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Goldman Sachs Financial Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Dec 3, 2014
Updated Dec 3, 2014
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Financial Analyst Interview

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

I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in July 2009.

Interview Details

I applied through a career fair that took place in school. Two phone interviews took place and some questions about financial news were asked. After the second phone interview, I was arranged to have an 1:1 interview in their building. The interview began with something like a background check (e.g., grades, experience, whether you watch news or not). then right after they asked me why should we hire you? My advice is not to panic, i think they want to see how you can handle novel and stressful situations. it was hard...

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  • If you were to turn into a mouse and trap in a water bottle, how would you escape?   View Answers (2)
No Offer
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    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    It was ridiculous. The people were arrogant, and I sincerely felt demotivated at every point in the process. This is for chumps.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2009.

    Interview Details

    Hardest interview I've ever had. They asked EVERYTHING on my resume (fare game so it's ok). Technical questions were about the market (all of us were engineers and they said they understood we weren't very familiar with the concepts), about portfolios, options, shares, hedge funds, risk, other questions were about stats and probability (what's a normal distribution, what's the meaning of std dev, etc). I also got asked who was the current US Treasurer, the current and past CEOs of GS. I got a brain teaser and he specifically asked to think it out loud!

    Interview Questions
    • Who's the current US Treasurer   View Answer
    • What is the 'beta' in a regression model equation?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    I began interviewing in late June and after 18 different interviewers and two months I got the job. They want to know everything about you and how well you can work with others. The background check was also intensive.

    Interview Questions
    • What is happening in the industry right now and how is it impacting Goldman or other financials.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Goldman does not negotiate salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    The interview process takes months during which you will meet anywhere between 10-25 people. Your knowledge and preparedness will be tested by everyone, so make sure you start preparing months in advance. Your overall university performance should be solid from every angle.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    First interview was informal with questions centering around prior experience and educational background

    Team interviews consisted of questions like: Why Goldman Sachs; Why Asset Management; If I gave you 1 million dollars how would you invest it; Within the team what group most interests you and why, etc etc

    More technical questions centered around knowledge pertaining to the CFA. Such as; What is Duration, What is Convexity; If I was a plumber how would you describe convexity to me; Price this bond, etc etc

    Additionally, the team also threw out brain teasers

    Interview Questions
    • Do you expect the U.S. to go into a double dip recession?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    first aptitude test which was for 1.5 hrs including mathematical questions,verbal abilityand reasoning. questions are easy. then hr interview and if selected a number of interviews after dat

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Financial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    okay

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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