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Goldman Sachs Sales and Trading Interview Questions

Updated Jul 18, 2014
Updated Jul 18, 2014
19 Interview Reviews

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    Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • Summarize what the US economy has been doing over the last year   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Analyst - Sales and Trading Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    No Offer
  3.  

    Sales & Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    • Behavioral and markets based. Follow markets and do mock interviews and you should be good.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Trading Summer Intern Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Trading Intern Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    Reasons for Declining

    Got another internship in a different industry

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Trading Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    No Offer
  8.  

    Sales and Trading Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Trading Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    interviewer forgot the interview the first time. General behavior questions

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales and Trading Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview with an alum. It went well so I went into the NY office to interview with three individuals. Met with someone in HCM, and two VPs. First interview with the Human Resources person was a fairly standard interview. Second interview was rather technical in nature. Third was a mix of both and more personal.

    Interview Questions
    • What valuation method do you prefer when looking at equities?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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