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Goldman Sachs Operation Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 7, 2014
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Vice President - Operations Interview

Vice President - Operations
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied in-person and interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – 14 - 30 min. interviews that were over the phone and in person with multiple business units. Some jobs were taken off the table after an interview or two and then they were hiring for the position again

Negotiation Details – no negotiations, they would not talk


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2012.

Interview Details – Interviews consisted of two 45 minute rounds with two pairs of recruiters. Both interviews were behavioral - very little technical questioning. The recruiters were very nice and the tone was conversational, no grilling. Called back within a week.

Interview Question – Why do you want to work at Goldman Sachs?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst
Jersey City, NJ

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in May 2014.

Interview Details – Went in the superday interviews at the Jersey City office. Three half hour back to back interviews with VPs and MD. No technical questions just behavioral. Thought the interview went well but got a call saying they will not be continuing with my application.

Interview Question – Name your biggest weakness   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Tax Operations Team Analyst Interview

Tax Operations Team Analyst
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2013.

Interview Details – This was one of the most depressing interviews I have ever had.

It consisted of three interviews with two people in each all back to back. Each of the interviewers seemed worn out and miserable. Each of them acted as if they did not want to be there. Immediately after a few minutes of talking to the first interviewer I knew that this was not the place or job for me.

The questions seemed extremely specific for the experience desired in the position (at lease 2 years).

The interview experience overall felt very negative from my end and I am happy to say I did not receive an offer. I cannot say as to whether this was me or them, but I can say that if the people that interviewed me are the same people that I would have to work with day to day, this is a job to steer clear of.

Interview Question – "If I were writing a script to do something over and over again, what would I call that?"   View Answer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Analyst Operations Interview

Analyst Operations

I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – 12 interviews over a 2 day period

Interview Question – Pretty straight forward   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst
Jersey City, NJ

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2014.

Interview Details – Did the phone interview, went really well. Got an email few days later for super day at the ops headquarters in jersey city. The recruiters were very helpful. The email included a list of 3 opportunities I was being considered for. I was very well prepared, interviewers said I was over qualified for the positions. 3 30 min interviews. Mostly behavioral questions. Contacted the recruiter after waiting for 3 weeks. Got a call on the 4th week and didn't get an offer

Interview Question – How much does a boeing 707 weigh?   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst
Jersey City, NJ

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2013.

Interview Details – The interview was about an hour long. I interviewed with three people, the first was two on one and the second was one on one. Mainly behavioral questions a few technical. The first interview was harder for me but the second was very good, the lady was friendly and it turned into a conversation rather than just an interview. My advice is try not to be be too nervous. They are very interested in persons who can work well in teams.

Interview Question – Why finance?   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst

I applied through other source and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – 3 in-person interviews with VPs and a MD, 2 company interview dinners. Asked basic questions like why GS, why ops, what is your 10 year goal, your background…etc. Last one was with a MD. I was asked to describe the image of Goldman, news that interested me recently and why.

Interview Question – Tell us your experience that you made a significant difference in processing.   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Operations Summer Analyst Interview

Operations Summer Analyst
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2014.

Interview Details – In the Summer I participated in a GS webinar to learn more about their industry and then submitted my resume after that webinar was completed. A selected number of candidates who were declined previous invitations to be interviewed were given an informational interview and then told to wait until summer internship recruiting begins. I also applied through my school, so I am not sure which one helped me more.

The interview was in their Salt Lake City location and consisted of behavioral questions. Two back to back 30 minute interviews with either one or two people. Every body was very nice and wanted to get to know you better.

Interview Question – Why shouldn't we hire you?   View Answer


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Operations Summer Analyst Interview

Operations Summer Analyst
Salt Lake City, UT

I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2014.

Interview Details – Two back to back 30 minute interview. If you come early, you wait in their beautiful lounge area where you can overlook the entire Salt Lake City. You can also get coffee, water, or tea if your thirsty. The employers come to get you and you are put into another room. During the interview, which could be one or two people, they ask mainly behavioral questions. They were all very nice, very smart and just wanted to get to know you better.

Interview Question – Why shouldn't we hire you?   View Answer

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