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Updated 28 Jan 2015
Updated 28 Jan 2015
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    Strategist Interview

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    Maths probability, puzzles and algorithms asked.
    Initially a test taken with question based on probability and graph algorithms, The interview shortlist based in that test.
    In interview question about basic probability and puzzle asked followed by some graph algorithms qestions

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Operation Analyst Interview

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    Campus placements. First we had the orientation in college. We had four rounds. First round aptitude, it consisted of English, math and logical reasoning. It was not very hard to crack. second round h.r interview, third round operations round1 and operations round 2. Over all the interview process was smooth and not very tough.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself
      why do you want to take up finance as a career?
      Why Goldman Sachs
      where do you see yourself 5 years down the line
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Analyst Interview

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

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    Hiring through college. There were 3 interview rounds. the first was hr and the rest 2 were technical. It was very tough, the questions asked were random, although most were about whatever was written in the resume. However it was very interesting and dint seem lengthy even though it went on for a long time.

    Interview Questions
    • Questions were general questions. Nothing out of the ordinary. However there were atleast 2 questions asked for every 1 answered.   View Answer
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    Difficult Interview
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    Analyst/Developer Interview

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    Lengthy, Detailed. Had to go through 10 rounds. They asked from basic to more detailed questions. Technical, Soft skills, Why Goldman....
    It went through for more than a month which was a thumbs down. And then after releasing the offer the background check and other formalities were again painful.

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    • One interviewer really got excited and from basic finance jargon he ended up asking me to suggest a trading strategy, i found it to be an overkill as the roll was for technology and not business side.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    no negotiation
    Accepted Offer
  6.  

    Technology Analyst Interview

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    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed by Goldman Sachs Services Private Limited in mid 2014. I was interviewed by almost all the potential team members.
    1st and 2nd round: Telephonic 1hour each.
    Basic Java concepts and puzzles.
    3rd and 4th Round: Global round
    I was interviewed by Global Managers (NJ/NYC). Manager questions.
    5th Round: Technical round. Technical Questions + puzzles
    6th Round: Leadership Round - Mainly focused to gauge your leadership skills and handle different situations.

    Interview Questions
    • Interviews are pretty straight forward if you're good at your core technology and clear about what you're trying to achieve.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Fixed salary will much more than a person can get in any service based company but not up to the mark if you consider its an Investment Bank and the talent they look for.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Technology Analyst Interview

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    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

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    too much. close to 12-15 rounds of interview
    They may try to judge you in 1 or 2 rounds.. and rest will be discussion
    depends on the interviewer. If you are on technology..it is just usual question that any company would ask. Nothing special. Just you need to have patience to go through same questions with 10 people

    Interview Questions
    • nothing special. As usual questions. reason for change etc..   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Analyst - Technology Interview

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    At first we had an aptitude test, 25 questions were technical and 15 were quantitative aptitude and logical reasoning and one was an essay about "Why you are the best fit for GS?". Next day after the pre-placement talk the results were given. Then after around 40 mins we had our GD round, the topic was "Is technology taking away the essence of life?" and then immediately after the GD results were announced. For interview round, there were 4 interviewers in different rooms. Each interviewer was asking questions of there own liking. In 1st round basic JAVA questions and algorithm questions were asked. Then results were given in half an hour. In 2nd round some high level Algorithm questions were asked and also some HR type questions about hobbies were asked. Then after about an hour in 3rd round some HR type questions to tell about yourself and some puzzle questions were also asked.

    Some tips-
    1) They take your CV seriously, so don't write anything that you don't know. And know what you write.
    2) Practice aptitude questions especially C++ aptitude.
    3) Be well managed and on time during the whole process.

    Interview Questions
    • Suppose you are the owner of an online shop and you want to know what the user searched for today. How will you proceed ? Write an algorithm for this.   View Answer
    • Anything you want to ask me?   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
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    Investment Banking Analyst Interview

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    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    It was an On-Campus recruitment process. Only one round of interview for 20 people. The interview lasted for 15-20 minutes. Questions were asked about my internship, background, pass-times and some about valuation.

    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Analyst - Technology Interview

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    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview Details

    On campus internship program. Written round(online) . 41 question(15 aptitude , 25 technical and essay type).
    Then Group Discussion and then Three rounds of interview.( 2 Technical rounds and one HR round)
    The whole process took 2 days

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    • What will you do when your manager gives you a task to complete in 2 days and after doing the analysis you find out that it will take 8 days?   View Answer
    • You are given 100 doors initially closed. At your first iteration you open them. At the second iteration you switch the state(close if open and open if closed) of every 2nd door . on 3rd you switch state of every thierd door and so on.
      What will be the state of all the doors after the 100th iteration.?
       
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

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    good process got through first 3 rounds. Overall interview process was easy.Only important thing is to be confident and bold while answering questions.interview was held in college about 10 people were shortlisted for a job in bangalore.

    Interview Questions
    • explain about a situation where u were put under pressure.   Answer Question
    No Offer

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