Preview to 5 Goldman Sachs Interviews Below

1. Investment Grade Syndicate Interview

Process Description

The interview consisted of a typical phone interview where the interviewer asked about my resume. Talked about banking experience and school clubs. Phone interview was pretty easy. The on-site interview consisted of 4 rounds of interviews. Interviewers asked about my resume and then many behavioral and market questions. Do not lie about your resume. They will ask you to go through every detail of it. Behavioral questions were pretty simple (why IB?, why Goldman?, team oriented? etc.) They also asked me a few brainteasers (How many ATMs are there in Austin, TX?) They just want to see how you think. Make sure you know what's going on in the market. They asked me about macroeconomic policy and what the Fed was doing now.

Goldman Sachs Interviews:

How many ATMs are there in Austin, TX? Describe in detail what the Fed is doing in the market today? What can you tell me about bonds? Walk me through a Discounted Cash Flow Analysis? Pitch me a s


2. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

Applied through the Goldman site in early January. Received a email notification in late January about making it through the resume cuts. Then was emailed by the recruiter in mid February to set up the initial phone interview. Took about a week to set up and the actual phone interview lasted about 30-45mins. Was told I would know if I made it to the interview panel within two weeks. So by mid-March I got another email asked to set up a formal panel interview. Again took about a week to set up and the interview consisted of 3 people. The recruiter, an area manager, and a senior analyst. The interview took about an hour, which seemed long but was really informative and in-depth. I received my offer after my interview in about 2-3 weeks.

Sample Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

As your client, why do I need you to invest my money?


3. Goldman Sachs Firmwide Strategy Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

I got the interview through on-campus recruiting. So firstly submitted to the campus job board and then also submitted an application through the Goldman Sachs careers portal. I got an invitation to an interview on campus which was a half hour interview one-on-one with a VP-level guy. Got past that and there were three more half hour one-on-one interviews in New York, with some more senior guys (ED/MD-equivalent).

Goldman Sachs Sample Interview Question:

The interview was as expected - went through my background. I had an interesting CV with lots of different experiences which was good to talk through.


4. GSAM Middle Office Interview

Process Description

HR representative called for initial screening, set up two hour phone interview with four VPs. Spoke with HR rep afterwards, and set up additional interviews for a second position open within the firm. After positive feedback, had another 2 sets of phone interviews with MDs/Global heads. After a total of 10 phone interviews, They flew me up for an in-person interview where i met with 6 people for the the initial position (3 VPs, 2 directors, 1 MD), and 4 for the second position. Overall, the people were very personable and interviews were mostly fit-based with enough general discussion of current events to confirm product/industry knowledge for the position. No specific technical questions, mostly behavioral "tell me a time..." questions regarding implementing controls, improving processes, streamlining transitions. There was a very strong emphasis on why I was leaving my current firm, and Received a call from the HR rep saying everything went extremely well and I should hear back with a within the week. A hiring freeze went into effect, delaying the process, received an offer a few months later.

Goldman Sachs Interviews:

Why are you leaving your current position? The difficulty wasn't in the question itself, but in the lack of acceptance of my answer.


5. Operations Analyst Interview

Process Description

The interviews questions were almost entirely behavioral and they offered $45k. The first round was just one interview. The second one was two 2v1's at their offices.

Example of Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

They asked about some random issue from the Journal and wanted me to state my opinion on it.


All 695 Goldman Sachs Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
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
2016 intern new york Generalist 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 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 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 DCM Summer Analyst Toronto Debt Capital Markets Neutral Difficult
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
2015 Intern summer intern New York Quantitative Research Negative Difficult
2015 1st Year Associate IR Analyst/Associate Salt Lake City Investor Relations Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 Summer banking intern New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Goldman Sachs investment banking analyst NYC Investment Banking Negative Average
2015 Intern Investment Banking SA New York Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2015 Intern Summer Securities Analyst New York Securities Neutral Average
2015 Intern CMBS intern Ny Debt Capital Markets Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst, Capital Markets. London Investment Banking Positive Very Easy
2015 Spring Week Analyst London Debt Capital Markets Positive Average
2015 Intern Goldman Sachs market risk New York Finance Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst analyst Zurich Sales and Trading Positive Average
2015 1st Year Associate Quant Associate New York Research Positive Difficult
2015 Summer Associate Intern Market Risk Analysis Intern New York Risk Positive Average
2015 Intern Private wealth management San Francisco Private Banking Neutral Easy
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer research analyst New York Research Neutral Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey New analyst, Corporate Treasury London Treasury Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Goldman Sachs GIR ART Singapore Equity Research Neutral Average
2015 IBD Summer Analyst New York City Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Investment Management New York Investment Management Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Toronto Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2015 Summer Analyst Dallas Operations Positive Average
2015 market risk analyst London Risk Management Positive Average
2015 Intern Sales and trading NYC Securities Positive Easy
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