Goldman Sachs Interview Questions in London, England

Updated 14 Jul 2015
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    Operations Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    1st. Stage Interview All in all a good experience. Met with 2 current Associates. General behavioural questions, walk me through your cv, why Goldman etc. A few operation specific questions. It sounds obvious but make sure you do relevant research on the division you are applying to. Useful to know the skills required, this will give you an idea of how to answer the questions and to an extent the kind of questions you may be asked.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a personal challenge you experienced (in a work environment) and how you overcame this Give me an example of a situation where you improved/ streamlined a process.   Answer Question
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    Middle Office Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Initially stated to be a 3:1 interview panel it turned out to be 2:1. Straight to "Tell us about you last role". Very Serious. Know your previous position well. Know your CV well. Know why you want to work for GS. Strengths, Weaknesses. Problem solving. Know the team (what they do).

    Interview Questions

    • Minutes as degrees on an analog clock   1 Answer
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    Software Engineer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    2 stages of interviews. Each stage consists of 3 sets of interviews. Mostly interviewing with the team you are applying for. It was fairly quick process. A week to get a call from HR, a week to set up the first stage of interview. They proceeded with the next stage and it was a week after. In a week, they told me their decision.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly questions related to experiences I listed on my resume   Answer Question
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    Quantitative Investment Strategist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I submitted my CV on company's website, and got the interview within 1 week. 1 hour interview with 2 heads (half an hour for each): The first one asked me about some skill-based coding questions; and the second one asked me about some idea-based trading questions and brainteaser questions. Both of them asked me about the education background, experience, and career motivations.

    Interview Questions

    • Quenstions cover all fields of Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Economics, and Finance.   Answer Question
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    Sales Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    The interview process for my division was rather long. One route was to go through the internship program where you spent 10 weeks on the trading floor meeting people and being quizzed. Another method was to interview and this was not particularly easy and also consisted of 10+ interviews in most instances.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions around markets both equities and fixed income.   Answer Question
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    Operations Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 7+ monthsinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    As the standard here for London office, the first step is a telephone interview since i was in London. Two days later, I had the final interview. After two week, I am still waiting for the response. I called them up asking why they didn't post the result yet. They told me to wait for another several weeks. They didn't say that they put me on hold. I'd love to know actually do anyone here receives the response already? The final interview is on March 27th Friday.

    Interview Questions

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    the interview consisted of 3 parts: scheduler assignment, java and sql questions, interview with a vp to check my motivation and why I want to work in Goldman Sachs. I had to go to their office and have the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • what java patterns you know? Explain the decorator and factory design patterns.   Answer Question
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    Spring Week Investment Banking Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    I filled an online application - inputting previous work experience, submitting a cover letter, cv and current grades and i got invited through for interview. I was asked to arrive for the interview at the London office. They asked general competency and topical questions on the current state of the economy and banking industry.

    Interview Questions

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    Pharmaceuticals Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Telephone interview consisted of HR staff briefing me on the interview process and requirements. First round was a one on one interview with two senior Pharma analysts. Interview lasted 45 minutes. Questions included generic ones on my past work experiences, technical financial accounting questions and a stock pitch.

    Interview Questions

    • How many airplanes are in the sky above the UK at any given moment   1 Answer
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at Goldman Sachs (London, England (UK)) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I send an online application in December and they called me back at the end of January to interview three days after. I succeed in that interview and I am waiting for the next. The first interview was one to one and lasted half an hour, with an executive director of the securities division.

    Interview Questions

    • Some questions about my CV, special my work experience that did not fit exactly with what is expected from a securities candidate. Which markets I follow. Probability question   Answer Question
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