Goldman Sachs Software Engineer Interview Questions

Updated Aug 5, 2014
Updated Aug 5, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details

First was a wriiten aptitude round with regular aptitude and programming questions.

On clearing this, there is a group discussion which was based on how you react to a given situation.

this was followed by three technical interviews , basically on Java and resume based.
The last is the HR interview after which the offers were announced

Interview Questions
  • Question relating to try to implement multiple inheritance in Java   View Answer
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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 Answer
    No Offer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 4 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    written round
    2-4 f2f rounds
    written round :
    20 aptitude,20 java(mainly core java),20 pl-sql questions (30+30+30 mins). standard questions , easy to clear if you have the basic knowledge.
    f2f rounds are mainly based on JD.
    how does jvm work.
    how are default values assigned .
    what is class loader
    garbage collection implementation
    JDBC- driver implementation , different steps in a jdbc app.
    sql procedures

    Interview Questions
    • handling of the data types by jvm. garbage collector implementation (very in depth for a guy with 2 years of experience)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed 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 Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    very bad interview process.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    C# Multi threading
    Boxing
    Some GC question

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    They conducted a hiring event in a hotel and called . Some written test was there having few apti questions and C++/SQL questions. The shortlisted had 3 rounds of interview that day. All very basic, like fibonacci, reverse a list, etc.. And you know what, we three people were remaining in the end and they conducted dozens of phone interviews later.. That really irritates, and you have to take time out of your office to attend. They're very bad in caring people's time , many a times they just schedule and forget.. Finally in one phone interview I got irritated and told am not more interested in this opportunity.

    Interview Questions
    • Interviewers on phone many a times just show off .. They think they work for the best company in the world..   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1+ week - interviewed 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 Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    written paper consisting of simple output question of c c++ java and os n networking.then a gd round and after tht a technical interview followed by hr We're committed to protecting our community from fraudulent submissions that might affect our ratings and reviews

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days - interviewed 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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