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Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Dec 16, 2014
Updated Dec 16, 2014
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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
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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
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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
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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

    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
  6. 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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    Summer 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.

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do if your manager leaks a classified information?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for interns
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, they get angry if you dont immediately accept
    Accepted Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    4 interviews - what is risk management to you?....... behavior questions .... any excel project ... analytic project? deadline driven experience? dealing wit cash? how would you go bout someone who steals at work place or does something wrong or illegal? what is your weakness and strengths?

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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