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Updated Mar 5, 2015
Updated Mar 5, 2015
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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    All of the questions are behavior related. They had a question list and just chose some from it. Such as:
    1. Introduce yourself
    2. Why you choose us?
    3. Your teamwork experience
    4. Your leadership experience
    5. specific detail of your resume
    6. If you have any questions,etc.

    Nothing unexpected.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2. 7 people found this helpful  

    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a campus recruiters email under HACK15, after a month got an email from HR co-ordinator regarding scheduling a phone interview in early January.

    Phone interview was with VP of the team which was interested in me. It was 35 mins interview mainly discussing about the process of interview, my previous experience and some basic technical question like find min in an array of arrays, find median in array of arrays, find min in stack(use pilot data)

    Got a call same day evening from HR to move forward and schedule for super day which will be 3 30mins interviews.

    Super Day...All 3 interviews were with VPs from 2 different teams under Financial Risk Technology

    1st Interview: run through resume, discuss about my previous role and then technical question-
    Given an array how will you search an item, give all possible approaches with pros and cons. follow up..delete the searched element from the array.

    2nd Interview: run through resume, discuss about my previous role and explain me the architecture of your previous explain how did a particular class looks like including various methods variables..., write code for quick sort(stopped halfway dues to shortage of time)

    3rd Interview: Directly jumps to technical questions-
    check whether a Binary tree is BST
    given four 0's convert it into 24. Answer (0!+0!+0!+0!)!
    what is cluster indexing in database? and can we have multiple cluster indices?

    As my three interviews went well, I was leaving and was stopped by MD, saying he would like to chat with me. This was basically him giving me background of the work team is being doing and why I should join his team.

    Got an email same day evening from HR saying that the team interviewed me were very impressed and would like to extend an offer. I took couple of day before replying and accepting the offer.

    Hope this helps!!
    ALL THE BEST :)

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    Negotiation Details
    package was exceptional for a fresher.. did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Quant Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Depends on interviewers. My interview went through my resume.I was asked about my internships and undergrad courses. ex, tell me about CLT.I stopped by the fisrt round and heardthat overall process was tough.

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    No Offer
    Average 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
  6.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I got this interview opportunity through the on campus recruitment process of my university. It was a face to face interview by a current employer. No behavior question. The interview started with one cs question and one finance concept question, both are easy, and then there is a brain-teaser question.

    Interview Questions
    • Flip a coin until either HHT or HTT appears. Is one more likely to appear first? Can you draw a graph to show it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Strats Securities Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    University Career Office, 2 people interviewed me. Walked in and was immediately asked to answer problems on the board. First was a coding problem that I answered, but they wanted a different answer so kept asking me to resolve it in a different way. Some expectation questions but not too hard.

    Interview Questions
    • write a program that returns the second largest element in an array (as efficient as possible)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst: INV Management Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Currently in final round interviews for PWM. Phone interview, then campus rep interview, and now a super day at the office. Mostly behavioral questions about why PWM or why Goldman along with questions about why you would be a good asset. They seem to be looking for the best fit for the team more than technical knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    2 rounds. 1 was on college campus, another was at Goldman. the first round was fairly simple, mostly behavioral with some technical questions. the superday consisted of 2 interviews, each with 2 interviewers. 1 interview was very technical based, asked many questions, mostly randomly. the other interview was behavioral mixed with technical as well. there was a heavier focus on technical skills than behavior in the superday.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Private Wealth Management MBA Summer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my school and the GS website. First round interview with two PWMs from NYC office. Interview was 30min long. It was pretty informal, and went more as a conversation. I prepared for technical questions, but the questions were definitely more along the lines of why PWM, why would you be good at it, and some pretty standard behavioral (tell me about a time you failed, etc).

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Risk Management Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    first round interview. Two people asking questions. After this round will be invited to super day. They do not look at my resume but just ask me math questions. They are more interested in technical ability.

    Interview Questions
    • asked about what risk is. what is correlation and derive some simple results   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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