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Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jan 21, 2015
Updated Jan 21, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    All of the questions are behavior related. They had a question list and just chose some from it. Such as:
    1. Introduce yourself
    2. Why you choose us?
    3. Your teamwork experience
    4. Your leadership experience
    5. specific detail of your resume
    6. If you have any questions,etc.

    Nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2.  

    Summer Analyst: INV Management Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Currently in final round interviews for PWM. Phone interview, then campus rep interview, and now a super day at the office. Mostly behavioral questions about why PWM or why Goldman along with questions about why you would be a good asset. They seem to be looking for the best fit for the team more than technical knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Summer Analyst-Finance () Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied online and was sent an email telling me that I had a phone interview. I picked a time and date for myself. My interviewer was female. It was for an internship position.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer asked me about something she saw on my resume   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by 2 guys over the phone. They were both managing directors. The interview was overall very laid back and they asked mostly fit questions. It was about 30 minutes and pretty standard. Some market-based questions as well.

    Interview Questions
    • Which industry are you interested in and how is that market doing now?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
  6.  

    Internal Audit Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I applied online for the Internal Audit division. I was then contacted for a first round phone screen interview. After, I was then selected to attend a superday at their Jersey City offices with 2- 30 minute interviews with summer analyst candidates from all divisions. The interviewers were helpful and very open to speaking about their roles on the jobs. Focused more on fit then anything else.

    Interview Questions
    • Very heavily resume based focused more on behavioral questions than technicals.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No salary negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Get the first phone screen, week later three phone screens in one day morning from alumni, asking basic question, and one with lots tech questions. Questions relate to most of behavior questions, long-term goal, why investment banking, why GS, current deal and discuss it whether it is a good deal, etc.Very professional and efficient.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First round was a 30-minute interview with 2 people: one was a junior employee, the other was more senior. I received invitation for the second round in about a week. The Super Day consisted of 3-hour back to back 30- minute interviews with people in specific groups that were interested in hiring me.

    Interview Questions
    • No technical questions. Mostly behavioral and resume based questions.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Macro Research Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Sent my resume through my university's resume drop. Had an initial screening with alumni who worked at Goldman. After that I had a 30 minute phone interview with a member of the Macro Research group. Three weeks later I was contacted to participate in a Superday on-site. 5 interviews. 4 hours later the recruiter called to extend me an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing crazy hard. Most of the interviews were focused on my ability to state and defend an opinion on the economy and/or the effects of certain events on the economy. Ex: If the price of oil were to drop below $40, what do you think would be the long term effect on US GDP? What do you think Yellen considers when deciding when to raise interest rates? Is she considering the S&P 500?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Summer analyst positions are prorated to base salaries for the position.
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst - Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    1st round on campus interview -
    30 mins behavioral interview:
    What is something you are bad at? What is something that makes you angry? How would your friends describe you? Why Goldman Sachs? etc etc.

    30 mins technical interview:
    Develop an algorithm to schedule an executive's day, given a list of people the executive has to meet with, the amount of time they request to see the executive, and the priority of the meeting. My interviewer basically helped me out and asked me a series of smaller questions as I walked him through how I would code the scheduling system.

    2nd round Jersey city interview-
    Two rounds of approximately 45 minutes mostly technical questions. They also asked some questions like greatest role model, why Goldman Sachs, but the focus was mostly on technical questions.

    -Some basic arithmetic/statistics questions, don't remember exactly but something like how many people would you let on plane given that certain percentage of the population is infected with a virus, and you have a vaccine that has a certain effectiveness?
    -How would you reverse a linked list?
    -Some questions on pointers.
    -What is the result of compilation?
    -Write a program that accepts an array of integers and returns an integer whose digits consist of the numbers in that array? For example given the array {1,2,3} it would return '123'. Had to also work for something like {4,31,2} which would give you '4312'.

    Interview Questions
    • The second round questions were a lot more technical in nature than I had expected. As an electrical engineer, I hadn't taken many coding classes and it had been a long time since I had done any substantial programming so I struggled with these.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a contact at my university. Took a few days before I was notified of an interview date. I had a phone interview which went well, but was not contacted for almost two months until I was invited to the Superday. The Superday was an all day thing consisting of multiple rounds of interviews with different teams within the organization.

    Interview Questions
    • Just some technical questions about valuation, etc. Asked about my view of where the market is headed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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