Goldman Sachs Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
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Financial Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
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No Offer
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Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Dallas, TX) in October 2014.

Interview

applied through university hiring website and got an interview invitation after 2 weeks. Two rounds in total. The first one is 1:1 interview, you will talk with a manager from that department, the second round would be an on site interview. I waited for almost 3 weeks for the next round interview notification. People are really nice and smart.

Interview Questions

  • Why GS, Why this department?   1 Answer

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied through school career site. First phone interview, then in person, then they bring you back for a final round before negotiations. Process took about a month. Did not receive an offer from the copmany.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic fit and valuation questions. Walk me through an Income Statement.   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in March 2014.

    Interview

    Had my resume on file and called me in for an interview. Had two 30 minute interviews where typical behavioral questions were asked as well as some questions specifically about finance. I sent in follow up thank yous to each interviewer. It has been 4 months since the interview and Goldman has not given me any response. It would be nice if they would at least say they decided not to hire.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Miami, FL).

    Interview

    I applied through the website, got a phone interview and then went to Miami for the main interview.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2013.

    Interview

    Was two 30 minute interviews, almost completely behavioral and to make sure you have an interest in financial markets. Was macro level discussion on current world issues, and a discussion of the yield curve and situational questions on how it would shift based on occurrence.

    Interview Questions

    • Stock pitch or investment idea. Wasn't very structured, just to gauge your understanding of valuation variables and how they can be interpreted.   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I met with a total of four people in groups of two. They asked several questions about Goldman Sachs and my understanding of how the bank worked and of its divisions. I have a history in the restaurant industry and am working on my MBA.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked several questions about my studies and if I could share with them specific topics I had covered in my Financial Analysis course.   Answer Question
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Telephone interview and one on one interview. Very smoth and quick

    Interview Questions

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in May 2013.

    Interview

    Very long--met with over eight people all in groups of two each. They asked similar questions and apparently had to all be unanimous in order to get hired. They were nice, and it was a good team.

    Interview Questions

    • What is an example of something that went wrong with a project. How did you react?   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    Pay was very low compared to other jobs, and expected workweek was 60-70 hours. With those dynamics, I'd be making 50% less than other jobs in the area.

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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    got called in for an interview, 2 30 min rounds

    Interview Questions

  10. Helpful (1)  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in January 2012.

    Interview

    The interviewer was from NY, and she was very short with me during the interview process. The first question she asked was, what research have you done on the job position? I had read over the job description, and looked into Goldman Sachs as a company and at the Salt Lake location, but I couldn't give her specifics as to what I would be doing. She became very abrupt with me after that, asked a few general questions and didn't really let me know specifically what they needed out of candidates for the position. Later I found out that the position is more of an accounting role helping prepare financial statements for quarterly reports. It was an unpleasant interview to say the least.

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    • What have you done in recent years to show leadership experience?   Answer Question

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