Goldman Sachs Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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    Wealth Management Professional Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6 months - interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    First interview was conducted over the phone. Fairly standard questions: Tell me about yourself, Why should we hire you etc.
    Then I had 3 interviews 30 mins each in one day. Was questioned about various job/experience. They asked me to describe the role of a WMP.

    The staff were very friendly and made me feel at ease.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Analyst/Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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.

    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    HCM Summer(Teach First) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  City of London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in City of London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • 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.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Compliance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. 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 ...

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    • Name a company listed on a specific frontier market that i would like to invest in   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Spring Week Intern - Global Investment Research Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - 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 Questions
    • How would you determine next years revenue of a german lock-company?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Analyst/Developer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • questions are not unexpected the interviewer organization is unexpected   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    detailed spreadsheet on expectations
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • Describe one of your hobbies as if you are talking to a person who has never heard of it before.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Work Placement - Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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