Goldman Sachs Interview Questions

Updated Sep 17, 2014
Updated Sep 17, 2014
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    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.

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    Summer Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at Goldman Sachs in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round interview with two future colleagues

    General questions about yourself based on CV and about potential competitors and general economic view. Interviewers were very friendly and the interview was more casual then I expected.

    No tests before interview.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Wealth Management Professional Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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.

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    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
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    HCM Summer(Teach First) Interview

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

    I applied 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 Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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.

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    Associate Interview

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

    I applied 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
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    Associate Interview

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

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

    I applied 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
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    Analyst/Developer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied 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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