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Goldman Sachs Executive Assistant Interview Questions

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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Irving, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Irving, TX).

    Interview

    Started with a phone interview with a recruiter from New York, set me up with a 6 person round of interviews in the Irving office totaling 4 hours. No skills testing but extremely in depth background checks and reference checks that could take 4-8 weeks before an official offer is given. I was given verbal offer based on passing background check but I went with another offer instead.

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    Reasons for Declining

    They were unwilling to negotiate the offer at all and came in at my current salary. Not enough incentive to drive further and have to dress business professional every day.

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Interviewed on October 16; Received offer late November: Background Check is no joke. Do not "fudge" your numbers at all or note any compensation that can not be backed up with documentation. My offer was withdrawn due to lack of evidence on bonus as they don't consider 'under the table' bonus as compensation.

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions: What's your weakness? Why do you want to work for us?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    All done via phone with HR representative. Took a few days for a final number to be given. Then a week or so for the offer letter to be sent out. Background check is ridiculous! They comb through everything! Even asked for a picture of my undergrad diploma! W-2 and tax returns were also asked. Too invasive for an admin role! Especially given previous industry employment.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Wow all I can say is you walk in and there is no diversification what so ever. My interview was a waste of time as my interviewee made it clear she was way above me in this world. She was arrogant and some what rude. Completely unprofessional.

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2013.

    Interview

    No Comment

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Jersey City, NJ) in October 2010.

    Interview

    the position was for an IT executive assistant but the person interviewing me didn't even know what O/S was therefore i got a feeling that this job was not for me. very unprofessional environment.

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    • why do you want to leave for current job   1 Answer
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    Executive Assistant Interview

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

    Application

    The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in June 2010.

    Interview

    Initially, a person from H.R. does a telephone screen and asks you about your work experience. If he/she feels you're good enough then you have a second round with another H.R. person. The three people (all H.R.) that interviewed me seemed laid back and were very upfront with me. I knew I wasn't the right fit for the person they were trying to fill the EA spot for. The one thing I do notice is that since Goldman is such a huge company, the recruiting people work in silos. They don't seem to share resumes with other divisions so it gets quite frustrating to have to go through the "first round" over again.

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    • There were no difficult questions.   1 Answer
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (San Francisco, CA) in March 2010.

    Interview

    Nice people, gorgeous offices. Something about the interviewer was a little off and they kept hammering away at my background and experience to see if I was going to make a mistake or say something wrong. Kind of weird. They also had a skills assessment that I really didn't want to take.

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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Beijing, Beijing (China)) in October 2011.

    Interview

    First round, on-site headhunter interview, Second round, HR manager on-site interview; Third round, Business unit manager on-site interview, situation questions, behavior questions; Final round, managing directors on-site interview, case interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you are facing challenge at work? How do you handle challenge clients and managers?   Answer Question
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