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Goldman Sachs Sales and Trading Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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Electronic Trading Sales: NY Interview

Electronic Trading Sales: NY
New York, NY

I applied in-person - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2010.

Interview Details – had 4 interviews ,was expected to go up to 20! classical interview, usual questions, was informed they did not need a European. Pleasant people, met the head of the department and a couple of sales people.surprisingly average people typical New York:like Bronx, good professionals but not that special.

Interview Question – straightforward questions.   Answer Question


No Offer

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Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

Sales and Trading Summer Analyst

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

Interview Details – The first round consisted of mainly behavioral questions and a few technical questions regarding the market.

Interview Question – Summarize what the US economy has been doing over the last year   Answer Question


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Analyst - Sales and Trading Interview

Analyst - Sales and Trading

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

Interview Details – There were four total interviews. First round interview was a single interview with one person on my college campus. The final round interviews were on site. There were two people per interview for three total interviews. The first were behavioural and the others were technical. Goldman Sachs has a very low acceptance rate.

Interview Question – Tell me your greatest weakness.   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales & Trading Summer Analyst Interview

Sales & Trading Summer Analyst

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

Interview Details – On campus recruiting for first round interview. Process was really run of the mill for S&T - they wanted to see that you understood the markets and had a genuine passion for them. Also, make sure to highlight anything technical/quantitative on your resume. Know your resume. Got invited for superday and then did not receive offer. Many qualified candidates and interviewers were really nice. Depends on who you get for difficulty of questions. Overall great experience but did not land offer.

Interview Question – Behavioral and markets based. Follow markets and do mock interviews and you should be good.   Answer Question


No Offer

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Average Interview

Sales and Trading Summer Intern Interview

Sales and Trading Summer Intern
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – They recruit at my university where they hold first round interviews. Second round interviews are held at Goldman.

Interview Question – First round was almost all behavior. Asked about 3 experiences on my resume, 1 activity on my resume, what was happening in the markets, a stock I was following, if I preferred sales or trading, and why sales or trading. Short, 30 minute interview. Was not invited to the second round.   Answer Question


Declined Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Sales and Trading Intern Interview

Sales and Trading Intern
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – Applied Through a career fair, interviewed in december 2013, three rounds, all very friendly people. Did a lot of research into finance news before I went.

Interview Question – What do you think about the financial market trends for next year, Who would you name as man of the year 2013 instead of the pope.   View Answer

Reason for Declining – Got another internship in a different industry


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Sales and Trading Intern Interview

Sales and Trading Intern

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

Interview Details – Interview consisted of standard fit-based questions, witha few technical. Was not too tough, had to show an interest in the markets. Interviewed by two people, interview lasted thirty minutes, did not make it to the second round

Interview Question – How do you keep up to date on the markets?   Answer Question


No Offer

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Average Interview

Sales and Trading Interview

Sales and Trading
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2011.

Interview Details – interviewer forgot the interview the first time. General behavior questions

Interview Question – tell me a little more about your job.   Answer Question


No Offer

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Difficult Interview

Sales and Trading Interview

Sales and Trading
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2012.

Interview Details – Question #1: What is your favorite Wall Street Journal article?

Question #2: How do you feel about our current economic situation

Question #3: 3 strengths and 3 weaknesses

Interview Questions


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No Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

Sales and Trading Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2011.

Interview Details – Referred to HR through a contact's contact; was contacted within 12 hours to set up an interview. First round over phone, about 20 minutes - all fit and no brainteasers (a few technical - pitch me a stock, where are the markets going)

Interview Question – What don't you like about your college?   Answer Question

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