Preview to 5 Goldman Sachs Interviews Below

1. summer analyst Interview

Process Description

dinner with all the candidates the night before formal interviews. next day had back to back 30 minute interviews (one entirely behavioral and one entirely technical).

Example of Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

if there is a 1 foot lily pad in the middle of a pond that doubles every single day, and the pond is exactly 100 square feet, on what day would the pond be exactly 50% covered by the lily pad?


2. Operations Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

I had two back to back interviews. Each interview was a 2-on-1 interview. All questions were behavioral, they simply asked me to walk them through the experiences that I listed on my resume.

Goldman Sachs Interview Question Example:

Why Operations?


3. Credit Risk Interview

Process Description

First round: 2-1 interview. Final round: 2-1 interview (x3). Both were a combination of technical and competency, even though I was told it would be purely competency. People were so lovely. I got one of my technical questions a bit wrong, they just corrected me (I thought they'd make me feel thick!) But they'll test you on what they've just told you, just to make sure you fully understand what they have said. Questions were based on derivatives; measuring credit risk (one of the measures I mentioned wasn't actually used by credit risk, so I just gave another measure); markets with minimal risk. Had a good cop bad cop scenario with 2 of my final round interviews. Just don't let them crack you. Just make sure you say something!! Got rejected after final round after not demonstrating enough motivation to join GS, and Credit Risk. Whooopsie! Only downside was that I was only notified a few days before my actual interview that I made it through. Usually should get a week or so.

Example of Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

(Unexpected) "which counterparty is more risky: thriving luxury fashion designer, or metals" -talked about how the fashion industry is constantly changing.


4. Strategiest Interview

Process Description

Written test and then interview Probability and statistic questions basic puzzles...quant questions c++ data structures...algorithms...

Example of Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

hashmap implementation Probability and statistic questions basic puzzles...quant questions c++ d


5. Analyst Interview

Process Description

Great. Really enjoyed it an questions were not too difficult. Interviewer was nice and opportunity sounded exciting. Firm sounds fantastic. Really wanted the job.

Goldman Sachs Interviews:

Tell me about yourself? What are your strengths and weaknesses? What are your strengths and weaknesses? Tell me about an obstacle you faced?


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 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 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 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 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 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 Intern Summer Analyst Securities London Sales Positive Average
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 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 Analyst Analyst Salt Lake City Credit Risk Very Positive Difficult
2015 Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking 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 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 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 Analyst, Quantitative Volatility Trading Hong Kong Trading Very Positive Difficult
2015 Intern GS Market Risk NYC Finance Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst - IBD New York Investment Banking Positive Average
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 ER Summer intern London Equity Research Positive Difficult
2015 Market Risk Modeler New York Risk Management Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Associate Summer Associate NYC Investment Banking Positive Difficult
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