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Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Nov 8, 2014
Updated Nov 8, 2014
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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

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

Interview Details

They held a few information sessions at my school. I attended all of them and reached out to a few contacts a made. Then, short "informational interviews" were held with a selected group of applicants. From there they invited a handful to an early super day and let the rest go through with first round interviews and potentially a later super day in January.

Interview Questions
  • I was asked about all of the different methods used to value companies. DCF walkthrough, comparable analysis, etc. Specifically, I was asked about which ratios would be used to value a start-up vs. a highly leveraged company vs. a large conglomerate with steady earnings.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
Don't negotiate an internship.
Accepted Offer
Difficult Interview

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed 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
  2.  

    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 weeksinterviewed 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 weeksinterviewed 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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed 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
  7.  

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my school's online recruiting tool. Received an offer for interview where my interviewer was also an alum (same thing happened to several other friends so I assume they try to pair you up with alums who would be more familiar with your school, level of difficulty of classes, clubs, etc...). First interview was actually a phone call, second one was at the office, followed by 2 more interviews on site.

    Interview Questions
    • "What is the total surface area of all the rooftops in Manhattan?"   Answer Question
    Declined 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

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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
    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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