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Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 24, 2014
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New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2013.

Interview Details – I applied through my college career development center in November. The deadline of submitting the application was beginning of January for most divisions. Before applying, you have an opportunity to register for (optional) virtual sessions where GS narrates about all the relevant procedures for a successful application - such as interview preparation, resume review, do's and dont's and also highlights main bullet points about each division. Then if they choose you, they call you first and only then you are sent email with the confirmation date and location of your interview. They will reimburse if you are travelling from afar. Interview lasted for approximately 2 hours with 4 people back to back. Each interview took 30 minutes. For summer analysts, they usually don't overwhelm you with technical questions - rather they are feeling out your personality. So smile, eye contact and be authentic. Know your resume and be prepared to tell your story. They love stories.

Interview Questions

  • If you are on a project - which role you take - a leader or a follower? Explain.   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time when you failed to do the project on time in your previous internship. Describe that project.   Answer Question


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Summer Analyst

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – Two 30-min back-to-back interviews on campus

Interview Question – Some general questions   Answer Question


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Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2011.

Interview Details – Best way to assure an interview is to come from an Ivy League or similar school or to know the head of a group at GS.

Interview Question – Most Difficult: Pitch me a trade.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


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Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

Interview Details – Had one on campus interview and then went to New York for super day interviews (which consisted of 9 half hour individual interviews)

Interview Question – What is your favorite data structure?   Answer Question


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Summer Analyst

I applied through college or university - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2013.

Interview Details – Campus recruiting: attended information sessions, submitted application online, first interview on campus, second round interviews at the HQ in NYC. First round was one interview consisted of two people. Second round was three interviews back-to-back with two people each. Some personal questions from the resume and come technical questions about credit risk as well.

Interview Question – Technical question about credit risk that I didn't the answer   Answer Question


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Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details – Extensive interview process - submitted resume to be considered for an on campus interview, was selected and then interviewed at their Superdays in NYC. You have one preliminary interview for the division you apply to and then you wait to see if you are called back that same day for the next round. If you pass your first interview, you move on to three more interviews back to back. Questions for securities are more behavioral, although you should be able to discuss major world events and topics. Interviewers vary, most people were extremely amiable and wanted to have a conversation while some give you a stress interview to see how you do under pressure. The main point is to see how you think, present yourself, and whether you can network once you get the internship. Present yourself in the most polished manner possible, be able to speak to what interests you, why finance, why GS - mentioning recent GS deals and major events is great - but also show them you're an interesting person and can thrive under pressure. Emphasize you can learn and pick up concepts quickly, especially if you don't have a business/finance background.

Interview Question – Have you ever overcome adversity in your life? Name something in your life that you consider cheap and something you consider rich. Name the countries with the top 5 GDP in the world. What have you been following in the markets and what interests you about them.   Answer Question


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Summer Analyst
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2013.

Interview Details – Initial phone interview and then super day. Super day had 2 rounds. Mix of behavioral and technical questions. Understand the job and why you are good for it. Read up on Finance terms as well. Overall good experience because people were very friendly. Pretty prompt with a response back. Very professional.

Interview Question – What are your strengths?   Answer Question


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Summer Analyst

Interviewed at Goldman Sachs

Interview Details – Very professional interviewers, clean and sharp. Had around 10 interviews in total from the first round to the last. Can't really skip a beat, but if you know yourself and what you want well enough you'll do fine. Be confident, smile, and take it easy.

Interview Question – They gave me a riddle at one point   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – n/a


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Summer Analyst

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

Interview Details – I had two back to back interviews, each with two employees. The were held at the location where I would be working. The questions generally covered topics such as teamwork, communication and leadership skills, and how you have demonstrated those skills. I had a few specific questions such as the stock price of the firm that day and the CEO of the firm.

Interview Question – If you could be a tree, what kind would you be?   Answer Question


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Easy Interview

Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
Salt Lake City, UT

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2013.

Interview Details – Interview process consisted of two back to back interviews, each with two GS employees. All selections were made based on these two interviews, no further ones were necessary for those chosen. All the questions were personality based, nothing technical at all. Interviewers were kind and pleasant. None of the questions seemed designed to catch one off guard or gauge stress.

Interview Question – All of the questions were very basic and common personality ones, e.g. "What is your greatest achievement?" or "Describe a time you worked with a team and were unhappy with the end product."   Answer Question

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