Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
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Summer Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Richardson, TX
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Richardson, TX
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in May 2012.

Interview Details

Found the interview via college career fair. The interview process took two weeks. The day of the interview they said that their next step is inviting selected candidates to "super day" where they have a 2 hour interview. The interview was 2:1, with both interviewers coming from a technical background having worked many years at Goldman.

Interview Questions
  • Mostly expected questions: Describe a time when you had to lead. Tell me about yourself. Tell me more about your leadership roles. Walk me through your resume.   Answer Question
No Offer
Average Interview

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    There was only one hour 1:1 interview asked by two interviewers. All the questions asked were specific to my resume. The questions asked were pretty logical with certain technical implementations. Heavy focus is given on those who possess a great balance of the technical and business skills.

    Negotiation Details
    Summer Analysts are offered a fixed salary, so no negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst 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 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Two 30-min back-to-back interviews on campus

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Summer Analyst 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 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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    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 Questions
    • Technical question about credit risk that I didn't the answer   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8. 5 people found this helpful  

    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university - 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Summer Analyst Interview

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

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    Negotiation Details
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    Accepted Offer

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