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Updated Jan 26, 2015
Updated Jan 26, 2015
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    Asset Management Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I applied through college and had a brief phone interview with a current asset manager at Goldman. It was a good experience and most of the questions he asked me were behavioral.

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    • He asked me about my previous experiences. When I asked to the questions, he went even deeper by asking more specific questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

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    phone calls followed by invitation to super day. superday consisted of 5 15 minute interviews in the morning with potential to be called back for more in the afternoon. called back for more and interviewed with a specific team

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    No Offer
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    Operations Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

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    I applied through my university's career website for a diversity symposium. They contacted me and flew me to their office for the event as well as interviews. The interviews were all behavioral, with a lot of questions about how I have worked on/in teams.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you had to stand alone and support your idea against other team members   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Credit Risk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online and received an email a couple weeks later requesting an interview. The first interview was over the phone and was pretty simple. The second interview I had was in Salt lake at there office. It was a positive experience. I met with four people in two interviews. Neither of the interviews were to technical.

    Interview Questions
    • How would you determine the credit worthiness of a firm.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through other source – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview, mainly over the resume. Then they flew me to SLC, UT for a "super day" where I had 3 interviews in one day. Most was behavioral, they just want to see if you are a fit in the company

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    • What makes you different from the others being interviewed today   View Answer
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Financial Controller Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

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    First round - 1-2 interview - competency - including, why goldman, why finance, talk me through an industry or market you've been following. Teamwork question, changed approach, change views of others. Interviewers very friendly, more just trying to make sure you're not an odd person and can work with them. Most pleasurable interview I have had.

    No Offer
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    Strats Summer Analyst Interview

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

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    The initial interview was held on campus, and I was invited to the super day (more like second round and super day on the same day) about a month after first round interview. As it was accelerated process, the whole interview process(from application to super day) was conducted rather in a fast pace.

    Interview Questions
    • number of barbers in the US/ estimate pi via monte-carlo / OOP(inheritance, etc) / algorithm to find prime numbers less than N / binary tree traversal   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Not very many technical questions as I had expected. It was definitely more behavioral questions, but the guy was very friendly and no brain teasers or hard math. Overall a good time and it was a very relaxed environment

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    IMD PWM/TPD Strats Team Interview

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

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    I was contacted via email by someone in HR and asked if I wanted to schedule a one hour technical interview with a member of the team. After a bunch of back and forth (six emails) -- as the HR person did not seem to bet back to me in a timely manner -- we scheduled my interview.

    During the phone interview process I spoke with one person, who spent the first five to ten minutes of our interview telling me about the three openings with the group. He then proceeded to ask me two technical questions with multiple parts.

    Interview Questions
    • The first question was how to write an algorithm to find the value of pi using a basic computer language with if, while, else, rand, etc. I chose to use a Monte Carlo method and proceeded to illustrate how I would find pi. I was then asked to determine the distribution of the results given that I had proposed using random numbers in my solution. The last question I was asked on this topic was to determine how I would nail down the accuracy of my algorithm -- meaning if we wanted to be +/- 0.001, how many trials would that take?   Answer Question
    • The second question was about a binary search algorithm, but was phrased such that I didn't realize that's what the interviewer was getting at until later. I was first told that I have an array of integers, and that I want to find the left-most occurrence of a particular number. We went through how I would developed that algorithm, and then how I would code it (verbally) using agreed-upon notation and the minimal programming language mentioned previously.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Finance (Controllers) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campus, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Campus, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

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    Got an interview through my schools career website, and had it on-campus a couple weeks after apply. Interview was a 2 on 1, which caught me off-guard a bit, but the questions were pretty much all behavioral. Just know yourself.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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