Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Analyst Interview Questions

Updated May 14, 2015
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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

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

Interview

From non-target, had fortunate timing and GS interviewed around 6 undergrads chosen from resume drop. After this, was invited to NY for a superday, and following this, did not receive an offer. Superset interview consisted of 3 30 minute interviews with 2 bankers. Mix of technical and fit questions.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    I attended their info session on-campus and then applied online. After one month or so, I received two phone interviews for the first round. Have not heard back anything for the decision yet. They usually give out second round with video conference and the final round will be on-site.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked very deep into several deals I did over my internships and also the DCF model.   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    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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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2014.

    Interview

    One 30m Prescreen, Talked with a VP in the NYC IBD. Nice guy, questions were nothing out of the ordinary, interview flowed like conversation. Was contacted the next day that I would be hearing back within the week - was never contacted (its been over 3 months).

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a market your following? A company with high P/E aquires a target with low P/E - accretive or dilutive? Walk me through the cash flows statement.   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in November 2014.

    Interview

    Campus recruiting (New York City IBD Analyst) Two 30-minute interviews with one associate and three vice presidents. In the first interview, all questions are behavioral questions. In the second interview, all questions are technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Why Goldman? Some technical questions, such as LBO, DCF, WACC, etc   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Goldman tends to ask much higher level questions than boutique banks. I wasn't asked any technical questions in the final round, with the focus much more on fit. They seemed focused on desire to work hard, teamwork, modesty. The first round was a 2 on 1 interview with the next round the final round. The final round consisted of 4-6 interviews on location.

    Interview Questions

    • The questions were all very straightforward. Nothing surprising   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Boston, MA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    On campus interview with an alum. It was not too bad, he wasn't out to trick me. Started off with the basic fit questions, (tell me about yourself, weakness, name something that your professors would say about you) and then got into slightly more technical stuff based on my equity research background. Basically just had to know the stuff on my resume and some basic market facts

    Interview Questions

    • How would you compare investing in an Australian index vs the S+P given todays market conditions   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in September 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process consisted of a phone screening that was for the most part behavioral with very few technical questions. I then was invited to a superday that consisted of 5 interviews that took about about half a day. Following that you were given a phone call regarding your status

    Interview Questions

    • In the superday detailed questions were asked about company valuation methods. Having a simple generic answer you memorize off the internet will not suffice. They will continue to dig and will know if you actually know what you are talking about. Have a basic understanding of financial statements. Goldman really questions you on your resume so know every point in detail and be ready to explain each point and how it pertains to the position you are interviewing for.   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for an investment banking analyst position in there Salt Lake City office through my school's career center. The next day I received an email from their HR department requesting a phone interview with me. I received a call the next day from a senior banker in there NY office, and I was expecting more of a relaxed behavior initial screen, but it was more of an interrogation than anything.

    Interview Questions

    • No technicals, just asking questions along the line of "what makes you think you have what it takes to be an investment banker," "why didn't you have a 4.0 in undergrad."   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Superday interview as a lateral from another bank. Went over some fit stuff and wanted to make sure I was technically competent. Really emphasized hiring both hard working and smart people. Otherwise standard questions about background, interest in IB / GS, etc. First half of the superday oddly wanted to know technical knowledge but didn't go too deep into line of questioning.

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