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Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Jan 10, 2015
Updated Jan 10, 2015
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Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

First round was a 30-minute interview with 2 people: one was a junior employee, the other was more senior. I received invitation for the second round in about a week. The Super Day consisted of 3-hour back to back 30- minute interviews with people in specific groups that were interested in hiring me.

Interview Questions
  • No technical questions. Mostly behavioral and resume based questions.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer

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    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview, mainly over the resume. Then they flew me to SLC, UT for a "super day" where I had 3 interviews in one day. Most was behavioral, they just want to see if you are a fit in the company

    Interview Questions
    • What makes you different from the others being interviewed today   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I applied for one of the Strats Summer Analyst seats.

    The process started with a resume/application screen, presumably. I was notified quite soon after that I was to go through a phone screen/interview. Spoke with the interviewer about myself for about half an hour and was asked multiple programming, probability, and statistics based technical questions. Then we spoke on market conditions and the general direction of change in the Strats' roles at Goldman for another half an hour.

    I attended a few recruitment seminars at my school. I don't think that they helped during the recruitment process except to prove to me that Goldman was at least worth doing a Summer Analyst position at.

    Then I was scheduled for one of the Strats Superdays. There were a number of standard interviews, nothing surprising. Lots of technical questions similar to the previous ones. After the second round they cut more people and I was invited for the final round of interviews. These were less technical than the previous interviews and seemed more as though they were determining whether I'd be a good fit for the team.

    Interview Questions
    • Almost word for word: "You start at a point on a circle with N points around it, and you move around the circle, skipping k points at a time. Tell me everything of interest about this setup"   View Answer
    • Given a basket of 5 independent stocks where the probability density function for the daily change in price of each stock is described by an N(0,1) distribution, determine the PDF of the entire basket.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No room to negotiate because it is a Summer Analyst opportunity.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    First did on campus recruiting and was asked to interview with them for both third party sales in Chicago and private wealth management in San Francisco. These were both superdays of sorts. The on campus recruiting was really easy, and the superdays vary based on the office. The Chicago superday was just two 30-minute interviews and the SF one was five 30-minute interviews.

    They were EXTREMELY unprofessional. After the first interview, they emailed me saying that I got two superdays, both of which were within the next couple of days. I could not go to either due to midterms that I could not reschedule, which they were fine with and they told me to email them and tell them when I could interview with them later.

    They did not get back to me about my interviews for over THREE WEEKS, and had me fly to San Francisco two days after alerting me of an interview. They did not pay for a hotel room because "the flights were already over budget," which was their fault because they told me I had to fly from Chicago to San Francisco two days before the interview! The interview itself was very easy, with the five people basically asking the same behavioral questions.

    Later that week, I had my interview at the Chicago office, where they did not tell the security desk at the front I would be there, and my contact left before my interview, so I was 30 minutes late because security wouldn't let me up until my contact got back from Starbucks. (Again, so incredibly rude and unprofessional). The interview was easy, but the interviewers were texting the entire time, which basically made me feel unwanted and like they didn't actually need me.

    The day after the Chicago interview, I received an exploding offer, which needed a response by the end of the next week. I called my recruiter and told them this, and they told me that they would have a response to me by then. The deadline rolls around, and I don't hear from them, so I give them a call and they tell me to turn down the other offer because they're "pretty sure" I'm going to get an offer from them, though they can't send me the details until the next week (after my other offer explodes). It's been two weeks since that call, and I took the other offer, and I still haven't gotten this purported offer from Goldman. Thank god I didn't turn down the other guys, because GS is seriously the most unprofessional people I have ever experienced.

    Interview Questions
    • Where do you see the markets going? What do you think interest rates are doing? What is the market doing right now?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    They were super unprofessional and seemed to think they were the only place I was applying to.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied onlne, for investment banking division. but i received interview invitations from both ibd and pwm. they both gave me two interviews. pwm invited me to attend their superday next month. the interview process is easy and interviewers are super helpful. they answered my questions patiently. The result of the interview is also surprising. I didn't successfully answered all their questions but they gave me the chance to go further.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Applied through school career fair and got response a week later. Then a phone interview was scheduled. The interview was pretty nice and he first went over my resume, and later we did some Brian storm. They want you to know probability and statistics, but some intuition and insight points is enough..

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7. 4 people found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    On-campus interview for summer internship in Operations department. Two 2-on-1 interviews back to back, pretty standard behavioral/resume questions. Only one round of interviews, then straight to offer. Whole thing lasted about 40 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    Entered through the Diversity recruiting process which occurs before any on-campus interviews. They invited those who had attended their camps before, and from then began a set of super days. Both were at the GS head quarters, and were 3 thirty minute interviews that were either one on one, or two on one.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were to price a bond in an emerging market, what would be the process by which you would do so, and what risks would you consider?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I easily had 7+ interviews. My original interview was on-campus at the university I attend. A lot of it was pretty unorganized. When I received callback interviews, I was informed of the interview less than a week in advance (which was difficult since most of my interviews were in NYC and I was 4+ hours away from NYC and still had class). All of my expenses were paid, however. Which was pretty cool.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    I had decent qualifications to be employed in the tech industry. The tech industry pays better, has way better fringe benefits (i.e. flexible hours, way less hours, no pressure to work on the weekends) and it seemed to be easy to make the transition from tech to finance if I later decided I wanted that.

    Declined Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Operations Analyst position. Questions were all behavioral and it really depends on your interviewer. Two back to back interviews on campus. I am an engineer so I was actually asked to debate about the shale boom with one of my interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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