Goldman Sachs Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Aug 2, 2015
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    Finance Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

    Interview

    I went to an info session and the career fair the next day. I applied online at the end of October and at the end of December I received a call to schedule an interview. The interview was in the middle of January and I received an offer one week later.

    Interview Questions

    • Be ready to tell stories. For example, they ask about your greatest strengths/weaknesses and then ask for a story demonstrating it. Be prepared to discuss your resume.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Goldman Sachs doesn't negotiate with first-year hires.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2013.

    Interview

    Was two 30 minute interviews, almost completely behavioral and to make sure you have an interest in financial markets. Was macro level discussion on current world issues, and a discussion of the yield curve and situational questions on how it would shift based on occurrence.

    Interview Questions

    • Stock pitch or investment idea. Wasn't very structured, just to gauge your understanding of valuation variables and how they can be interpreted.   Answer Question
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    Finance Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Jersey City, NJ) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Applied through OCR, had first round interview on campus

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time you have faced an ethical situation and what you did   1 Answer
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I met with a total of four people in groups of two. They asked several questions about Goldman Sachs and my understanding of how the bank worked and of its divisions. I have a history in the restaurant industry and am working on my MBA.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked several questions about my studies and if I could share with them specific topics I had covered in my Financial Analysis course.   Answer Question
  6. Helpful (1)  

    Controller's Division - Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Los Angeles, CA) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume through my school's job portal. Heard back pretty quickly. Interview was with a VP in the Controller's Division. Interview was very normal. Talked about my background, why I was interested, etc. No behavioral questions heard back in about 2 weeks that I won't be moved forward. I was perfectly fine with that.

    Interview Questions

    • What's going on in the world of finance? (US and abroad)   1 Answer
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Telephone interview and one on one interview. Very smoth and quick

    Interview Questions

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    No Offer

    Interview

    1 hour on site interivew with two pair of interviewers, each is 30 minutes. One of them is the manager of the team.

    Interview Questions

    • asked me about R^2, and a lot of other technical questions. you'd better know the current event in finance   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Very long--met with over eight people all in groups of two each. They asked similar questions and apparently had to all be unanimous in order to get hired. They were nice, and it was a good team.

    Interview Questions

    • What is an example of something that went wrong with a project. How did you react?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Pay was very low compared to other jobs, and expected workweek was 60-70 hours. With those dynamics, I'd be making 50% less than other jobs in the area.

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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in May 2013.

    Interview

    Interview process was very straight forward. Asked to go through my experiences and why I would be a good fit for the role. Asked some basic technical questions. Additionally, discussed life out of work to see if I would be a good fit for that specific team.

    Interview Questions

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    Summer Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Philadelphia, PA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I submitted my resume through my school's career services website. I was notified I was selected for an interview and had an on-campus interview shortly after. The interview was mainly behavioral; no technical questions were asked. Overall, it was a fairly standard interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a subject that you are studying in one of your classes right now that you find interesting?   Answer Question

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