Goldman Sachs Analyst Interview Questions

Updated 28 Oct 2014
Updated 28 Oct 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT (US)
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

Interview Details

I applied online and got an e-mail inviting me for a phone interview. The phone interview was 30 minutes with a member of the team I'd be involved with. The questions were mostly behavioral. They asked about ethical dilemmas, how you work in a team, etc. Two weeks later, I was contacted for a second round interview. They flew me out to Salt Lake City where the interview was only an hour long. I had half hour sessions with two senior members, so four people total. The questions again were mostly behavioral.

Interview Questions
  • The hardest part was being asked to teach them a concept in accounting and teach them a concept in finance.   Answer Question
Reasons for Declining

I had a much better offer already and I didn't feel like I would fit in well.

Declined Offer
Average Interview

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I was sent Immediately to "super day".... through networking.

    5 interviews in Chicago office 7AM - Noon. Ranged from VPs to new hires.

    Awesome facility. The experienced professionals were awesome. Younger analysts seemed awkward & overworked.

    I am not a finance major, so questions were more market based/behavioral based/etc.... Nothing too complex. If you watch the news/follows the WSJ you should be fine understanding the questions.

    Interview Questions
    • "Why do you want to work at a company where you will have no life?"   View Answer
    No Offer
  2.  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Had an technical and HR round interview on same day at bangalore office EGL. This was for experienced candidates. The interview was scheduled @12 pm but they called us only at 2 PM . The questions were simple easy to crack HR was more a formality. But dont get the reason on what they select the candidates

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Was contacted by HR (they had my details on file) and asked if I'd like to interview for an Analyst position.I believe this was part of their off-cycle intake.
    Interviews were 1:1, and back-to-back. No "surprise" or "trick" questions. Common sense dictates: know your stuff, inside out. Questions were slightly 'behavioural' in nature. All of my interviewers were very pleasant.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  6. 8 people found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed 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 Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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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