Goldman Sachs Analyst Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
Updated Jul 21, 2014
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Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Application Details

I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in January 2014.

Interview Details

company presentation, the company does not want any experienced person, 30 minutes aptitude test was conducted after the presentation, 1-1 interview general is conducted for the candidates who cleared the aptitude test, 2-1 interview technical and general is conducted in the next day for who cleared the 1st round interview, 2-1 interview technical is conducted for the final selection.

Interview Questions
  • since i didn't attend the final round, all the questions were common and general.   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I was hired for their CRMA division. It took a month for them to get back after I submitted my application. The entire interview process took 2 months, mostly due to the availability of interviewers. I waited for exactly 2 weeks to hear back after the final interview.
    The overall interview process was very positive. Needless to say that everyone was very professional. There were 8 half-hour back-to-back interviews, all conducted over the phone. There were some typical behavioral questions including tell me about yourself, tell me a time when you had a heavy workload, tell me about a project at your latest internship... etc. You need to know your resume very well. I don't have a very strong finance background, so they didn't ask very advanced finance questions, though there were still some basic technical questions such as what is credit risk, how would you analyze a company's credit risk, what role does debt plays in credit risk analysis, etc.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions were expected. The most unexpected question was what do you think is the most important thing to GS at this point?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. The salary is fair.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    consensus driven; multiple round interviews, with often 10+ people involved in the process; topics range from current events to brain teasers and corporate finance questions. people were generally friendly and open to discussion.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    First rounds on campus and then was invited back for a second round with a number of groups and then a final super day where I interviewed with everyone in the specific group I was looking at

    Interview Questions
    • Everything was fairly standard interview. A few math type questions, but knew these (and got asked them) since I had a finance background   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation since analyst program has pre-set amounts
    Accepted Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 7 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Initial communication was at a school career fair. Then applied online and was invited to an on-campus interview. There were two interviews each ~30mins with two current employees. After getting invited to final round I was invited to a meet and greet with current vice presidents on campus. Flew out and spent the night prior to all day interviews. Interviews were round robin-esque and went around to three different groups of two for ~30mins each. Then continued receiving emails from firm saying I was still being considered but hadn't been placed. Finally had a phone interview with the team I would be working with on the phone.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions weren't difficult - all behaviorally-oriented.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non-negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The interview process included a couple of case studies and very technical questions about the previous job and the work done.

    Interview Questions
    • Which JAVA API did you use in your previous job?   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Contacted by third party recruiter, went through 3 phone interviews, onsite interview met with 10 people (7 technical and 3 HR, 2 out of 10 are managing director).

    No Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Intense. Requires careful preparation. Seek feedback through mock interviews before superday. Have conviction.

    Interview Questions
    • Most questions are derivatives of questions on prep guides. I was asked how to solve the European crisis, which was expected. The surprise was the detailed follow-up on nuances. It was basically a pressure session.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    0. A lot of discussion about my under grad college,its campus,hostel life,( even food quality !!). Then why not Phd-difference in academiic and corporate life etc etc?
    1. What is outlier? Why we are concerned about them - give a situation ? How to detect it? 2008 crisis-extreme value theory?
    2. What do you mean by lift chart?
    3. Stability of a system? Describe eigenvalues and eigenvectors?
    4. What do you mean by Factor Analysis?
    5. logistic regression? how to estimate its parameters? how to know whether it is a good model or not? Give an example of it.
    6. When is a PDE parabolic? Methods to solve PDE numerically? Explain Finite Difference Method
    7.Describe CLT?
    8. How to Estimate parameters of ARIMA model?What is ACF?

    No Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    Initial phone interview followed by two rounds of interviews- each round consisted of 3 back to back 30 min interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions- I had anticipated the tricky questions, but mostly, it was a pleasant conversation.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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