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Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Analyst Interview Questions

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in January 2014.

Interview

2 first round phone interviews, and 3 face to face final round interviews.

Interview Questions

Reasons for Declining

Got an offer in Financing Group under IBD, but preferred traditional IBD.

Other Interview Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1. Helpful (3)  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

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

    Interview

    on campus interview (1st round)

    Interview Questions


  2. Helpful (2)  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2013.

    Interview

    I went through the first and second round for the IBD in London. First interview was typical fit/technical questions (dcf, comps, etc.). 2nd round consisted of 3 interviews, and since I wasn't based in London, were over the phone as well. Asked fit questions such as why London? All sorts of technical (dcf, comps, can you use EV/Net Income?, etc.) nothing too crazy. Last interview was a little out of the box, but just be open minded and think through every step carefully.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing too crazy. Just know your technicals in and out. Be able to walk through an LBO, and explain which ratios are more useful for some companies than others.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    Networked and eventually got invited for a superday. Had 5 two-on-one interviews.

    Interview Questions

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  4.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Initial phone screen with basic questions such as tell me about yourself, why investment banking, as well as technical questions such as how do you value a company, walk me through a DCF (discounted cash flow), etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a recent deal you've read in the news and give me the financial details and rationale for the deal.   1 Answer

  5.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    Got my resume passed to the HR by some people. Got the first round by HR and second around an associate from the team.

    Interview Questions


  6.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Interview

    I have had a phone screening but most of the questions are about technical questions.

    Interview Questions


  7. Helpful (2)  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT) in September 2014.

    Interview

    I applied for an investment banking analyst position in there Salt Lake City office through my school's career center. The next day I received an email from their HR department requesting a phone interview with me. I received a call the next day from a senior banker in there NY office, and I was expecting more of a relaxed behavior initial screen, but it was more of an interrogation than anything.

    Interview Questions

    • No technicals, just asking questions along the line of "what makes you think you have what it takes to be an investment banker," "why didn't you have a 4.0 in undergrad."   Answer Question
  8.  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    On-campus process at target school, submitted resumes then got assigned interviews.

    Multiple interviews with final round, some individual some panel interviews (varied by person). Mix of fit and technicals depending on your experience. Always started by them introducing themselves and asking you to walk through your resume.

    Interview Questions


  9. Helpful (6)  

    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    They held a few information sessions at my school. I attended all of them and reached out to a few contacts a made. Then, short "informational interviews" were held with a selected group of applicants. From there they invited a handful to an early super day and let the rest go through with first round interviews and potentially a later super day in January.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked about all of the different methods used to value companies. DCF walkthrough, comparable analysis, etc. Specifically, I was asked about which ratios would be used to value a start-up vs. a highly leveraged company vs. a large conglomerate with steady earnings.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Don't negotiate an internship.


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