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Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed 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 Question – Something having to do with matrices and QR.   Answer Question

Reason 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.


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Average Interview

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – Who is someone you hate?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

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Summer Analyst
Salt Lake City, UT

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

Interview Details – Interviewing process was straightforward. I applied online, invited to the Superday. 2 round interviews.

Interview Question – What would you do if your manager leaks a classified information?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation for interns


Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2013.

Interview Details – Position in Operations in the NYC office; applied through on-campus recruiting, entire process was two half-hour interviews in-person, each with two current employees. Everyone was extremely friendly and responded well to enthusiasm, especially in regards to lesser-known aspects of Goldman's work. Received a call a few weeks later with an offer.

Interview Question – Nothing too out there, but demonstrating a knowledge of the company more broadly is definitely a good idea. I spent a large portion of my interview talking about how impressed I was by the 10,000 Women campaign and thus by the company as a whole. Make sure to look through their website a fair amount pre-interview.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

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Average Interview

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied online - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

Interview Details – I heard from them about 2 months after I applied. The first process was a 30 min phone interview, mainly behavioral questions. Questions focused on leadership abilities and personality. Second stage, was the super-day interview. It involved 2 back-to-back interviews. A mix of behavioral and technical questions. They were quite friendly.

Interview Question – There was no difficult or unexpected question as such,   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


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Accepted Offer

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Very Difficult Interview

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Summer Analyst
Miami, FL

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2013.

Interview Details – PWM

Interview Question – Walk me a through a recent issue our firm has gone through.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

Interview Details – Phone interview with human resources led to an on site superday. Superday consisted of three interviews, each interviewer seemed most interested in why I was interested in finance instead of what I knew. One interviewer kept texting during the interview which was rude and distracting...may have been intentional. Otherwise, no one tried to upset me or test my emotional reactions in any way.

Interview Question – What do you like to do for fun?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, they get angry if you dont immediately accept


Declined Offer

Neutral Experience

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – I applied last minute the the SLC Diversity day at Goldman, and was accepted a few days later via e-mail. After booking I was brought to the HQ with about 20 other students. We were spoken to by several current employees, had a mixer lunch and learned about the company and its corporate culture. The next day we went went in for interviews, I interviewed with three different departments, Operation Investment Management, and Credit Risk. It was 2on1 interviews, mostly behavioral questions and resume questions. Some market-based questions were asked, but it was all very casual. I was accepted by one department a month afterwards, and am still going through the interviewing process with the other two departments.

Interview Question – What was a situation in which you were faced with an ethical dilemma, and how did you deal with it?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Yes to one and still in the process for the others


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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2013.

Interview Details – I had an on-campus interview, then was invited to an on-site interview that took up most of the day. Some people had four interviews, I only had two (depends on how many departments are considering you). Breakfast and lunch are provided. After I received an offer, I didn't get much communication from then until shortly before I was supposed to begin the internship. So no contact for a few months. This is in contrast to companies that I've interviewed with since then, where they make sure to stay in contact and answer any further questions I have.

Interview Question – The questions they asked me were pretty elementary (what is the difference between an object and a class e.g.).   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate. I was an intern.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst

I applied in-person and the process took 2 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – Intern recruit from jobs fair

Interview Question – Lots of behavioral and project based questions   Answer Question

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