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Software Engineer Java Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in January 2010.
I had a terrible and bitter experience. Not because of I did not get the offer – which anyway I would have rejected after the face to face interview experience. Please note – I was earlier employed by GS and then quit because I got some other challenging project. Anyway, I had 4 people taking my technical interview over the phone. Then they flew me in for face to face interview which went from 9 am to 6.30 pm. Actually 2 groups took my interview for no apparent good reason(anyway I can only work for 1 group, right?). They took so much extra time and did not give me any lunch break – I believe that is just deliberate because HR sent them the time schedule. Some guy gave me a set of java, sql questions and asked to write all programs etc in bunch of sheet(not in the computer) and then he had to go somewhere and told me someone else will grade them.
My suggestion – if you are really good, just do nt go. Because even after getting the job – mostly you will be working in Sec DB or Slang(GS proprietary language ). So, you will forget all Java C++ skills(and your market value outside will be very low) and mostly maintaining programs(because 99% projects are in maintenance mode).
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week – interviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in June 2010.
Very informal telephone interview, after a couple of standard technical questions we ended up chatting about software design and performance scaling on z/OS. Invited for a round of interviews in London office including technical test (straightforward, but very time limited), then three half-hour 1:1 interviews with technical lead then two managers. Easy, low pressure, and very friendly. Then back for another round of interviews, including teleconference with New York office. Again, nothing hard.
Reasons for Declining
Better offer elsewhere. Impressed with the people I met, but work/life balance seemed very skewed, employee I talked to informally suggested 60 hour weeks were normal. Everybody still working when I left at 8pm.