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Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Analyst Interview Questions

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Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in March 2013.

Interview

The interview process is based on getting your resumed flagged by recruiters and following up with people you networked to land your foot in a first round interview. The next step is to get your technical up to pace and then answer behavioral in a way that is memorable. That is the most assured way to best secure chances of being a strong candidate for the analyst position.

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Other Interview Reviews for Goldman Sachs

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Chicago, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    30 minute phone interview, mainly behavioral, then Superday. The phone interview was very easy, and there were no technicals. Superday consisted of 3 rounds. They didn't ask me any random technical questions; all the questions were focused on my resume. Overall the questions asked were pretty basic.

    Interview Questions

    • Mainly asked about my previous iB experience, like rationale behind transactions and my role   Answer Question

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Brief phone chat. On campus first round, then final round in NYC. Overall, everyone was incredibly nice and straightforward. Was great to interview with senior management. They had a fair mix of technical and non technical questions, and answered all of my questions about the company and its culture across different groups and different teams.

    Interview Questions

    • Strengths, why goldman, tell me about an interesting deal   Answer Question
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Not very many technical questions as I had expected. It was definitely more behavioral questions, but the guy was very friendly and no brain teasers or hard math. Overall a good time and it was a very relaxed environment

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in September 2014.

    Interview

    Interview process consisted of a phone screening that was for the most part behavioral with very few technical questions. I then was invited to a superday that consisted of 5 interviews that took about about half a day. Following that you were given a phone call regarding your status

    Interview Questions

    • In the superday detailed questions were asked about company valuation methods. Having a simple generic answer you memorize off the internet will not suffice. They will continue to dig and will know if you actually know what you are talking about. Have a basic understanding of financial statements. Goldman really questions you on your resume so know every point in detail and be ready to explain each point and how it pertains to the position you are interviewing for.   Answer Question

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    I attended their info session on-campus and then applied online. After one month or so, I received two phone interviews for the first round. Have not heard back anything for the decision yet. They usually give out second round with video conference and the final round will be on-site.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked very deep into several deals I did over my internships and also the DCF model.   Answer Question

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (San Francisco, CA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    on campus application, invited to office for a one on one with a banker. He asked me questions about why I wanted to go into investment banking and then asked me about what was going on in the financial world. I had no idea what I was doing or why, exactly, I was there so I don't blame them in the slightest for passing on me. It was an interestin experience, though

    Interview Questions

    • What is Ben Bernanke doing to the economy right now?   1 Answer

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    From non-target, had fortunate timing and GS interviewed around 6 undergrads chosen from resume drop. After this, was invited to NY for a superday, and following this, did not receive an offer. Superset interview consisted of 3 30 minute interviews with 2 bankers. Mix of technical and fit questions.

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (Boston, MA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    On campus interview with an alum. It was not too bad, he wasn't out to trick me. Started off with the basic fit questions, (tell me about yourself, weakness, name something that your professors would say about you) and then got into slightly more technical stuff based on my equity research background. Basically just had to know the stuff on my resume and some basic market facts

    Interview Questions

    • How would you compare investing in an Australian index vs the S+P given todays market conditions   Answer Question

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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in December 2014.

    Interview

    One 30m Prescreen, Talked with a VP in the NYC IBD. Nice guy, questions were nothing out of the ordinary, interview flowed like conversation. Was contacted the next day that I would be hearing back within the week - was never contacted (its been over 3 months).

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a market your following?
      A company with high P/E aquires a target with low P/E - accretive or dilutive?
      Walk me through the cash flows statement.   Answer Question

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