Goldman Sachs Operations Analyst Interview Questions

Updated 15 Apr 2015
Updated 15 Apr 2015
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Operation Analyst Interview

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Interview

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
     
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Negotiation

There was no negotiation.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Bangalore) in November 2013.

    Interview

    very analytical and communication skiils based.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotioaon

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Operations Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    4 rounds 1st day consisted of aptitude and hr screening.second day was the technical and final interview.

    Interview Questions

    • the most difficult was one question where i had to explain about a leadership role i had handled in the past and the problems faced   Answer Question
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    Operations Analyst Interview

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    Negative Experience
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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Hyderābād) in October 2013.

    Interview

    written test with aptitude, reasoning and essay...... shortlisted candidates are called for an interview and that is operations round where your confidence level and aggressiveness towards job is tested

    Interview Questions

    • each and every line you hav written in essay was monitored...   Answer Question
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Chennai) in September 2013.

    Interview

    Got selected through campus interview. The process lasted for 2 days. Day 1 included aptitude for half an hour to 40 mins approx and a screening round which lasted for 20 mins . Day 2 had 1 technical round again around 15 to 20 mins and a hr round for 10 mins .

    Interview Questions

    • Questions in round 1 (aptitude ) were basic quanta and verbal plus attention to details. Round 2 had majority to do with general info about the company and its performance plus some current affairs related to finance and economics. Technical round had some brain storming questions but quite easy like
      1.estimate the number of customs we deal on daily basis
      2. Why is the rupee value depreciating
      3. How can world markets affect goldman's performance etc .

      hr was the best as it gave an ample chance to express myself which I personally was looking forward to. I was asked questions like 1.what are your strengths and weaknesses
      2.how have you shown leadership and had you encountered any problems during that period and how have you overcome those issues
       3.why job over mba
      4. Give us three reasons as to how your contribution will make difference
      5. Have you had any fears or resentment in the past and how have you gotten yourself out of it
       
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    Negotiation

    negotiation phase wasn't there as I got through campus in which the deal is pre determined.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Bangalore) in August 2012.

    Interview

    One 2:1 interview followed by five 1:1 interview. Same day. One after the other. Basic questions about yourself, what is in your resume, why Goldman Sachs, why operations, your strengths, weaknesses. No technical questions.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Operations Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT (US)) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Interview process took bout 4 months. Started with many phone conference calls with many different VP's then was flow out for an onsite interview which was a "superday". The interviewers were all very humble and not overbearing whatsoever. The flight and accommodations to the onsite interview were all expensed and was given time to explore the area to get a feel for it.

    Interview Questions

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    Operations Analyst Interview

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Interview

    on campus interview, back to back interview, people there are nice. prepare to tell a story on each questions and have more interactive should be good.
    you can get back as soon as one week later. overall, the interview is the basic interview, and all are behaviour questions.
    questions you need to prepare
    Tell me about yourself.
    What are your strengths?
    What are your weaknesses?
    Why do you want this job?
    Where would you like to be in your career five years from now?
    What's your ideal company?
    What attracted you to this company?
    Why should we hire you?
    What did you like least about your last job?
    When were you most satisfied in your job?
    What can you do for us that other candidates can't?
    What were the responsibilities of your last position?
    Why are you leaving your present job?
    What do you know about this industry?
    What do you know about our company?
    Do you have any questions for me?

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    Operations Analyst Interview

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    Neutral Experience
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (Salt Lake City, UT (US)).

    Interview

    I was asked if I would consider the operations position in place of the position I applied for by the recruiter. I said I would and was sent to SLC that following Friday for superday. There I had 2hours worth of interviewing with 8 interviewers, 2 interviews in each session. I thought the interviews on superday went great and was hopeful to hear an offer in the coming days. However, the following Monday I received an email stating that I was not selected for the position. I am very surprised and was really looking forward to the position and culture at the SLC office. I have asked for feedback, but doubt I will receive an email back. The interview questions were all behavioral and ethical based.

    Interview Questions

    • Why GS? Why operations? Describe a time where your ethics were in question. Describe a time when you improved a process efficiency. What appeals to you about SLC? Do you see yourself here in the next 2-5 years. What is risk? What is risk within the divisions? ...etc.   Answer Question
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs.

    Interview

    4 back to back interviews in a roll without break, and people were put in two different rooms and after we talked, one is for the people who majored in business or related ones while the other is not.
    There was one people finished the interviews really quick and some took longer and I think the ones that took longer are good ones.

    Interview Questions

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