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Analyst/Developer Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at Goldman Sachs
Interview Details Interviewed on Java but work was entirely in Slang. Interview included puzzles, pair programming, algorithms rounds and a telephonic round. Interview exp was good. you get a good feel about the company but the work hardly involves any challenges at work. You main challenge is people and dealing with people politics.
HCM Summer(Teach First) Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in June 2014.
Interview Details Application form was a simple 300 word covering letter + work experience history.
3 weeks later I was invited to first round interview. Typical 45 minute HR interview with a mixture of competency and knowledge type questions.
A week later I was invited to final interviews. 2 half-hour interviews with senior staff in HCM. First interview was more of a conversation with only one 'interview' style question and the rest was questions to the senior member and discussion of answers. Second interview was more technical regarding functions of HCM and ideas about issues in HCM.
A few days later I was informed of the offer and an opportunity for a full time offer if the internship goes well.
Interview Question – Can you outline a particular issue facing HCM with regards to recruitment and your thoughts about how you might overcome this. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation possible but very fair wage.
Compliance Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in May 2014.
Interview Details An interviewer came to my university. I initially interviewed with him and 2 months later I got an e-mail saying that they were interested in a second round of interviews. They were 4 interviews of half an hour each over the phone. All the questions were fit and behavioral. A lot of them came based on my CV. They asked me if I had questions. I haven't heard back from them since the last round of interviews for more than a month, so I'm guessing I didn't make it.
Interview Question – All of them were fair. Answer Question
Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2010.
Interview Details the interview process is very intensive but good opportunity to meet people you are to work with. It also covers all aspects from different persons, e.g. why you like to join Goldman, technical skills, financial knowledge, competence question and IQ questions ...
Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2010.
Interview Details Interview process was a combination of fit an technical questions, to understand my motivations and assess my numerate/financial skills. Interview was over 4 rounds with people of varying levels of seniority. Overall a well structured interview process
Interview Question – Name a company listed on a specific frontier market that i would like to invest in Answer Question
Spring Week Intern - Global Investment Research Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at Goldman Sachs.
Interview Details First Step: Online Application with GPA, CV and Motivational Statement. Frist selection after that.
Second Step: Telephone interview with a member of the division for about 30 minutes. First task to give a quick brief about my CV then on why I applied for Goldman, next step was to analyse a fictional company, then own questions.
Interview Question – How would you determine next years revenue of a german lock-company? Answer Question
Analyst/Developer Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.
Interview Details phone interview or a first interview with manager. then 2 whole days of back to back meetings with people of different areas. Long winded process. Be prepared to meet 12+ interviewers in a span of 2 days and in a short span of time. some questions are repeat as well. The company likes to think they are smart and they try to appear that way during the interview.
Interview Question – questions are not unexpected the interviewer organization is unexpected Answer Question
Negotiation Details – detailed spreadsheet on expectations
Summer Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2014.
Interview Details Applied online in early December, got an email 3 weeks later saying 1st round interviews will be scheduled. Heard back only in late January (so don't panic if it takes ages for them to get back to you...). 1st round interviews included 2 half hour sessions with two interviewers at a time, asking mostly behavioural questions and about past experience, skills, etc. A lot of 'tell me about an experience where you've had to show leadership/creativity' etc. Heard back after a long while, 3 weeks maybe. 2nd round interviews included 2 one-on-one sessions, same sort of interview, only this time I was also asked about specific roles/divisions I'd be interested in. Final interview was a more informal group meeting with a VP and another interviewee, asking what we look forward to, what we fear the most, what role we'd be most interested in. Only heard back after emailing a follow up email, 5 weeks later.
Interview Question – Describe one of your hobbies as if you are talking to a person who has never heard of it before. Answer Question
Work Placement - Technology Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in October 2012.
Interview Details Online application
Interview day with a case study and a couple of interviews
Final round interview
All travel costs are reimbursed
Interview Question – Questions about the finance industry when applying for a technology role were challenging so study up on finance and make sure you have some opinions on recent news topics Answer Question
Securities Summer Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in March 2014.
Interview Details I applied online in November 2013 - had a phone interview in mid-January 2014. After 4 weeks I was invited to London in start-March where I had 3 individual interviews. First two interviews was very relaxed, some questions regarding the markets and behavioral questions. The third interview was much more technical.
Interview Question – I had to pitch a stock, which I had prepared for, but afterwards became very technical in terms of valuation questions. Answer Question
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