Goldman Sachs Sales Analyst Interview Questions

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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
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    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
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    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 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 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Attribution Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales & Trading Summer Analyst Interview

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

    The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Corporate Credit Sales Analyst Interview

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

    The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    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?"   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Equity Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Singapore (Singapore)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Singapore (Singapore)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    For the first round, I was mainly tested on my aptitude for the financial sector (given I am from an Engineering background), asked to describe a difficult situation when working within a team and asked about my previous internship experiences in other banks. Since I applied for Sales positions I was also asked to pitch the inteviewer a stock. Lastly, I was asked where else I had applied to (Citibank and GS) and why I had chosen these 2, why I wanted to work there.

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    • What motivates you when you get up every morning?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took 2 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was normal but what I really did not like about them was that they were so unclear about their results and would make you wait for weeks. They don't care at all about the applicants, which probably comes from their over-confidence as a top player.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

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