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Goldman Sachs Summer Interview Questions

Updated Jan 21, 2015
Updated Jan 21, 2015
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I received my informational interview through the recruiting process at my business school, one of Goldman's core schools. After applying about 50 students or so received an informational interview. I received an invitation to first round interviews, which are yet to happen.

    Interview Questions
    • The interviewer asked me to what different multiples I would use for different type of companies.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Operations Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied online through campus website. Received email about two weeks later to interview in the Jersey City office. It was two back to back 30 minute interviews, each one was two on one. Behavioral questions primarily, as well as tell me about yourself, talking about your resume, the usual. Nothing really unexpected, be ready for the usual questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst - Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interviewing process began at my university career center and career fair. If your resume made it passed the screening process then you were invited for on-campus interviews.

    On-Campus Interviews:
    Met with 2 interviewers for 30 minutes each back-to-back. One of the interviews was entirely resume based. This is a very important aspect to understand while going into a technical interview. The only thing you can control in its entirety is what you say you know by putting it on your resume. I was asked java questions, classes. I was asked about Ocaml (which I had on my resume). Everything was straight forward. Spent most of my time talking about one of my projects. Resume-based interviews prevent lying, if you don't know something your interviewer will keep asking you more in-depth questions until you sound like a fool. (not speaking from experience, but absolutely will happen if you choose to BS an answer instead of saying you don't know). The second interview was designing an algorithm to plan a busy executives schedule. They really just want to see how you think about solving this type of problem. Just know how to be logical and VERBOSE. They need to know what you're thinking at all times to know you aren't stumped.

    A week after the on-campus interviews finished I was invited to their superday at their Jersey City office. This was an amazing experience. All expenses were paid from the getting to the airport, my flight, my food, and the 5-star hotel they choose to put you in. It was calming, just what I needed to do well. This year they changed the superday interviewing structure, as I'm sure you've read, in the past interviewees could have as many as 9 interviews with 3 different sub-divisions of tech in one day. This year they revamped the system to make it more efficient for everyone, interviewers and interviewees. Everyone has two back-to-back interviews, each are 45 minutes. Both interviews have 2 interviewers from differing backgrounds. Remember, I am only speaking from my own experiences here, but it seemed like the first interview was more resume-based. They asked me to talk about myself and my keystone project (rubik's cube solving robot). They asked about a time I had to optimize code, I talked about the sieve of Eratosthenes. All standard OOD questions, inheritance. One interesting questions was what happens when you type a website into a browser. My interviewers were writing all over my resume taking notes, both good and bad.
    The second interview was with two more individuals and they didn't look at my resume. Asked me all questions judging how I think. How would you calculate the exact amount of manholes in manhattan? How would you design a tetris videogame in java? Tell us about your rubik's cube algorithm.

    All in all it was an interesting type of technical interview, no coding questions at all (for me). I proved quickly that easy technical questions and definitions weren't going to stump me so they wanted to see how and what I was thinking.

    Still study your programming interview books though...

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected (still easy though): Tell us everything you know about what happens when you type a website into a browser and push enter.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There is no ability (or need) to negotiate. Offer was outstanding.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very professional but a little cold. Pushed technicals pretty hard. Standard IBanking checklist of questions, behavioral questions were very much standard without any real surprises. I don't really know what to say beyond that.

    Interview Questions
    • Seemed to push back pretty hard if there was uncertainty in technical responses.   Answer Question
    No Offer
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst - Technology 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

    Had on-campus interview, which was pretty easy and asked about basic array and string manipulation. Onsite in NJ was pretty difficult as they dove into more difficult algorithmic problems, which I hadn't learned about. It was a very stressful interview in general, and you really need to know in-depth CS concepts to impress your interviewer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst - Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The interview process was very professional, the interviewers were friendly and the interview was more like a conversation than an intimidating Q&A. There was first an on campus interview and then they invited me for a 2nd round which was fairly similar to their first round except half an hour longer.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Strats Summer 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 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I applied through school career site. First round was about resume, several behavioral questions, probability and brain teasers. the whole process is about 45 minutes and not too hard. at the end, he asked if I have any question for him.

    Interview Questions
    • for the specific class I have took, he asked which book I was using and who is the professor.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technology Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    on campus interview for one hour then heard back within two days about coming in for 'super day' from 9-3 the next week. super day was a series of 30 minute interviews w/ lunch in between. interview was in jersey city

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through school, heard back about an interview within a week and had first round interview the week after. Recruiting for summer positions began in late October which is normally unusual for banks. Has a 1 v 2 interview with an Associate and a VP. Interviewers were very nice, especially considering I thought I would get interviewed by a jaded analyst.

    Interview Questions
    • Had previous banking experience so all questions were centered around that. Mostly 1) walk me through a deal you worked on, 2) why did this multiple make sense to you?, 3) how did the company's multiples compared with precedent transactions?, and other questions of the sort   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Basic behavioral interview questions. I did not receive any curveballs or anything out of the ordinary. Do your research on the company - explain why you want to work for them. Show you are a good leader, speaker, ethical, well-rounded, and intelligent and you should be fine.

    I applied through on-campus recruiting. Two 30 minute, back-to-back interviews with two workers, seniority differed among them all. Received offer about a week and a half later.

    Interview Questions
    • Explain a time you had an opinion that differed from the rest of the group.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer

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