Preview to 5 Goldman Sachs Interviews Below

1. Summer Analyst - IMD Interview

Process Description

First round was to be expected; a phone call and then some preliminary questions. Asked me to teach the guy an economic concept. Passed with flying colors. Second round was almost all technicals. Jesus christ. I don't even think they asked me to introduce myself. KNOW YOUR TECHNICALS TO THE DETAIL.

Goldman Sachs Interviews:

Explain what a Mortgage backed security is and the rating of its tranches. Do Investors pay the EXACT same for similarly rated traches to bonds?


2. Associate Interview

Process Description

First interview was a two-on-one interview which included general fit questions like why Investment Banking, why Goldman Sachs, When have you been a leader, strengths/weaknesses etc. This was followed by another final interview that was also two-on-one which was essentially a case and some rapid fire technical questions. They will essentially keep going until they stump you at some point. I had an IB and PE background so they kept going until we got in to some pretty nuanced topics like Gold's beta and hedging strategies.

Goldman Sachs Interviews:

Walk us through a minimum of five things that a Company could do with excess cash. Which of the following uses would you recommend to Company X and why.


3. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

Talked briefly to a recruiter at a career fair and handed her my resume. She then immediately took me aside and scheduled me for an on-campus interview that would take place two days later. I was interviewed by two different people. The first gave me a few simple coding questions and then we discussed which roles in particular I would be interested in. The second started off with a brain-teaser/algorithmic problem and then proceeded to ask behavioral interview questions. Received that I would not be proceeding to the second round about 2 weeks later. Overall, a positive experience albeit disappointing.

Goldman Sachs Sample Interview Question:

Why Goldman Sachs? What attracts you to the firm instead of others in the same industry? Design a scheduling software for a business executive that would schedule his meetings for him.


4. First year analyst Interview

Process Description

Interviewed with 9 investment professionals in total. (4 associates, 4 VPs and 1 MD) I'd say 70% is behavioral questions and 30% technical. Be prepared to do stock pitch and follow the market closely. Second language or Mandarin is helpful. (Greater China team)

Sample Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

if there is 100mm for you to invest, where would you allocate? %? market? sector? example firm? from your friend's angle, how would you evaluate yourself? 3 good and 3 bad.


5. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

Pretty straight-forward 1-on-1 interview with a VP at M&A. She asked me about myself and why IBD, but no single question regarding Goldman

Example of Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

What do you think are the biggest challenges for an M&A intern? What part of our business do you believe to have the biggest potential? Why do you want to work in M&A?


All 695 Goldman Sachs Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2017 Intern Summer Analyst New York City Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2017 Intern Summer Analyst Dallas Securities Neutral Average
2017 1st Year Analyst Analyst Salt Lake City Credit Risk Negative Average
2017 1st Year Analyst Analyst New York Strategy Positive Difficult
2017 Goldman Sachs New York Investment Management Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern Technology Analyst New York Technology Neutral Average
2016 Intern Intern Madrid Sales and Trading Positive Difficult
2016 Intern GS MBD Real Estate Private Equity New York Real Estate Neutral Average
2016 Intern Goldman Sachs Investment Management Los Angeles Private Wealth Management Neutral Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Strats London Equity Capital Markets Negative Difficult
2016 Intern Controllers Summer Analyst Salt Lake City Finance Neutral Average
2016 Intern summer analyst london Real Estate Positive Average
2016 Intern Summer analyst (IBD) London Investment Banking Positive Very Difficult
2016 Analyst Bangalore Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 Intern Securities Summer Analyst New York N/A Neutral Very Easy
2016 1st Year Analyst Sales Strats New York Quantitative Research Neutral Difficult
2016 Summer Anslyst New York Legal Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern Global Investment Research Summer Analyst New York Equity Research Positive Average
2016 Intern Summer Analyst IBD London Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Goldman Sachs Salt Lake City Equity Research Positive Average
2016 N/A Operations SLC Operations Positive Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern Goldman Sachs PWM Summer Associate NEW YORK Private Banking Neutral Average
2016 Research Associate Equity Research Associate Salt Lake City Equity Research Neutral Difficult
2016 Spring Intern London Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Credit Analyst Salt Lake City Commercial Banking Neutral Average
2016 Goldman Risk Hong Kong Risk Positive Average
2016 Intern Intern New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 1st Year Analyst GIR Analyst New York Investment Research Negative Very Easy
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey GS ER London N/A Neutral Average
2016 IBD Boston N/A Positive Average
2016 Intern GSAM IMD Salt lake Asset Management Neutral Average
2016 IBD Summer Analyst London Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 Intern Eqs Etrading Strats New York City Securities Neutral Average
2016 intern new york Generalist Positive Average
2016 Intern Summer Analyst GSAM New York Investments Very Positive Easy
2016 Associate - Fixed Income Strats Bangalore Fixed Income Positive Difficult
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Human Resources Internship New York Human Resources Neutral Very Difficult
2016 Intern Securities New York Securities Positive Average
2016 1st Year Analyst investor relations New York City Sales Positive Easy
2016 Intern Goldman Sachs IMD HK Office HongKong Asset Management 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 1st Year Analyst Finance Analyst New York Risk Neutral Difficult
2016 1st Year Analyst IB analyst Sydney Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 sales and trading New York City N/A Neutral Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern associate Beijing Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Intern Intern hong kong Asset Management Very Positive Average
2016 Assistant Analyst San Francisco, CA Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Neutral Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern Finance New Jersey Finance Positive Difficult
2016 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Negative Average
2016 Intern Goldman Sachs Controller Salt Lake City Finance Very Positive Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division Summer Analyst New York Equity Capital Markets Very Positive Difficult
2016 Intern IMD SA singapore Asset Management Positive Average
2016 Intern Risk Management Hong Kong Risk Positive Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Goldman IBD NY Summer Analyst New York Restructuring Neutral Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Quantitative Analyst Position New York Risk Management Neutral Difficult
2016 Intern summer analyst New York Research Neutral Very Difficult
2016 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2016 Intern Goldman Sachs PSI San Francisco Public Finance Positive Average
2016 Intern Securities Division new york Securities Neutral Easy
2016 Intern Summer Technology Analyst New York Technology Negative Difficult
2016 Intern Investment Banking Intern New York Investment Banking Positive Easy
2016 Summer Associate Intern Summer associate New York Securities Positive Average
2016 Intern Summer Analyst - Controllers Jersey City Finance Positive Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Chicago Investment Banking Negative Difficult
2016 Intern GSAM New York Fixed Income Positive Average
2016 Intern Intern hong kong Sales and Trading Positive Difficult
2016 Intern Summer Analyst Chicago Sales and Trading Very Positive Average
2016 Intern Goldman Sachs GIR HK N/A Neutral Average
2015 Intern Goldman Sachs New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Investment Banking New York Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 Summer Associate New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 market risk analyst London Risk Management Positive Average
2015 Intern Sales and trading NYC Securities Positive Easy
2015 2nd Year Analyst investment banking analyst NYC Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2015 Intern Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst New York City Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst Toronto Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Finance Summer Analyst New York Finance Positive Average
2015 1st Year Associate Quant Associate New York Research Positive Difficult
2015 Private Wealth Advisor Philadelphia Private Wealth Management Neutral Difficult
2015 Intern Goldman Sachs Securities Summer Analyst Jersey City Sales and Trading Negative Difficult
2015 Intern Internal Audit Summer Analyst New York Audit Very Positive Easy
2015 Intern Winter Investment Management Internship New York Investment Management Positive Easy
2015 Goldman Sachs London Investment Banking Very Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Sales & Trading Summer Analyst NYC Generalist Neutral Average
2015 Intern Realty Management London Real Estate Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 N/A PWM Hong Kong Private Banking Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Goldman Sachs GIR ART Singapore Equity Research Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Dallas Sales and Trading Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Market Risk Summer Analyst New York Risk Management Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Strats Analyst Bangalore Structured Products Positive Very Difficult
2015 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Goldman Sachs Corporate Services and Real Estate Analyst Jersey City Real Estate Positive Difficult
2015 Sales and Trading Intern NW Washington Securities Underwriting Positive Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Strats (firmwide) New York Strategy Positive Very Difficult
2015 Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Salt Lake City Operations Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Irving Risk Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Financial Controlling Analyst Paris Risk Management Positive Difficult
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Negative Average
2015 1st Year Analyst First year analyst Hong Kong Private Banking Neutral Average
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 1st Year Analyst Credit Risk Review Analyst Salt Lake City Credit Risk Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Equity Research Analyst Singapore Equity Research Neutral Easy
2015 Intern Securities Summer Analyst New York Securities Positive Average
2015 Investment Management Summer Analyst Houston Private Wealth Management Very Positive Very Easy
2015 Intern S&T Summer Intern New York Sales and Trading Positive Average
2015 Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
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 Summer Associate Intern summer associate Boston Private Banking Very Positive Very Easy
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Full-time Analyst New York City Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 Intern Summer Analyst Securities London Sales Positive Average
2015 Intern Intern New York N/A Negative Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst New York Private Equity Very Positive Average
2015 Intern Goldman Sachs Dallas Real Estate Positive Average
2015 Intern goldmn sachs hongkong Equity Research Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Realty Management - GS dallas Real Estate Neutral Very Easy
2015 1st Year Analyst Spring Insight London Sales and Trading Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Analyst Salt Lake City Credit Risk Very Positive Difficult
2015 1st Year Analyst GS Bank USA Analyst New York Finance Positive Average
2015 Intern Investment banking summer analyst new york city Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst - IBD New York Investment Banking Positive Average
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 Intern Summer Analyst Sydney Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2015 1st Year Associate IR Analyst/Associate Salt Lake City Investor Relations Positive Average
2015 1st Year Associate Financial Investment Professional New York N/A Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Goldman Sachs Research off cycle intern London Research Positive Average
2015 Intern Goldman Sachs Credit Risk Hong Kong Generalist Very Positive Average
2015 Intern Investment Management Intern New York Investment Management Neutral Difficult
2015 Intern Goldman Sachs Summer Analyst Hong Kong Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Investment Banking SA New York Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2015 1st Year Analyst Analyst, Quantitative Volatility Trading Hong Kong Trading Very Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 Operations Analyst summer analyst jersey city Operations Very Positive Easy
2015 Intern IBD summer analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Spring Week Analyst London Debt Capital Markets Positive Average
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst in Investment Management Division New York, NY Investment Management Neutral Easy
2015 Intern CMBS intern Ny Debt Capital Markets Positive Average
2015 Intern GS Market Risk NYC Finance Neutral Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Salt Lake Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2015 1st Year Associate Summer Associate NYC Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2015 Intern summer intern New York Quantitative Research Negative Difficult
2015 Intern Goldman Sachs london Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Difficult
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 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Easy
2015 Summer Analyst Dallas Operations Positive Average
2015 Intern Summer Securities Analyst New York Securities Neutral 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 Goldman Sachs market risk New York Finance Neutral Average
2015 Intern Summer Analyst, Capital Markets. London Investment Banking Positive Very Easy
2015 Intern Controllers New York Operations Positive Easy
2015 Intern Private wealth management San Francisco Private Banking Neutral Easy
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer research analyst New York Research Neutral Average
2015 Intern Securities Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst quantitative associate new york Quantitative Research Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst analyst Zurich Sales and Trading Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst credit risk new york Credit Risk Neutral Easy
2015 Summer Associate Intern Market Risk Analysis Intern New York Risk Positive Average
2015 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Toronto Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2015 Intern Investment Banking Analyst Los Angeles Investment Banking Positive Average
2015 2nd Year Analyst IB Analyst in TMT San Francisco Investment Banking Negative Very Difficult
2015 Student / Prospective Monkey New analyst, Corporate Treasury London Treasury Positive Average
2015 IBD Summer Analyst New York City Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Investment Management New York Investment Management Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst GSAM analyst Singapore Other Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Associate New York Investment Banking Very Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Analyst New York Special Situations Group Positive Difficult
2014 Summer Associate Intern SA HK Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Securities Summer Analyst Jersey City Very Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Private Equity Associate New York Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Asset Management New York Generalist Neutral Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Client Portfolio Solutions - Analyst, GSAM AIMS Salt Lake City Asset Management Neutral Easy
2014 1st Year Analyst Quantitative Analyst New York Quantitative Research Neutral Average
2014 Intern IBD SA New York Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
2014 N/A Investment Banking Analyst Los Angeles Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Position New York Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Negative Average
2014 Intern Technology Summer Analyst Jersey City Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst San Francisco Positive Average
2014 Intern summer analyst Hong Kong Debt Capital Markets Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Sales Hong Kong Sales and Trading Neutral Average
2014 Intern Corporate Services and Real Estate New York Real Estate Positive Easy
2014 1st Year Analyst Analyst London Credit Risk Positive Difficult
2014 Intern IB Intern New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst London Securities Very Positive Average
2014 Business School Internal Audit New York Other Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Securities Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York City Investment Banking Positive Easy
2014 Intern Global Investment Research Summer Analyst New York Gaming Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst London Mergers and Acquisitions Very Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Summer Analyst New York Operations Positive Easy
2014 Intern IBD Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern Operations intern Jersey City Operations Positive Average