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Vice President Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Negative Experience
Average Interview

Interview

They outsource their HR function to ADP. ADP associates have no familiarity with the actual business, aren't located in their offices and are disorganized. Had my first screening with them, they had no understanding of what I was saying but rather just wrote down exactly what I said. I was then contacted by another ADP person to schedule the same interview I had already had,. After that was cleared up, I had a phone interview with someone from the business line. After that interview, they dropped off the face of the earth and never responded to follow-ups. The job stayed active for 6-months after that. I was an employee referral (including to the global head of HR) and still couldn't get a response. Hubris is real.

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Other Interview Reviews for Goldman Sachs

  1. Helpful (2)  

    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    Beware of GS. I was invited for an in-person interview and the two hiring managers met with me for close to two hours which I considered a good sign. I never heard back after that meeting, at which point it dawned on me that the only reason they wanted to speak with me was to get insight into how one of their main competitors approaches a certain area. They were just looking for competitor information, took copious notes and only asked questions about "How would you handle x, y and z"?

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    • If you were in charge of this area, how would you approach X? Tell us more about the pros and cons you see about Y. You get the picture.   Answer Question

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY (US)) in January 2020.

    Interview

    Code pad test Dynamic programming based question You have collect maximum coins from bottom left of the matrix to top right of the matrix. Check given number is power of 10 or not. Most of the questions are resume based

    Interview Questions

    • Design circular Queue, Buy Sell Stock variant, find index of the minimum price   1 Answer
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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Had a very pleasant experience interviewing at Goldman. Met with 10 people, a majority of the people were very personable and friendly. A few of the interviewers were a little less friendly but there was no denying everyone I spoke with was very smart and good at what they do. That showed to me that Goldman knows how to attract great talent. From the time of my initial phone screen to offer it took about 1.5months which is fast, as this was around the holidays. I felt like the interviewers asked great questions and really wanted to ensure they took the time out to truly assess my ability to succeed in the role

    From what I've heard from friends and peers I expected this to be a very long and drawn out process, and I'm thankful it wasn't. The team moved quickly, the recruiters I worked with were very kind and I couldn't have asked for a better process. The interview process was honestly very challenging, one of the hardest interviews I've had but I always felt like I was respected as a candidate. My experience interviewing made me excited about the role and I was happy to gladly accept a great opportunity

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    • Mix of experience based, situational etc.   1 Answer

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    Vice President Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY (US)).

    Interview

    Very intense interview process. 8 back to back interviews. Interviews ranged from technical questions to hypothetical questions to behavioral questions. Then there was a background check, a drug test all before the hiring can begin.

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    I have waited to post this senior level interview in the real estate advisory services in Dallas because it's a position that's not regularly available and I'm in a small employment field. The interview process started with a recruiter. They wanted to schedule an in person meeting but schedules conflicted. Had to do a phone interview with many people. Process took 4 hours and I had to take an afternoon off of work. Two people didn't even have the nerve to call me so I waited around until the next caller. The group president/interviewer mocked the way I pronounced a word. Spent the entire interview talking about the position and I didn't have the ability to ask any questions. Never even followed up with me. Extremely unprofessional. Everyone sounded like they hated their job.

    Interview Questions

    • How much debt have you managed?   1 Answer

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in November 2017.

    Interview

    Applied online through the website, contacted by a recruiter, then phone screen by recruiter, and phone call with hiring manager. Overall process was ok, but misalignment in terms of what they were looking for and skill sets.

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs (New York, NY (US)) in March 2017.

    Interview

    Took 3 months to interview for a VP position. Probably met more than 20 people. nothing too remarkable. mostly focused on personality, with some technical questions about my expertise. i got the sense that the process is always pretty slow, with some feedback from time to time, which was not always clear to me. i was told that it is a place where people tend to stay apparently, but the people whom i met were all relatively new.

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    I routed my resume through an acquaintance who was leaving the firm. They got back with interview requests within 24 hours and arranged a full day of interviews the following week. Two were phone calls with Europe and five were in person meetings in the head office in NYC. Fairly standard behavioural questions but your responses need to be sharp, genuine, and make sense. There were some intermediate technical questions on how to approach various scenarios related to the role you'd be doing. Got back to me within 24 hours from the last interview advising that they would be proceeding with an offer. Firm verbal offer within the following week. They were impressively quick and efficient with turnaround time.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your proudest accomplishment?
      Tell me something about yourself that's NOT on your resume.   Answer Question

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    Vice President Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at Goldman Sachs in April 2015.

    Interview

    Multiple interviews. Positive feedback from the team and recruiters, but at the end talking about salary expectations I understood that they were looking for a more junior person, and they did not care about years of experience. Sad they did not clarify that from the beginning when I was asked about my expectations

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