Goldman Sachs Interview Questions in United Kingdom

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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    Quantitative Investment Strategist Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my CV on company's website, and got the interview within 1 week. 1 hour interview with 2 heads (half an hour for each): The first one asked me about some skill-based coding questions; and the second one asked me about some idea-based trading questions and brainteaser questions. Both of them asked me about the education background, experience, and career motivations.

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    • Quenstions cover all fields of Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, and Finance.   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    I applied through the online system, which requires basic information as well as CV and cover letter. A few weeks later I heard that I would have a phone interview. The interviewer was friendly and asked about my background, interest in finance, programming experience and then a longer technical question about expectation values. The question was tough and I didn't answer it very well so wasn't surprised when they didn't take my application further.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Sent off a cover letter and CV and was invited for an interview a month later. Standard competency based questions however I got asked about the logistical aspects of McDonald's and threats that the Post Office industry currently faces due to having worked part-time in both places. These questions were a little more difficult as I was not expecting them, however apart from these two it was fine. So far it's been 1 working day since the interview and I'm still waiting on a reply.

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    • What issues does the Post Office industry currently face?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    The interview was 30 mins long over the phone with a VP. It was a first round interview. Very warm interviewer. On top of asking about my cv and work background, he asked about my interests as well. The interview became more friendly as time passed but I had the feeling the first 5 mins of the interview are crucial, along the lines of walk me through your CV and the questions that follow depend on how well you present yourself and speak about experiences - I wasn't very well rehearsed so didn't ace this bit. As no technical questions were asked, I presumed that they make up their mind quite early in the interview.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Went to an interview, did a test and got interviewed on it. Then I had one technical interview and another competency based interview. I then got invited to another interview and it was a round of 3 interviews. I never got an offer.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Brief talk with HR about what im currently doing and why im looking for another role. This was followed by Telephone screening with two people a week later as per my schedule.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions about supporting applications followed by general questions about the business.   Answer Question
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    Pharmaceuticals Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Telephone interview consisted of HR staff briefing me on the interview process and requirements. First round was a one on one interview with two senior Pharma analysts. Interview lasted 45 minutes. Questions included generic ones on my past work experiences, technical financial accounting questions and a stock pitch.

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    • How many airplanes are in the sky above the UK at any given moment   1 Answer
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    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    Telephone interview with different team leaders - if your CV passed an initial sift, it was passed out to the different teams who contacted you almost independently for their own interviews. Questions were based mostly around probability and statistics, with some questions about computer programming and complexity/speed of solutions.

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    • If you toss an unbiased coin, what is the expected number of tosses you will make before you toss three tails?   3 Answers
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    Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Fairly straightforward, know your math. Know why you want the job, sell yourself as mathematicaly capable, and honestly just be friendly. Interviwers were friendly, nothing to complain there but dont be surprised if they walk out of the interview because they have a meeting

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    No Offer

    Interview

    first round interview with associates (simple general questions like why gs, why ops )

    second round interview consisted of 3 rounds of interviews with 2 interviewers each ( almost the same)

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