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Goldman Sachs Analyst Interview Questions

Updated Aug 7, 2017
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Anonymous Employee
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview

First I got a call inviting me to an initial interview for the whole securities division, then an online questionnaire. Then a second with two specific divisions they thought I could fit into. Lastly a final interview to meet the team of the specific division that wanted me most. I have engineering and math background and know very little about finance but they were really good at testing me on what I did know. They liked brainteasers a lot. They were also really great with picking divisions that could use my skills which is good because I didn't know enough to know what I wanted.

Interview Questions

  • If there was an infinite chess board with squares of 2cm side length and I had a coin of 1cm diameter, what is the probability that it would land perfectly inside a square if I flipped it onto the chess board.   Answer Question
  • Why Goldman Sachs?   Answer Question
  • What other companies are you applying to and why?   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2015.

    Interview

    It was an interview over the phone for the first round. The second round would have been in-person, but I was not selected. The phone interview was with two people

    Interview Questions


  2.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Applied online and dropped off my resume at the school career fair. Completed an online coding assessment and then had a phone screen. Didn't make it to the next round. The questions were about probability and algorithms.

    Interview Questions

    • What is the expected value of the minimum of three die rolls?   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    I used the new HireVue program and really did not like the program. Phone interviews or in person are so much better and normal. Did not like speaking into a camera.

    Interview Questions


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in January 2017.

    Interview

    There was a digital interview composed of five questions and an in person interview. The digital interview was a bit challenging since there is no person on the other side to give feedback or acknowledge your answers. Also means theres no one to make small talk with to get comfortable in the beginning. Overall I would say it was a positive experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example of a time you had to make a decision quickly   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Boston, MA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    The interview took place in a hotel with a single senior manager at Goldman. She was rude and seemed to have already made a decision based on my resume. Seems like they are looking for a cookie cutter college grad from top tier school with a degree in economics/finance. Not very open to alternative degrees like my biology degree. Asked questions that require fast math skills on the fly

    Interview Questions

    • How would you do a quick back of the envelope calculation for the current value of a big company like Apple giving it's earnings.   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online and then had to do a series of tests. The interview was a video one and there were 5 question. I had 30 seconds to think about each question and 2 minutes to answer. There were mainly questions about team work, times when you were wrong and when you had to make a decision with incomplete information.

    Interview Questions

    • Time us about a time your friend was relying on you to complete an assignment, what did you do?   Answer Question

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh (India)) in August 2015.

    Interview

    A Good Resume is the one with a clear message in one glance. One usually doesn't have much time go through the specifics. Also, most of the resumes look more or less the same if you start reading thoroughly. So what distinguishes you is how much you can convey to a third person in one glance. However a crucial point that one needs to keep in mind is - The third person may be an IITian or may be not. So your resume needs to be optimally elaborate and detailed. Good at glance and not boring with details.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY).

    Interview

    GS flew me out to New York for Superday interviews. It was three 30-minute interviews with different VPs. Essentially, we just talked in depth about my resume and why I want to work at GS

    Interview Questions


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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in April 2014.

    Interview

    Two rounds of interview, first round with HR and second round with hiring manager and senior people. HR interview was for half an hour and involved general questions about past work experience. Interview with the panel was more difficult and involved various behavioral questions and lasted for about an hour.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you proactively solved a difficult problem and how you did it   Answer Question

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