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Goldman Sachs Interview Questions & Reviews in London, England

Updated May 10, 2014
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Associate Interview

Associate
London, England (UK)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2010.

Interview Details – the interview process is very intensive but good opportunity to meet people you are to work with. It also covers all aspects from different persons, e.g. why you like to join Goldman, technical skills, financial knowledge, competence question and IQ questions ...


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Associate Interview

Associate
London, England (UK)

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2010.

Interview Details – Interview process was a combination of fit an technical questions, to understand my motivations and assess my numerate/financial skills. Interview was over 4 rounds with people of varying levels of seniority. Overall a well structured interview process

Interview Question – Name a company listed on a specific frontier market that i would like to invest in   Answer Question


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Work Placement - Technology Interview

Work Placement - Technology
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2012.

Interview Details – Online application
Interview day with a case study and a couple of interviews
Final round interview
All travel costs are reimbursed

Interview Question – Questions about the finance industry when applying for a technology role were challenging so study up on finance and make sure you have some opinions on recent news topics   Answer Question


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Spring Intern Interview

Spring Intern
London, England (UK)

I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

Interview Details – I had to complete an online application and afterwards had one telephone interview (30 min). They were asking some technical questions but nothing really difficult. You should always make sure that you know your CV well and can give details about your work experience. Also be aware of the fact that they may ask you questions about every single university course you have mentioned in your CV (e.g. Accounting, Finance,...). I had the impression that the personal questions (motivation, teamwork experience, leadership experience) had a big impact on the interview's result. Make sure that you be yourself. They're not looking for experts for the spring internship. Just show your willingness to learn and meet new people.

Interview Question – Did you ever have a problem when working in a team? How did you solve the problem?   Answer Question


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Technology Analyst Interview

Technology Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2010.

Interview Details – For technology it's a pretty straightforward process- 300 word cover letter(and this is everything that counts), a first round interview based entirely on competency. Following this, on the same day, you will be presented with a case to assess and later present to two senior VPs. My case was to analyse how best to store reference data for a trading app. It was very straightforward-needed us staying how we'd use databases and SQL optimisation (I've studied business and computers therefore computer science was not my major, I was applying for a BA role) and discuss efficiency.

Get past this and you have one more round of three interviews- focus on one recent event that's effecting the current economy, a B&T of commercial awareness (why did the credit crunch happen, what was Goldman's role), a lot of competency and a few technical questions such as multi threading.

Interview Question – What loans specifically hurt Goldman during the credit crisis   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, it was a graduate offer


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Operations Analyst Interview

Operations Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2014.

Interview Details – I applied in December, have been invited to the first round interview after 5 weeks, then after 3 days, I've been invited again to a second round interview, which consisted of 3:30 interviews with senior operations representatives. The first round interview (1:30) was very relaxed, questions were based on my CV, why ops and why GS!!! the questions of The second round interview were more specific (my advise is learn your CV and what u did in details) it's very important. I finally received an offer after 3 days.

Interview Question – I wrote a report within my degree about IKEA's operations so I have been asked how do you think IKEA controls its ops in order to deliver a product on time?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – If you really want to have the position then accept it straight forward


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Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied online and interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – I applied in December, was called for my first interview fairly quickly. This was a one on one 30 min interview, purely fit 'talk me through your CV'. I had to wait nearly three weeks until they got back to me, I was invited to the final round which was three thirty minute interviews, a mix between fit and technical.

Interview Question – Unusual brain teaser   Answer Question


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Global Compliance Division Interview

Global Compliance Division
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

Interview Details – Online application on their career website. They call me for a phone interview, scheduled a week later. The phone interview was 30 minutes and they ask me to resume my cv, experiences in details, motivational questions, experiences of group work, and recent changes. Now I'm waiting to go to London for the in-person interview as the phone interview was successful. They are really nice and can make you feel comfortable.


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One Year Placement In Services Interview

One Year Placement In Services
London, England (UK)

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

Interview Details – I applied online and within a week I received an invite for the first interview in London. This consisted of two 2:1 interviews, both competency based. However some questions were asked which were quite specific to the Services division. I received another email five weeks later inviting me to the second round interview. This consisted of four 2:1 interviews, all competency based again. However, again, more questions quite specific to the particular division I was applying for. Five days after the interview I received a phone call congratulating me on receiving an offer for the placement year.

Interview Question – What process would you undertake when hiring a vendor   Answer Question


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Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2013.

Interview Details – Applied online in November. Got asked to come for first round interview (one 30 minute interview, 2:1) in first week of December. Heard back the next day and got asked to come back for second-round interview (3 back to back 30 minute interviews, 2:1) the next week. Heard back 9 days after my second-round interviews with an offer.

Interviewers were very friendly and the process was relaxed. First round interview was with two people who were relatively new to the company. Second-round involved more senior employees/managers, etc.

Interview Question – Loads of teamwork, communication, leadership questions. No technical questions but you need to know what Operations does, why Operations, why Goldman Sachs, etc. If you have good answers to these competency questions, you'll be fine.

They also like to see how you respond to mistakes/failures/difficult situations or customers, etc.
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Negotiation Details – No negotiation. Accepted offer straight up.

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