Goldman Sachs Investment Banker Interview Questions

Updated Sep 26, 2014
Updated Sep 26, 2014
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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round and second round both in the office. First round was mostly behavioral, asked about my previous internships and how it relates to investment banking. I worked in real estate private equity the previous summer and the interviewer asked me how the process is similar to a leveraged buyout. Why banking? Pitch me a stock (know certain multiples about your stock (EV/EBITDA) and others that's related to the industry. Got a call an hour later to come back the same day for the final round. 3 interviews of 30 minutes. Random brain teasers like one about buckets (3 liter and 5 liter, how to make it 4 liters). Overall less technical than other investment banks, they focus a lot on fit and how you know the markets.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Networked and eventually got invited for a superday. Had 5 two-on-one interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I went through the first and second round for the IBD in London. First interview was typical fit/technical questions (dcf, comps, etc.). 2nd round consisted of 3 interviews, and since I wasn't based in London, were over the phone as well. Asked fit questions such as why London? All sorts of technical (dcf, comps, can you use EV/Net Income?, etc.) nothing too crazy. Last interview was a little out of the box, but just be open minded and think through every step carefully.

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    • Nothing too crazy. Just know your technicals in and out. Be able to walk through an LBO, and explain which ratios are more useful for some companies than others.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Initial phone screen with basic questions such as tell me about yourself, why investment banking, as well as technical questions such as how do you value a company, walk me through a DCF (discounted cash flow), etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a recent deal you've read in the news and give me the financial details and rationale for the deal.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I have had a phone screening but most of the questions are about technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Got my resume passed to the HR by some people. Got the first round by HR and second around an associate from the team.

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    No Offer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a phone interview a few weeks later. Very nice and charming guy who didn't make it any worse than it had to be. He worked with me with the questions I struggled on and it didn't feel awkward like some other interviews can. Overall good experience, just wish I knew more going into the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • If the book value of a company's stock increases, how does this affect the financial statements?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Investment Banking Strats Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Used school's resume drop to get the first round interview. Interview started off with some basic fit / resume questions, then went into statistics/probability/linear algebra. Overall I don't think the questions were that hard but I made some dumb mistakes.

    Interview Questions
    • X is N(0, 1). What is E(X), E(X^2), E(X^3), questions on correlation/covariance   Answer Question
    • Some CS questions: There is a set of n - 1 numbers from the range 1 to n, determine the smallest number that doesn't exist in the set. Write a program to output all permutations of numbers 1 to N.   View Answer
    • Questions on matrix power series   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst 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 3 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview. Superday intervew in NYC.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Had an on-campus first round interview that was mostly behavioral (likely because I'm a sophomore). Was invited to a superday (exclusively for sophomores) that took place about 3 weeks afterward in their Jersey City office. The superday consisted of 3 back to back interviews and was again mostly behavioral, although the interviewers did ask some technicals related to my previous banking experience. I received a phone call with the offer during the next business day.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe in detail a deal that you worked on at your last internship. (That led into subsequent questions about valuation, industry differences, etc.)   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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