Goldman Sachs Strategist Interview Questions

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Strategist Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Interview Details

Two rounds of phone interviews and an full-day on-site

Interview Questions
  • Regular brain teasers. They seemed to be very fond of asking questions on algorithms in particular. Nothing particularly difficult.   Answer Question
No Offer
Average Interview

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    One round of phone interview and then one day of interviews with group members in the office.

    Interview Questions
    • Expect alot of probablity and statistics questions. Also alot of brain teasers.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Strategist 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 3 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    3 phone interviews, 2 onsites

    Interview Questions
    • Definition of Levy process, probability space   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    Strategist Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Received the call from the interviewer after applying online. Interview consisted of the interviewer telling me a bit about the group. Asked me about my PhD program and my research (the interviewer had researched a similar topic when he was in graduate school). Asked one programming questions, one probability questions, and finished with one finance question.

    Interview Questions
    • He asked about my programming experience and I told him it was still at the beginnings of object oriented programming. Asked me to discuss encapsulation and polymorphism (and wasn't happy at all with my answers).   Answer Question
    • Suppose you toss a fair coin 400 times. What is the probability that you get at least 220 heads? Round your answer to the nearest percent.   View Answers (7)
    • Suppose you have three call options on the market, with strikes 10, 20, and 30. Suppose the call option with strike 10 costs $12, the call option with strike 20 costs $7, and the call option with strike 30 costs $1. Does there exist an arbitrage opportunity?   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Strategist Interview

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

    interviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    Submitted the resume on the website. After about 2 months got an email from HR they would do a phone interview. The phone interview lasted about 1 hour. The interviewer briefly introduced the group and asked many technical questions, which included programming, math finance, brain teaser and behavioral questions as well.

    Interview Questions
    • The programming question required one be very familiar with tree and graph. I was surprised since it was not a software engineering position.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Strategist Interview

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

    The process took a weekinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Recently received an email from the recruiter. Just a phone interview. I talked to a Russian guy. His English was difficult to understand. It took me a few minutes to understand what he was really talking about. He first introduced the job functions and then asked me 3 questions. The first was about data structure and algorithm; the second was about implied forward rate and the third was a probability problem.

    Interview Questions
    • How to find the deepest child in a binomial tree.   Answer Question
    • A 2 year bond, yield 6%. A 1 year bond, yield 4%. What's the implied rate for the bond that starts one year from now?   View Answer
    • 10 people of different ages sitting around a table. What's the probability of sitting in an age-ascending order?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Strategist Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    recruiter manage submit resume, arrange interview for interviewer all over the world. Gone through several round eventually got a short on-site.

    Interview Questions
    • stochastic calculus questions, probability question, brain teasers   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strategist Interview

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

    The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted by a software engineer from the core strategies group through a recruiter. This was an initial screening, so the questions were quite basic, some HR like why would you like to work here, where do you see you self in 3 -4 years, resume walk through, finally ended with two technical questions, one was on data structures, how would you efficiently store last 10 ticks of stock data and the other was what is maximum likelihood estimation

    Interview Questions
    • how would you efficiently store last 10 ticks of stock data   View Answer
    • what is maximum likelihood estimation, does it always exist and is it unique   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Strategist Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    First round interview was on-campus. Second round was a day of 1-1 interviews in New York; interviewed with 9 different strategists from various desks for 45 minutes each; most interviews were math (probability & brainteasers) with some programming questions and some finance-related (mostly options pricing) questions. Third round was another day of 1-1 interviews; interviewed with 8 strategists (2 each from 4 desks); similar feel. One follow-up phone interview (again, technical; specifically, computer science questions) for one of the desks later that week. Got the offer about 1 week after the third round.

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kharagpur, West Bengal (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kharagpur, West Bengal (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    there was a written test on 3 sections on that basis around 30 students were selected.
    after that 4-5 round of interviews based on probability , expected value, random distribution,.
    etc.
    they also asked quesns on algorithm on array matching and many tricky and standard questions.
    then they selected 6 of them

    Interview Questions
    • how to make rand 5 from rand 7 generator.
      expected no. of rolls b4 all the faces of dice u get
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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