Goldman Sachs Investment Banker Interview Questions

Updated Jul 2, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

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    Interview

    Goldman tends to ask much higher level questions than boutique banks. I wasn't asked any technical questions in the final round, with the focus much more on fit. They seemed focused on desire to work hard, teamwork, modesty. The first round was a 2 on 1 interview with the next round the final round. The final round consisted of 4-6 interviews on location.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were all very straightforward. Nothing surprising   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Boston, MA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    On campus interview with an alum. It was not too bad, he wasn't out to trick me. Started off with the basic fit questions, (tell me about yourself, weakness, name something that your professors would say about you) and then got into slightly more technical stuff based on my equity research background. Basically just had to know the stuff on my resume and some basic market facts

    Interview Questions

    • How would you compare investing in an Australian index vs the S+P given todays market conditions   Answer Question
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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Only invited to first round interview. The interview was basically behavior. 2:1 interview. The reason why you are interested in investment banking is a questions I got asked three times, comparing to my previous experiences.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    On-campus process at target school, submitted resumes then got assigned interviews.

    Multiple interviews with final round, some individual some panel interviews (varied by person). Mix of fit and technicals depending on your experience. Always started by them introducing themselves and asking you to walk through your resume.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for an investment banking analyst position in there Salt Lake City office through my school's career center. The next day I received an email from their HR department requesting a phone interview with me. I received a call the next day from a senior banker in there NY office, and I was expecting more of a relaxed behavior initial screen, but it was more of an interrogation than anything.

    Interview Questions

    • No technicals, just asking questions along the line of "what makes you think you have what it takes to be an investment banker," "why didn't you have a 4.0 in undergrad."   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Goldman Sachs in September 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process consisted of a phone screening that was for the most part behavioral with very few technical questions. I then was invited to a superday that consisted of 5 interviews that took about about half a day. Following that you were given a phone call regarding your status

    Interview Questions

    • In the superday detailed questions were asked about company valuation methods. Having a simple generic answer you memorize off the internet will not suffice. They will continue to dig and will know if you actually know what you are talking about. Have a basic understanding of financial statements. Goldman really questions you on your resume so know every point in detail and be ready to explain each point and how it pertains to the position you are interviewing for.   Answer Question
  8.  

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    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    I went through school recruiting. After I went to career fair and networked a bit, I decided to apply online also, and then I got an interview in about i'm not sure but i think a couple of weeks I have to say. It didnt take long, but I wasnt particularly waiting for it anyway.

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    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Superday interview as a lateral from another bank. Went over some fit stuff and wanted to make sure I was technically competent. Really emphasized hiring both hard working and smart people. Otherwise standard questions about background, interest in IB / GS, etc.

    First half of the superday oddly wanted to know technical knowledge but didn't go too deep into line of questioning.

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  10.  

    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    The process involved a phone screen and then I was flown out to interview that Friday. The interviews (3) were mainly behavioral with one being focused on my knowledge of the valuation process. I interviewed with three other people and none of us got an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Compare the volatility of a burger joint and an airplane manufacturer and how that would affect the valuation of the company.   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Summer Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in February 2014.

    Interview

    First round on-campus recruiting. Two rounds of phone interviews with a specific group followed by a super-day about a week later.

    Interview Questions

    • How to calculate the value of a commercial property with a single large tenant.   1 Answer

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