Goldman Sachs Operations Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Feb 22, 2015
Updated Feb 22, 2015
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Operations Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Application Details

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2015.

Interview Details

For me this was a three tier interview process. I met with the recruiters at a career fair and actually originally spoke to a representative of the Finance Division; however, the Operations Division representative overheard the conversation and told me I would be better suited for his division. He asked me to describe my work experience, and strangely enough he was right it aligned more with Operations than Finance. I gave him my resume' in hopes that he would give me some good news, he kind of shrugged and just told me to apply online if I was interested, and I assumed the opportunity was done.

About two weeks later I got a call from their SLC office, and he scheduled an interview for me to speak with someone in ops over the phone from their NYC offices. I applied for the internship online officially after the interview setup over the phone. Many people from my school received the phone interview. There was a miscommunication on the date of when I was supposed to speak with the interviewer, and I was shocked to get a call on Black Friday while I was shopping and not prepared but I still took the phone interview. It was 15 minutes, and the interviewer asked basic questions basically going over my resume and if I knew what operations did at Goldman. She was very pleasant to talk to and it ended being less an interview and her giving me advice and talking about her experience at Goldman.

About a week later I received an email congratulating me and inviting me to Super Day. Of the 10 people that made it to the phone interview from my school, I was the only that made it to Super Day (maybe because I also applied online helped because I also received the Congrats on the career login as well). Super Day was a round robin of two 30-minute interviews. I had a one-on-one interview where I was asked the why Goldman questions (why Goldman, what part of the division would you work, and how my experience would help at Goldman). The second interview was a two-on-one interview where the questions were all behavioral and situational (describe when you made a mistake, how do you address big problems, what does this word mean on your resume in simple terms, etc.) For me the experience was rather easy because I have quite a bit of work experience that I was easily able to apply to each question naturally. This interview went fairly well too. All three interviewers opened up to me and also basically provided me advice and insight into their experiences. Had the interview on Friday and got notified Wednesday.

Interview Questions
  • Describe a situation you have been a situation where you were morally conflicted, and you saw someone commit an act that goes against your morals but you went along with it because society says its okay.   Answer Question
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school and then online. Was contacted about 2 months later. This was for operations analyst position in Hong Kong with the Corporate Services. Had about 5-6 phone and video interviews with CSRE division around the world.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I first heard about the position through a GS recruiter at my university. After talking with him, he connected me with a professional in the Operations Division. I had a few conversations with this professional and she encouraged me to apply for the position. I did and about a week later I was contacted by HR about coming in for an interview. In about two weeks I had my interview. I had never been to a "super day" and did not know exactly what to expect. I had four thirty minute interviews (one was 1 on 1 the other three were 2 on 1).

    The interviews were pretty straight forward and there were no curve ball questions. They mostly asked Why GS? Why Operations? and team experiences. As long as you prepare of those questions and the other questions posted on this site, you will ACE the interview.

    A week after my "super day" I was contacted about a follow up phone interview. The phone interview was thirty minutes and 1 on 1. My interviewer basically asked the same questions as the previous interviewers so it was not difficult.

    A week after my phone interview I received my offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you failed in front of people.
      Tell me about a time you improved a process.
      Why GS?
      Why Operations?
      What role do you usually play on a team?
      What would your ideal job description be?
       
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    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied through a career fair in November, and got an email inviting me to the Superday in January in their Salt Lake City office. I had 4 interviews back to back with all behavioral questions, pretty straight forward. Lots of teamwork experience and previous experiences you've had where you had improved a process. I was also asked about a situation where I had to change someone else's mind, and how did I do it. I received a called from them the next day offering me a full-time position.

    Interview Questions
    • Rank the following: risk management, customer service/experience and efficiency/profitability.
      We are all humans and we make mistakes. Tell me about a time you made a mistake and how did you approach it
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Two two on one interviews after applied through company website. Got an email saying possible dates to schedule interviews. Set up interview and went through with it. Pretty standard internship hiring process.

    Interview Questions
    • Rank efficiency, risk management, and customer service from most to least important   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  6. 16 people found this helpful  

    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied online and was contacted a few days later. They flew me out to Salt Lake City and I interviewed with them in person. Nothing they asked was unexpected or a curveball. It was a round robin of four interviews in 30 minute intervals.

    Interview Questions
    • Rank the following in order from most to least important: Customer service, risk management, and efficiency   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    went through 2 sets of interviews, they were about 30 mins each. The actual interview was not too bad. there were a few tough questions. I think the main thing is to be confident and KNOW YOUR RESUME.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I originally met with Goldman for an informational interview on my college campus. I later applied online through my career services at school. About 3 weeks later I got invited to Salt Lake City for a series of interviews that lasted 2 hours in total. The interviews aren't particularly difficult at all. Most of the questions are behavioral or ethical in nature. The interviewers are very friendly so there is no reason to be nervous. Be prepared to answer why you want to work for Goldman, Why Operations, and come up with a few examples of ethical dilemmas you've been through and operation processes you have helped improve in past work (if applicable). Be confident and you will get it. They are more testing your personality than your qualifications.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time you identified and improved a process at past work?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 4 people found this helpful  

    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I received an email from Goldman requesting a resume drop. Applied online and heard that I was selected for final round interviews in Salt Lake a week and a half later. The interview process consisted of four back to back interviews of 30 minutes each. Each interview had two VPs with different departments. Questions were mainly behavioral, and it appeared your process of thinking a question over was more important than the final answer. They are also looking for a good fit, so they'll ask many questions to see if you would work well with their team. By the last few interviews it was difficult to keep the intense focus they are looking for, but that is probably part of what they are looking at as well. Received an offer about three weeks after the interviews. Overall good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Mainly Questions to see how you think about processes. When was a time you failed in front of people and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Met them at the Society of Women Engineers national conference, talked to two people, told me position was very competitive and not hiring a lot of engineers, got an email the next week inviting me to interview with their Salt Lake City office. Flew out for "super day" they call it, you have four back to back 30 min interviews, behavioral questions, be prepared why finance, why GS, challenging environments been a part of, thought I did alright in the interview, very intense environment

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Salary low, wanted engineering work

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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