, not being very interested in finance.

    A week later she emailed me saying that they were interviewing on campus and would like to fit me in. Went to the in person interview which was me to two employees. The questions were quite general about my resume until they started asking questions about which companies I would invest in, etc.

    They told me I would need to be awake at 5 am since the SF office is behind East Coast time, I'm pretty sure I looked horrified. Not surprised or upset that I didn't get a second interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst - Investment Banking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Only invited to first round interview. The interview was basically behavior. 2:1 interview. The reason why you are interested in investment banking is a questions I got asked three times, comparing to my previous experiences.

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    On-campus process at target school, submitted resumes then got assigned interviews.

    Multiple interviews with final round, some individual some panel interviews (varied by person). Mix of fit and technicals depending on your experience. Always started by them introducing themselves and asking you to walk through your resume.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for an investment banking analyst position in there Salt Lake City office through my school's career center. The next day I received an email from their HR department requesting a phone interview with me. I received a call the next day from a senior banker in there NY office, and I was expecting more of a relaxed behavior initial screen, but it was more of an interrogation than anything.

    Interview Questions
    • No technicals, just asking questions along the line of "what makes you think you have what it takes to be an investment banker," "why didn't you have a 4.0 in undergrad."   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Intern In Investment Banking Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern (Investment Management Division) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two Phone Interviews and one in person interview

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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