Preview to 5 Goldman Sachs Interviews Below

1. Investment Banking Analyst Interview

Process Description

Very efficient process, with a resume drop through the school website. No phone call at all, with an in-office interview with a MD and VP from New York.

Example of Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

Why Investment Banking? How does it compare to other career options such as consulting? Can you list what exactly about each option do you find appealing and not appealing?


2. Credit Risk Management and Analysis Analyst Interview

Process Description

My first round interview (Friday) was a 30 minute phone interview with 2 interviewers (at the other end). I later was called that evening that I made it to the super day (Monday). The super day consisted on 5 back to back interviews (Associates/VPs). They asked questions about your resume (know your resume cold), how do you determine the credit worthiness of firm (they asked me for a mining company), what financial statement (1) would you look for a company to determine the firm's credit. Most of the questions were fit/behavioral questions like why GS, why should we hire you? walk me through your resume. The office of the firm is really nice and pristine (200 W) and they are big on team work so make sure you emphasize that. Also, don't my first round was a bit technical like the credit worthiness question ( mentioned above) Some of the interviewers were stoic, most were friendly though - although personally in my experience, it felt like they were in a hurry because at some points I could only ask 1 question and some of my interviews were cut short.

Goldman Sachs Interview Question Example:

I was given a scenario of a mining company and how you would value its credit worthiness?


3. FIG Associate Interview

Process Description

Very intense process. The first round questions were more technical than anything I experienced. They gave me a lot of questions on work I was currently doing, accounting for transactions and company's operations, and wanted my overall view of the FIG industry. 2nd round was more "fit" based. Personality and reasons for leaving current firm were stressed here. Ultimately dinged me because didn't like the fact that I had not spent much time at current job, and had gone from banking to PE back to banking.

Sample Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

How would you value me?


4. Operations Interview

Process Description

1st Round interview with a person over the phone in SLC office 2nd round interview with 5 people, 2 from SLC & 3 from operations in NJ Asked about: -general background -previous working experience -Behavioral questions -Logical questions -ethical scenario

Goldman Sachs Interviews:

The behavioral questions- on ethics and social responsibility. 3 terms were given and had to order them in order of importance showing my logical reasoning


5. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

1 or 2 on-campus, in-office, or phone-call interviews is the first step. then there's the final round or superday at the end. Goldman's recruiting is fairly typical and standard for the street aside from its reluctance to follow the others on timing. GS will sometimes start earlier than all the others or later than all the others.

Goldman Sachs Interviews:

tell me about what's going on in Europe


All 695 Goldman Sachs Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2016 1st Year Analyst investor relations New York City Sales Positive Easy
2016 1st Year Analyst IB analyst Sydney Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 intern new york Generalist Positive Average
2016 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer IBD New York N/A Neutral Difficult
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate New York Generalist Positive Difficult
2016 Summer Associate Intern associate Beijing Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Assistant Analyst San Francisco, CA Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Neutral Average
2016 Intern GSAM New York Fixed Income Positive Average
2016 Intern Risk Management Hong Kong Risk Positive Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Quantitative Analyst Position New York Risk Management Neutral Difficult
2016 1st Year Analyst Strats London Equity Capital Markets Negative Difficult
2016 Intern Summer Analyst Chicago Sales and Trading Very Positive Average
2016 Intern Intern Madrid Sales and Trading Positive Difficult
2016 N/A Operations SLC Operations Positive Average
2016 Intern summer analyst london Real Estate Positive Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Sales Strats New York Quantitative Research Neutral Difficult
2016 1st Year Analyst Credit Analyst Salt Lake City Commercial Banking Neutral Average
2016 Intern Summer Analyst IBD London Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Financial Controlling Analyst Paris Risk Management Positive Difficult
2015 Sales and Trading Intern NW Washington Securities Underwriting Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Realty Management - GS dallas Real Estate Neutral Very Easy
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Strats (firmwide) New York Strategy Positive Very Difficult
2015 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Private Wealth Advisor Philadelphia Private Wealth Management Neutral Difficult
2015 Investment Management Summer Analyst Houston Private Wealth Management Very Positive Very Easy
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Negative Average
2015 Intern Winter Investment Management Internship New York Investment Management Positive Easy
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Sydney Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2015 Goldman Sachs IBD Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2015 Summer Associate Intern Summer Analyst Hong Kong Sales and Trading Very Positive Very Difficult
2015 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Equity Research Analyst Singapore Equity Research Neutral Easy
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Dallas Sales and Trading Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Summer Analyst New York Private Equity Very Positive Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey IBD Summer Analyst San Francisco Investment Banking Negative Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Credit Risk Analyst New York Credit Risk Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Securities London Sales Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Salt Lake Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 Intern Goldman Sachs Dallas Real Estate Positive Average
2015 Intern goldmn sachs hongkong Equity Research Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Analyst Salt Lake City Credit Risk Very Positive Difficult
2015 Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 Intern Investment banking summer analyst new york city Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Irving Risk Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2015 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Salt Lake Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 1st Year Associate Risk Analyst New York Risk Management Positive Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst First year analyst Hong Kong Private Banking Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Associate Financial Investment Professional New York N/A Positive Difficult
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