Goldman Sachs Associate Interview Questions

Updated Feb 5, 2015
Updated Feb 5, 2015
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details

This was for a strats summer internship. I had 3 onsite interviews, followed by 2 phone interviews, followed by 16 onsite interviews, followed by another 2 phone interviews. The onsite day was 10am-7pm of non-stop interviews without a break for food.

Interview Questions
  • Mostly brain teasers that involve probability and algorithms knowledge.   Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Expect many interviews from various people at all levels. Focus will be on intellect, professional ethics, and work ethic. The company has a team oriented culture and working with others is an important part of the firm's culture. Try to get eat a full breakfast or lunch in advance of interview; if the interviews go well, more and more people will keep interviewing you.

    Interview Questions
    • Question about whether a rise gasoline prices in inflationary or not.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    The initial phase consists of a phone call from the HR Dept (referred to as HCIM). Went back and forth several times with availability in order to schedule interviews. Met with 8 different individuals, each having his/her own interviewing style. Ask questions - they frown upon not asking any.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Went smoothly with HCIM.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 6 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied online, received an email from a recruiter a few days later, indicated my interest, attended a Superday (3, 30 min interviews with 2 interviewers each), and received an offer 2 weeks later.

    The entire process, including background check, takes a long time (~ 2 months) but patience is a virtue...

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not too much room for negotiation but the offer was fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

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

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    the interview process is very intensive but good opportunity to meet people you are to work with. It also covers all aspects from different persons, e.g. why you like to join Goldman, technical skills, financial knowledge, competence question and IQ questions ...

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The interview process was long and very uncomfortable. It seems like you have to speak with 10 people before any decission can be made. Interview questions seemed to be generic and really didn't give a chance for me to talk about my experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was a combination of fit an technical questions, to understand my motivations and assess my numerate/financial skills. Interview was over 4 rounds with people of varying levels of seniority. Overall a well structured interview process

    Interview Questions
    • Name a company listed on a specific frontier market that i would like to invest in   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by third party recruiter, went through 3 phone interviews, onsite interview met with 10 people (7 technical and 3 HR, 2 out of 10 are managing director).

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Very low base pay, big bonus, but bonus is something unknown. Joined another firm with higher base and better work/life balance.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Underwent 6 rounds for this position which contained written test, group discussion, different interviews with different personnel.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    There were a number of telephone interviews from different locations, Hong Kong, London, New York and Bangalore before being called for a one on one interview, The entire process took about 3 months before final offer was made

    Interview Questions
    • why join a Financial services firm at such an uncertain time in the industry with so many moving parts?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Review the offer and compare with industry standards and your own qualification before negotiating up for salary
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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