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Updated Feb 24, 2015
Updated Feb 24, 2015
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    the interview consisted of 3 parts: scheduler assignment, java and sql questions, interview with a vp to check my motivation and why I want to work in Goldman Sachs. I had to go to their office and have the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • what java patterns you know? Explain the decorator and factory design patterns.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Spring Week Investment Banking Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I filled an online application - inputting previous work experience, submitting a cover letter, cv and current grades and i got invited through for interview. I was asked to arrive for the interview at the London office. They asked general competency and topical questions on the current state of the economy and banking industry.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I send an online application in December and they called me back at the end of January to interview three days after. I succeed in that interview and I am waiting for the next.
    The first interview was one to one and lasted half an hour, with an executive director of the securities division.

    Interview Questions
    • Some questions about my CV, special my work experience that did not fit exactly with what is expected from a securities candidate. Which markets I follow. Probability question   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Spring Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Online application + 1on1 Interview on site. Whole process took around 2 months and was extremely professional. Efficient HR and provided feedback on application and interview in under one week.

    Interview Questions
    • Mainly questions on the market and its state. Talked also about dervivs. Also competency questions applied to real life situations. If you had 5 pieces of work for 5 MD and you didn't have time to do them what would you do?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of interviews, the first round was a 2:1 panel and consisted of mainly behavioral, although try not to give the typical answers for Why GS and Why Ops. They hear these answers from 100s of others so try stand out when answering these.

    2 days later I was invited to the Final round which consisted of 3 back to back interviews, all behavioral however when I myself mentioned something technical that I had read in the news they did ask follow up questions so make sure you understand anything that you talk about. All in all very friendly and well organised.

    I received my offer a week later.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were taking 100 people from A to B, how would you go about doing it   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, it is a graduate contract
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Online application after meeting them at a job fair. After 3 weeks invitation to first interview in their office (30min), afterwards final round of interviews (3x30min). Did not have final round yet.
    First round was purely behavioural based but nothing out of the ordinary. Show confidence and have a good story or to possibly a laugh. They want to know if it would be pleasant to work with you.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Standard online application with SHL tests followed by an assessment day involving more tests, a group exercise, a one on one (more on that in a second), a panel interview and tea and coffee. Not a bad experience but the coffee was a little weak for a top investment bank. I would also avoid the tuna sandwiches and stick to the roast beef, I think they had horse radish in there somewhere so probably best that you bring some kind of mint before the interview stages. Got offered the job but turned it down following an unfortunate encounter with a member of HR which in turn has forced me to sign my name as a registered sex offender.

    Interview Questions
    • Some tricky mental arithmetic questions during interview stages such as 9^4.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied to a graduate technology analyst position online. The process consisted of two appointments in the office. First day had two interviews. There were a handful of us in the first one. We were put in an office, given sheets with an analytic exercise to solve and make notes on in 30 minutes. It was something about ways to place widgets in a screen when you know the dimensions of the screen and the widgets. No need to prepare for this, just make sure you're able to think of an algorithm and then explain it. Bonus points if you write some code/pseudo-code. Once you're done with the first task, you're taken to the interviewer and spend another 30 minutes discussing your solution. The second interview was competency based, you get asked questions about recent projects and why you want to work in a bank etc. Have to ask your own questions afterwards.
    They take a week or so to respond with your results. You then schedule a second interview. Some people get it the very next day, others end up waiting months.
    Second day consists of 3 interviews, one highly technical, two competency based. Only one other person from my initial group made it further with me. The technical interview consisted of writing code on the paper. I was asked to write a function that would count a number of bits set to 1 in an integer. Then I had to implement a binary tree data structure and write a function that would check if a given binary tree is a binary search tree. There was another question about bit manipulation and it was quite difficult, I can't remember it well though. Other two interviews were competency based, same as during the first day, just have stories prepared.

    Interview Questions
    • Given array of integers. Calculate the sum of differences between all elements or something like that.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate. When I asked how much time I have to make a decision I was told that they have other people in line and that I should hurry up.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Summer Analyst - Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online. After 2 weeks they called me in for 2 interviews on Monday. After that they called me in for a final round on Friday. Pretty straight-forward. Not-so-technical interviews. The interpersonal side is much more emphasised. They require a little more knowledge about the company(differences between competitors, main clients) than others. On the technical side, write a binary search, explain the cases when a hash map runs in O(n), Open bucket and Closed bucket.

    Interview Questions
    • Imagine you run an application that buys and sells fruits. What would you need to consider when implementing the application? Suppose that a client calls during your lunch break and tells you that he/she cannot buy 10 apples. What would you do? Suppose that during the time you are fixing that client's problem another 10-20 irate clients are calling. What would you do?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    First round: 2 interviews at satellite office. Second round: 3 interviews at London office. First two interviews were to determine motivation and general knowledge of finance. Second round of interviews consisted of a mix of competency and technical questions. In general questions were quite broad, ie.: what do you think of the business model of Facebook? Do you think the FED will raise the interest rates in the coming years?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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