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Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Feb 25, 2014
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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – What causes the expansion and contraction of EV/EBITDA multiples.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Didn't negotiate.


Declined Offer

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and 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 Question – How do you think of JPM's bribery scandal?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Got an offer in Financing Group under IBD, but preferred traditional IBD.


Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – How many hockey rinks are there in Canada?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

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 Question – 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


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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

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

Average Interview

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and 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 Question – Why did you decide to go into a Master's program directly out of undergrad?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

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 Question – What do you think the impact of the 787 is going to be on the domestic airline market?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Another Offer


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

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 Question – When do you use a PEG multuple?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
Beijing, Beijing (China)

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 Question – Why GS?   Answer Question


2 people found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Investment Banking Analyst
Hong Kong (Hong Kong)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2008.

Interview Details – Prior to the first round interview, I was given a simple IQ test on basic arithmetic and accounting concepts. First round phone interviews covered corporate finance topics such as the three financial statements, DCF and multiples valuation. We had 4-5 interviews on Super Sunday where the focus was often on personality fit. While questions were asked on technicals and also on what was going on in the capital and M&A markets, interviewers were more interested in how I reacted and it was ok to admit I didn't know certain things.

Interview Question – Describe how a discounted cash flow model is done.   View Answer

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