Goldman Sachs Sales Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Mar 11, 2015
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2014.

    Interview

    Applied Online. Had 3 Phone interviews as a part of Round one: 2 from Hong Kong office and 1 from Mumbai office. Waiting for the results. Applied in Oct and got a call for interview in Dec. Its been more than a month and I have not heard back. So a small advice: Have patience.

    Interview Questions

    • Put-Call Parity, Futures and Options, Beta of a stock, Sharpe Ratio. Other questions were behavioral and based on current financial markets (Basic)   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
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    No Offer

    Interview

    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.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    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
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    Sales and Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in December 2011.

    Interview

    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)

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    Sales Attribution Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Chicago, IL) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Initial phone screen with third-party recruiter, followed by initial phone screen with internal company resource. Interviews considered of four, half-hour, in-person interviews scheduled back to back. Interviewers seemed to be in a hurry. Was told that first round included 15 candidates, second round culled to 6-8 and then 2 chosen.

    Interview Questions

    • What decision do you regret in your career?   2 Answers
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    Sales & Trading Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in January 2010.

    Interview

    My interview was with 2 employers of Goldman Sachs, both women. They were both pretty straight-out-of-college and hadn't been in the industry very long. From the beginning they weren't very polite, and did anything possible to put you on the spot. Going into the interview I felt pretty confident that I was well-prepared, however, after leaving my confidence had been shot down, completely.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked about how the change in commodities pricing has affected the S&T market   Answer Question
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    Corporate Credit Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in September 2009.

    Interview

    My resume made it into a resume book which thankfully made it to a salesperson that covered a hedge fund I interned with. Came into Old Slip office for a superday with 4 different desks and was asked back to 1 NY Plaza to interview with 2 of the desks. Finally, I was asked back for a 3rd time with Corporate Credit Sales. Everyone I interviewed with was extremely personable and seemed interested in who they were bringing in at the junior level. There were no mental math or brainteasers, but they very much hammered the "Why Goldman" question. Obviously be up on the markets and have a view with a reason. In the end I think that my "Why Goldman" wasn't as strong as it should have been and I subsequently did not receive an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • "Why do you want to work at Goldman Sachs?"   Answer Question
    • "Company A with a market cap of $25B announces a $5B stock buy-back program. How would the CDS on Company A react?"   3 Answers
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    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    The interview process for my division was rather long. One route was to go through the internship program where you spent 10 weeks on the trading floor meeting people and being quizzed. Another method was to interview and this was not particularly easy and also consisted of 10+ interviews in most instances.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions around markets both equities and fixed income.   Answer Question
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    Equity Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Singapore (Singapore)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Singapore (Singapore)) in May 2012.

    Interview

    I went for 13 rounds of interviews, with every member of the S&T team. They were genuine in getting to know me better, and asked a lot of behavioral questions. They also asked a lot of markets questions, and asked you to recommend stocks.

    Interview Questions

    • Name 1 stock you are bullish about and 1 stock you are bearish about. Why   Answer Question
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