Preview to 5 Goldman Sachs Interviews Below

1. Off-Cycle intern (Operations) Interview

Process Description

It was very quick from initial phone interviews with HR to in person interviews with the group. Very misleading however because everyone gives the impression that you can move between groups - the true situation is that you can move between groups but almost never between divisions. People were all nice and friendly and the atmosphere was very laid back and non-aggressive.

Sample Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

The most difficult part of the interview is answering questions as if you have no desire to do anything but operations.


2. Operations Analyst Interview

Process Description

There was only 1 round, but with 4 back-to-back interviews with different groups within Operations. Each interview lasts 30 minutes and it is either one-on-one or two-on-one. Questions are general, like Why GS? and repetitive. I heard back pretty quickly, after a couple of days.

Example of Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

There weren't any difficult questions. You just need to know your resume well because they will pick things out of it and go off from there.


3. Private Wealth Management Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

All the interviews focused on fit, there were very few technical questions at all. Though I did pitch several stocks, I was only asked in a casual manner about investments I liked and wasn't asked to go into much detail about the investments. Have general market knowledge but more importantly make yourself a likeable and sociable person in your interviews. Also definitely be able to say why you want to do the specific division you applied for

Sample Interview Question at Goldman Sachs:

Every interviewer started by asking: Tell me about yourself


4. Securities Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

I applied through my school's on-campus recruiting process. I was notified that I would be interviewed on-campus a few days later. I was interviewed by two GS employees within the Securities. It was half technical and half behavioral. The interview started out with me walking the interviewers through my resume. They then asked follow up questions about my background. After awhile, they asked me what I would invest in. They pushed me about why I would invest in what I picked until I couldn't answer. They really want to see how well you know whatever industry you think it worth investing in. They then asked me if I had any questions for them afterward. It was a very simple 30 minute interview. They were pretty nice overall.

Goldman Sachs Sample Interview Question:

What would you invest in if you had a million dollars? The interviewers are not looking for a specific company you would invest in.


5. Summer Analyst Interview

Process Description

They found my name through my school. They asked me to interview, so I accepted the phone interview. Didn't hear back from them.

Goldman Sachs Interview Question Example:

The hardest question was how does leverage affect the P/E ratio. I got it right, but struggled to find my answer.


All 695 Goldman Sachs Interview Insights Below

Yearsort ascending Status Position City Group / Division / Type Overall Experience Difficulty
2017 Goldman Sachs New York Investment Management Neutral Difficult
2017 Intern Summer Analyst Dallas Securities 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 sales and trading New York City N/A Neutral Average
2016 Summer Associate Intern associate Beijing Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Intern Goldman Sachs Controller Salt Lake City Finance Very Positive Average
2016 Intern Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Negative 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 IMD SA singapore Asset Management 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 Intern Goldman Sachs PSI San Francisco Public Finance 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 Summer Associate Intern Summer associate New York Securities Positive Average
2016 Intern Summer Analyst Chicago Sales and Trading Very Positive Average
2016 Intern Goldman Sachs GIR HK N/A Neutral Average
2016 Intern GSAM New York Fixed Income Positive Average
2016 Intern Intern hong kong Sales and Trading Positive Difficult
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 Technology Analyst New York Technology 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 Summer Anslyst New York Legal Neutral Difficult
2016 1st Year Analyst Sales Strats New York Quantitative Research 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 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 N/A Operations SLC Operations Positive Average
2016 Goldman Risk Hong Kong Risk Positive Average
2016 Intern Intern New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey GS ER London N/A Neutral Average
2016 1st Year Analyst Credit Analyst Salt Lake City Commercial Banking Neutral Average
2016 IBD Boston N/A Positive 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 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 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 Intern Goldman Sachs IMD HK Office HongKong Asset Management Positive Average
2016 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer IBD New York N/A Neutral Difficult
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 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 1st Year Associate Summer Associate NYC Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2015 Intern summer intern New York Quantitative Research Negative Difficult
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 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 Intern Private wealth management San Francisco Private Banking Neutral Easy
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
2015 1st Year Analyst Investment Banking Analyst Toronto Investment Banking Positive 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 New York Investment Banking Neutral Average
2015 Intern Investment Banking New York Investment Banking Neutral Difficult
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 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 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 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 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 1st Year Analyst Strats Analyst Bangalore Structured Products Positive Very Difficult
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 Sales and Trading Intern NW Washington Securities Underwriting Positive 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 Student / Prospective Monkey Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Negative 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 S&T Summer Intern New York Sales and Trading Positive Average
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 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 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 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 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
2014 1st Year Associate GIR Equity Research Business Analyst - Life Insurance New York Insurance Positive Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Securities Sophomore Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Positive Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst NYC Private Wealth Management Neutral Average
2014 Intern Veterans Integration Program New York City Generalist Very Positive Average
2014 1st Year Analyst Research Associate New York Equity Research Negative Average
2014 Assistant Vice President Senior analyst developer Jersey city Technology Very Positive Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Operations Summer Analyst New York Operations Very Positive Easy
2014 Intern VIP programme New York Generalist Very Positive Average
2014 Intern Treasury Analyst New York City Treasury Neutral Easy
2014 Intern Summer Analyst - CRMA New York Credit Risk Positive Average
2014 N/A Sales and Trading Summer Analyst New York Sales and Trading Positive Difficult
2014 1st Year Analyst Analyst New York Asset Management Very Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Securities Analyst New York Securities Neutral Average
2014 Intern Securities Internship New York Sales and Trading Very Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Goldman Sachs GIR New York Investment Research Positive Easy
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Technology, Media and Telecom (TMT) Neutral Difficult
2014 Intern Global Investment Research New York Investment Research Positive Easy
2014 Intern Financial Planning Intern New York Private Banking Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Investment Banking Analyst London Investment Banking Neutral Average
2014 Intern IBD Summer Intern Hong Kong Neutral Difficult
2014 Finance Analyst London Credit Risk Positive Average
2014 Intern Investment Banking Summer Analyst New York Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate New York Private Wealth Management Very Positive Average
2014 Intern IBD Summer Analyst Houston Investment Banking Positive Average
2014 Intern Sales & Trading Summer Analyst New York Securities Positive Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Houston Energy Negative Difficult
2014 Summer Associate Intern Human Capital New York Human Resources Neutral Average
2014 Intern Summer Analyst NYC Investment Banking Very Positive Very Difficult
2014 Intern Off-Cycle Analyst Frankfurt Mergers and Acquisitions Positive Average
2014 Intern S&T Analyst New York N/A Positive Average
2014 Summer Associate Intern Investment Banking Summer Associate London Investment Banking Very Positive Easy
2014 Summer Associate Intern Summer Associate Sao Paulo Capital Markets Very Positive Difficult
2014 Intern Summer Analyst Hongkong Investment Banking Positive Difficult
2014 GS Bank Summer Analyst New York Treasury Neutral Difficult
2014 N/A Investment Banking Summer Analyst San Francisco Investment Banking Very Positive Average