Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I interviewed through college or university. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details

I easily had 7+ interviews. My original interview was on-campus at the university I attend. A lot of it was pretty unorganized. When I received callback interviews, I was informed of the interview less than a week in advance (which was difficult since most of my interviews were in NYC and I was 4+ hours away from NYC and still had class). All of my expenses were paid, however. Which was pretty cool.

Interview Questions
Reasons for Declining

I had decent qualifications to be employed in the tech industry. The tech industry pays better, has way better fringe benefits (i.e. flexible hours, way less hours, no pressure to work on the weekends) and it seemed to be easy to make the transition from tech to finance if I later decided I wanted that.

Declined Offer
Difficult Interview

Other Interview Reviews for Goldman Sachs

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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through OCR and also had an employee who referred me to HCM. About a month later, I was notified that I was selected for a first round phone interview. Overall, the interview was very conversational and the interviewer (a VP) was engaging and seemed genuinely interested in getting to know me as a person. Didn't make it to superday.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Had an on campus interview with 2 interviewers. Contacted me two days later saying I was moving on to the next round of interviews, but once I was contacted again 3+ weeks later they said they had already hired their summer analysts (finance) for the year.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Process took 4 months. Had a dinner night before the interview with interviewers. After that, two on campus interviews back to back of 2 on 1. Unfortunately I don't think one of the senior interviewers liked my answer to one of the questions, I'll include the question below. Be very thorough as it appears one wrong question could get you kicked.
    Overall, good experience but had to wait until 2 months after interview to find out I hadn't been selected. Definitely interview with some other places in that time as well.

    Interview Questions
    • If a trader comes to you with a trade that he wants you to do immediately, but you need to go through the appropriate means to make sure its good for the company, what do you do?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Initial- 2 first round interviews on campus. Superday- First Round- 2on1...Final Round- 3 2on1's

    Interview Questions
    • How would you value a start-up company with no revenues yet.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Process took 2 weeks. Interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2013. Nine interviews. They got back with me in a week. Was very impressed with the structure of the super day and the general kindness of everyone there. I left with great respect for the firm.

    Interview Questions
    • Basic technical questions. What is polymorphism? How would you design a program that does ______? Draw the layout of the design of a past project.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Was on campus interview. Not too tough. Mostly fit but a few "check the box" technicals to make sure I at least knew my stuff a little.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Operations Analyst position. Questions were all behavioral and it really depends on your interviewer. Two back to back interviews on campus. I am an engineer so I was actually asked to debate about the shale boom with one of my interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Applied online through campus recruiting. Received interview invitation within a few days. Interview was a week later. Interview was 100% fit questions (why banking? why goldman?). Some questioning on how I deal with difficulties and a time I didn't perform well on a deliverable and a time I had to mentor someone through a difficulty.
    Five days later was notified they would not be proceeding with my application.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I got a phone interview and did not pass the statistic test.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer

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