I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2012.
Interview Details – 2 phone interviews followed by an onsite interview.
The 2nd phone interview was arranged after I asked them will the trip to New York be expended. Looks like they want to know more about the candidates before they spend money on them.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2011.
Interview Details – I got a call from recruiter who set up a Phone interview which consisted of 30 mins of HR interview and 30 mins of technical interview. After a couple of days I received an email that I cleared the first screening process and wanted to schedule another round of technical phone interview.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in May 2010.
Interview Details – On the scheduled time there were no phone call from them. Waited for two hours. They rescheduled next morning announcing that interview will be in an hour and I got a different person interviewing me. The job seemingly required software engineering skills instead of data analysis skills. Was not interested in candidate's background and experience, only wanted to see if one can come ready to do things they do. That interview really looked like a phone screening. They was not sounding interested at all like they already had a candidate for the position.
Interview Question – Software engineering, design patterns. Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2008.
Interview Details – Nine 30-minute interviews of varying difficult.
Negotiation Details – No ability to negotiate.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2008.
Interview Details – The interview process is rigorous. It consists of a phone interview, followed by 1 on 1 interviews with many members of the team. The more members you meet with, the better you're doing. The questions are mostly puzzles and brain teasers. Some IT related some not. In the beginning you're asked to take a written exam, which can be found online (unofficially of course). Many of the puzzles come from books and internet so it pays to prepare.
Interview Question – Write a program that prints out all possible pairs that can be formed from 20 dancers. View Answers (2)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.
Interview Details – There was one written followed by few face to face interviews on first day. then around a month and a half later few more rounds of face to face interviews were there. All of them mostly technical and some managerial questions in between to check if you can work in a collaborative environment, handle pressure and be able to communicate confidently. Problem solving skills will be tested in almost every round of interview. Why Goldman Sachs? will be an obvious question. Interviewers were very professional and you could feel the sense of Goldman culture right away.
Interview Question – Question related to some search / sort algorithm. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was in the expected and acceptable range.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 7+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in June 2013.
Interview Details – It Started with an online round having 3 sections (java, oracle & apti) at their bangalore office.
After written 6 f2f rounds were conducted on the same day. Majority of questions from java, DS and design like designing a chess, design patterns like singleton and test case scenario etc.
after two days i got call from GS regarding telephonic discussion which was taken from london office. They majorly asked about current project and all.
after 2 days again one more telephonic round were conducted from bangalore office.
Almost after 20 days i got the offer...:)
Interview Question – In the last telephonic round asked about the subjects in last semester..:D View Answer
Reason for Declining – I had other offers too.
Interviewed at Goldman Sachs
Interview Details – 5 rounds. Not very techie
Interview Question – puzzles Answer Question
The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2011.
Interview Details – 1:1 interview x 3 employers in that department
1) C++based questions: constructor, destructor, sorting algorithms
2) Brainteaser: questions x 3 (etc: 9 balls with only one with light weight, how to measure with 2 times only to find out the light one).
3) Finance questions: times value of money, what is the continuous compounded interest rate.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2011.
Interview Details – It is called the super day interview. It consists of 3 rounds interview with 2 interviewers per round. The first one is focusing on technical knowledge, the second is a behavioural interview and the last one is the GS-fit interview.
The technical questions were straight forward, but be prepared to write lots of codes without Intellisense. I struggled more on the behavioural questions as there are no real answers there and it just depends on what kind of person the teams are looking for really. They tried to pressure me to answer quickly. There was a mix up of who is interviewing what so I had sort of two technical interviews.
You will be allocated to a room in which the interviewers rotate. There were other two candidates as well, but they were in separate rooms.
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