Goldman Sachs Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Feb 19, 2015
Updated Feb 19, 2015
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Software Engineer Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
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I applied through college or university – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details

Two rounds: one on campus consisting of two back to back 30 minute interviews and one on site consisting of two back to back 30 minute interviews. For each round, the first 30 minute interview was behavioral + technical and the second was purely technical

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I gave my resume at a career fair. Received a call for an on campus interview. The interview was quite simple and required basic data structures questions. Asked some java questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    They fly you to New York for an all day interview. You are interviewed with 2 or 3 teams depending on your resume. They have two offices across the bay from each other and you have to ride the provided yacht if you have interview on the other building, it was an unique experience. The interview questions are easy if you know your data structures, sorting algorithm well. There are no hard algorithm questions like graph search for the specific panel I was interviewed. They also ask you the difference between abstract class vs interface, and inheritance what not.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic data structures, algorithms and brain teasers. They also ask you about your project.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I didn't feel it was a good place for new grad to work at. As a new grad you want to be in a place were you learn a lot. This is not to say that Goldman Sachs is not good place to work at, its just that I feel that I will be limited to specific corporate technology that will probably not have a positive impact to my foundation of becoming a good software engineer. On a side note, after the interview, I trust that the people there are extremely intelligent and friendly, you will also learn a lot other skills that is related to financial and banking

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview across campus career website. There are two rounds of interview totally, one is on campus and one is on site. Each round also includes two mini rounds. The first round is 1 on 1 and the second round is 2 on 1. In the first round, you are asked to talk about some basic computer science knowledge, like multi-thread and Internet protocols. The second round involves more technical questions, most are algorithms and data structures.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    Applied online, the next week get a phone from HR. And then got a phone screen followed by an on-site, were suggested to go to different floor based on different team, I would say people there were very nice, the whole interview was very resume based, so make sure you fully know about your resume very well, some were technical and some are behavioral questions

    Interview Questions
    • Given an integer, return all sequences of numbers that sum to it. (Example: 3 -> (1, 2), (2, 1), (1, 1, 1)).   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Was put in touch with Goldman via a Recruiting agency for two positions.

    Each had 2 technical phone screens with me after which they decided to fly me out.

    Onsite I interviewed with 2 different teams for a total of 10 interviews. Long day!

    Interview Questions
    • They were mostly standard tech interview questions. I definitely didn't get all of them. Implement rand7 with rand5. Give me a level by level output of a binary tree. Implement a stack with two queues, etc.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I figured out I don't want to work at a bank. I want to build actual products. Better pay and perks at most other places as well.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    C# Multi threading
    Boxing
    Some GC question

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    2 phone screen interviews - data structures and algorithms, most efficient data structure for basic storage operations. 9 onsite interviews, more of the same. Linked list questions, mostly. And then hashtable/map questions. Questions about my past experience

    Interview Questions
    • Where does the system interrupt on a computer come from? Or what wakes a sleeping process? (I vaguely remember the exact way this was phrased)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    2 phone interviews. Questions are about OOP design, java basic knowledge and database

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    contact a HR for interview. During interview, the guy asked me several questions about Java, and Linux bash script, and last with a OOD problem

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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