Goldman Sachs Quantitative Analyst Interview Questions in London, England

Updated Oct 16, 2014
Updated Oct 16, 2014
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Quantitative Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in June 2013.

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Had an interview with Brain teaser and probability questions

Asked the 100 sided die question and pirate sharing wealth question

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Easy Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

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    A lot of brainteasers and typical quant interview questions. Friendly interviewer.

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    • You have 10 mice and 1000 bottles of wine. You also have 24 hours before a party, and one of the bottles has been tainted with a slow acting poison, which takes 24 hours to kill a mouse. In the 24 hours you have remaining, how many bottles can you guarantee safe for human consumption (assume humans and mice react identically)? Assume the lethal dosage is insignificant relative to the size of the bottle.   View Answers (4)
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2012.

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    The first round was a phone interview. Fairly simple. Some questions about my resume and my motivation to join the company. After the first screening interview, I have been invited to pass a series of interviews within one afternoon. I have been interviewed by 10 different employees, each interview lasted between 30 and 45 mins. It was all about brainteaser and probability exercises. Only that.
    This is the type of questions I have been asked:
    - Suppose that you are flipping a coin endless times. What is the expected round where you would get the same side 3 consecutive times?

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    • Assume that you have an NxN Matrix, filled with decreasing numbers if you go from left to right and from top to bottom. Can you design an efficient search algorithm on this matrix. Hint: the most efficient one should have a Log(N) complexity...   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    A first telephone interview with just quantitative and brainteaser questions, like solve some differential equations with some tricky change of variable. then a face to face interview, with a group of 5 members of the team, more brainteaser and technical questions like stochastic calculus and programming.

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    • a, b, c are integers. Such that a^2 + 2bc = 1; b^2 + 2ac=2012, find all the possibles values of c^2 + 2ab.   View Answers (4)
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    Difficult Interview
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Extremely challenging brainteasers and maths questions, two rounds of phone interview of 1 hr each. Friendly interviewer.

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    • Find the optimal strategy to solve a specific card game.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Quantitative Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
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    interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2008.

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    Had about 4 interviews, mostly technical asking about basic maths (eg derive basic combinatorial properties). Most people very calm and listened rather than talked. Asked about C programming. I'd heard they were most interested in fitting into the 'goldman sachs' way, where people put the company before themselves. My impression was that it was very demanding.

    Interview Questions
    • All questions roughly similar, just need to have excellent grasp of basic maths and tools.   Answer Question
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    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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