Goldman Sachs Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Mar 30, 2015
Updated Mar 30, 2015
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No Offer
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Application

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

Interview

Applied online and got a phone interview in a month.
At first just routine questions like why you applied this job, and what other jobs you've applied.
He asked me if I have banking background and asked me what investment is.
How many barbers do we need in U.S?
And he asked me to solve an ODE.

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    Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    phone interview, Super day. Very short found out within a week after super day I was hired. Had to wait two months to start. Super day was very easy 4, 30 minute interviews all straight forward questions. Nothing difficult.

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    Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    university interview
    Not very hard, half about resume, half about data structure.

    I am not fully prepared, that's why I fail

    university interview
    Not very hard, half about resume, half about data structure.

    I am not fully prepared, that's why I fail

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    Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Two technical phone interviews. Started out with basic questions; talk about your resume, yourself, favorite classes etc. Followed with technical questions, mainly programming. Both interviews based on one or two "core" problems. After successfully answering them they asked for finer details on the answers, how to further optimize, confidence intervals, etc

    Interview Questions

    • using the basic programming methods, for, while, if, random number generator and arithmetic to calculate some sequence or mathematical constant.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Declined Offer
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    Declined Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT).

    Interview

    I applied online and got an e-mail inviting me for a phone interview. The phone interview was 30 minutes with a member of the team I'd be involved with. The questions were mostly behavioral. They asked about ethical dilemmas, how you work in a team, etc. Two weeks later, I was contacted for a second round interview. They flew me out to Salt Lake City where the interview was only an hour long. I had half hour sessions with two senior members, so four people total. The questions again were mostly behavioral.

    Interview Questions

    • The hardest part was being asked to teach them a concept in accounting and teach them a concept in finance.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    I had a much better offer already and I didn't feel like I would fit in well.

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    Analyst Interview

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    No Offer

    Interview

    I was sent Immediately to "super day".... through networking.

    5 interviews in Chicago office 7AM - Noon. Ranged from VPs to new hires.

    Awesome facility. The experienced professionals were awesome. Younger analysts seemed awkward & overworked.

    I am not a finance major, so questions were more market based/behavioral based/etc.... Nothing too complex. If you watch the news/follows the WSJ you should be fine understanding the questions.

    Interview Questions

    • "Why do you want to work at a company where you will have no life?"   1 Answer
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    Analyst Interview

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    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2014.

    Interview

    Contacted by HR 3 weeks after resume submitted online. Two interviews with HR mangers then brought in for on site interviews. 6 onsite in person interviews lasting a minimum of an hour. All 1v1 interviews.

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    Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in June 2014.

    Interview

    I was hired for their CRMA division. It took a month for them to get back after I submitted my application. The entire interview process took 2 months, mostly due to the availability of interviewers. I waited for exactly 2 weeks to hear back after the final interview.
    The overall interview process was very positive. Needless to say that everyone was very professional. There were 8 half-hour back-to-back interviews, all conducted over the phone. There were some typical behavioral questions including tell me about yourself, tell me a time when you had a heavy workload, tell me about a project at your latest internship... etc. You need to know your resume very well. I don't have a very strong finance background, so they didn't ask very advanced finance questions, though there were still some basic technical questions such as what is credit risk, how would you analyze a company's credit risk, what role does debt plays in credit risk analysis, etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were expected. The most unexpected question was what do you think is the most important thing to GS at this point?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. The salary is fair.

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    Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    First rounds on campus and then was invited back for a second round with a number of groups and then a final super day where I interviewed with everyone in the specific group I was looking at

    Interview Questions

    • Everything was fairly standard interview. A few math type questions, but knew these (and got asked them) since I had a finance background   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation since analyst program has pre-set amounts

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    Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Initial communication was at a school career fair. Then applied online and was invited to an on-campus interview. There were two interviews each ~30mins with two current employees. After getting invited to final round I was invited to a meet and greet with current vice presidents on campus. Flew out and spent the night prior to all day interviews. Interviews were round robin-esque and went around to three different groups of two for ~30mins each. Then continued receiving emails from firm saying I was still being considered but hadn't been placed. Finally had a phone interview with the team I would be working with on the phone.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions weren't difficult - all behaviorally-oriented.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Non-negotiable

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