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Technical Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

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

Interview

I applied online. HR contacted me and had a brief interview: questions about past work experience, why switch? why goldman? etc. They passed along my resume to multiple teams. Heard back from 3 teams. Each team conducted an initial phone screen. It sounds juvenile, but def know everything you put on your resume. The first guy that interviewed me asked things from when I was in college (nearly 2 years ago) and I didnt remember everything for eg UNIX commands. One of the teams liked me and decided to conduct two back to back technical interviews with developers on the team (think they wanted to make sure I was good to fly me to nyc since I was out of town). Still waiting on onsite interview. Questions from phone interviews: - Difference between interface and abstract class. When would you use one over the other. - Left join vs right join - what is the join on a table itself called - What is a spring bean - more spring type questions - what type of jdbc statement would you use for an sp - what is the sdlc process at your current firm? - difference between jsp and js - how would you find and remove a duplicate row in a table - why is String immutable? - how many hours a day do you spend coding? - how would access SQL from Java code - how would you open a db connection

Interview Questions

  • Design a restaurant with people in line, waiters, tables seating system, etc using data structures + design patterns   1 Answer

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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY).

    Interview

    First round interview was on campus, I was asked a lot of personality question, and really basic programming questions about inheritance, polymorphism, and school projects. Know everything on your resume really well, because they will ask a lot of details on it. About a week later was asked to go to New York for second round. You can get called back to 1-4 groups. Each group has 2-3 people interview for a total of 1 1/2 hours. Lots of brain teasers, and a few simple java programs. Second round had no behavioral questions really. Some of the interviewers can be really intense while others are helpful.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) What is the sum of n numbers? 2) reverse a linked list 3) What is polymorphism and inheritance?   Answer Question
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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in February 2013.

    Interview

    The on-site interview took a day. Three departments and three interviews for each department.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I first handed my resume to a Goldman Sachs HR Representative when she came to campus for an information session. The session was basically about career opportunities in the company that did not have much to do with finance. Several weeks later, I was contacted via email to select a time for a phone interview. The phone interview was behavioral and personal fact based. Things like Why Goldman Sachs? I had those prepared and it was fairly generic. I was then contacted to attend an onsite interview. I thought it was going to last seven or eight hours, but I was told at the beginning of the day that such is the case only if you're being considered for multiple teams. I was only considered for one team. There were three interviews, one of them were 2:1. I interviewed with two VP level employees and the rest were associates or analysts. The questions asked were for the most part data structure and algorithms questions. After clearing those portions out, I was told to discuss my favorite sorting algorithms and design patterns and was told to write a simple implementation of both. There was also one interviewer who asked me to write some SQL, which turned out to be the most difficult part of the interview. It bums me out that there were no behavioral questions after the "Why Goldman Sachs" crap.

    Interview Questions

    • Show me an optimized query for identifying the circular references between field x and y.   Answer Question
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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Champaign, IL
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Champaign, IL) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Recruiter selected individuals based on their conversation and review of resume. Interview time were scheduled on the spot for the following day.

    Interview Questions

    • Who is the most inspiring person in your life   1 Answer
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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I have applied online to the position of a New Analyst in Technology department, 3 days later a recruiter called me on Friday and asked to come to the interview on next Monday in the morning. At the interview, there were 6 applicants in total, we were given an analytical task for 30 minutes based on responsive design and allocation of boxes into the screen (be sure to know well-known display sizes, resolution). The task wasn't hard, but additional questions from the interviewer were. The man was not friendly at all and I had an impression that I have irritated him from the beginning. I didn't feel that i answered his questions, because he suggested me unexpected ways to do it: to solve the problem from the java perspective, while i prepared to do it from html5/css perspective. He did not listen to me properly and always interrupted everything i tried to say. The second interviewer was much better and polite, and I have gained a good impression in the end. he was friendly and smiled a lot, but he asked some questions of Goldman Sachs, which i wasn't prepared to answer. My fault. We also talked through teamwork and leadership examples, there were no unexpected questions in this area.

    Interview Questions

    • What should be as an input to the java method? What GS do in sales & trading?   Answer Question
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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    After the initial behavior round at my University I was called for the Superday at New York. I had only one team who wanted to interview me. Three members would interview you separately.

    Interview Questions

    • Write a code for Dijkstra's shortest path algorithm.   1 Answer
    • Why Goldman Sachs?   1 Answer
    • some situation at work or project which brought out leaderhip qualities.   Answer Question
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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    It was the first interview. They wanted to know why Goldman. What position I wanted to apply for. Why that position? What do you see yourself doing in five years? They really seemed to be trying to assess if I was a good fit for Goldman Sachs. I appreciated the friendliness of the people I talked too. I havent done the second stage of interviews yet.

    Interview Questions

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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    the interview round mainly constitute of puzzles and simple programming skills they check more on analytical ability and overall personality rather than your coding skills Be sure to do as many puzzles as you can before you go for interview

    Interview Questions

    • nothing that difficult...if one knows basic interview questins of programming there wil be no problem   Answer Question
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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2012.

    Interview

    It was a two-to-one interview. It is in normal procedure. Firstly the recruiter was asking about your resume, and then they came up with one coding problem and one brain teaser. The questions were not hard, but they expect the problem solving skills from you.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your best programming language   1 Answer
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