Goldman Sachs Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2015
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Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview

Many rounds. Met almost everyone on the desk.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    HR Round followed by 4 other rounds with different stakeholders in the Dept.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in July 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewed with 15+ investment banking professionals; everybody was friendly and engaging, but each interview was challenging

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Dallas, TX) in February 2012.

    Interview

    My first interview was by phone. It lasted about 30 minutes. I was asked a few questions about my background and also some technical questions. I did pretty well by being straightforward and substantial. I was invited to come in and had a 5 hour interview with different people. Some questions related to the overall economy, my educational background, why I wanted to work for Goldman, how I could add value and my long term goals. Questions became more specific about ms excel, databases, etc.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Bangalore (India)) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Technical questions medium to high level. They ask for your willingness to learn and adapt. experience new cultures. Need good(excellent) communication skills. You can't do your job anyways if your communication skills are poor

    Interview Questions

    • Why Goldman Sachs? Why not Google, Microsoft or Oracle?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I was a campus hire. Not much of negotiation there. But the offer was pretty good as is.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2008.

    Interview

    The selection process comprised of numerous rounds beginning with a written test which tested logical reasoning, attention to detail and English proficiency skills. If the candidate passed this step, the next stage was the HR interview followed by an interview with a manager from one of the teams within the firm and lastly a final interview with a senior VP. At each stage there was elimination and only the selected candidates who got through all rounds made it to the final round and then ultimately got selected for the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to take up a job with Goldman Sachs? What do you think you will achieve through this job?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Candidates need to be flexible with the shift timings and also need to have a good understanding of the company and the markets. Preparing a set of good questions to ask the interviewer will surely take you a long way.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Bangalore (India)) in December 2009.

    Interview

    3 rounds, 1st round HR, 2nd round associate and final round VP

    Interview Questions

    • Questions on the future plans and your learning apatite and questions to see if you suite the companies work culture   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    1.Resume shortlisting 2. 1st round interview with Senior analysts / Associates 3. 2nd round interview with VP (No HR round)

    Interview Questions

    • Questions generally related to accounting concepts, valuation, summer internship & a few guesstimates.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No salary negotiation.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in October 2010.

    Interview

    Interview focused on team work, leadership, and self initiative

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to work with a team member who didn't cooperate.   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2010.

    Interview

    1)phone interview and then onsite interviews 3 with each team interviews were mostly technical with basic HR like why this company and why financial sector etc. People were friendly and knowledgeable

    Interview Questions

    • 1)find loop in linked list 2)virtual functions 3) multithreading, process, thread definitions 4) why GS? why financial sector   Answer Question
    • 1)diff between set list 2)design ATM machine 3)call by value and call by reference 4)advantages java and c++   Answer Question
    • 1)bubble sort, merge sort, quick sort complexities 2)why GS what do u know about GS 3)explain stock bond, derivative   Answer Question
    • 1)find a value in BinarySearchTree, 2)Print elements in level order 3)diff between set, list   2 Answers
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