Goldman Sachs Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in April 2010.

Interview Details

They sit pretty high and mighty so don't be surprised if they talk down to you. The questions were extremely difficult ones that are very technical and irrelevant once you're actually working in the industry.

Interview Questions
  • What would you value the cost of debt as for 3M   View Answer
No Offer
Negative Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    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
        View Answers (2)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    I received a phone call meant to determine my knowledge about the company. They asked me questions about the company, my previous knowledge, point of views, etc. I was later called in for a one on one interview. The lady was very nice. She asked me about my interests but warned that the interview was not the only factor to determine an offer. We talked about schooling, interactions with people in general and personality questions. She later asked a question about how I would escape from a blender if I was the size of a pencil, and the number of ping pong ball that would fit in her office. I was a bit dumbstruck but I answered to my best.

    Interview Questions
    • How many ping pong balls fit in this room?   View Answer
    • If you were the size of a pencil, how would you escape from a blender.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst Interview

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

    The process took 3 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    - online application and results 2 months later. Traditional cv sections to fill out and additional open ended questions such as:
    When did you last work in a group where you had to work hard to try and influence others? Describe the situation and the challenges you encountered.
    Please describe the most recent crisis you’ve faced in an important project and how you overcame this.
    Please describe a recent example of when you took the initiative to do something that needed to
    be done, even though it wasn’t your area of responsibility.
     - 1 day interview consisting of numerical and verbal reasoning tests and interviewed by two staff members; competency based and questions to do with my course.
    The company was very responsive throughout the whole process. Good feedback given after assessment.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2011.

    Interview Details

    one interview on campus, and one super day interview.

    Very basic for the fit questions (introduce yourself, why are you interested in the position you are applying, what kind of work do you expect, ...)

    A lot of technical and mathematical questions: Probability, Options related questions (futures, forwards), basic programming questions

    People are very encouraging and give hints along the way to solve problems

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Basics of finance asked with an emphasis on derivatives and fixed income concepts.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very arrogant interviewer who was out there to undermine people in every interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Do an LBO - lets say for a big oil refinery. You do finance right?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed for Sybase position. They had 3 telephonic interviews followed by 6 1:1 interviews on site.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in July 2008.

    Interview Details

    its a very detailed process and comprehensive. it challenges the way you think and you meet at least 4 to 5 interviewers who are looking for different things in you. it is a great experience and my advice would be to be be yourself and enjoy the entire process.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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