Goldman Sachs Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Mar 19, 2015
Updated Mar 19, 2015
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    Spring Week, Securities Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    The interview process for my division was rather long. One route was to go through the internship program where you spent 10 weeks on the trading floor meeting people and being quizzed. Another method was to interview and this was not particularly easy and also consisted of 10+ interviews in most instances.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions around markets both equities and fixed income.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Graduate Tech Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a 4 weeks process. I applied online and one week later I was contacted via email telling me they want me to meet me. The onsite experience was positive, I had to complete a practical test (no coding necessary, just imagination) and answer some competency based questions. The people were very nice. A few days later I got another email saying they want me to go there again. I met some of the employees and I had some very easy technical questions and again a lot of competency based questions. I was feeling very confident after this stage which was supposed to be the last one. A week later I got an email saying that they hadn't decided yet and they want me to talk with them again, but this time over the phone. I was disappointed I didn't get the offer, especially because during the last phone interview I was assured that there is nothing to worry about. But overall it was a positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    • A lot of competency based questions: where do you see yourself in 5 years, how do you convince your manager to use a new technology, how would you resolve conflicts in a team.
      The technical questions were very easy and they didn't ask me to write code: how does a stack work, what does "join" do.
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Spring Week Investment Banking Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I filled an online application - inputting previous work experience, submitting a cover letter, cv and current grades and i got invited through for interview. I was asked to arrive for the interview at the London office. They asked general competency and topical questions on the current state of the economy and banking industry.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  7.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    the interview consisted of 3 parts: scheduler assignment, java and sql questions, interview with a vp to check my motivation and why I want to work in Goldman Sachs. I had to go to their office and have the interview.

    Interview Questions
    • what java patterns you know? Explain the decorator and factory design patterns.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    two rounds.
    1. exercise + presentation (the ex is about giving a solution of a problem, depends on which area you are applying)
    2. 3 round interviews (2 competency, and 1 technical)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I send an online application in December and they called me back at the end of January to interview three days after. I succeed in that interview and I am waiting for the next.
    The first interview was one to one and lasted half an hour, with an executive director of the securities division.

    Interview Questions
    • Some questions about my CV, special my work experience that did not fit exactly with what is expected from a securities candidate. Which markets I follow. Probability question   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Strats and Quant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews, each one lasted forty five minutes. They focused on your CV and there were some technical questions on probability and computational complexity. The questions are very innocent looking, but they are not trivial - very fun to solve. One month later, I was invited for an on-site interview, it was an 8 hour interview. Some more technical questions on probability, maths, stats, and programming.

    Interview Questions
    • What is a filtration? What are the assumptions in the central limit theorem? Several coin tossing and die questions.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Pharmaceuticals Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview consisted of HR staff briefing me on the interview process and requirements. First round was a one on one interview with two senior Pharma analysts. Interview lasted 45 minutes. Questions included generic ones on my past work experiences, technical financial accounting questions and a stock pitch.

    Interview Questions
    • How many airplanes are in the sky above the UK at any given moment   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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