Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2015
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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in February 2015.

Interview

The medium is the message. The interviewer cares less about your answer to this question and more about the confidence, enthusiasm and passion with which you answer it.The speed of the response is the response. The biggest mistake you could make is pausing, stalling or fumbling at the onset of your answer, thus demonstrating a lack of self-awareness and self-esteem.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    Don't negotiate an internship.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    Had two phone interviews with analysts and then a final round interview that consisted of three rounds of interviews. Had a few technicals and mostly fit on the final round interviews. Chinese language proficiency required for HK offices

    Interview Questions

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in January 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Networked and eventually got invited for a superday. Had 5 two-on-one interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    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.   1 Answer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in August 2010.

    Interview

    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

    Didn't negotiate.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in August 2010.

    Interview

    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?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in December 2009.

    Interview

    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

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