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Goldman Sachs Interview Questions

Updated Jul 19, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5+ months. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied in September electronically. Most of what I applied to at other banks was financial analyst spots which I don't think I was really qualified for because I specialized in econometrics/statistics but GS had this careers quiz on their website that indicated I should apply for this job in Strats and I am so glad I did!

    My first and only phone interview was around February with someone I will be working directly with. Lots of other companies have first rounds with HR people and they don't have direct knowledge about what you will be doing so I liked that. We started with the talk me through your resume question and the conversation flowed organically from there, it wasn't a Q&A type thing save my questions towards the end.

    Invited to Superday about 3 weeks later. Superday was so fun. I got to meet most of the staff. Each interview was really interesting and upbeat. It is 4 40ish minute interviews. I got my decision in two weeks.

    Ladies, I spent time researching what to wear and this is what I came to based on numerous sources: curled hair pinned a certain way so it doesn't fall in your eyes, red lipstick (power color), black patent pointed toe stilettos, no jewelry, black skirt suit with classic white shirt (long-sleeved) and nude nylons. Zero glitter in my eye or face makeup. No nail polish, short nails. The other girls interviewing wore flats and one wore pants but all the women I encountered that were working there were wearing heels and skirts so I think I made the right call there. May not matter too much - go with what you feel more confident wearing if you can't decide. Bring a padfolio with resume copies and business cards.

    I went in thinking they were going to be harsh/abrasive, based on testimonials like these, to really challenge you or something but this wasn't true at all. The people were nice, kind and funny. It was refreshing to see how sharp the whole group was and how everyone seemed to have their own specialization within the group.

    Don't be nervous! You'll do great!!

    Interview Questions

    • Fundamental stats questions like define std. dev. (I was prepping to talk about kurtosis and the different infinities); Asked to explain a concept without using words(draw, don't dance); interesting brain teaser that I probably shouldn't give away and they probably won't reuse anyways. It will be about your experience and why you would be a great fit. Know why you want the job and know about the things you say you know on your resume.   Answer Question

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    Associate/Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2017.

    Interview

    I had phone interview with two current VPs, ~30 minutes each. Both started with a question on why I am interested in that position, and then moved on to technical questions. So there was no behavioral questions. The questions were on linear regression, some probability, and Black-Scholes eq.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2017.

    Interview

    I was asked to complete a Hirevue interview so I did and then waited to hear back but did not get a response from anyone within the company. I haven't been rejected yet but do not anticipate another interview at this point.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you chose the university you attended and was it a good choice?   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Dallas, TX) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The interview process was very straight forward - a long day at their office interviewing with a handful of folks both virtually and in house. Questions were not difficult and applied directly to the opportunity we were discussing. They followed up promptly with an offer.

    After the interview the process went down hill. HR really dropped the ball in getting things squared away in a timely fashion. I sent along all documentation, required tests/background info etc. I followed up with them three times over the course of a MONTH and they continued to say "I will check and get back to you". They even re-requested documents I had previously provided them (three weeks prior) which was very frustrating. During the 6-week waiting period for a background check to be fulfilled I ended up receiving a better offer from another company and took it. The competitor had my background, drug, fingerprints etc cleared in 6 days and I was ready to start. I want to work for a company that make client experience a priority - this was just awful and a big disappointment.

    Interview Questions

    • General questions about processes you are familiar with, experiences had, difficulties faced etc.   1 Answer

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    Strats Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Global Strats team interview. Online coding challenge first, phone screen weeks later. Coding challenge consisted of two programming questions using whatever programming language. Phone interview with an SVP is behavioral plus technical for 45 mins.

    Interview Questions

    • implement an algorithm to fit n ads in one youtube video to maximize profit   1 Answer

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    Financial Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I applied months ago and finally heard back from GS. It was an interview through Hirevue and I was given 5 days to complete it. There were 5 questions with 30 second prep time and 2 minutes answer time. It was mostly behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions


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    Operations Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in March 2017.

    Interview

    I sent in my application then received an email asking me to complete a 5 question video interview. After that was submitted they sent me an email telling me they wanted me in SLC for more interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online, got a HackerRank challenge the next day, 2 problems (easy - medium). Got all test cases. Didn't get any contact after submission but I realized I got rejected after I checked my status on their webpage several days after.

    Interview Questions

    • HackerRank, 2 problems, 1 easy, 1 medium-easy. Second one was a variation of a classic problem.   Answer Question

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    Summer Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2017.

    Interview

    Was Asked to do a coding test on HackerRank and then a Video recording interview through HireView. The HackerRank coding test had two questions and a multiple choice. The video recording interview had 5 questions with 2 minutes to answer

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you think your skill set is a match for this position ?   Answer Question

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    Operations Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in March 2017.

    Interview

    The whole process took 2 months. After a month did the Hirevue virtual interview, and a week later received superday invitation. A lot of behavioral/fit questions and scenario-based ones.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe an event where you had to deal with diversity.   Answer Question

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