Goldman Sachs Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Apr 8, 2015
Updated Apr 8, 2015
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    Pharmaceuticals Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Telephone interview consisted of HR staff briefing me on the interview process and requirements. First round was a one on one interview with two senior Pharma analysts. Interview lasted 45 minutes. Questions included generic ones on my past work experiences, technical financial accounting questions and a stock pitch.

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    • How many airplanes are in the sky above the UK at any given moment   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Fairly straightforward, know your math. Know why you want the job, sell yourself as mathematicaly capable, and honestly just be friendly. Interviwers were friendly, nothing to complain there but dont be surprised if they walk out of the interview because they have a meeting

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    I applied online after attending a divisional event. Got an email invitation to a first round interview the next morning. One 30 minute interview with a senior securities representative. CV, competency based with some brainteasers and technical questions. A knowledge of everything on your CV is essential. Expect the unexpected.

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    IBD Summer Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Offered first round interview after the screening process in the London Office.
    Was asked basic competencies - Why banking, Goldman etc.
    Then was asked questions on market conditions, asked for a stock pitch, etc some technical questions.

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    • If you could work for Goldman Sachs or take a million pounds, which would you choose and why?   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst - Technology Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online and a week later received an invite to go straight to their London offices for the 1st round interview which is composed by a case study followed by two 30 minute interviews.

    The case study was about automatically fitting variable sized widgets into variable sized screens for a computer application. It had three questions, the first was close ended while the other two are more of a way for them to see how you think through problems. You are given 30 minutes and draft papers were you are supposed to sketch down your answers for the first interview. I did write some pseudo-code which can be a plus, however what you write down is not the most important but rather how you respond to new questions and constraints set by the interviewer regarding the case and your method. The second interview is some predefined competency questions, about you, teamwork and leadership. I was told the next day that I had made it to the next round, which took place 1 week and a half later.

    The second round is composed by three 30 minute interviews and despite the email saying they would all be competency based only one happened to be so. The first interview was with a vp and despite being a normal random conversation or about something on your cv, expect questions about team work and leadership. The next two interviews were a mix of small algorithmic problems with some talk about the company and the experience of the interviewers themselves.

    Every interviewer will give you time to ask questions at the end so make sure you have some, at the expense of sounding uninterested. All interviewers were young, sympathetic and helpful but don't expect them to look interested with whatever you're saying. All the recruitment process was smooth and I was very pleased with it. The time GS takes to reply may vary between candidates. They are usually fast but might also not say anything for a month and then invite you for an extra interview.

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    • Alphabetically ordering 300MB of words with 100MB of storage. The complexity of a given sorting algorithm.   Answer Question
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    Regulatory Role Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    Arranged by agency one 15 minute interview for myself, a seasoned professional Regulatory BA. I found the interviewer not only very unhelpful and unfriendly, but also extremely boring in what he did manage to squeeze into his 15 minute diatribe about how great Goldmans were and how he used to be an engineer!

    Interview Questions

    • Not many actually, there wasn't enough time but eg:
      How did you test data at your last firm.
       
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    Summer Analyst - Technology Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in December 2014.

    Interview

    2 interviews: 1 analytical based about the web design and during the 2-1interview, the interviewer keep changing the condition and the requirements for the question, and ask me to write the code.

    2.competency base based on CV and previous experience, teamwork.

    Still waiting for response

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    The process was pretty standard. The interview was a mix of technical and motivational questions as well commercial awareness . The interview was a friendly process. None of the questions was difficult or unexpected. Technical questions were about how you would project company's FCF and how the company can boost its free cash flow. I was also asked some industry specific questions.

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    Technical Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I have applied online to the position of a New Analyst in Technology department, 3 days later a recruiter called me on Friday and asked to come to the interview on next Monday in the morning.
    At the interview, there were 6 applicants in total, we were given an analytical task for 30 minutes based on responsive design and allocation of boxes into the screen (be sure to know well-known display sizes, resolution). The task wasn't hard, but additional questions from the interviewer were. The man was not friendly at all and I had an impression that I have irritated him from the beginning. I didn't feel that i answered his questions, because he suggested me unexpected ways to do it: to solve the problem from the java perspective, while i prepared to do it from html5/css perspective. He did not listen to me properly and always interrupted everything i tried to say.
    The second interviewer was much better and polite, and I have gained a good impression in the end. he was friendly and smiled a lot, but he asked some questions of Goldman Sachs, which i wasn't prepared to answer. My fault. We also talked through teamwork and leadership examples, there were no unexpected questions in this area.

    Interview Questions

    • What should be as an input to the java method?
      What GS do in sales & trading?
       
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Very simple process. You send cv and cover letter. within 2 weeks you'll get a response. You qualify for a first round interview. Which is very competency based. Why GS? Why Ops? strengths and weaknesses.. Core skills examples etc. Then you may qualify for a second round interview. Which is 3x 2 to 1 interviews with reps from ops. Again, very cv based, know your cv by heart. read everything you can about gs. know the share price. the ceo. recent mentions of GS in the news and your opinion on it. make an impact

    Interview Questions

    • nothing really. everything really predictable. this is what makes it even harder   Answer Question

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