Goldman Sachs Interview Questions in London, England

Updated May 29, 2015
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    Quantitative Investment Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my CV on company's website, and got the interview within 1 week. 1 hour interview with 2 heads (half an hour for each): The first one asked me about some skill-based coding questions; and the second one asked me about some idea-based trading questions and brainteaser questions. Both of them asked me about the education background, experience, and career motivations.

    Interview Questions

    • Quenstions cover all fields of Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, and Finance.   Answer Question
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    2 stages of interviews. Each stage consists of 3 sets of interviews. Mostly interviewing with the team you are applying for. It was fairly quick process. A week to get a call from HR, a week to set up the first stage of interview. They proceeded with the next stage and it was a week after. In a week, they told me their decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly questions related to experiences I listed on my resume   Answer Question
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    Spring Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    I went through an online numeric test and was invited to a first round interview (face-to-face). After that, I had an interview with a VP which was largely casual. While a first round was competency based, a second round interview involved more market-oriented type of questions, such as what happened in Swiss Franc in Jan 2015 and how it affects the market? A week later I got the call from HR that I am invited to their Spring week programme.

    Interview Questions

    • Competency-based:
      Which extracurricular activities are you involved on-campus? When conflicts arose between members, how you handled the situation?
      What is your greatest strength and how can you contribute to the division of interest?
       
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in December 2013.

    Interview

    Sent out my CV and letter of motivation. After a week or so I was contacted by email that I was invited to a first round interview over the telephone, since I didn't live close to the office. The interview itself went okay, it was a nice and friendly guy who interviewed me. Within a few days I got another email that I didn't make it to the next round.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Tell me about a time you went out of your way for a customer.
      Q: Tell me about a time you had to explain something very complicated.
      Q: Tell me something about yourself.
      Q: Why Investment Banking?
       
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    Spring Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in January 2015.

    Interview

    Living outside the UK, I only had 1 phone interview after submitting my online application (private info + letter of motivation + CV). However for UK residents there is a phone interview followed by an interview at the office if successful.
    The interview lasted 30 min and there was only one interviewer.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you follow the news? If yes, please give an example of a recent economics news that has striken you.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation phase

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    As the standard here for London office, the first step is a telephone interview since i was in London. Two days later, I had the final interview. After two week, I am still waiting for the response. I called them up asking why they didn't post the result yet. They told me to wait for another several weeks. They didn't say that they put me on hold. I'd love to know actually do anyone here receives the response already? The final interview is on March 27th Friday.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Fairly straightforward, know your math. Know why you want the job, sell yourself as mathematicaly capable, and honestly just be friendly. Interviwers were friendly, nothing to complain there but dont be surprised if they walk out of the interview because they have a meeting

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The interview process began with an online application after which followed a telephone interview with two vice presidents at the firm.

    Telephone interview concentrates on your CV and your soft skills, such as leadership, teamwork, communication and similar. The questions are very standard and do not challenge one's mind too much.

    Following the telephone interview, one is to expect to be invited to attend three more interviews at their offices in London. All three interviews are conducted by two people, usually vice presidents at the firm. The first interview is based around the applicant and his/her CV. They seem genuinely interested in knowing you. The second interview is a technical one where you get asked more difficult technical questions, however, you will not need to calculate anything. Sample question might be: "Which risk do you consider to be more important: financial or regulatory?". The last interview is competency-based where they want to know where you demonstrated communication, teamwork, leadership, quick-learning and other skills. Once again, nothing too difficult or unexpected.

    After the interviews one expect three outcomes: to receive an offer if successful, not to receive an offer if unsuccessful and to be put on hold if your application is somewhat average. They promise to give feedback within three working days, however, in reality it will take around ten.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell us about a time when you had to explain a complex concept in simple terms to a group of individuals? How did you ensure that everyone understood it?   Answer Question
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    Spring Week, Securities Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    Cover letter and CV submission with basic questions on the home pages. Was invited for a 30 min interview. It was comptency based and a rather friendly interview, nothing out of the ordinary. HR was very friendly, and the inteviewer was also very friendly. She talked about herself and her position, and what role I would have. She gave me some feedback on the interview, and how I did, but unfortunately did not get the part.

    Interview Questions

    • Why goldman? Pitch a stock, how would you allocate £xxxm?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in January 2012.

    Interview

    The director and his co-worker asked me to give a brief introduction, then they asked me a few questions about personal experience. At last they asked me a few technical questions including the index of nadaqs yesterday, what's the function of balance sheet.

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