Goldman Sachs Operations Analyst Interview Questions

Updated May 28, 2015
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Operations Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT).

Interview

Applied online and through the career services at my university, was contacted approx. two weeks later asking if I was still interested. I responded and was contacted few days later with the details.

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about yourself.
    Tell me about a time you improved a process.
    Why operations? etc.
    Some questions were based on my responses but nothing too overwhelming in my opinion.
     
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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

    There was no negotiation.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT).

    Interview

    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
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in December 2014.

    Interview

    2 hours - back to back interviews that involved describing basic college leadership experiences. Heavy emphasis on cultural fit and being open-minded towards moving to Salt Lake City. Everyone I met was very sophisticated, and provided excellent insight into the different roles within Operations.

    Interview Questions

    • Asked to walk through resume. Describe leadership experiences, analytical processes that drove good decisions making and failures.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Did not negotiate.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT).

    Interview

    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

    No negotiation

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I interviewed with a group of 8 people. it was broken up into four 30 minute interviews where you would be interviewed by different people in each interview. Each of the four rounds were about the same. To start off they ask you to tell them about your resume. Then they ask you the interview questions, and then they ask if you have any questions for them. This was basically the entire process for each interview. In between each round you would go out into the lobby and wait until you were called in to the next round. the entire process lasted a little over 2 hours.

    Interview Questions

    • In what way have you optimized or improved a process?   1 Answer
    • How would you rank the following categories in order of importance? Efficiency, risk mitigation, profitability   1 Answer
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    Operations 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 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in November 2014.

    Interview

    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

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