Goldman Sachs Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2015
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    Senior Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in August 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online for different positions and got an initial HR call, basic questions about experience and technologies I know. Why looking for a job change and why GS Technical Phone screen with two different managers of different teams, actually they are vice presidents, looked them up on linkedin I haven't heard back from them yet, posting this hoping it will be helpful to someone interviewing team: Equity tools team

    Interview Questions

    • 1. Difference between Thread and Process 2. Mvn:install and mvn:package difference 3. Why use Jenkins 4. MongoDB- if its in your resume - find an employee document in a collection 5. thread creation Java 6. Different types of joins and examples 7. Gave a sample code in online editor and asked to check if the given number is pow of 10. edge cases, boundary values for testing 8. Virtual in java 9. SQL to query first 3 rows from DB. 10. Unix Grep and is grep case sensitive? 11. unix get first 10 lines or last 10 lines of file   Answer Question
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2015.

    Interview

    After 2 phone interviews within 2 weeks, Invited at their super day. Three 30 minute interview with VPs and an associate took every candidate to Goldman offices. Interviewers were nice. They took notes when I answered their questions. Got a call after 2 days with no offer.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    I applied through a recruiter, and arranged an initial phone interview with an Associate the next week. The phone call was 30 minutes, of which 20 minutes were spent toward discussing my qualifications (all behavioral questions) and 10 minutes of discussing the role and the team in greater detail. I was invited to "super day" the next week, where I met with 4 Vice Presidents, 30 minutes each, back-to-back. They asked the following questions: Do you think your GPA is strong enough? Why Goldman Sachs? Why do you want to work for this team specifically? Tell me about a time when you had to change your approach to solve a problem in the workplace. What are your strengths? How would your co-workers describe you? What do you enjoy the most about your current job? Why should we choose you? + A few questions specific to my resume. No brainteasers, all behavioral questions. They do expect very precise and detailed answers. I received an offer 2 days later and accepted immediately.

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No 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).

    Interview

    I spoke with a colleague who suggested I reach out to an managing director, we spoke on the phone and he was interested and there were many subsequent interviews over many weeks, What began on the phone and then there were a series of meetings in the office, were followed by a few more interviews over the phone

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    • Detailed questions on skill set   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Received phone call and went through initial screening, was invited to interview in person for about 4 hours. Met with 5 groups of two to three people back to back. Behavioral and situational questions, really geared towards fit. Everyone was nice.

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    Risk Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Very formal, received a phone call to schedule interview for next day. Guy on the phone was very nice and worked with you when you were trying to get to an answer to understand your thought process. Questions were tricky and required quick thinking as well as knowledge of international markets.

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    • Talk about the economic crisis and how the government handled fixing it.   Answer Question
    • Simple bps questions, quick math on your feet.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    On campus interview in career, met with an analyst, very nice, asked normal behavioral and why interest in wealth management. Was sent to the second round in office in san francisco, super day, met with 10 people. They grill you. want to make you feel uncomfortable

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Very detailed technical interview with emphasis on Core java algorithms and performance tuning. The interviewers were good and were technical people. There were three rounds, first - A paper based test and the answers were used for further discussion, second and third rounds were completely technical.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Internal Recruiter contacted me at LinkedIn. I had two screening interviews: one phone and one with Bluejeans at around 2 weeks interval. Very slow process.. Everything seem very easy but after a long time, they mailed me, they are moving with another candidates. :)

    Interview Questions

    • The phone interview was purely technical and it went very well. It was around basic Java, multi threading, OO concepts, database, algorithms, Java collections,..etc. This one went very well. The next BlueJeans Video interview was just behavioral and everything seem went very well. All the questions they asked were very simple ones. e.g. how you approach a problem, and they tried to dive deep following my answer to one question and tried to explore my behavioral, technical skills.   1 Answer
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    I applied online and waited about two weeks to hear back from them. They emailed back and asked me to fly me out to Salt Lake City for an interview. I think they were interviewing about thirty people that day in shifts. I got interviewed by four different people for 15-30 minutes each. I got a phone call with results the next day.

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    • There was a lot of "why Goldman Sachs?" so be ready for that. I had no experience in finance so most questions were character based.   Answer Question

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