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Technical Analyst
New York, NY

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

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

Technical Analyst
New York, NY

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

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

Interview Question – Nothing much.   Answer Question


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Technical Analyst Interview

Technical Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2012.

Interview Details – 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 Question – Show me an optimized query for identifying the circular references between field x and y.   Answer Question


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Technical Analyst Interview

Technical Analyst
Champaign, IL

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in September 2012.

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

Interview Question – Who is the most inspiring person in your life   View Answer


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Difficult Interview

Technical Analyst Interview

Technical Analyst

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

Interview Details – 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.

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Easy Interview

Technical Analyst Interview

Technical Analyst

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – 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 Question – What is the difference between Java and C++?   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Technical Analyst Interview

Technical Analyst

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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

Technical Analyst

The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2012.

Interview Details – 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 Question – What is your best programming language   View Answer


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Difficult Interview

Technical Analyst Interview

Technical Analyst

The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2011.

Interview Details – My interview was quite technical rather than behavioral, which the first interview intend to be. After the introduction they had given me a string and asked to write a program to reverse it. I did that, then they ask to write a program that can reverse any string. I did that, after that they ask if the input is null string then how the program should be changed. I suggested that. Then they have given me 2 arrays of 1 to 1000 in random order and then they want me to find out if a number is added how can you find out the number, I had given the solution and they were really impressed by my answers and my pace as well to get to the answer. So, I had expected to get further.

Interview Question – Write a program to reverse any string   View Answer


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Difficult Interview

Technical Analyst Interview

Technical Analyst

The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in June 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview is the first round of the path. I actually not a very good technical person. Coding is not that good. They just ask bunch of questions all related to Java, and C++. That drive me crazy...

Interview Question – What is the doubly linked list? Give a example.   Answer Question

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