Goldman Sachs Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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    Finance Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through OCR, had first round interview on campus

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you have faced an ethical situation and what you did   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Controller's Division - Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    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)   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial 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 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Analyst (In CRMA) Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Controller Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Interview Details

    I was put in touch with the position from a family friend. I first was set up with a 30 minute 1 on 1 phone interview with an associate. I was contacted about a week later informing me I made the final round of interviews, to be conducted at their offices in New York. They flew me out and I had two 30 minute interviews there. The first one was 1 on 1 with an associate and the second interview was a 2 on 1 with a VP and a second year analyst. All thee interviews were largely behavioral and they did not ask any particular technical questions. During the final round there were a lot of questions about what I knew about the position and why I wanted it, and they allowed me time to ask any questions I had regarding it.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you were working in a team and your opinion was challenged.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    got called in for an interview, 2 30 min rounds

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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