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Goldman Sachs Technical Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Aug 29, 2014
Updated Aug 29, 2014
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Technical Analyst Interview

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

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2014.

Interview Details

I had 14 interviews! One with each of my team members, and one each with a "sister" team member. Everyone conveyed one idea in common - Everybody helps everybody out. They were correct. And I was convinced that I want to join.
Don't expect to get paid much in the beginning. If at all you get paid "well", it will only be after a few good years.

Interview Questions
  • A few fancy puzzles. A few mathematics questions that I hadn't thought about in over 10 years.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with two members of the team. Pretty basic, described the position. They were most concerned with gauging interest. Goldman flew me down to NYC. Was little bit of a hassle because they flew me into JFK even though my interview was in Jersey City (but hey, they are goldman they can do that). During face to face Super Day 4 back to back interviews. I was given my offer the next day and I accepted. Questions were not all that difficult, be confident. It was a little awkward that you get to meet all other candidates before the interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most difficult task you've faced in the workplace?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Goldman does not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Technical Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had an on-campus interview, it was 2 vs 1, very nice, no tech questions, simply go through my resume. Then a week later, I was invited to the super day, 8-9 interviews for 3 group, questions about java language, like interface and abstract class, Database design and again, questions about your resume. The only thing that bothered me is that, I want to drink a ton of water before I want to say another word. Just kidding, the interviewers were really nice and they asked me if I need several minutes to rest and drink water. People in GS were also really nice, for the first interview, I got lost in their building, a gentleman helped me find the place I need to go and encourage me, "buddy, just smile and be confident, you can do that!"

    Interview Questions
    • Not really, all classical problems about java and database, go through glassdoor or careercup and you will be OK.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    They telephoned you,
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Technical Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    emailed me first and set serveral time slot for telephone interview.
    Asked both technical and general questions, the qeustions are very jump, it seems they didn't well prepared for the interview. Not a very good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a project you've done before, and give the detail. But I can't remember too much.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Don't like the job the offered to me.

    Declined Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I had one phone scheduled with VP followed by in person interview at Goldman Sachs New York Headquarters. First Phone was about 20 mins and we went over details about current job, work done in the past and he was more interested in knowing about my Agile/Scrum capabilities.

    In person round was technical in nature, i have 5 people interviewed me including VP Manager of the team. Here was the areas each covered.

    1st Person : Algorithms and Data Structures, asked about how to find particular word in an array of million words, what is the best way to get word out of that million words array, what is the run time complexities, also discussed about different architecture they are planning to put in place for their platform.

    2nd Person : Quick Chat covering standard Java Interview Questions, nothing difficult simple stuffs covering Spring, Hibernate, Core Java, Multithreading etc.

    3rd Person : Covered Database asked me couple queries involving Aggregate functions like Sum, Average and difference between Having Clause and Group By Clause.

    4th Person : Was more interested in learning about the Software Development Process we have in place at current job including Agile and details about different Day to Day activities as Software Developer.

    5th Person : Was more interested in Lower Level stuffs like Networking, Data Center, TCP, port binding and Operating System Level Question.

    Overall interview was good...

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing as such, there were pretty standard questions.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Base Pay was very less as opposed to what I was making at that time.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technical Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2008.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview for the first round and come in for a full day interview. Met 2 teams for the interview, each team will have at least 3 people interview you individually for 30 to 45 mins, with a lunch break in between. The whole process starts at 9 in the morning, which they arranged a intro video about the company, afterwards you went off to meet with different groups.

    Interview Questions
    • Java, database, data structure questions.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    As freshly graduated from college, you dont have much room for negotiation since they will put you through a 2-months training.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    very scrupulous process. detailed analytical and logical test followed by several rounds of subsequent interviews

    Interview Questions
    • couple of high profile technical questions and logical questions as well   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied through the university. Was interviewed in two rounds which consisted of a problem solving scenario with explanations, competency and technical interviews. I was interviewed by 7 different people from different departments in the technology division. While the process was nerve racking the interviewers however were very friendly

    Interview Questions
    • Beign asked how i would use a C/C++ library in Java.
      Also had to answer questions on how I would prioritize scarce computing resources in displaying news quickly to the dashboard I designed.
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tokyo (Japan)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    5-6 different people called me each last for at least 30 minutes. they are all from tech but different departments. did not ask too many tech questions since it is for an intern and the intern itself if a big interview. But they mainly ask a bit of everything, economics, programming, network, brainteaser, behavioral,

    Interview Questions
    • tell me a bit about your project? how is the accuracy?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Technical Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The technical interviews were very practical. The questions asked in C++/SQL were not theory, but some practical problems. One of the best challenging interview I had. A total of 3 telephonic technical interviews based on C++/SQL and general aptitude.
    All this was followed by in-person interviews (4 in number). The interview process being one of the best.

    Interview Questions
    • We have a string "Hello How are you".

      How do you efficiently reverse the words to "you are how hello". Using std data structures.
       
      Answer Question
    • What happens if you do a 'this = this". And what happens when u call delete this from a destr?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I was told during final interview with Manager and Sr Mgr that I have to be on my toes always. I have to get the right attitude to work.
    The above statements are real nice one, but if someone is telling you these at the time of interview, then you gotta read between the lines. So, once I got the offer, I had done my research based on personal contacts in GS and thru Glass Door as well.
    I decided to decline this offer, because I am not the one, who can sell my life hours for money. I wanted a challenging role, but am not ready to spend more than 40-45 hrs a week for my career.
    A job at GS meant - I had to forget my regular fitness regime, my hobbies, the time I spend with my daughter, and the frequent time offs I take for leisure travel.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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