Preview to 5 Goldman Sachs Interviews Below

1. Financial Analyst Interview

Process Description

Initially reached out to an alumni of the school who then helped me connect with one of the advisors working at Goldman. Then I had two phone screens with associates and the questions were all macro investing related (tell me how you would invest $100mn across asset classes). This was followed up by an in office superday where I had 8 separate "mini interviews" that were generally all fit with some small amount of market analysis questioning. I was given the offer the day after the interview.

Goldman Sachs Interviews:

Q: How would you invest $100mn?


2. Investment banking Interview

Process Description

On campus recruiting interview at my school. Applied online through both my school's career site as well as the company's site. Received an invite to interview and interviews for 30 minutes at my school. The interviewer was fairly nice and outgoing. First round consisted mainly of simple behavioral questions, so prepare well for fit questions, team work experience, why IB, and your knowledge of the bank (culture, stock price, values)

Goldman Sachs Interviews:

How did you end up at *your school*? Tell me about a time that you had deal with an angry customer? What do you do that demonstrates your passion for the markets? What have you heard about Gold


3. Research Associate Interview

Process Description

Had one interview one-on-one - this one was mostly fit, and trying to gauge if I even knew what equity research was. Second round in the New York office was more stressful - generally got the impression that I was simply interrupting people who were interviewing me. Many of the MDs came into my interview late, or were not prepared at all. Got asked a bunch of strange questions.

Goldman Sachs Sample Interview Question:

Do you want to be the best? Are you motivated by money? Generally the interviewers seemed either out of it or on the offensive. Got grilled/stress tested by a pair.


4. Analyst Interview

Process Description

OCR, one 1 on 1 interview and one 2 on 1 interview first round at school. Then two 2 on 2 interviews in second round in the office. Receive offer in about 2-3 weeks.

Sample Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

Tell me the situation you express process improvement? Just give example and walk them through process


5. Summer analyst Interview

Process Description

Hello, I got a first round itw for a summer analyst position in London for GSAM. I applied to the investment management division and i got an interview for the third party distribution divion- sub advisory desk. I got basical fit question like : Why Investment Management, Why Goldman Sachs, How will you invest 10Mm pounds , Will you invest on the s&p 500 and why, What make you different from other candidates.... I got the itw 2 days ago so i am still waiting the response.

Example of Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

I expected each question but i was little bit surprised when she ask me which indice i will select for investing and why.


All 695 Goldman Sachs Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2016 intern new york Generalist Positive Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate New York Generalist Positive Difficult
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer IBD New York N/A Neutral Difficult
2016 Assistant Analyst San Francisco, CA Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Neutral Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern associate Beijing Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Quantitative Analyst Position New York Risk Management Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern Risk Management Hong Kong Risk Positive Average
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 Intern summer analyst london Real Estate Positive Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Sales Strats New York Quantitative Research Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern Summer Analyst IBD London 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 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 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 Intern Summer Analyst New York Private Equity Very Positive 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 Goldman Sachs Dallas Real Estate Positive Average
2015 Intern goldmn sachs hongkong Equity Research Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Associate Financial Investment Professional New York N/A Positive Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst Credit Risk Review Analyst Salt Lake City Credit Risk Positive Average
2015 Intern Goldman Sachs Research off cycle intern London Research Positive Average
2015 Intern Investment Management Intern New York Investment Management Neutral Difficult
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 Analyst Analyst, Quantitative Volatility Trading Hong Kong Trading Very Positive Difficult
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Full-time Analyst New York City Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 Operations Analyst summer analyst jersey city Operations Very Positive Easy
2015 Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst Spring Insight London Sales and Trading Positive Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst in Investment Management Division New York, NY Investment Management Neutral Easy
2015 1st Year Analyst GS Bank USA Analyst New York Finance Positive Average
2015 Intern GS Market Risk NYC Finance Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst - IBD New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 1st Year Associate IR Analyst/Associate Salt Lake City Investor Relations Positive Average
2015 DCM Summer Analyst Toronto Debt Capital Markets Neutral Difficult
2015 Intern ER Summer intern London Equity Research Positive Difficult
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