Goldman Sachs Operations Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Aug 25, 2015
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Operations Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY).

Interview

I interviewed for the Operations Analyst internship. They acted rude, but the key word is they ACTED. I could tell they were trying to see how I handled tense situations, particularly because I have met both interviewers before and they had been nice. Make sure you know what would you do in the position, they expect you to REALLY know what is it that you want to be paid for. Know what you will say when they will ask you how would you add value to GS, and be prepare to authentically say your 3 main weaknesses. Do not pull the "I work hard", "I put to much attention to detail" card, because everyone has heard it, and will take off points of you. Just answer that question authentically, and state how are you currently doing to improve this. My advice, say that one of your weaknesses is experience, as they hire people that are the best at whatever they do. Good luck

Interview Questions

  • How will you bring value in a different way that other candidates would?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Goldman Sachs

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2015.

    Interview

    After 2 phone interviews within 2 weeks, Invited at their super day. Three 30 minute interview with VPs and an associate took every candidate to Goldman offices. Interviewers were nice. They took notes when I answered their questions. Got a call after 2 days with no offer.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    I applied through a recruiter, and arranged an initial phone interview with an Associate the next week. The phone call was 30 minutes, of which 20 minutes were spent toward discussing my qualifications (all behavioral questions) and 10 minutes of discussing the role and the team in greater detail. I was invited to "super day" the next week, where I met with 4 Vice Presidents, 30 minutes each, back-to-back. They asked the following questions: Do you think your GPA is strong enough? Why Goldman Sachs? Why do you want to work for this team specifically? Tell me about a time when you had to change your approach to solve a problem in the workplace. What are your strengths? How would your co-workers describe you? What do you enjoy the most about your current job? Why should we choose you? + A few questions specific to my resume. No brainteasers, all behavioral questions. They do expect very precise and detailed answers. I received an offer 2 days later and accepted immediately.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    I applied online and waited about two weeks to hear back from them. They emailed back and asked me to fly me out to Salt Lake City for an interview. I think they were interviewing about thirty people that day in shifts. I got interviewed by four different people for 15-30 minutes each. I got a phone call with results the next day.

    Interview Questions

    • There was a lot of "why Goldman Sachs?" so be ready for that. I had no experience in finance so most questions were character based.   Answer Question
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT).

    Interview

    Applied online and through the career services at my university, was contacted approx. two weeks later asking if I was still interested. I responded and was contacted few days later with the details.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself. Tell me about a time you improved a process. Why operations? etc. Some questions were based on my responses but nothing too overwhelming in my opinion.   1 Answer
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process took bout 4 months. Started with many phone conference calls with many different VP's then was flow out for an onsite interview which was a "superday". The interviewers were all very humble and not overbearing whatsoever. The flight and accommodations to the onsite interview were all expensed and was given time to explore the area to get a feel for it.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    on campus interview, back to back interview, people there are nice. prepare to tell a story on each questions and have more interactive should be good. you can get back as soon as one week later. overall, the interview is the basic interview, and all are behaviour questions. questions you need to prepare Tell me about yourself. What are your strengths? What are your weaknesses? Why do you want this job? Where would you like to be in your career five years from now? What's your ideal company? What attracted you to this company? Why should we hire you? What did you like least about your last job? When were you most satisfied in your job? What can you do for us that other candidates can't? What were the responsibilities of your last position? Why are you leaving your present job? What do you know about this industry? What do you know about our company? Do you have any questions for me?

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT).

    Interview

    I was asked if I would consider the operations position in place of the position I applied for by the recruiter. I said I would and was sent to SLC that following Friday for superday. There I had 2hours worth of interviewing with 8 interviewers, 2 interviews in each session. I thought the interviews on superday went great and was hopeful to hear an offer in the coming days. However, the following Monday I received an email stating that I was not selected for the position. I am very surprised and was really looking forward to the position and culture at the SLC office. I have asked for feedback, but doubt I will receive an email back. The interview questions were all behavioral and ethical based.

    Interview Questions

    • Why GS? Why operations? Describe a time where your ethics were in question. Describe a time when you improved a process efficiency. What appeals to you about SLC? Do you see yourself here in the next 2-5 years. What is risk? What is risk within the divisions? ...etc.   Answer Question
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    4 back to back interviews in a roll without break, and people were put in two different rooms and after we talked, one is for the people who majored in business or related ones while the other is not. There was one people finished the interviews really quick and some took longer and I think the ones that took longer are good ones.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Submitted resume online and was contacted a few weeks later to Superday at the Jersey City offices. Three interviews back to back in 30 minute intervals. The first two were 2 on 1. However the last interview was with one person, a VP. Very standard questions, with nothing being much of a surprise. Most of the interviewers asked the same questions so it did become a repetition game after a while but the process wasn't too bad. However the questions that I thought they were going to ask, did not get asked. With one or two questions about my resume, or Why GS? and Why Operations? Most questions were about my resume, with them going in very great detail.

    Interview Questions

    • Why is your GPA so low? (Didn't expect this since there is not GPA minimum requirement on website or job description as is the case with most jobs)   Answer Question
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