Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Sep 6, 2014
Updated Sep 6, 2014
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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details

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.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult 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 1 week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    1st round interview on campus. Final interview round at company site. 4 two-on-one interviews on technical and behavior topics.

    Interview Questions
    • What causes the expansion and contraction of EV/EBITDA multiples.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    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 online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 first round phone interviews, and 3 face to face final round interviews.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Got an offer in Financing Group under IBD, but preferred traditional IBD.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

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

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was very technical - going through the 3 financial statements and how they connect with each other.
    In person interveiws with 5 people. Involved a teaser, realatively simple valuation questions, but mostly character / personality questions.

    Interview Questions
    • If depreciation boes down by xx, how does this effect the financial statements of a company - where does it flow in each statement?   Answer Question
    • Where does minority interest go on the financials statements (new rule in 2009)?   Answer Question
    • How would you operate a hot dog stand?   Answer Question
    • Last book you've read and what you thought about it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult 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 an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had interviews with everyone in the group and eventually with the head of the group. Very few of the questions were technical. Most were related to my previous experiences, why I wanted to work in investment banking, why I wanted to work for that particular group, etc. I asked them about different transactions that they had worked on.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you decide to go into a Master's program directly out of undergrad?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I went through three rounds of interviews here, one on campus, and two super days. The on campus was the most aggressive, with the interviewers questioning every conclusion I came to and answering phone calls during the interview. However this was typical of some on campus interviews. The superdays were divided up between technical and behavioral interviews. However I the interviewers were quick to abandon their scripts if they found something more interesting to talk about.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think the impact of the 787 is going to be on the domestic airline market?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Another Offer

    Declined Offer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Interviews for the Summer Analyst position at Goldman Sachs Hong Kong Investment Banking Division. Two telephone interviews and three in person interviews for Superday in New York. Questions were mostly fit.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Application Details

    The process took 3 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Why GS?
    Why IBD? tell us about what you know. and give us a example how was the current market and how do you think in 2012?
    what are your carear plan?
    walk me through your resume

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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